Biden earned more votes than Trump, according to an Arizona election audit.
The results of a protracted, expensive, and much criticized Republican-led audit of election ballots in Arizona’s most populous county are due to be disclosed on Friday, albeit a draft report suggests they will show Joe Biden winning by an even bigger margin than Donald Trump.
The audit, which was ordered by Arizona Senate Republicans months ago and delivered to Cyber Ninjas, is believed to prove that Biden won the presidential race in Maricopa County last November.
The audit showed around 100 more votes for Biden than the official numbers, according to a draft report received by numerous news sites.
Maricopa County said in a tweet on Thursday night that the audit had verified Biden’s victory.
In a statement, Maricopa County Chairman Jack Sellers said, “This implies the tabulation technology counted the ballots as it was supposed to do, and the results represent the will of the people.”
“That should bring the story to a close. Everything else is merely background noise.”
“This implies the tabulation technology counted the ballots as it was designed to do, and the results represent the will of the voters,” says Chairman @jacksellers on the #azaudit draft. That should bring the story to a close. Everything else is merely background noise.” The following is the full statement: pic.twitter.com/Rmi824fLwE September 24, 2021 — Maricopa County (@maricopacounty)
Cyber Ninjas, a cybersecurity firm with no prior expertise doing electoral audits, is anticipated to downplay the actual vote total in its report to the Arizona Senate on Friday, instead raising doubts about who voted and how the election was conducted.
Since late last year, Arizona Republicans have pursued selective audits of the 2020 election and, at times, have embraced conspiracy theories alleging that votes cast in the state were forged and the election was “stolen” from Trump.
Hundreds of lawsuits, many state recounts, the US Supreme Court, and Trump’s own administration have all concluded that there was no widespread election fraud and that Biden was the rightful winner.
Arizona is one of several critical battleground states that Biden won, propelling him to the presidency. Arizona voted for a Democratic candidate in the 2020 election for the first time since Bill Clinton won the state in 1996.
The audit has been panned from the start, with critics accusing it of being just another biased attempt to cast doubt on the election results. Ninjas of the Internet… Article Summary from Nokia News