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Former Republican Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods delivered a withering rebuke of the Cyber Ninjas "audit" of his state's 2020 vote count during an appearance on CNN Friday.
While talking with host Alisyn Camerota, Woods said he was surprised at how "100 percent incompetent" the operation was, as he at least expected it to make up a flimsy pretext to claim former President Donald Trump really won the election that he lost decisively to President Joe Biden.
That said, Woods argued that uncovering purported "voter fraud" wasn't really the purpose of the "audit" in the first place.
"They're in it for the money, okay?" he said. "It is a grift. There's a lot of grifters we have been exposed to, I was attorney general for years. I dealt with grifters every day, this is how they act."
Woods then explained why Cyber Ninjas were likely to try pulling the same trick in other states that the pulled in Arizona.
"You would think they'd say this didn't work out, we'll go home, feel bad about what happened -- no, they're not, they never give up," he said. "They move to the next mark. The next marks are the [other] states."
Watch the video below.
'It's a grift': Former Republican Arizona AG blows the lid off the Cyber Ninjas 'audit' scam www.youtube.com
Trump is throttling GOP's chance of winning young voters: 'Any message that sounds intolerant of diversity is a nonstarter'
Writing in the Los Angeles Times this Friday, Janet Hook points out that Republicans are "on the losing end of one of the biggest demographic shifts of the last 20 years," namely Millennial and Gen Z voters who identify with the Democratic Party.
In an attempt to close the gap, Republicans are aggressively courting conservative youth, but it's gearing up to be an uphill battle.
"Republicans are at a big disadvantage among young voters — Democrats in 2020 won their support by about 25 percentage points — in part because a majority believe progressive policies best address their economic needs," Hook writes. "Anti-immigrant rhetoric from top GOP leaders, coupled with support by white nationalists, didn't help with the most racially diverse generation in U.S. history: About 45% of millennials (people born between 1981 and 1996) and nearly half of Gen Zers (born after 1996) are people of color, compared with 30% of baby boomers."
Its true that Donald Trump's arrival to the political scene galvanized a lot of young conservatives, but polls suggest that Millennial and Gen Z Republicans identify less with Trump and are more moderate than older Republicans.
Longtime GOP pollster White Ayres explained to the LA Times that "any message that sounds intolerant of diversity and intolerant of people who are not white is a nonstarter with the vast majority" of young voters.
Read the full report over at The Los Angeles Times.
Despite multiple recounts, failed court challenges, and now a disastrous "audit" of the vote in Arizona, millions of Republican voters still believe that former President Donald Trump won the 2020 election.
CNN polling analyst Harry Enten on Friday expressed astonishment at polls showing GOP voters still think Trump won, even after the president's own "audit" failed to deliver evidence of fraud.
"This is bonkers to me," he said. "It's one thing to think, you know, okay, maybe there was something that happened even though there's no proof of it, but a lot of Republicans actually believe that there's solid evidence -- solid evidence, even though there is no solid evidence -- that Biden didn't win the election legitimately."
Enten then pointed to polling data from past elections showing that most voters believe that the outcomes of elections were decided fairly -- until Trump's 2020 loss when 63 percent of Republicans said they had "no confidence at all" that the election was counted accurately.
"It's crazy and it's just nuts," he concluded. "That's all I can say."
Watch the video below.
Polling analyst freaks out at data showing GOP voters still think Trump won www.youtube.com
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