Things are heating up in Maricopa County, Arizona, as auditors continue the hand recount of ballots that were cast last November for the president and U.S. Senate election.
According to Ken Bennet, a Republican and former secretary of state who has been overseeing the hand recount of 2.1 million ballots, all that is left to count are a small number of boxes full of Braille, large-type, overseas military and duplicated ballots.
Those in support of this audit should thank the GOP-led Arizona Senate. They pressed forward with this undertaking despite the Republicans in Maricopa County insisting the election was secure and an audit wasn’t needed.
Bennett didn’t give a count for the remaining ballots, but they are a tiny fraction of the hundreds of boxes of ballots that were toted to the state fairgrounds in April. Counting was expected to only take a few weeks but ended up taking nearly two months.
Counters had to vacate the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in mid-April to make way for for high school graduations. When they restarted after a week on May 28, more tables and counters were added to try to speed up the process.
Bennett said the formal hand recount ordered by Senate President Karen Fann will be completed by the end of the month. Now that the main counting is complete, workers have been reassigned to help photograph each ballot as part of a second stage of the review designed to ensure that no phony ballots have been slipped in.
“It’s all aspects related to the authenticity of the ballots,” Bennett said, including folds in ballots, alignment marks, ensuring the ballot was marked by a hand-held pen or marker and not done by a printer.
Separately, the contractors are perusing the computer programs used to count the ballots and examining the vote count machines.NewsMax
As of today, we still don’t know any specific results of this audit. A report will be released at some point once the recount is over. Based on Bennett’s comments, the audit report could be released before Independence Day.
The Left is freaking out at this point – claiming the audit results will not change the outcome of the election.
Trump supporters, meanwhile, are anticipating a domino effect starting in Arizona that will spread to audits in other states like Georgia, Nevada, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.
If all those states show fraudulent outcomes, what will happen after that?