Washington | After months of controversy, a new manual count of the US 2020 presidential results confirms Donald Trump’s loss to Joe Biden in a major county in the home state of Arizona, according to a preliminary version of the ‘review expected on Friday’.
The Democrat’s margin of victory is slightly larger than that revealed after the poll, in which Joe Biden won about 45,500 votes up front in Maricopa County, according to this Republican-funded study by electoral start-up, Cyber Ninja.
That data won’t stop Donald Trump from continuing to insist that the election was “stolen” from him, an accusation that angered attackers at the Capitol on January 6. But they confirm what was already clear: The results of the 2020 election will not be reversed.
The Republican billionaire, who is abandoning the idea of a new candidacy in 2024, has swept these initial conclusions by saying that the final report, to be revealed on Friday afternoon, will be “totally different from what the disinformation media is talking about.”
These first conclusions “should mark the end of this story, and all that remains is just a thriller,” on the contrary, was the reaction of the Republican president of the Maricopa County election organization, Jack Sellers.
“This means that (…) the results reflect the will of the voters,” he insisted.
The review was commissioned by Republicans in the Arizona Senate.
Joe Biden won the presidential election by more than seven million votes, ahead of Donald Trump.