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Cheney Rips Arizona Election Audit: “It’s an Effort to Subvert Democracy”

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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wis.) slammed an audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, Ariz., calling it an “effort to subvert democracy.”

Cheney weighed in on the audit on Friday, blasting it on Twitter. The GOP-controlled Arizona state Senate is overseeing an audit of more than 2.1 million votes cast in the county last year.

President Biden won narrowly Arizona over former President Trump by less than 11,000 votes, becoming the first Democrat to carry the state since 1996.

Biden specifically won 49.81 percent of the vote in Maricopa County, compared to Trump’s 47.65 percent. 

“What is happening in Maricopa County is not an ‘audit,’ Cheney said on Twitter. “It is an effort to subvert democracy.” 

What is happening in Maricopa County is not an “audit.” It is an effort to subvert democracy.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), another outspoken critic of the former president, backed Cheney’s comments on Saturday, tweeting “she ain’t wrong ya know… (Read more)

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