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In a leaked video shared on the social media video sharing platform TikTok, Donald Trump weighs in on the Arizona recount of the 2020 presidential election currently underway.
The 45th President of the United States spoke to a crowd at Mar-a-Lago, in a video shared by TikTok user 45covfefe, about his belief that the 2020 presidential election was rigged and that the discovery will be made in Arizona and other states.
“Watch Arizona, some very interesting things are happening in Arizona, and we just had a great ruling, or actually the Senate, the State Senate of Arizona. Let’s see what they find, I wouldn’t be surprised if they found thousands and thousands and thousands of votes,” Trump said.
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“So we’re going to watch that very close to the end after that we’ll watch Pennsylvania and you watch Georgia and you’re going to watch Michigan and Wisconsin and you’re watching New Hampshire, they found a lot of votes up in New Hampshire, a lot of votes up in New Hampshire just now, you saw that? Because this was a rigged election, everybody knows it and we’re going to be watching it very closely but start off by you just take a look, it’s on closed circuit I guess it’s on all over the place and everyone’s talking about yesterday, front page of the New York Times, they didn’t want to write it but that’s because they thought they were going to have a negative decision and the judge gave us a positive decision,” he said.
Trump has expressed his excitement, and concerns, about the Arizona audit before.
Arizona is conducting an audit of the vote in Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix, where the approximately 2.1 million votes will be counted by hand.
And Donald Trump wants to make certain that nothing goes awry with the security of the recount, thus he has called for enhanced security, for the National Guard, to protect the counting, in an email to supporters.
“The Republican Party is demanding that Governor Ducey of Arizona immediately provide large-scale security for the brave American Patriots doing the Forensic Audit of the 2020 Presidential Election,” the 45th President of the United States said.
“Governor Ducey will be held fully responsible for the safety of those involved. State police or National Guard must be immediately sent out for protection. The Democrats do not want to have this information revealed, and they will do anything to stop it. Governor Ducey must finally act!” he said.
Trump thanked Arizona state congressional Republicans for their continued effort to make certain that the vote in the state is accurate.
“Why are the Democrats so desperate to stop this Election Fraud from being revealed? That answer is obvious! The Governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, has been shockingly of zero help to the State Senate. He wants to ‘pretend’ the election was free and fair. What are he and the Maricopa County Commissioners trying to hide?” he said in the email.
“Our country needs the truth of the scam 2020 Election to be exposed. If it is not, just as if we have ‘no borders,’ we cannot be a Great Nation. Honest elections are America’s Heart and Soul. We must never allow this to happen to our Great Country again. Thank you State Senators and others in Arizona for commencing this full forensic audit. I predict the results will be startling!” he said.
Arizona’s Democrat Secretary of State, Katie Hobbs, was not thrilled with the idea of having an audit.
“My concern grows deeper by the hour,” she said, The New York Times reported. “It is clear that no one involved in this process knows what they are doing, and they are making it up as they go along.”
Karen Fann, the president of the state Senate, said that the audit had no hidden agenda and that no matter what the audit found it could not change the results of the election.
“A lot of our constituents have a lot of questions about how the voting, the electoral system works, the security of it, the validity of it,” she said. And she said that the Senate needed to bring in experts to figure out “what else could we do to verify the votes were correct and accurate.”