Republicans in the state of Arizona can’t get over the fact that Donald Trump lost the state to Joe Biden. So over the last few weeks they’ve held an election “audit.”
The state, of course, had held previous audits that proved Biden won the state. This current study, run by the GOP, has become increasingly comical. At one point the auditors were looking for traces of bamboo in the ballots, claiming that they came in from China.
Despite the ridiculousness of the ordeal, the “auditors” were allowed to study the state’s voting machine. Now Arizona’s Secretary of State, Katie Hobbs, says the machines need to be replaced. Joe Scarborough discussed the matter during Friday’s episode of Morning Joe.
“This is outrageous,” Scarborough said. “It used a company that had a CEO that actually endorsed all of these false claims that the election was stolen, and now that these machines have been placed into a conspiracy theorist’s hand and a guy who is a grifter and has been a grifter, it would be irresponsible and reckless for Maricopa County to do anything else but get completely new machines.”
The host continued, “This grift is going to cost them millions and millions of dollars, and for elections to come, because they haven’t had custody of these machines.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC:
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