Even in Arizona, the Fraudit continues, now interrupted by high school graduations. “We can’t indulge these insane lies any longer. As a party. As a state. As a country”
This is as readily falsifiable as 2+2=5. If we don’t call this out…
Wow. The Republican who took over Maricopa County elections *after* the 2020 vote is now calling Trump "unhinged" and saying that his party needs to call out the former president's "insane lies." https://t.co/LpWQvdyBR6
— Nick Martin (@nickmartin) May 15, 2021
PHOENIX (AP) — The Republican who now leads the Arizona county elections department targeted by a GOP audit of the 2020 election results is slamming former President Donald Trump and others in his party for their continued falsehoods about how the election was run.
Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer on Saturday called a Trump statement accusing the county of deleting an elections database “unhinged” and called on other Republicans to stop the unfounded accusations.
“We can’t indulge these insane lies any longer. As a party. As a state. As a country,” Richer tweeted.
Richer became recorder in January, after defeating the Democratic incumbent.
The former president’s statement came as Republican Senate President Karen Fann has demanded the Republican-dominated Maricopa County Board of Supervisors come to the Senate to answer questions raised by the private auditors she has hired. The Senate took possession of 2.1 million ballots and election equipment last month for what was supposed to be a three-week hand recount of the presidential race won by Democratic President Joe Biden.
Instead, the auditors have moved as a snail’s pace and had to shut down Thursday after counting about 500,000 ballots. They plan to resume counting in a week, after high school graduation ceremonies planned for the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, which they rented for the recount.
"We can’t indulge these insane lies." The Republican who now leads the Arizona county elections department targeted by a GOP audit of the 2020 election results is slamming former President Donald Trump for his continued falsehoods about the election. https://t.co/XDXGAU2f21
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 16, 2021
(CNN)Three weeks into the Arizona Senate’s unorthodox audit of the 2020 presidential election results, one potential winner seems to be emerging, regardless of any count: Cyber Ninjas, the Florida-based consulting firm being paid to lead the analysis of the votes in populous Maricopa County.Private fundraisers have boasted that they’re funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars to the effort led by the security consulting firm, a company not previously known for election auditing. But there’s little or no scrutiny on where that money is going or how it’s being used.A CNN review of state records shows no contractual provisions or safeguards controlling how much money Cyber Ninjas can accept from private contributors, how it can be spent, or even whether it needs to account to the Senate for those funds.In fact, the Senate’s spokesman for the audit acknowledged that the Senate isn’t exercising any oversight or control over Cyber Ninjas’ use of the private funds, which are expected to support the majority of the auditing efforts. The way the funding for the work is structured appears to skirt state transparency laws, CNN’s review found.
Rep. David Cicilline is asking his colleagues to sign onto a resolution that calls for censuring members who claim January 6 was "not an insurrection" and who are engaging in other efforts to undermine the "damage that was done." https://t.co/5CfL648bBf
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 15, 2021
Since George Floyd’s murder, conservative news outlets have endlessly hyped distorted stories about violence at BLM protests
Key videos come from tight-knit group of 8 young journalistshttps://t.co/qe074etubS
— Anti-Fascism & Far Right 🥤 (@FFRAFAction) May 15, 2021