Several Republican members of Congress called on Arizona’s most populous county—Maricopa County—to audit ballots cast during the Nov. 3 election.
Reps. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), and David Schweikert (R-Ariz) sent a letter last week to the county’s Board of Supervisors in a bid to audit the results, according to Biggs’s office.
Biggs said they’re now calling on the board to “go above and beyond to assure the public of the integrity of Maricopa County’s elections,” adding, “Let’s leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of accountability and transparency.”
“There is a fundamental difference between sampling ‘polling centers’ and ‘precincts,’ most notable being the fact that there were only around 175 vote centers this election, but there were 748 precincts,” the Arizona GOP said in a statement last week.
A judge in Arizona recently dismissed a Trump campaign lawsuit that seeks the inspection of ballots in the Phoenix area after the campaign’s lawyers said the number of ballots is too small and wouldn’t sway the outcome of the Nov. 3 election in the state.
“From 200,000 votes to less than 10,000 votes,” Trump also wrote on Nov. 12, referring to the difference between votes over time for him and Joe Biden, the Democratic challenger. “If we can audit the total votes cast, we will easily win Arizona also!”
On Nov. 16, vote tallies were unofficially completed over the weekend, showing Biden with a 10,377-vote lead over Trump.
While numerous news outlets have called the race for Biden, The Epoch Times hasn’t declared a winner, pending the outcome of several legal challenges. The Electoral College will vote next month. Inauguration Day is Jan. 20, 2021.