“We will continue to present the facts”
At Special report with Bret Baier Monday, Baier answered a declaration former president Donald trump published on Friday, in which he specifically named Baier, who was wetting for Fox News when the network called Arizona for President Biden. In the statement, Trump made several unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud in Arizona, all of which Baier verified.
âThe former president points to a third-party audit presented to the Arizona State Senate showing 168,000 ballots were printed on illegal paper. An election official in Maricopa County says he uses paper approved by Dominion Voting Systems, which manufactures tabulation equipment, “Baier said, later adding,” Former President Trump said 74,000 Mail-in ballots had been received and had never been mailed. This claim appears to be based on data which does not show total postal votes. It also does not reflect the total early votes, which the third-party audit itself acknowledged.
Baier broke down all of Trump‘s fraud-seeking claims where none existed, including one that would make it seem like Trump barely won Arizona, a state he lost by 10 457 votes.
“The former president says 11,000 voters were added to the lists after the election and still voted,” Baier said. âAgain, Maricopa County says provisional votes go through a rigorous verification process to ensure their validity. They say only eligible voters were added to the lists.
We will continue to present the facts as they present themselves day to day.Bret Baier
Baier then responded to a claim by Trump that was debunked several weeks ago.
Further, Trump’s claim that all voting machine access logs were erased was debunked in May, “Baier said,” by the Republican chairman of the county supervisory board.
Trump also claimed that the election server was hacked, which election officials said is not possible, as Baier pointed out.
“Former President Trump claims the election server was hacked during the election,” Baier said. “Maricopa County says its election server is not connected to the Internet and independent auditors have found no evidence of a violation.”
Baier also pointed out that for all the talk about electoral fraud, very little has turned out to be valid.
“As we reported last week, there have been a total of 182 potential fraud cases referred to investigators in Arizona,” Baier said, “only four resulted in charges.”
This fact-check of Trump’s claims came just two days after Baier had to to defend oneself and his Twitter coverage of the Arizona election audit, where one viewer demanded he be fired.
“We, here on Special report, will continue to monitor the investigation, “said Baier,” the action or lack of action of the Arizona State Legislature, and we will continue to present the facts as they stand. day by day â.
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