As you well know, there has been much talk in the months since the 2020 election, and just about everywhere, of possible voter/election fraud. Naturally, among the loudest of those voices is former President Donald Trump, as it is presumed that if election fraud did occur on a massive scale, it could very well have cost him his second term in the White House.
Of course, the political left is denying everything. They didn’t do anything wrong according to them, no fraud occurred, and Joe Biden is the rightfully elected President of the United States.
There’s just one problem with their claims – every time someone wants to investigate, look further into, or audit the 2020 election and the ballots cast, Democrats suddenly become outraged and try just every move under the sun to stop such searches for the truth from happening.
Take a recent audit going on right now in Maricopa County, Arizona, for example.
If you remember, there was much controversy in Maricopa County directly after the election, with allegations of no small amount of fraud going on there. And since then, the Republican Party of the state, including most Arizona Senate GOP members, has pushed for a complete “forensic audit” of the ballots, machines, and basically everything involved in the 2020 presidential election.
The party, led by chairwoman Kelli Ward, specifies that the audit is not to in any way challenge or change the results of the election. Instead, its purpose is to merely determine what actually went on during the election that made it so problematic.
Ward, who is not involved in the audit, but supports it, calls it “America’s audit.”
In a video posted to Twitter on Monday, she says, “The fake news media wants to pretend that this a Republican audit. This is not a Republican audit. This is an American audit. I call it America’s audit because we are finally going to have the full forensic evidence to let us know whatever happened in 2020.”
And audit liaison and former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett clarified, “This is not to go back and try to change the 2020 election. If we find something, then we will identify what needs to be fixed in the next election. All that the Senate is doing is … a complete forensic audit, which has never been done before.”
Of course, the Democratic Party of the state doesn’t want anything to do with that. Instead, they filed a lawsuit last Thursday to stop the audit, claiming that the Republicans weren’t following “procedures” and therefore couldn’t ensure the security of the ballots or the impartiality of the companies tasked with performing the audit.
However, on Wednesday, the judge overseeing the case, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Martin, dismissed the case entirely, effectively shutting down the Democrats’ attempt to cease the audit.
According to a news release from the Arizona Senate Republicans, the audit will include a full manual recount, the scanning of all 2.1 million paper ballots, a forensic audit of the electronic voting machines and systems used, as well as an investigation into registration rolls.
Should irregularities be found, as Bennett says, they “will tell us what we need to do, if anything, to make elections better. That’s what all voters want. We want election integrity and we want our voters to have confidence.”
And he’s not wrong.
It shouldn’t matter what party you belong to who you want to lead us – voter integrity and confidence are musts if we are to continue being a democracy. If we lose that, we might as well call ourselves a totalitarian state or worse.
But as Donald Trump rightfully says, there’s no way for Americans to have faith in the voting system if we aren’t allowed to know what’s going on or what happened.
And that’s precisely what this audit is for.
The Democrats don’t want it to happen because, as Trump says, we will find out what they did. “The audit is independently run, with no advantage to either side, but the Democrats don’t want to hear anything about it because they know they lost Arizona, and other scam election States, in a LANDSLIDE.”
“The audit must continue. America deserves the TRUTH!”