45th President Donald Trump issued a statement Friday via email from his “Save America” PAC, calling out the Associated Press (AP) for trying to “discredit the massive number of voter irregularities and fraud found in both Arizona and Georgia”.
AP reported on Friday, “Arizona county election officials have identified fewer than 200 cases of potential voter fraud out of more than 3 million ballots cast in last year’s presidential election, further discrediting former President Donald Trump’s claims of a stolen election as his allies continue a disputed ballot review in the state’s most populous county.”
As reported by AP:
An Associated Press investigation found 182 cases where problems were clear enough that officials referred them to investigators for further review. So far, only four cases have led to charges, including those identified in a separate state investigation. No one has been convicted. No person’s vote was counted twice.
While it’s possible more cases could emerge, the numbers illustrate the implausibility of Trump’s claims that fraud and irregularities in Arizona cost him the state’s electorate votes. In final, certified and audited results, Biden won 10,400 more votes than Trump out of 3.4 million cast.
AP’s findings align with previous studies showing voter fraud is rare. Numerous safeguards are built into the system to not only prevent fraud from happening but to detect it when it does. Continued Below
President Trump, in a statement, called AP’s tally an attempt to “discredit the massive number of voter irregularities and fraud” in key battleground states and said the “real numbers” will be released “shortly.”
“AP and other media outlets are doing major disinformation to try and discredit the massive number of voter irregularities and fraud found in both Arizona and Georgia. When the real numbers are released people will be shocked, but this is a concerted effort of the Fake News Media to discredit and demean,” the 45th President said.
“There has never been anything like it. Numbers will be released shortly, and they are extraordinarily big and highly determinative!” Trump declared. Continued Below
Screenshot of President Donald Trump’s email statement:
On Thursday, the Arizona Senate held a hearing over the Maricopa County forensic audit regarding the 2020 November general election.
Trump reacted in a statement, saying that the hearing is “devastating news to the Radical Left Democrats and the Biden Administration”, as much was revealed regarding mail-in ballots, voter rolls, the voting system being breached, and subpoenaed items still missing/not handed over, as previously reported by The Freedom Times.