By: Lawrence Richard
Former President Donald Trump took to his new blog Saturday to repeat a widely shared claim about the Maricopa County, Arizona, election audit.
>>“The entire Database of Maricopa County in Arizona has been DELETED!” Trump wrote in a post, calling such action “illegal.”
The former president has routinely and publicly questioned the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election, in which he lost both the electoral vote and the popular vote to President Joe Biden.
>>“This is illegal and the Arizona State Senate, who is leading the Forensic Audit, is up in arms. Additionally, seals were broken on the boxes that hold the votes, ballots are missing, and worse,” Trump said.
The president also said the state’s attorney general may have to get involved to oversee the process.
>>“Mark Brnovich, the Attorney General of Arizona, will now be forced to look into this unbelievable Election crime. Many Radical Left Democrats and weak Republicans are very worried about the fact that this has been exposed,” he wrote.
>>He added: “The DELETION of an entire Database and critical Election files of Maricopa County is unprecedented. Many other states to follow.”
Trump is not the first public figure to claim or share claims that a Maricopa County election database has been deleted.
Earlier this week, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Sellers, a Republican, responded to these claims after Arizona Senate President Karen Fann wrote an open letter about “serious issues” that she had with the audit process.
These issues included a claim that a database was deleted, as well as alleged noncompliance of the legislative subpoena, and a chain of custody issues with the ballots.
>>"After reviewing the letter with County election and IT experts, I can say the allegations are false and ill-informPost too long. Click here to view the full text.