Arizona Republicans were on Spicer and Co. where they defended the audit that they have ready to go in Maricopa County. Sean appeared baffled by their efforts. Those who have followed this story have no questions about why it is needed.
Karen Fann, the President of the Arizona Senate, and Rick Gray, the Arizona Senate Majority Leader, joined Sean Spicer and Lyndsay Keith on Newsmax’s ‘Spicer & Co.’ last night.
Fann began the segment by responding to Spicer’s question asking, ‘Tell us what you are trying to accomplish with this audit.’:
Well, from the very get-go, we saw right, the day after the election, we were getting hundreds and hundreds of emails of people asking questions about the integrity of the election. Some of that was because our Secretary of State had made a deal to allow people to register four days after the election. We started hearing of things going around the nation, and I had asked the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to please expand their double-checking of their audit. And, it kind of just snow balled from there.”
Senator Gray responded to a similar question from Spicer after Spicer said, “you’ll recount the ballots and you’ll get the same number”:
We have a lot of concerned voters who don’t trust the system, so the whole purpose of this verifying to the voters that this system was accurate. And of course, it is the legislature’s responsibility to deal with election laws. So if there are any problems, we need to change some statutes and adjust to make sure what we are doing is appropriate.”
Fann then shared this:
Unfortunately and what is interesting is from the get-go it has been nothing but certifying election integrity. But the fact that we have been pushed back. They have sued us. They are threatening to sue us again. Maricopa County supervisors have done everything in their power to prevent us from doing this and now I’m beginning to wonder why would they not want to prove that their election system works, that it’s perfect. I don’t understand why we are getting threatened, sued and threatened, when all we want to do is election integrity here.”