Florida Republican cites Mike Lindell's 'research' in pitch to audit the 2020 election ballots
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According to a report from Newsweek, the leadership of various GOP county committees are attempting to convince Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to give a thumbs-up to an audit of the 2020 presidential election ballots despite the fact that Donald Trump already claimed over 51 percent of the vote.

Following on the heels of the audit of the votes in Maricopa County in Arizona which, in the end, handed President Joe Biden more votes, Republicans in Florida want an audit of their own.

According to the report, the Republican Party of Lake County, Florida is demanding a recount, and claimed in a statement, "The Lake County, Florida Republican Party unanimously approved five resolutions to send to all Florida State legislators demanding legislative actions to improve election integrity. Many voters of all parties are angry at the findings of election fraud around the states and this is the first action responding to constant Republican concerns about election integrity in Florida."

According to Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R) who has filed a bill "...seeking to have the legislature review the election," it has nothing to do with the reported vote totals.

"It's not about margin of victory," Sabatini explained. "The fact is that people want total verification of the election results. They want an independent review of the votes."

Lake County Republican Chair Walter Price said the impetus for the audit is based upon "research" conducted by MyPlliow CEO Mike Lindell.

"Some of that information in that research originated from some of that research that Mike Lindell was doing," Price stated. "So that's part of the reason. There's a lot of statistical anomalies that just jump out."

The report adds that Price demurred when asked if he thought Biden won the election.

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