After wanting via greater than three million ballots from the 2020 election, 182 circumstances turned up that had been complicated sufficient that they had been referred for additional evaluation. 4 of those circumstances have led to precise costs of voter fraud. None of them contain somebody voting greater than as soon as—although a number of of the circumstances contain individuals who tried to vote greater than as soon as and had been stopped. These numbers are precisely according to can be anticipated in any election, and present completely nothing particular about what occurred in Arizona, it doesn’t matter what the county.
If all 182 circumstances concerned an incidence wherein a Trump vote was switched to Biden—and there’s no proof that’s the results of any of those circumstances—Joe Biden would nonetheless have gained the state by 10,218 votes. Of the 4 circumstances charged, two concerned Democrats and two concerned Republicans.
As for Maricopa County, the precise election supervisors recognized one case of potential voter fraud. That case entails a voter who may need additionally been registered to vote in one other state, The case has been despatched to the legal professional common for investigation.
Not solely do the 182 circumstances present that enormous scale vote fraud is non-existent, they present simply how good the system is at stopping even small-scale cheaters. Individuals who tried to vote in a number of districts had been stopped. Individuals who tried to vote remotely in addition to in-person obtained only one vote. Individuals who tried to solid mail-in ballots for useless family members had been caught. Even circumstances that had been unclear—just like the voter who might have doubtlessly voted in one other state—had been flagged and investigated.
The element and exactness with which all these circumstances had been dealt with exhibits simply how unattainable it’s that voter fraud on the dimensions claimed by Trump and his supporters might have occurred. The system instantly flagged one lady who tried to solid a poll for her lately deceased mom, so how potential is it that the 74,000 ballots that Cyber Ninnies are insisting demand a door-to-door reckoning may need a real situation?
The precise evaluation by precise officers confirmed that the 2 issues most cited by Trump supporters—false mail in ballots and votes “from useless folks”—are uncommon, simply detected, and largely stopped earlier than they may have even a tiny impact on Election Day outcomes.
None of this provides Trump what he needs, in fact. So, simply as how in Georgia, Trump readily attacked Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Republican Sec. of State Brad Raffensperger after they failed to provide the numbers he needed, the Arizona Ninnies have fallen again on the declare that “The primary cause the forensic audit is taking 2.5 months is as a result of Maricopa County Supervisors and Recorder have obstructed the audit and refused to cooperate.” That was half a month in the past. Now they’re merely on the level the place they declare they’ll’t go ahead with vote counting just because they’ve examined each poll. They want extra.
Ultimately, it’s clear the Maricopa “audit” gained’t have an finish. It’s designed by no means to finish. Which is okay. As a result of it was by no means about discovering any proof of actual fraud. It was solely ever about giving Trump justification for his claims, and everlasting victimhood fits that objective completely.
So the Arizona audit will simply stay open eternally, appearing as a north star that can unfailing appeal to Trump’s orange finger when he’s mentioning “marketing campaign fraud.”