It may be true that everything was above board in Arizona’s Maricopa County during the 2020 presidential election. However, former President Donald Trump is dogging officials with accusations that amount to fraud and coverup if they’re true.
Trump took aim at the county election officials following allegations that a voter “database was illegally deleted after the subpoena to produce the information” was served, according to Breitbart. He based his statement on a scathing letter outlining possible fraud sent from Karen Fann, president of the Arizona Senate, to Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Sellers.
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“A devastating letter written by Arizona Senate President Karen Fann on voting irregularities, and probably fraud, in Maricopa County during the 2020 Presidential Election,” Trump began in his statement Thursday. “Even the database was illegally deleted after the subpoena to produce the information,” he wrote.
“Senate President Fann has invited Maricopa County officials to a public hearing on May 18 to allow them the opportunity to try to explain what happened to the missing databases, ballots, and other significant issues,” the former president continued. The state Senate is currently conducting an audit of the county’s 2 million votes to uncover any evidence of those issues.
“The Fake News and Lamestream Media is doing everything they can not to cover this major story,” Trump said. “They just refuse to talk or report about it. They don’t want the United States or World to see what is going on with our corrupt, third world election,” he concluded.
President Joe Biden beat Trump by 11,000 votes out of 3.3 million statewide. The margin in Maricopa County was slightly more than 2%, so fraud could have easily tipped the scales.
Although Biden handily won the popular vote, the Electoral College votes were much closer in key states. Besides Arizona’s razor-thin difference, Biden also won Georgia by 11,000 votes, and Wisconsin was won by less than 21,000 votes.
For the first time in history, the presidential election relied on more absentee and vote-by-mail balloting than ever before. That alone should give credence to the possibility that there were voting irregularities this time around. If what Trump and Fann say are true, however, the problem may go much deeper.