By: Daniel John Sobieski
The Democrats are howling about the forensic audit of the votes cast in Arizona’s Maricopa County, or allegedly cast, in the 2020 presidential election. Methinks they doth protest too much, their angst revelatory of a concern that statistical anomalies and curious events will be proven to be deliberate election tampering. If the 2020 election was conducted fairly, as they insist, then there should be no fear. So what are they afraid of?
We all remember how Fox News made a curious early election night call of Arizona for Joe Biden with few actual votes cast while withholding judgment on Florida despite a seemingly insurmountable Trump lead. It was the first sign that something was not quite right even before a number of key states suspiciously stopped counting votes and huge blocks of Biden votes appeared out of the ether to blow away Trump’s lead and give basement Biden more votes than Barack Hussein Obama.
Nationwide we witnessed ballots being pulled from suitcases under tables and unloaded from vans that were supposed to be delivering pizza to election workers while Republican poll watchers were locked out and sometimes thrown out of ballot counting rooms. Ballot harvesting and randomly appearing voter drop boxes made a mockery of the ballot chain of custody that is so important. And who needs signature verification on absentee ballots anyway? Nothing to see here, so move on.
In Maricopa County, basement Biden pulled off an election miracle and he pulled it off with the help of election meddling from Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg. As the investigative think tank Capital Research Center reported:
Perhaps the biggest underreported story of 2020 was how one billionaire, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, joined with a sleepy Chicago-based 501(c)(3) public charity to effectively privatize the election in many states.
Meet the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL), which funneled an unprecedented $350 million from Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, to local elections officials for COVID-19 “relief.” In a blink, CTCL grew from almost nothing—its 2018 revenues were just $1.4 million—to a titan with the means to heavily influence election outcomes in favor of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in key battleground states….
By any normal metric, Arizona should have been an easy win for Trump, even a blowout….
Enter CTCL, which made grants to nine Arizona counties just prior to the 2020 election, five of which have been confirmed by CRC to total just over $5 million.
Biden won just 5 of Arizona’s 15 counties, accounting for 85 percent of his overall votes in the state and almost 80 percent of Arizona’s entire population. CTCL funded 4 of the 5 counties Biden won. The exception was little Santa Cruz County on the U.S.-Mexico border….
Only one county in the state flipped in 2020: Maricopa County, which narrowly broke for Biden by 50.3 percent to 48.1 percent. Maricopa County gave Biden 1,040,774 votes (62 percent of his statewide total), miraculously doubling Clinton’s 2016 figures.
In 2016, Trump won Maricopa 49.1 percent to 45.7 percent with 590,465 votes. Yet he lost the county in 2020, despite winning an additional 405,000 votes, bringing his total to 995,665 votes (59.9 percent of his statewide total).
CTCL gave Maricopa County elections officials close to $3 million, or $1.80 for every Biden vote in the jurisdiction. Centered on Phoenix, Maricopa is the fourth most populous county in America and the largest in Arizona, containing roughly 62 percent of the state’s population and over 60 percent of its registered voters.