Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Wednesday dismissed ongoing claims of election fraud in Arizona, arguing that “if indeed there was some great conspiracy” to steal votes from fellow Republicans, “it apparently didn’t work.”
What happened instead was simple and legitimate, Brnovich said during an appearance on Fox Business: Voters split their tickets, voting for Democrats in the presidential and U.S. Senate races and for Republicans down-ballot.
“In Arizona, there was a prediction that the (Republican-controlled) Legislature would flip. It didn’t,” said Brnovich, the No. 2 Republican in the state behind the governor. “There were some congressional districts that supposedly leaned Democrat. They didn’t flip. The county recorder here who oversees elections went from Democrat to Republican. The county attorney remained Republican.
“That’s the reality,” he said. “There is no evidence, there are no facts that would lead anyone to believe that the election results will change.”
That goes for the presidential race as well, Brnovich said, becoming the only high-ranking member of the Arizona GOP so far to publicly say he believes Republican President Donald Trump will lose the state to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden once all votes are counted.
Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward, as well as U.S. Reps. Debbie Lesko and Paul Gosar, have all said they expect to deliver the president an Arizona win, while Gov. Doug Ducey has urged voters and analysts to avoid “jumping to conclusions in the state of Arizona until there’s a final outcome in all counties.”
“It is mathematically possible that the president could win 65% of the (remaining) votes,” Brnovich told Fox. “But, I’m just saying, if you talk to political people, pollsters, mathematicians, statisticians, they’ll say that based on the trend line, that’s not likely to happen.” Read from source….