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A voter arrives to cast her ballot, Aug. 4, 2020, at the Mesa Community College Polling Station, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa.

Finally, that sacred day has arrived. That historic moment when the conspiratorial crowd in Arizona can stand up, with one voice, and proclaim “aHA!”

Yes, it looks like Arizona’s elusive voter fraud has finally been uncovered.

The Arizona Republican Party was jubilant at the news, delivered in Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s interim report on the Maricopa County election audit findings.

“BREAKING NEWS: Arizona audit with @KelliWardAZ. AG @GeneralBrnovich determined widespread FRAUD in 2020 Maricopa County election,” the Arizona Republican Party breathlessly reported.

State GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward was practically orgasmic.

“The criminals are marching and the prosecution is underway! #ElectionIntegrity,” she tweeted.

Ward even made a video about it (with a fundraising appeal, presumably, yet to come).

“The report indicates that the Election Integrity Unit review revealed instances of voter fraud,” Ward told party loyalists. “Yes, voter fraud by individuals who have been or will be prosecuted for various election crimes…Wow. That’s big. The words fraud and prosecuted are finally being used.

Widespread electoral fraud = 9 cases out of 3.4 million votes

Wow is right.

Especially if you read the footnote accompanying the single 12-page sentence of the voter fraud report — the one that refers to a report of all the fraud that Brnovich’s Election Integrity Unit uncovered during the election. 2020 presidential election.

The nine cases.

There are the six felons who allegedly managed to vote while in Pima County Jail.

And there are three women who turned in the first ballots for their recently deceased mothers. Two of them live in Maricopa County, one in Cochise County.

So. Nine cases of electoral fraud. Out of 3.4 million votes cast.

Something is spilled, okay, and kinda fragrant too. But it’s not fraud.

Hours after Brnovich’s report, Republican legislative hopeful Steve Zipperman had already issued a fundraising appeal.

“Attorney General Brnovich released a letter to Senator Fann (click below for full text), stating that there was ‘voter fraud’ in the 2020 election…” Zipperman wrote, the one of three Republicans hoping to replace Senator Karen Fann. “As the ONLY Arizona Senate candidate for LD-1 who said there was voter fraud in 2020, Steve was attacked for his conviction. Steve’s insight, courage and drive to restoring voter confidence in Arizona is essential.”

No word on Steve’s ability to read a footnote.

Or maybe he intentionally omitted the fact that we’re talking about nine whole cases of voter fraud.

Even Brnovich — the Senate candidate who is slipping in the polls and desperate for Donald Trump’s endorsement — couldn’t bring himself to claim Arizona’s election was stolen, even though he doesn’t care. is approached as closely as possible. (i.e. not close at all).

He claimed there were “serious vulnerabilities” in Arizona’s electoral system, but he could not point to a single instance of bogus voting as a result.

The only ‘vulnerability’ is Brnovich’s senatorial campaign

The only really serious vulnerability here is Brnovich’s Senate campaign prospects, which is why I suspect the attorney general who, in 2020, had no problem with the Arizona election now…suddenly does.

In November 2020, as politicians all around him swooped in for cover, Brnovich went on national television to proclaim there was simply no evidence that Donald Trump was robbed in Arizona. Then he proceeded to certify the election.

“It boiled down to: people were sharing their ticket,” he told Fox Business’ Neil Cavuto. “People voted for Republicans by ballot, and they didn’t vote for President Trump or Martha McSally. So that’s the reality.

And yet, here is Brnovich now, when there is still no evidence that Donald Trump was robbed.

“It’s frustrating,” he said on Steve Bannon’s podcast Thursday morning. “It’s frustrating for all of us what happened in 2020.”

Even more frustrating is what happens in 2022.

Contact Roberts at laurie.roberts@arizonarepublic.com. Follow her on Twitter at @LaurieRoberts.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Arizona Voter Fraud Finally Uncovered



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