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President Donald Trump issued two statements following the “huge findings” of the Arizona election audit.
Reports from the independent auditing agency Cyber Ninjas were leaked to the press. The reports uncovered “significant and undeniable evidence of voter fraud.”
“Huge findings in Arizona!” Trump responded.
“However, the Fake News Media is already trying to ‘call it’ again for Biden before actually looking at the facts – just like they did in November!” Trump added.
“The audit has uncovered significant and undeniable evidence of FRAUD!” Trump continued.
“Until we know how and why this happened, our Elections will never be secure. This is a major criminal event and should be investigated by the Attorney General immediately.”
“The Senate’s final report will be released today at 4 o’clock,” he said. “I have heard it is far different than that being reported by the Fake News Media.”
Here’s a look at the two statements from Trump:
A member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in Arizona is resigning.
Supervisor Steve Chucri was caught on leaked audiotapes speaking about the handling of the 2020 general presidential election.
Chucri reported sparred with state-level Republicans for months over the audit of the 2020 election.
Chucri referred to the county’s audit of its results as “pretty bull****.”
Chucri appeared on the tape to be siding with the state Senate against his fellow county officials.
“I don’t feel comfortable with Dominion [Voting Systems],” he said.
Chucri said opposition to the Arizona state audit was centered around other supervisors’ fears for their margins of victory.
“I think it was done through dead people voting. I think it was multifaceted,” according to reports.
“He later reportedly threw around the words ‘ballot harvesting,'” Western Journal notes.
He neither confirmed nor denied the specifics of the comments.
More from Becker News:
The leak comes less than 24 hours before a scheduled presentation in the Arizona Senate, where President Karen Fann and Sen. Warren Petersen, the Republicans who issued subpoenas that obtained the ballots and voting materials needed for the investigation, are giving the contractors they hired to conduct the review a platform to explain their findings.
The Cyber Ninjas’ draft reports are provided below. They can be downloaded and read or scrolled through below. First, the Executive Summary: