As the audit of the 2020 presidential election votes cast in Maricopa County proceeds, numerous national sites have paid close attention, staying on top of the issue with continually updated coverage.
The local coverage is another story. A recent headline in the anorexic newspaper, hemorrhaging subscribers blasts, “Some in GOP worry about audit fallout.”
The newspaper’s entire premise in Arizona’s most populous county with an estimated 62% of the state’s population, and the fourth most populous in the United States, is a concocted falsehood. Worry is not a consideration. An accurate accounting of the ballots is. Biden’s slim margin of victory in Maricopa County was the tightest in the entire nation and clearly warrants a recount.
You might wonder who these worried Republicans are and what exactly is causing their angst. Hauled out of obscurity to expound on the audit is Republicrat Betsey Bayless, sounding a lot like Biden-supporting Cindy McCain, Bayless is quoted as saying, “I just want it over. I think Arizona just needs to move on and not be the center of more of this political gossip.” In her mind seeking accuracy has devolved to mere “gossip.” Having been out of the public eye for years, few people have any recollection of who Bayless is…and even fewer care.
Former AZ Senator Jon Kyl, known for his Mcduplicity on the border, is now a D.C. corporate lobbyist. He also weighed in on the audit, bizarrely saying, he “sees no upside to it.” Single term Congressman Ben Quayle who has not been seen or heard from since his defeat, opined, “I literally think very few people are paying attention.” If he had a better handle on the conservative base of the GOP, he might not be relegated to fleeting memory status. And what exactly does “literally think,” mean?
Literally or figuratively, Quayle denied and then was forced to admit he wrote for Dirty Scottsdale, a publication chronicling the seamy side of the Scottsdale nightclub scene using the pseudonym Brock Landers. This revelation ranked higher as a career killer than trying to run from a district he no longer lived in. A single-term congressman, Quayle was ousted in 2012.
The ballot audit is being conducted scrupulously, and under the public’s watchful eye televised by nine separate cameras. It can be viewed at AZAudit.org.
We deserve nothing less, regardless of what a collection of has-beens think.
This video features former Arizona Secretary of State and AZ Senate President Ken Bennett as he appears on Conservative Circus with KFYI host James T. Harris. Bennett expertly explains the Maricopa County election audit. Take time to watch this: