Trump Trails Biden by 11.6K in Arizona: ‘We Will Easily Win’
President makes headway in the state amid audit
President Donald Trump has said he remains confident that he can “easily” beat Joe Biden as he trails the former vice president in the state of Arizona.
Currently, the president is behind Biden by fewer than 12,000 votes in the battleground state.
Trump's optimism comes on the condition of stat officials conducting a statewide audit.
According to Maricopa County’s latest batch of results, trump is taking 53.4 percent of the 13,143 votes counted, while Biden taking 44.3 percent, according to Data Orbital.
As of Wednesday evening, Biden’s lead stood at 11,635.
There are now 24,738 remaining ballots, 6,715 of them in Maricopa County.
The president would need to take 74 percent of the remaining ballots in order to overtake Biden and ensure the state’s 11 electoral votes:
Multiple County Update:— Data Orbital (@Data_Orbital) November 11, 2020
Pima - 51.1%/46.4% Biden/Trump (4,589 votes counted)
Yavapai - 75.6%/22.3% Trump/Biden (377 votes counted)
Statewide margin: 12,828 for Biden#Election2020 #ElectionResults2020 #AZ
But Trump remains confident that he will “easily” win Arizona:
From 200,000 votes to less than 10,000 votes. If we can audit the total votes cast, we will easily win Arizona also! https://t.co/3eZHjdZL98— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 12, 2020
Though some have been calling for a recount, such a move would prove difficult in the Grand Canyon State.
The margin of triumph for races with over 25k ballots cast must be 200 or fewer or within “one-tenth of one percent of the number of votes cast for both such candidates or upon such measures or proposals”:
Recount threshold in AZ is .1% or 200 votes whichever is less. So recount threshold will be 200 votes for statewide races. https://t.co/kbkJi6RGHH— Data Orbital (@Data_Orbital) November 11, 2020
Democratic Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs rejected a request for an “independent analysis” of voting data, arguing it feeds baseless theories for those “seeking to undermine our democratic process for political gain.”
Hobbs once accused the president of “pandering to his neo-nazi base."
The news comes as the establishment media continue to use Biden's projected win in order to report him as 'President-elect.'