The big story on Saturday morning was the release of the Arizona election audit.
There are two narratives being put out about this right now, however.
The most popular is that it is a crushing blow to Trump, and it is, but it goes much deeper than that and does offer Trump some solace.
Audit Confirms Election Results
First and foremost, let’s get to the numbers.
After the audit of Maricopa Count votes, Trump still lost the state.
The numbers were close, but Trump still lost.
That, however, is far from the end of this story, even though that is where the story stops on many outlets.
My big push for auditing elections has always been not necessarily to overturn the election but rather to root out possible future problems.
The untold story of this election is that irregularities were found.
More than 50,000 ballots were flagged by auditors, calling for further investigation.
With a margin of only 10,000 votes, this raises an awful lot of questions.
Jenna Ellis, a key lawyer for Trump and chairwoman of the Election Integrity Alliance, stated, “The 2020 election was irredeemably compromised, and Arizona’s legislature must do now what they failed to do in November — use their plenary authority under the U.S. Constitution and reclaim their delegates by decertifying the results, acknowledging that the certifications were based on incorrect accounting.
“We are in a constitutional crisis that demands accountability for the American People and election justice.”
Trump also issued a statement, “The Fake News is lying about the Arizona audit report!
“The leaked report conclusively shows there were enough fraudulent votes, mystery votes, and fake votes to change the outcome of the election 4 or 5 times over.”
So, Arizona is over, but the questions regarding its election integrity remain.
That being said, I don’t see Trump giving up this fight anytime soon, especially with Texas now having agreed to audit four major counties.