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Arizona Audit’s Big Reveal: Trump a Bigger Loser Than First Thought

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The Arizona Senate’s conspiracy-theory-driven “audit” of 2.1 million presidential ballots in Maricopa County ended in an anti-climax Friday, with an official report declaring that Joe Biden received more ballots than Donald Trump.

But while the much-hyped investigation failed to uncover evidence of fraud, Republican lawmakers nonetheless doubled down on unsubstantiated claims that its recount had uncovered voting irregularities, as Republican lawmakers across the country back restrictive new voting laws.

“What you have not seen and not heard is about the statutes that were broken,” said Arizona Sen. President Karen Fann (R), after conceding that the audit found no significant difference between official counts of the ballots and the one ordered by the state Senate.

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