Trump’s Hopes For Arizona Audit Go Up In Flames As Cyber Ninjas Find He Lost Even Bigger Than Previously Thought

How embarrassing.

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Former President Donald Trump issued a statement late Friday night, and it’s completely bonkers. The twice-impeached one-term president suggested something is suspicious with the timing of the select committee investigating the January 6 riot at the US Capitol issuing its first round of subpoenas on Thursday. Trump seems to think that it was to deflect from the Arizona audit results that were to be presented on Friday morning.

The former president ended his statement, saying that “everybody will be watching Arizona tomorrow to see what the highly respected auditors and Arizona State Senate found out regarding the so-called Election!”

The full statement:


However, it appears that when Trump had his spokesperson Liz Harrington tweet that out that it was around the same time that the results of the audit hit the news last night, and it shows that President Joe Biden won the state by an even wider margin, according to the Arizona Republic.

“A monthslong hand recount of Maricopa County’s 2020 vote confirmed that President Joe Biden won and the election was not “stolen” from former President Donald Trump, according to early versions of a report prepared for the Arizona Senate,” the outlet reports. “The three-volume report by the Cyber Ninjas, the Senate’s lead contractor, includes results that show Trump lost by a wider margin than the county’s official election results. The data in the report also confirms that U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly won in the county.”

The audit backfired on Trump showing Biden with 360 more votes than what was certified.

After nearly six months and almost $6 million,” The Washington Post reports, “the draft report shows that the review concluded that 45,469 more ballots were cast for Biden in Maricopa County than for Trump, widening Biden’s margin by 360 more votes than certified results.”

The Cyber Ninjas had never before been involved in administering an election or recount, and its chief executive, Doug Logan, is a conspiracy theorist that embraced Trump’s big lie of widespread voter fraud that doesn’t exist.

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