Republican review of Arizona vote fails to show stolen election
During the last legislative session, Republicans in Arizona were prolific in drafting bills that would affect elections in the state, introducing a total of 57 bills, 32 of which would have added new restrictions on voting or altered the balance of power in the election administration. will be transferred. Voting Rights Lab, a liberal-leaning voting rights group. Seven of these bills became law.
The report further makes legislative suggestions that would add more restrictions to voting. They include a number of ways to further purge voters from registration rolls, including whether entries are not “direct matched” with government-issued identification. Voting rights groups note that strict direct match provisions can cause legal voters to be wrongly removed from the roll.
The report undercuts the findings and reiterates general election conspiracy theories that have spread among right-wing news sites and social media since the election.
The report takes a detailed look at marker bleed-throughs on ballots, which were the source of a conspiracy known as #Sharpiegate, which claimed that ballots could not be felt by machines in Arizona, And they were rejected outright. It also raises the possibility of fraudulent ballots being created and mailed, similar to Mr Trump’s false claim that foreign countries will be flooded with fake ballots in the 2020 election.
Reputable election experts have said for months that the Senate review would be wrong if it concluded that Mr Trump won the Maricopa County vote. In fact, Mr Trump’s explanation of the loss was available in the public records of individual ballots cast in November, Mr White said.
Mr White joined last month with two retired executives from Clear Ballot Group, an election consulting firm, in a point-by-point report detailing what really happened in November.
His analysis of the options on each ballot showed that Mr Trump lost Arizona because 74,822 Republicans, including 59,800 in Maricopa County, were unhappy enough with the former president’s performance in office that they chose not to vote for him. Roughly two-thirds of those voters voted for Biden, the analysis said, and the remaining third either voted for another candidate, such as a Libertarian Party candidate, or voted for president. not given.
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