Brnovich, the first senior Republican in Arizona to deny the president’s allegations of fraud in the state, added that Trump would have to win 65 percent of the less than 50,000 remaining votes to prevent victory, a dubious result based on expert analysis and historical evidence Trends. It would be “very, very unlikely,” said Brnovich.
Fox News, Associated Press and Decision Desk HQ have named Biden the Arizona winner. As of Thursday morning, the Washington Post has not yet scheduled the race. With 99 percent of the ballots counted on Thursday morning, Biden leads with more than 11,600 votes, according to The Post.
The GOP Attorney General’s reprimand comes in a week of unproven allegations of electoral fraud from the Trump campaign that prompted the president’s attorneys, the Republican National Committee, and the Republican Party of Arizona to file a lawsuit against Maricopa County alleging Election workers would have personally filled thousands of ballots wrongly declared invalid.
Brnovich, along with lawyers representing Arizona election officials, this week resolutely debunked the Trump campaign allegations.
On Wednesday, the attorney general found that the number of allegedly invalid ballots was much less than Trump’s deficit in the race. “We are literally talking about less than 200 voices in question and doubt,” said Brnovich. Even if these votes were flipped, they would not be enough to win a Trump victory.
Brnovich also mocked proposals for a larger program to cheat election results, pointing to Republican success in national elections. The state’s legislature, controlled by the Republicans, did not turn around despite predicted predictions. Neither the district attorney nor several congressional districts that leaned on Democrats.
“So if there was indeed a great conspiracy theory, it doesn’t seem to have worked,” Brnovich said.
Instead, many people shared their vote by voting for Biden and elected Senator Mark Kelly (D), who defeated incumbent Senator Martha McSally (R), while also voting Republicans in voting rounds, Brnovich said.
He also addressed an election day rumor, endorsed by an Arizona Congressman, that ballots marked Sharpies were disqualified. Brnovich acknowledged the concerns and wrote a letter to Republican district officials asking them to investigate – a move that provoked a backlash from the left. But Brnovich quickly realized that there was no problem.
“We could tell that this does not affect anyone,” said Brnovich. “They also sampled 2 percent of the counties and found 100 percent that there were no statistical anomalies or errors.”
Brnovich is not the only Republican electoral official in a battlefield state to oppose the party’s acceptance of Trump’s fraud claims. Despite calls from Georgian GOP senators to resign, Georgian Foreign Minister Brad Raffensperger (R) backed up his claim on Wednesday that there was no electoral fraud. Raffensperger, however, called for a hand-count of the presidential election as a sign of good faith towards his own party.
Like Raffensperger, Brnovich, whose wife was nominated by Trump for a federal court in Phoenix in 2018, said he was focusing on the real information in the elections.
“I’m used to dealing with facts and evidence,” said Brnovich, making a note of his experience as a prosecutor. “In all honesty, I’m not in this job to make friends or whatever you want to call it. I am in this job to get the people of Arizona right and to make sure the law is being followed. ”
Derek Hawkins contributed to this report.