ARIZONA GOP POLL OFFICIAL TAGS TRUMP ‘CRAZY’ FOR PROPAGATING LIES
The Republican who now leads the Arizona county elections department targeted by a GOP audit of the 2020 election results has slammed former President Donald Trump and his allies for their continued falsehoods about how the election was run, Bob Christie reported for the Associated Press (AP),
Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer on Saturday called a Trump statement accusing the county of deleting an elections database “unhinged” and called on other Republicans to stop the unfounded accusations. He suggested that Trump and his lieutenants undergo psychiatric examinations.
“We can’t indulge these insane lies any longer. As a party. As a state. As a country,” Richer tweeted. Richer became recorder in January, after defeating the Democratic incumbent.
The former president’s statement came as Republican Senate President Karen Fann demanded the Republican-dominated Maricopa County Board of Supervisors come to the Senate to answer questions raised by the private auditors she has hired.
The Senate took possession of 2.1 million ballots and election equipment last month for what was supposed to be a three-week hand recount of the presidential race won by Democratic President Joe Biden.
Trump lost to Biden by more than 7.5 million votes and Trump became the only president in US history to yield so many votes to his opponent, which means most US voters hate him. It is also not true that he secured the most number of votes for a sitting president.
Instead, the auditors have moved at a snail’s pace and had to shut down Thursday after counting about 500,000 ballots. They plan to resume counting in a week, after high school graduation ceremonies planned for the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, which they rented for the recount.
Trump’s statement said, in part, that “the entire Database of Maricopa County in Arizona has been DELETED! This is illegal and the Arizona State Senate, who is leading the Forensic Audit, is up in arms.”
The claim is false and adds to the more than 33,000 lies he had dished out in his one-term presidency.