El expresidente Donald Trump camina para abordar el Marine One en el jardín sur de la Casa Blanca en Washington el 12 de enero de 2021.
Not content with letting sleep dogs (or former presidents) lie, conspiracy theorists QAnon are hoping there’s another way to discredit the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Republicans in Arizona have optimistically filed a lawsuit to the state’s Supreme Court calling for election officials to be removed immediately and for election results dating back to 2018 to be invalidated. Calling them ‘inadvertent usurpers’, they also want to take the places of elected officials, claiming they won because the vote-counting equipment used at the time wasn’t properly certified.
“When in the past citizens have been appointed by the governor to finish out a Senate term due to unusual circumstances, the governor has typically chosen pedigreed, well-known politicians, but this is not necessary. Any Arizona resident meeting the minimum qualifications is entitled to and has the right be appointed to a seat in unusual situations,” the lawsuit claims.
It comes amid a Republican party sanctioned vote audit taking place in the state, where over two million votes from November are being recounted. The firm conducting the audit, has been using UV lights to look for watermarks that many QAnon conspiracy theorists claim were placed on certain ballots and has been checking ballots for bamboo fibres after conspiracy theories alleged that thousands of votes for Biden were flown in from Asia. Right...
Grant Woods, a former Republican attorney general who became a Democrat during Trump’s presidency, told the press, “They lost and they can’t get over it.”