The news went viral on Sunday that election officials in Arizona had already overturned 250,000 ballots, and that story is not based on fact. So What happened? Where did that number come from and who can we trust for first-hand and truthful information about this very important story?
Worthy Politics, like similar media outlets, ran a story Sunday with the statement that Arizona election officials had uncovered 250,000 ballots in their hand audit, that should have gone to President Donald J. Trump.
From their article:
“On Saturday, the Arizona forensic audit continued at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in downtown Phoenix.
“In Arizona, for months the Board of Supervisors in Maricopa County have complained about calls for a forensic review of the ballots in this large and crucial county.
The election workers are running true forensic testing on the ballots!
Something HUGE is being revealed there right now!
Here’s what we’ve received on Sunday morning:”
The imagine is titled “Arizona-audit-possible-results”, but they didn’t cite it as such. So either intentionally or unintentionally they misled people about the source of the number of ballots found by the hand auditors as of Sunday, April 25, 2021.
The message spread rapidly on social media with people posting they had eyewitness accounts from the group to they had seen an article with a source but didn’t have a link to an article, causing confusion and speculation in the population. Confusion on the right is a playground for the left.
The message being pushed by unsuspecting people was that the audit had already overturned 250,000 ballots, and there is no factual or legal source that such a thing has happened as of this date.
The audit that is happening could potentially be going on over the next 6 weeks, as the investigators have 40 days to finish it up. It is expected that there will be high drama around the audit because President Donald J. Trump was denied the state’s electoral votes by less than 11,000 votes, and the auditors are going to be observing 2.2 Million ballots for issues.
As I covered on Friday and Saturday, the preliminary actions for the audit started on Friday and on Saturday the staging of the counting started on Saturday. There was already heightened frustration and anger by the Democrats, attempting to stop the count and also discrediting everything from the color of the ink to the participants, by Sunday.
My coverage from Saturday:
It is important to make sure to only repeat well-sourced information on this issue because Trump’s opponents are well versed in discretion sound information and introducing confusing information into the public steam.
So where did the number 250,000 ballots come from so quickly?
It came from Feb. 2021, Navarro Report, written by Peter Navarro and spells out his findings on potential fraudulent ballots.
“White House Advisor Peter Navarro released his own 36-page report alleging election fraud called The Immaculate Deception. He presented the contents of the report in a press conference on December 17, 2020,” The Rev.com reported on the report.
WHAT DID NAVARRO SAY?
“The big takeaways for me is there appears to be a coordinated strategy effectively to stuff the ballot box with Biden votes, and at least some evidence of the destruction of Trump ballots. That’s number one. Number two, when you go across the six battleground states: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, you can see that the number of votes that are being contested, the arguably illegal votes, dwarf the relatively thin Biden victory margins in five of the six states. So, that’s number two,” said about his report, according to the transcript of Navarro’s statement.
Navarro is a frequent guest on Bannon’s War Room Podcast of Real America’s Voice, with Steve Bannon and Raheem Kasam, M-F 10 am-12 pm Eastern and 5 Pm Eastern. The War Room Podcast has numerous contacts with people on the ground, with first-hand sources, and Bannon a former executive of Breitbart News, is a sound source on following the hand audit.
We will do our best to validate news sources about the hand count as well.