The liberal media is consistently critical of those who want to know the valid results of the 2020 Presidential Election in Maricopa County. Anyone involved in auditing these results is fair game for criticism to the Arizona media. Good thing Arizona citizens aren’t buying it.
Joe Biden reportedly won the election in Arizona by 11,000 votes. He did this by winning the state’s largest county, Maricopa County. Biden beat President Trump by about 45,000 votes in Maricopa County. This was the first time a Democrat won the county since Harry Truman did in 1948 – 72 years ago. Maricopa has about 60% of all the votes in the state. It encompasses the Phoenix area.
Many people see that these results don’t make sense on the surface. For example, Biden and Harris held an event before the election in Phoenix and no one showed up. A newscaster could not believe that a candidate for US President and his VP candidate were across the street at an event only weeks before the election because no one was there.
The people of Arizona know something is just not right. So they petitioned their Senate and demanded that a real audit be performed of the results in Maricopa County. The Board of Supervisors in Maricopa County held two audits but they were superficial and covered virtually nothing and eventually rubberstamped the results. The Supervisors spent tens of thousands of dollars on these garbage audits and got nothing.
So Arizona’s Senate put in place an audit team that is expected to really audit the results from the 2020 election. But the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors won’t let them hold it at the Tabulation Center where the ballots are currently housed. So the Senate had to find a location to house the audit and a means of moving the ballots safely and securely to that location for the audit.
The Senate is renting the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the state fairgrounds for its audit of Maricopa County’s election results. They will store the ballots there and provide security. This is costing more money than originally intended because of the actions of the county’s Board of Supervisors. Because of these additional costs, the Arizona media is attacking the Senate.
Just days after outlawing counties from taking outside grants to run elections, the state Senate is now accepting private donations to complete its audit of the 2020 election.
Senate President Karen Fann, R-Prescott, said the cost of the review of the general election is running higher than the $150,000 budgeted. She blamed at least some of that on the lack of cooperation by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.
But there are so far no answers about whether the public will ever find out who is providing the cash.
Fann acknowledged that the private companies that already have been hired for the $150,000 review may separately be taking money from outside sources directly — and not through the Senate.
And that would be in a way that could hide not only who is giving the money but exactly how it is being used, beyond what’s in the Senate contract.
The disclosure comes just days after lawmakers approved — and Gov. Doug Ducey signed — legislation saying that outside cash should not be used to run elections. Proponents said it raises too many questions about whether the dollars are being allocated in a way that would be unfair.