After more than a year of ridiculous claims made by Donald Trump, Cyber Ninjas, and a host of Trump supporters that say the 2020 presidential election in Arizona was fraudulent, with dead voters and more mail-in ballots than were issued and voting machines switching votes, a Republican-led committee in Maricopa County released a 93-page document refuting every single claim made about their county individually.
GOP officials in Arizona’s largest county affirm 2020 election was secure in rebuttal to Trump claims https://t.co/kgNZe8gX7L
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 5, 2022
Maricopa County has been targeted by Trump and his supporters, who claim that the election in the largest county in the state was rife with fraud. Not so, say Republicans in Arizona, who hope to quell the hysteria among Trump’s most ardent supporters in their country prior to the anniversary of the January 6, 2021 insurrection attempt.
According to The Washington Post, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates (R) said that:
‘We have seen how people react when they think that an election has been stolen. They storm the U.S. Capitol. They threaten to kill and hang and shoot election workers. And they called other Americans traitors. The American family cannot stand for that. I will not stand for that.’
Misleading, inaccurate and false: Maricopa County point-by-point review says Cyber Ninjas got 2020 election claims all wrong
A summary: https://t.co/cYjNHo4I4l
— Jen Fifield (@JenAFifield) January 5, 2022
In a point-by-point refutation of the conspiracy theorists claims, the GOP officials who released the 93-page report said that “of the claims made by the Senate and its contractors, 22 were ‘misleading,’ 41 were ‘inaccurate’ and 13 were ‘demonstrably false.'” The officials said that the election was secure and that only around 100 ballots were found to be questionable out of more than four million in the county.
‘The new report, produced by the Maricopa County Elections Department, concluded that the work of the private contractors hired by the GOP-led state Senate amounted to “faulty analysis, inaccurate claims, misleading conclusions” and were based on “a lack of understanding of federal and state election laws.”’
• Canvassed results were accurate
• Fewer than 100 potentially questionable ballots cast out of 2.1 million
• No systemic issues; no races impacted
• @maricopavote followed all federal, state, and local laws pic.twitter.com/he7gr1Il1u
— Maricopa County (@maricopacounty) January 5, 2022
Trump plans to visit Arizona to spread more of his conspiracy theories and respond to reports from the House Select January 6 Committee showing that Trump and some of his most famous allies – Steve Bannon, Michael Flynn, Roger Stone, and others – coordinated the riot that led to an attack on the U.S. Capitol Building.
‘The county released the report ahead of a rally planned by Trump in Arizona on Jan. 15. On Tuesday, Trump abruptly canceled plans for a news conference at his Mar-a-Lago estate on the Jan. 6 anniversary, writing in a statement that he would instead speak about the election, the congressional committee investigating the attack, the news media and other topics at his Arizona event.
‘The new Maricopa report also reconfirmed the willingness of the county’s Republican leadership to publicly refute Trump’s false claims about the election.’
.@maricopacounty went line by line on the Cyber Ninjas voter registration claims and notated every single one of them. pic.twitter.com/0heUY4kH2u
— The AZ – abc15 – Data Guru (@Garrett_Archer) January 5, 2022