Former President Donald Trump released a statement over the Thursday Arizona Senate hearing over preliminary results of the 2020 election audit underway in Maricopa County, positing “there was no victory” for then-presidential candidate Joe Biden in the Grand Canyon state.
The hearing was publicized by the state’s Senate President Karen Fann on short notice as an update on the progression of the ongoing election audit in Maricopa County. It covered preliminary audit discoveries as well as current unresolved issues, including major discrepancies in some documentation and paperwork.
It included updates from Cyber Ninjas CEO, Doug Logan, and CyFIR CEO Ben Cotton, the heads of the companies conducting the audit. At the hearing, they said they’re seeking more records from the voting process to complete their review, which is taking months longer than the 60 days they initially had in mind.
President Joe Biden had won Arizona by a thin margin of 10,457 votes, or 0.31 percentage points.
“Arizona Senate hearings on the Maricopa County election audit is devastating news to the radical left Democrats and the Biden administration,” the former president said in his statement.
Trump in his statement highlighted some points raised in the hearing that he found of huge significance. Firstly, how Cyber Ninjas’ Logan had told senators at the hearing that there were 74,243 mail-in ballots “where there is no clear record of them being sent.” The data received was via a FOIA request made from the county.
Secondly, he pointed out the fact that, according to Logan, auditors found about some 18,000 persons who had voted but whose names were removed from the voter rolls “soon after the election.”
The former president averred in his statement, “They [auditors] also revealed that the voting system was breached or hacked (by who?). Very big printer and ballot problems with the different paper used, etc., and MUCH MORE.”
Trump vehemently denounced what he said were early calls of victory for Biden in the presidential election.
“The irregularities revealed at the hearing today amount to hundreds of thousands of votes or, many times what is necessary for us to have won,” he continued. “Despite these massive numbers, this is the state that Fox News called early for a Biden victory. There was no victory here, or in any other of the swing states either.”
“Maricopa County refuses to work together with the Senate and others who are merely looking for honesty, integrity, and transparency. Why do the commissioners not want to look into this corrupted election? What are they trying to hide?”, Trump questioned.