Texas Republicans bow to Trump’s fraudit calls for proper as Arizona GOP makes a mockery of itself

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“Governor Abbott, we’d like a ‘Forensic Audit of the 2020 Election,’” Trump mentioned in an open letter to Abbott launched noon Thursday.

Bounce? Oh, yessir, how excessive? In any other case often called doormat management—be happy to step on us everytime you like, sir. 

After which there’s the Arizona issue, the place Trump and his acolytes have been banking for months on a doozy of a report that will increase tantalizing questions in regards to the state’s outcomes. As a substitute, a leaked draft of the report confirmed Biden’s lead rising by 360 votes (Biden +99, Trump -261). Tantalizing certainly.

Anticipating the nice information from Arizona, Trump even issued a Thursday night assertion lauding the “extremely revered auditors”—in any other case often called the extremely disreputable, unqualified, and biased agency Cyber Ninjas. Trump later deleted the statement from his website. 

Some anti-audit Republicans in different states even mocked the outcomes. Rohn W. Bishop, chair of the Republican Occasion in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, tweeted, “I used to be informed by a WI legislator that the AZ audit was going to be a bombshell, and that I used to be within the minority by not having the Republican Occasion of Fond du Lac County join the Full Bodily and Forensic Cyber Audit.”

State GOP lawmakers in each Wisconsin and Pennsylvania have lately caved to Trump too, launching their very own fraudits at taxpayer expense. Arizona’s downgrade from sizzle to fizzle makes their shrewd political maneuvering much more laughable.

In keeping with The New York Instances, the Texas secretary of state’s workplace mentioned it might be reviewing outcomes from the state’s four largest counties: Democratic counties Dallas and Harris and GOP counties Collin and Tarrant. However Trump underperformed within the Republican counties and, of the 4, he solely received Collin. 

What a stupendous time to hop aboard the Trump fraudit prepare—proper because it’s leaving Arizona with completely nothing however simmering conspiracy theories to point out for pouring millions down the drain.