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The controversial audit of the 2020 election by Arizona Republicans could go on for months, a leading Republican worried on Monday.
"The private contractors hired by Arizona Senate President Karen Fann to audit Maricopa County's general election don't know what they are doing, and the county didn't delete any election files, county officials fired back on Monday," The Arizona Republic reports. "Jack Sellers, county Board of Supervisors chairman, accused Fann of attempting to legitimize 'a grift disguised as an audit.' He said the contractors, led by a Florida-based cybersecurity firm called Cyber Ninjas that was hired to lead the audit despite no experience, thought files were missing because 'they don't know what they're doing. And we wouldn't be asked to do this on-the-job training if qualified auditors had been hired to do this work.'"
KPNX-TV reporter Brahm Resnik asked Sellers, a Republican, if his "line in the sand" was an ultimatum.
Sellers did not directly answer the question, but said that any further questioning from the Arizona audit could occur in court.
"So this can go on for months?" Resnik asked.
"It really is up to them at this point, if they want to continue this," he replied.
The audit began on April 23rd.
UPDATE I asked County Board Chair Jack Sellers whether this "line in the sand," as he called it, was an ultimatum t… https://t.co/5vmt2IjpwC— Brahm Resnik (@Brahm Resnik)1621300485.0
'You want to cheat!' CNN's Cuomo rips far-right group that bragged about authoring voter restrictions
On CNN Monday, anchor Chris Cuomo slammed the right-wing group Heritage Action after its chief was caught on tape bragging about authoring voter suppression bills around the country.
"When it comes to our politics, there is a game afoot, and here we expose it for you. Caught on tape tonight," said Cuomo.
The head of a major dark money group — remember, the problem in politics isn't illegal money, it's the legal money — this head of this dark money group brags about ghostwriting many of the bills clearing GOP state houses across the nation."
"Now look, we reached out to Heritage about the video and the claims. Here's their response," said Cuomo, reading it off. "'Heritage Action is proud of our work to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat. That work begins at the state level through our grassroots and continues through state legislatures across the country. Left-wing media' — that's us — 'who want to spin up panic and paranoia instead of focusing on real efforts to save our elections should be ignored.'"
"Here's the problem," said Cuomo. "They're right about how it works. Money matters. And this is the intelligence of money in politics. They have ideas they want to get across. The platitudes are easy. The policy is hard. What does that mean? Well, we want to make it hard to cheat. No, you want to cheat. You want to limit how many people can vote. For minority groups and big urban areas and those local officials you want cut out of the process. That's what you want. Because that is the far-right sale of white fright. These suppression advocates organize and then weaponize, many selling white fright and false notions that the election was stolen by big groups."
"Who is she talking about cheating?" said Cuomo. "Who is cheating? You see what I'm saying? You have to look at the premise. Who was cheating? Now, that's going to matter here. In just a moment, minority areas and local officials there, that's who they're talking about."
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On Fox News Monday, Tucker Carlson took aim at President Joe Biden's Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, trying to portray him as an extremist who is somehow simultaneously both in the pocket of big defense contractors and woke liberals.
"Lloyd Austin is a former defense contractor, not surprisingly," said Carlson. "He's a full-time ideologue as well. Having Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon is like handing control of the entire U.S. military to the editorial page of the New York Times. Here is Lloyd Austin explaining that the single scariest risk our soldiers face is the possibility they might have to serve alongside Americans who didn't vote for Joe Biden."
The problem is, in the clip he played, Austin didn't say anything of the sort.
"If confirmed, I will fight hard to stamp out sexual assault, and to rid our ranks of racists and extremists," said Austin in the segment. In another moment, he said, "The job of the Department of Defense is to keep America safe from our enemies. But we can't do that if some of those enemies lie within our own ranks." At no point did he mention whether troops voted for Biden.
Tucker Carlson claims Lloyd Austin said the "single greatest risk our soldiers face" is serving alongside people wh… https://t.co/LisMFbaLPM— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona)1621296594.0
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