Arizona Audit Confirms Election Integrity and 2020 Election Outcomes
The GOP-led Maricopa County Audit in Arizona confirmed Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden.
The Arizona 2020 election results were hand counted four times. The final audit conducted by Cyber Ninjas lasted until September 2021, overturning every stone looking for possible voter fraud. A careful review of these results by Trump allies in the Republican Party has reaffirmed the election outcome.
Arizona votes were counted and then recounted. Election officials conducted an official hand audit with no discrepancies found. The audit, which cost $9 million, including $475,000 directly from taxpayers, concluded the 2020 elections outcomes were correct.
Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, the Republican who paved the way for the "full forensic audit" of 2.1 million ballots in Maricopa County, said the review's overall vote tally matched the initial results in November.
"Truth is truth, numbers are numbers," Fann said at a Senate hearing on the review, which found only small variations, yielding 99 additional votes for Biden and 261 fewer votes for Trump. "Those numbers were close, within a few hundred."
Fann's words were echoed by Arizona's House Speaker, Rusty Bowers, in his testimony to the January 6th Committee regarding pressures by the Trump team to find fraud in Arizona in order to overturn the election. When asked to find proof of fraud in Arizona, the long time Republican told former President Donald Trump's team “You are asking me to do something against my oath, and I will not break my oath."
Bowers later testified, “I do not want to be a winner by cheating.”
This audit and testimony from Arizona leadership confirm the integrity of our electoral process in Arizona, but more importantly confirms American democracy's strength, even in the wake of great pressure.