Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich opposes President Trump’s allegations of voter fraud

Maricopa County goes blue for first time in 72 years

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Ivana Venema-Nunez , Reporter

Trump administration lawyers have dropped an election lawsuit in Arizona.  The suit alleged that  thousands of ballots which were cast in person were incorrectly invalidated by poll workers.

Arizona’s Attorney General Mark Brnovich said on Fox Business, during an interview on Wednesday, with host Neil Cavuto, that Biden appears to have won Arizona and added that there is no evidence of voter fraud. 

“There is no evidence, there are no facts that would lead anyone to believe that the election results will change.” Brnovich said, according to an article by the Washington Post.

The Republican National Committee and the Arizona Republican Party filed the lawsuit against Maricopa County.  But according to Brnovich, the number of alleged invalidated ballots is much smaller than Trump’s losing margin in the race.  Even if those votes flipped, they wouldn’t be enough for Trump to take the lead over Biden. 

“We are literally talking about less than 200 votes that are in question and doubt,” Brnovich said.

Brnovich also debunked a larger cheating scheme in the election process by pointing out the success Republicans have had in statewide elections which disproves the rumor that ballots marked with Sharpie pens were disqualified, according to the Washington Post article. 

The state’s Republican-controlled legislature did not flip and neither did the county attorney or several congressional districts that leaned Democrat.  This means many voters split their ballot, by voting for Biden and Senator-elect Mark Kelly (D) and voting Republican in down-ballot races, Brnovich said.

Brahm Resnik, host of  Sunday Square Off on KPNX TV tweeted that Joe Biden is the first Democrat to win Maricopa County since Harry Truman in 1948.

The last time that Arizona as a state voted for a Democratic presidential candidate was Bill Clinton’s reelection in 1996.

Brnovich wrote a letter to Republican county officials asking them to investigate the Sharpie rumor but after the audit there “wasn’t any statistical anomalies or errors,” Brnovich said.