Post-election audits find no fraud in Arizona

  

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Via:  sister-mary-agnes-ample-bottom  •  2 weeks ago  •  20 comments

By:   By Melissa Macaya (CNN)

Post-election audits find no fraud in Arizona
More than half of all counties in Arizona have conducted post-election audits and found either no discrepancies or microscopic issues that don't affect the outcome, according to reports filed with the secretary of state's office.

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By Melissa Macaya, Melissa Mahtani and Veronica Rocha, CNN

Updated 4:21 p.m. ET, November 12, 2020 29 Posts Sort byLatestOldestDropdown arrow 2 hr 8 min ago

Post-election audits find no fraud in Arizona


From CNN's Bob Ortega and Marshall Cohen

Maricopa County Elections adjudicators check ballots at the Maricopa County Elections headquarters in Phoenix on November 9. David Wallace/The Republic/USA Today Network

More than half of all counties in Arizona have conducted post-election audits and found either no discrepancies or microscopic issues that don't affect the outcome, according to reports filed with the secretary of state's office.

Audits in Arizona's four largest counties, which comprised 86% of all votes for president in the state, turned up no evidence of the systematic voter fraud that President Trump has complained about. There were no irregularities found in Maricopa County, which is home to Phoenix. Officials in Pima County, home to Tucson, audited a random sample of 4,239 votes in the presidential race and only found a two-vote discrepancy.

Arizona currently has the closest margin between Trump and President-elect Joe Biden. Biden is ahead by 11,537 votes, or just 0.34% out of more than 3.3 million ballots cast statewide. There are under 25,000 ballots remaining to be counted, according to the secretary of state's office. CNN has not yet projected a winner.

Earlier on Thursday, Trump tweeted, "From 200,000 votes to less than 10,000 votes. If we can audit the total votes cast, we will easily win Arizona also!" The numbers he cited were inaccurate - Biden's lead in Arizona hasn't dipped below 10,000.

Under state law, bipartisan audit boards routinely conduct hand-count audits of early ballots and Election Day ballots in all of Arizona's 15 counties. The audits, which counties begin within 24 hours of the polls closing, must include five races, including the presidential race. By regulation, they have to count regular Election-Day ballots from at least two precincts or 2% of precincts, whichever is greater. The precincts are selected at random, by drawing.

Three GOP-leaning counties - Yuma, Gila and La Paz - didn't conduct the audits because the local Republican Party chairs didn't designate members to participate, election officials said. Their lack of involvement is surprising, considering Trump has been spreading baseless accusations of Republican poll-watchers being sidelined.


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Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    2 weeks ago

Earlier on Thursday, Trump tweeted, "From 200,000 votes to less than 10,000 votes. If we can audit the total votes cast, we will easily win Arizona also!

Dear Mr. Trump, just slap yourself.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1    2 weeks ago

and again and again and again and....

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
1.1.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1    2 weeks ago
and again and again and again and....

 
 
 
devangelical
1.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1    2 weeks ago

heh, trumpski was so arrogant and delusional about the outcome of this election, and the seeds of election fraud he had sown for the last 5 years, the moron POTUS had no plan b. typical.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
1.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

I loved that scene. The last one..."I'm certain I deserved that"

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
1.1.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  devangelical @1.1.2    2 weeks ago

He never had a plan for his administration, period!

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

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Gsquared
3  Gsquared    2 weeks ago

Snell and Willmer, the 450+ attorney firm representing Trump in his Arizona election litigation, has withdrawn from representation.  Legal ethics do not permit them to disclose the reason for withdrawal, but generally, it is unethical for attorneys to participate in frivolous lawsuits.  And with Trump's track record of not paying...

 
 
 
devangelical
3.1  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @3    2 weeks ago

cutting their losses after reading the fine print on the trump legal defense fund site and how that cash gets diverted to trump's new PAC.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Gsquared @3    2 weeks ago

In my best George Takei voice:

Oh my!

 
 
 
TᵢG
4  TᵢG    2 weeks ago

What a shock!   Elections in the USA are fundamentally sound?? 

But some Trump supporters continue to cling to fantasy.

 
 
 
Kavika
5  Kavika     2 weeks ago

No fraud, now we should have a toast to that. 

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Kavika
6  Kavika     2 weeks ago

512

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
6.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  Kavika @6    2 weeks ago

Yay!! 

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
7  Bob Nelson    2 weeks ago

So.... we now have 12 654 studies, audits, examinations, or whatever. They all say the same thing: that voter fraud is extremely rare.

It's so rare that individual cases often are reported on national media. The frauders are almost always Republicans. 

 
 
 
Tacos!
8  Tacos!    2 weeks ago
No Fraud

And why would there be? How could there be? When you think about how clumsy people are; how many obvious mistakes they make; how they can't keep secrets. But conspiracies somehow exist in multiple states? Enough to turn tens of thousands of votes? And it's kept totally secret? You have to be from a different universe to think this is possible, much less likely.

 
 
 
Split Personality
8.1  Split Personality  replied to  Tacos! @8    2 weeks ago

And within the past hour, CNN & CNBC  announce Joe Biden the projected winner of AZ putting him at 290

Best guess 306  -  232 for Biden.

Unless there really is fraud in GA. /s

 
 
 
TᵢG
8.1.1  TᵢG  replied to  Split Personality @8.1    2 weeks ago

It would not matter.   GA could go to Trump and Biden still wins.

 
 
 
Kavika
9  Kavika     2 weeks ago

KARMA

512

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
9.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  Kavika @9    2 weeks ago

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