Bannon on audit- “Highly likely Biden did not win Arizona”
Major discrepancies in ballot totals, deleted files, and deceitful behaviour and non-cooperation by county officials make it almost certain Joe Biden did not officially win the State of Arizona, a guest on the Steve Bannon War Room claimed today. The “official” figures gave Biden a win in the state by only 2.2%.
Arizona Senate Republicans are in their third week of recounting 2.1 million Maricopa County ballots by hand. In a recent development ballot auditors in Maricopa County are reporting that they have found “significant discrepancies” between the number of ballots in batch boxes and the batch reports included in the boxes.
The auditors have been reporting 5-15 percent discrepancies across many boxes, with the number consistently growing. Political strategist Boris Epshteyn said on an appearance on Steve Bannon’s War Room show that the discrepancies may actually be as high as 17.5 percent — making it likely that “Biden did not win Arizona.”
The refusal of the Maricopa Board of Supervisors (in charge of the original count) to help with the forensic audit or comply with court orders to release equipment to the auditors prompted Karen Fann, the Arizona State Senate President, to send a letter to the Board.
In the letter sent a day ago, Ms Fann asked for “assistance and cooperation in the resolution of three serious issues that have arisen in the course of the Senate’s ongoing audit of the returns of the November 3, 2020 general election in Maricopa County.”
The three areas of concern included:
- Ongoing Non-Compliance with the Legislative Subpoenas
- Chain of Custody and Ballot Organization Anomalies
- Deleted Databases
A meeting is now scheduled for talks that will hopefully bring an end to the standoff.
News is sparse on what is occurring with the actual recount, as of a condition of the audit, contractors are obliged to complete it without comment, and only provide a full and final report upon that completion.
However non-cooperation by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has made headlines and driven news reporting on real news sites, in particular the items listed in Karen Fann’s letter. Its well worth a read.