AOC: Arizona Audit Is GOP's 'Dress Rehearsals' to Overturn Election
'They are holding essentially dress rehearsals in states like Arizona'
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said Republicans are intending to overturn the results of any state election by passing laws and calling the Arizona audit a "dress rehearsal."
During CNN’s “State of the Union,” Anchor Jake Tapper asked:
“President Biden and other administration officials have signaled they believe the Democrats can out-organize Republicans even though Republicans are passing all these measures, that generally speaking make it more difficult to vote and generally speaking a lot of the impetus for this is the big lie, that the election was stolen."
"You’re an organizer, former organizer. Is that a realistic strategy, what President Biden is saying?
"That the Democrats can out-organize Republicans on this?”
“I appreciate the White House’s optimism, but I believe it verges on naiveté."
"It already took unprecedented historic organizing to overcome the voter suppression efforts in 2020, and we barely squeaked through on the majority and White House election we have," she said.
"Beyond that, even if we are successful in, quote, unquote ‘out organizing voter suppression,’ which is a ridiculous premise on its face, Republicans are already laying the groundwork in installing state-level attorney generals and beyond to overturn the results of any state election that they frankly do not like in states where they have taken power.
"And so, even if you are successful in out organizing, they’re laying the groundwork to not even certify the results of the election."
"They are holding essentially dress rehearsals in states like Arizona in order to do that," she continued.
"And I think we should be extremely alarmed, and it will — we are setting it up to happen unless we pass very strong voter provisions against gerrymandering, voter protection rights not just in H.R. 4, but we need the retroactive provisions of H.R. 1.”
As Neon Nettle reported last month, most Arizona Republicans believe the audit will show Donald Trump, not Biden, won the state’s 2020 election.
Auditors told Arizona state Senate President Karen Fann and state Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Warren Petersen that there could be as many as 74,000 absentee ballots mail-in records missing.
“Arizona Senate hearings on the Maricopa County Election Audit is devastating news to the Radical Left Democrats and the Biden Administration,” Trump wrote.
"It is the one way to know if the problems are real problems or just clerical mistakes.
"There are ~ 74,000 ballots that came back, but there is no indication that they were ever sent out by the county!”