Republicans in the state of Florida are now calling for a “forensic audit” of five Democratic counties as part of the GOP’s latest attempt to question the results of the 2020 election.
State Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R) claims that audits in both Arizona and Georgia have turned up “irregularities” in election results and therefore a similar audit is needed in Florida. Sabatini’s assertion that the audits Arizona and Georgia have proven anything irregular is completely false.
In a press release issued on Monday, Sabatini writes:
“A full forensic audit of the five counties must be done immediately. Florida voters’ confidence in our elections is at an all-time low. Disturbing revelations in Arizona, Georgia, and other states make clear that the Secretary of State needs to do more than attempt to secure future elections. They must also look back and ensure that laws already on the books were followed in previous elections.”
Anthony Sabatini (State Rep FL-32) is calling for a forensic audit in the 5 largest counties in Florida. pic.twitter.com/fdIbXyIGwc
— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@patriottakes) July 26, 2021
Sabatini also suggests that the matter of election security is a “non-partisan” one, and yet his request for audits are only for counties that are heavily Democratic and voted for President Joe Biden.
Social media was not kind to Sabatini’s demands for yet another audit. As many reminded him, the election was 9 months ago and the results haven’t changed in any state:
If you want audits in the 5 largest counties, for whatever reason, the rest of them need to be audited as well. All of them, red and blue. Fair is fair. Unless you’re only targeting those counties won by a particular politician, and wouldn’t do something like that, would you?
— No Q-Servatives Allowed – Proud US Army Veteran (@SatcomPatriot) July 26, 2021
What irregularities? It’s been 265 days since the election and there is NO proof of any irregularities that would change the election outcome.
And why audit only 5 counties? If you are concerned about election integrity you should be demanding an audit of the entire state!
— Evelyn Knox (@evelyn_knox11) July 26, 2021
I get that you need to pander to the Trump/DeSantis base, but you well know that, once the 2020 election was certified by the state, and that certification was accepted by Congress, the election result became irreversible. Therefore, an audit would be a waste of time & money.
— Jeff Dannenberg (@jecrda) July 26, 2021
I didn’t vote for your boy, so if y’all come to my door don’t try that intimidation bullshit.
— Wherefore art thou safety? (@DCBlueStar) July 26, 2021
Since Republicans are so fond of recounts and audits, when will they suggest that a full audit of the 2016 election be done? Or are they afraid it would show that Hillary Clinton won?
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