By any measure at this point, President Donald Trump and his campaign face one of the most daunting post-election related scenarios in American history — the herculean task of attempting to expose and prove widespread voter and ballot fraud.
Overall, they haven’t had much help — at least from people in positions of power that could lend a hand.
However, according to AZ Central, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey finally broke his silence on the post-election aftermath, which was especially anticipated given Arizona’s early, surprise victory for former Vice President Joe Biden — a state that many believed would be easily won by Trump.
Ducey was careful in his response to the media when asked how he is processing the results of the election. He first said that Arizona elections can be trusted and relied upon, but he quickly added a caveat.
“There are questions and those questions should be answered,” Ducey said. “There are legal claims that are being challenged in court. Once those are adjudicated and the process plays out, I will accept the results of the election,” he added.
Also noteworthy — especially since every reporter in his presence waited with anticipation — Ducey didn’t acknowledge Biden as the “president-elect” like most of the mainstream media and Democrats have, even before the legal processes are wrapped up.
Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward made news at roughly the same time Ducey did, holding a press conference in which she raised a series of questions with regard to the voting and ballot-counting process in the state, while calling for a hand audit of the outcome.
“Who has access to the USB or the drives that are used in the machines? Who programmed the machines? All of these are very important as to what’s going on in the electoral process. We need to know those answers,” Ward insisted.
Not surprisingly, Ward was immediately trashed by her counterparts. Maricopa County Democratic Chair Steven Slugocki responded to Ward’s demand of a hand audit by emphasizing that three audits in a row have already matched up 100 percent with the state’s results.
“Here I am at the Elections Department right now testing the machines, testing the equipment, they matched up exactly 100%, and then literally Kelli Ward goes from this room and then goes outside and trashes the process that we just certified as being accurate,” Slugocki said.
“We have verified the vote, we have verified the machines. There was no fraud here, no discrepancies.”
Slugocki’s claim that the Arizona voting process went smoothly and without foul play came on the same day that Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, announced during a morning presser that Trump’s legal team would soon be filing new lawsuits in a number of states.