Abrams: Arizona Audit ‘a Continuation of the Insurrection’
'It’s a continuation of the big lie'
Democrat Stacey Abrams claimed that the Arizona recount of 2020 ballots was “a continuation of the insurrection.”
During an interview on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360, Abrams was asked:
“First on the news, given all your work on voting rights, when you see this so-called audit in Arizona with cell phone jammers and UV lights and conspiracy theories about bamboo ballots brought in from Asia, what is happening there?”
“It’s a continuation of the big lie, but more importantly and more concerningly, it’s a continuation of the insurrection, of this attempt to disenfranchise voters and to dismiss the legitimacy of our elections."
"And we know that this is only part of a larger intention," Abrams said.
"Just today, there was leaked audio from Heritage action for measuring where they admitted that this is model legislation being promulgated across the country through a vast republican intention of limiting access to the right to vote because they think it’s the best way to win."
"And according to the leaked audio, they’ve been meeting with secretaries of state, governors, legislators, all with the intent of putting forward legislation that will restrict access to the right to vote and make it easier for Republicans to win."
"And we should all be concerned because our elections are not about partisanship," she added.
"It should not be a question of republicans or democrats gaming the system but everyone being able to participate and make their own choices.”
“What’s Orwellian about this, Kevin McCarthy is saying that no one is contesting the legitimacy of the last election, which is exactly what they’re doing.”
“Not only is there a hypocrisy, but it’s gaslighting."
"They are saying aloud that there’s nothing wrong, and at the exact same time, they’re pushing forward legislation to fix something they say is broken."
"Either they’re lying then, or they’re lying now. And the reality is the lie that continues to weave its way through our democracy is one that turns this issue of partisanship, this naked partisan grab.”
Earlier this year, Arizona's largest county voted unanimously to conduct a "full forensic audit" of the equipment used.
More recently, a forensic audit of the 2020 election ballot count in Michigan has been requested as another voter fraud case set to challenge the results' validity.