In 2020, Arizona turned blue in a U.S. presidential election for the first time since 1996. Now-President Joe Biden won the state over former President Donald Trump, who'd repeatedly slammed the late Senator John McCain, one of Arizona's most beloved figures.
Subsequently, the state of Arizona became a major target of Trump's lies that the 2020 election was "stolen" from him by Democrats engaging in widespread voter fraud. Trump accused election officials of "finding" enough votes for Biden to win (most people just call this "counting").
In response to Trump's election fantasies, Arizona's conservative legislature forced a partisan "audit" of Maricopa County, Arizona's votes. Biden's victory wasn't only further confirmed, but it actually widened.
Never one to accept reality or defeat, the former President is now demanding the election results be revoked and himself declared the winner—all in the name of supposed election fairness.
NEW! President Donald J. Trump releases new statement on damning findings in Pima County, Arizona "Either a new E… https://t.co/ax49eU45uO— Liz Harrington (@Liz Harrington) 1634327561.0
The statement read in part:
"Either a new Election should immediately take place or the past Election should be decertified and the Republican candidate declared the winner."
The reasoning for Trump's absurd demand was supposed irregularities in mail-in voting implemented by Democrats to "steal" the election—claims that have long been debunked.
Oh Lord. We are back with a Shiva special pointing out that Republicans voted more on election day than by mail and… https://t.co/856ZlgETZ1— The AZ - abc15 - Data Guru (@The AZ - abc15 - Data Guru) 1634333941.0
This isn't even moving the goal post it's starting over at the other end of the pitch.
— The AZ - abc15 - Data Guru (@Garrett_Archer) October 15, 2021
The demand wasn't taken seriously.
Let's be clear -- there have been absolutely zero findings of election problems in Pima County last year. There hav… https://t.co/mbpNocOtNW— Jeremy Duda (@Jeremy Duda) 1634330923.0
Pima County conducted the most transparent and accessible election in our county's history. President Biden won Pim… https://t.co/jOtOGKRPFJ— Pima County Democratic Party (@Pima County Democratic Party) 1634333911.0
lol wut https://t.co/ua3BwxqC6n— John Phipps: I get the best DMs (@John Phipps: I get the best DMs) 1634414758.0
Honestly, nobody cares!! https://t.co/WD6WSxl4Q3 https://t.co/XhuxlSCazc— Inspector Know It All (@Inspector Know It All) 1634331236.0
Check out this insanity https://t.co/ZJye5ZpFsG— James Scott lives on land stolen from Muscogee N (@James Scott lives on land stolen from Muscogee N) 1634357493.0
Some said Trump's continued fixation on election delusions is bringing down the GOP.
Key words being either a new election should happen or the whole thing should be thrown out. While this cannot be… https://t.co/ohyHhpjAF8— Adam Bass (@Adam Bass) 1634334072.0
how’re things going for the GOP? Here ya go https://t.co/9Hatne63E8— Ammar Moussa (@Ammar Moussa) 1634327719.0
At some point the GOP needs to get their head out of their ass https://t.co/YzimFngouD— (((Matt Boo-xer)))🇺🇸🥁 (@(((Matt Boo-xer)))🇺🇸🥁) 1634335411.0
Good luck with that.