PRESS RELEASE: Idaho Lt. Governor Calls for 50-State Election Audit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 27, 2021

Idaho Lt. Governor Calls for 50-State Election Audit

BOISE, Idaho — I have long believed that the most fundamental right of Americans is our right to vote. Voting is critical to the strength of our republic and its people. If we lose faith in our elections, our republic will not survive. Last week, Arizona concluded its months-long audit of Maricopa County. The results were startling.

Here are just a few of the issues found in the audit:

  • 23,344 mail-in ballots from persons no longer living at their mailing address.
  • 17,322 duplicate ballots.
  • 2,382 voters who voted in person but no longer lived in Maricopa County.
  • 2,081 ballots cast by voters who moved out of state during a 29-day period preceding the election.

According to the official tally, Joe Biden won Arizona by roughly 10,451 votes. The errors in Maricopa County alone make up this margin many times over. It is worth asking that if there are this many discrepancies in one county, what would we find if we audited every county in America? In our electoral system, fraud that happens in one state defrauds all states.

The citizens of this great country deserve to have confidence in their elections, and to believe without a shadow of a doubt that there is one person, one vote.

To protect the sanctity of our republic, I am calling on all 50 states to audit their elections. To protect Idahoans’ electoral rights, we must guarantee through an audit that not only Idaho’s elections are secure but the other 49 states are conducting their elections fairly as well.

I am specifically calling on all Idaho state legislators to join this effort. I know of at least one, Idaho State Rep. Chad Christensen, who has openly expressed support for an audit in all 50 states and for decertification where necessary.

Please don’t delay. The time is now!

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