Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward is calling for election audits in every county in the state, even after an audit of Maricopa County upheld the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Some Republicans have insisted that former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election due to widespread voter fraud in battleground states like Arizona, even though no substantive evidence has been presented to support the allegations. Audits have also been called in several other states over such unproven claims.
In a new video entitled "Special Update," Ward claims an analysis of election results in Pima County found inconsistencies. Pima is the state's second-largest county and home to Tucson, a Democratic stronghold.
Ward said there should be an audit of not only Pima County but every county in the state.
"I've been asking for full audits of all 15 of Arizona's counties," she said. "We the people will not back down. We will not waver."
The push for more audits comes days after Trump also called for a review in Pima County. In a statement released October 15, the former president claimed that an analysis of mail-in ballots indicates there were "fictitious votes" cast in the county.
He said that either a new election should take place, or the election results should be decertified and the Republican candidate declared the winner.
The allegations of fraud were dismissed by Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry, who said the county conducted a "free, fair, secure, and accurate election."