In statements made Friday, President Trump criticized the “concerted effort of the Fake News Media” to discredit the “massive number of voter irregularities and fraud” while citing election irregularities revealed by the Maricopa County, Arizona election audit.
- President Donald J. Trump released two statements on Friday discussing the Arizona State Senate hearing.
- In one of the statements, Trump said that The Associated Press (AP) “and other media outlets” are spreading “disinformation” in an effort to “discredit the massive number of voter irregularities and fraud” found in Arizona and Georgia.
- He emphasized the unprecedented nature of the election audit findings: “There has never been anything like it. Numbers will be released shortly, and they are extraordinarily big and highly determinative!”
- In another statement, President Trump denounced Fox News for broadcasting “misinformation” about the audit hearing.
- He cited numerous election audit findings by the Arizona Senate.
THE ELECTION AUDIT FINDINGS TRUMP CITED:
- Trump reported the audit “showed 168,000 fraudulent ballots printed on illegal paper (unofficial ballots).”
- He also reported that 74,000 mail-in ballots were received by the county but that the county could not account for ever sending in the first place, calling them “magically appearing ballots.”
- “11,000 voters were added to the voter rolls AFTER the election and still voted,” he went on to say.
- “[A]ll the access logs to the machines were wiped.”
- And “the election server was hacked during the election.”
“Arizona shows Fraud and Voting Irregularities many times more than would be needed to change the outcome of the Election,” said Trump.