Republicans in Arizona launched a full-scale audit of the results of the 2020 election earlier this year and, according to a draft report seen by Politico, the auditors found no significant difference that would have changed the outcome of the election.
What they did find, however, is that Biden's margin of victory was slightly higher than the official total.
The tally from the review, which was backed by the Republican-controlled state Senate but has no bearing on President Joe Biden's long-official victory in the state, found Biden defeated former President Donald Trump in Maricopa County by about 45,000 votes, a slight increase of Biden’s margin from the official count. [...]
County officials from Maricopa, whose county board of supervisors is controlled by Republicans and whose top elections official is also a Republican, celebrated the draft report as vindication of their election results.
“You don’t have to dig deep into the draft copy of the Arizona Senate/Cyber Ninja audit report to confirm what I already knew — the candidates certified by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Governor, Secretary of State and Attorney General — did, in fact, win,” board chair Jack Sellers, a Republican, said in a statement.
Even if the auditors had found large scale irregularities it would not have mattered, and to the same extent it doesn't matter that their recount found Biden won by more than the official count indicated. But it is amusing, isn't it?
The Arizona recount was plagued by conspiracy theories involving everything from the decreased Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez to Asian bamboo paper.
It was just as ridiculous as that sounds.