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Rep. Biggs asks for ‘100 percent’ audit of Maricopa County ballots

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Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) on Friday co-signed a letter to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors asking for a “100 percent” audit of the county’s votes, despite the margin between the two presidential candidates being outside that which would automatically trigger a recount.

This comes after Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Daniel Kiley threw out a GOP lawsuit on Friday that claimed “potentially thousands” of Arizona voters were disenfranchised on November 3, alleging that election workers had overridden ballots with possible “overvotes.” This occurs when voters mark more options than allowed in a particular race on their ballots.

Friday’s letter, also co-signed by Arizona GOP Reps. Paul Gossar and David Schweikert, cited affidavits from hundreds of voters claiming that their ballots were discounted.

These affidavits, however, were dismissed by Judge Kiley, saying, “The fact that your process for obtaining these affidavits yielded affidavits that you yourself found to be false does not support a finding that this process generates reliable evidence.”

“This is concerning,” Kiley added.

The letter also used the narrow vote margin between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden to justify an audit, despite the margin not being narrow enough for a recount.

Despite this loss, Biggs’ team insists that the legal challenges against the election results continue in Arizona, saying that the Dominion Voting System software has raised red flags in other parts of the country. Allegations surrounding this software have received heavy scrutiny.

When asked for a comment, a spokesperson for Congressman Biggs said that “The overvotes lawsuit wasn’t the only thing that has been raised in Arizona” and that “Maricopa County appears to have used the Dominion service for ballots, and as you know, that has raised some red flags in other parts of the country.”

“As Rep Biggs said in his statement: let’s leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of accountability and transparency,” the spokesperson added.

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There is ‘repeated evidence’ of non-citizens voting

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There is “repeated evidence” of non-citizens voting, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) said during an appearance on Breitbart News Daily, discussing the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act.

“Let me just say this about the overall state of the election issue,” Roy began, explaining that “we’ve got repeated evidence of those who are here illegally — or, or whether they’re here legally — but non-citizens voting.”

“We’ve got studies demonstrating that. We’ve got evidence that it may have tipped the election for Al Franken and his election back in Minnesota. Objective studies have showed…Virginia tossing out 1,500 registered voters just last year. I can go through a laundry list. We’ve got local jurisdictions — Oakland, San Francisco, our nation’s capital in Washington, DC, and New York City — who are registering voters specifically for their state and local elections, but we know that they don’t work hard to make sure they’re not voting in federal elections,” he said, noting that “federal law prohibits [and] limits the ability of states to be able to check and ensure citizenship, so much so that the state of Arizona has to run two systems — one for their state local elections and one for their federal elections.”

“They’re literally bifurcated because they want to ensure citizenship for their state and local elections, but they’re not allowed to for federal elections. Therefore, we need to fix the problem,” he said.

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Further, Roy said, because of the Motor Voter Act — the National Voter Registration Act — passed in the 1990s, the courts have interpreted federal laws to limit the state’s ability to “determine and collect the information necessary for determining and checking citizenship.”

Essentially, Roy said the U.S. has set up a system that requires federal agencies to push out the forms, encouraging individuals to register to vote. And while they ask one to identify if they are a citizen, and while federal law requires one to be a citizen to vote in federal elections, the congressman said there is nothing there to actually check citizenship.

The SAVE Act would help address these issues and correct what Roy described as the “glitch,” making it so every state would require anyone applying to register to vote to prove their citizenship.

“By doing that, though, it is correcting the glitch. It also goes through and it addresses some of the issues that have been complicated. There are states, for example, like North Dakota, which does not have voter registration at all, okay? So they can just show up to vote and don’t have registration…They have their own rules there about what you have to present in order just to vote. And that’s obviously a less populated state than, say, California or Texas or New York or Florida. But, so, we adapt and try to adjust to help with those kinds of situations. But, overall, the purpose of the bill is exactly as you just described, pretty simple,” Roy said. This is a bipartisan issue with massive support.

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