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The Arizona audit continues to go on and Democrats appear to be as nervous as ever about its mere existence.
The Department of Justice and Attorney General Merrick Garland have strongly hinted that they could get involved to put a stop to the audit.
And now Donald trump, the 45th President of the United States, has given his response to the threat by the DOJ via his Telegram account.
“The Department of Justice (DOJ) is adding more people onto its roles in order to fight against efforts to limit voting and, I assume, other illegal voting acts. Based on that it would seem the DOJ has no choice but to look at the massive voter fraud which took place in certain Swing States, and I assume elsewhere, during the 2020 Presidential Election Scam,” he said.
“Whether it be voting machines, underaged people, dead people, illegal aliens, ballot drops, ballot cheating, absentee ballots, post office delivery (or lack thereof!), lock boxes, people being paid to vote, or other things, the 2020 Presidential Election is, in my mind, the Crime of the Century. Just look at what has happened to our Country, our Borders, our Economy, Inflation, and more in the last five months, and it will only get worse. If there is going to be honor and greatness for America, the voting irregularities and fraud of that election must be brought to light, immediately.
“Otherwise, we have no Country, certainly not a great one! This should not be an attempt by the Biden Administration to suppress the accountability of a dishonest election. That cannot be allowed to happen, nor can the events of the Presidential Election. They want to cancel anything having to do with the result of that election because they know what was done,” Trump said.
“States cannot allow that to happen and should not be intimidated or suppressed by a government that wants nothing further to do with what took place during that period of time. They want it over with because they seem to know what will be found, and that would be a disaster for them. There has never been a time like this in our Country—hopefully courage will prevail!” he said.
His statement comes after State Sen. Wendy Rogers warned Garland that he could find himself in prison if he attempts to interfere.
During a speech on voting rights in Washington DC Garland sad the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice would need more attorneys to handle the audits and with new election security laws passed by Republican legislatures and governors, The Denver Post reported.
“As part of its mission to protect the right to vote, the Justice Department will, of course, do everything in its power to prevent election fraud, and if found, to vigorously prosecute it,” he said.
“But many of the justifications proffered in support of these post-election audits and restrictions on voting have relied on assertions of material vote fraud in the 2020 election that have been refuted by law enforcement and intelligence agencies of both this administration and the previous one, as well as by every court, federal and state, that has considered them,” he said. “Moreover, many of the changes are not even calibrated to address the kinds of voter fraud that are alleged as our justification.”
He said that the Justice Department “will apply the same scrutiny to post-election audits to ensure they abide by federal statutory requirements to protect election records and avoid the intimidation of voters. In that regard, we will publish guidance explaining the civil and criminal statutes that apply to post-election audits.”
But Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers warned Garland that he better stay away from Arizona or her could find himself in prison.
“You will not touch Arizona ballots or machines unless you want to spend time in an Arizona prison. Maybe you should focus on stopping terrorism. The Justice Department is one of the most corrupt institutions in the USA,” she said on Twitter.
You will not touch Arizona ballots or machines unless you want to spend time in an Arizona prison. Maybe you should focus on stopping terrorism. The Justice Department is one of the most corrupt institutions in the USA.https://t.co/Jl2pKNpfJR
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) June 11, 2021
“The free state of Arizona will not tolerate this federal meddling,” she said in another tweet.
The free state of Arizona will not tolerate this federal meddling. https://t.co/1O7ieEEnVR
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) June 11, 2021
The speech by Garland came after representatives from several states toured Arizona’s audit.