Cindy McCain, the widow of late Senator John McCain, came forward Sunday stating her strong opposition to the latest in the 2020 election audit. In January, Arizona Republicans voted to censure McCain along with two prominent GOP members who disagreed with former President Donald Trump.
According to the original article by USA Today, McCain’s statement was a response to Jake Tapper of CNN, host of “State of the Union”. On Sunday, Tapper presented McCain with whether it was believed that the Arizona Republican Party was undermining democracy by recounting nearly 2.1 million general election ballots.
“The whole thing is ludicrous, quite frankly, it’s ludicrous,” McCain responded. “This also comes from a state party in Arizona that refused to be audited themselves on votes that were cast within their party communications.”
“The election is over. [Joe] Biden won,” she added. “I know many of them don’t like the outcome, but, you know, elections have consequences. And so … this does not surprise me, you know, that things are just aloof and crazy out there right now with regards to the election.”
Kelli Ward has promoted the Maricopa County audit launched last week as a way to promote election integrity. The process is being overseen by Cyber Ninjas, a Florida-based technology company, and has cost taxpayers $150,000 and will cost more than that as it continues. Unknown donors are also helping fund the effort.
The founder of Cyber Ninjas, Doug Logan has previously been reported to have helped find voting irregularities in Antrim County, Michigan. Logan quickly went to Twitter to distribute his finding, resulting in the deleting of his account.
In a society of super technology and national security threats, the election audit team is said to be running the ballots under ultraviolet light in order to catch so-called watermarks that may be present. The audit began on April 23rd and was estimated to last until May 14th. Arizona officials are now stating there is no deadline to when these ballots will be counted.