This week, Karen Fann, the Arizona Senate President, wrote a message to the Maricopa Board of Supervisors asking for “cooperation in the resolution of three issues that have come up in the course of the Senate’s continuing audit of the 2020 general election in Maricopa County,” in which she mentioned the county’s lack of cooperation with subpoenas, their “inconsistencies and anomalies connected to Maricopa County’s organization, and storage of voter ballots,” and “deleted databases.”
President Donald Trump said it was a “devastating letter” on “election irregularities, and possibly fraud.”
Trump’s campaign sued Arizona election officials previously, alleging problems in Maricopa County, which Trump won in 2016 but Biden won by over 45,000 votes to just barely win the state by around a 10,000 -vote margin. This April, Arizona Senate leaders hired auditors to finish a “full audit of the election in Maricopa County, including a recount of every ballot.” Arizona Democrats tried—but failed—to prevent the audit.
“Senate President Fann was invited by officials in Maricopa County to a hearing to allow them to explain what happened to the deleted databases and other significant problems,” Trump said.
As news reports of problems pile up, one thing is missing, and Trump has found what it is.
“The Fake News Media is doing everything to avoid this major story,” Trump said. “They refuse to report it. They don’t want the world to see our third world, corrupt election.”
While this does not prove fraud, I suspect Donald Trump feels at least some vindication based on what’s happened so far.
Author: Steven Sinclaire