Democrats are certainly not acting like they believe the Arizona vote was free and fair. From Paul Craig Roberts at paulcraigroberts.org:
Arizona Democrats have refused to comply with court orders and have declared an audit “racist.”
The criminal gang that masquerades as the US Dept of Justice has declared the election audit “voter intimidtion” as the DOJ attempts to intimidate Republicans to cease the audit. https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/gop-chair-elise-stefanik-justice-department-is-trying-to-block-maricopa-county-audit_3817473.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mb-2021-05-17&mktids=099d101a6305b3625c83b169b1fd089a&est=Wk7f9aOTamkQQYovPsQ7e0K59e9qkxefANnaS30L81tnWqAosaiyIQ%3D%3D
Obviously, there was massive electoral fraud. If not, why the extraordinary effort to block the audit? If there was no election fraud, the Democrats would welcome an audit to prove their case.
What will Republicans, assuming the DOJ doesn’t scare them off, do with the evidence of election theft? Chances are high they will cover it up. Why? Here are several reasons:
Republicans are largely from the business and corporate community. They don’t know how to fight. They learned that you get to the top by not making waves.
Republicans are patriotic and are concerned to protect America’s reputation. Many will argue that to reveal the fraud will undermine America’s reputation and democracy and that the Chinese and Russians will use the fraud for propaganda against America. Suppressing the evidence of fraud is necessary to protect America’s influence.
If Arizona can actually pull off a legitimate vote audit and irregularities are revealed, that may be enough to get the ball rolling on investigations into other states. Which may in turn upend the 2020 election results, both locally and nationally. SLL puts the probability at low, but James Howard Kunstler is an optimist. From an optimistic Kunstler at kunstler.com:
There was Joe Biden, all masked-up at the Virtual Climate Summit Meeting, the only world leader with his face covered, like he was fixing to rob the joint. In reality — if such a place in space-time still exists — Joe was sitting all by himself in an otherwise empty room in front of a video camera, all vaxed-up, too, as is everybody else who comes and goes in the White House. So, what was the mask all about? Surely not the virus. Does Ol’ White Joe bethink himself some kind of international Lone Ranger?
This was only one of countless mysteries orbiting around the dimming star that is Joe Biden. The biggest one, the planet Jupiter of all puzzlements, is how the guy managed to get elected occupant of the oval office. Or, more to the point, how did others manage to get him elected? I mean, considering those few embarrassing campaign forays from the basement to a bunch of empty parking lots back in the fall of 2020, not to mention the supernatural victory on Super Tuesday that rescued his pitiful old ass from the glue factory of broken-down political war-horses.
We may be about to find out as Arizona’s State Senate finally got around to approving a full audit of the November 3rd vote in Maricopa County, comprising Phoenix and its asteroid belt of suburbs, which amounts to more than two-thirds of the state’s population. The Democratic Party tried pretty hard to stop the durned thing, sending its gnarliest Lawfare warrior, one Marc Elias from the Clinton-indentured DC firm of Perkins Coie, and a posse of 70 other attorneys, to bury the proceedings in court orders. But all they got was a weekend pause from an Arizona judge who imposed a $1-million-dollar bond payment on the Democrats to cover expenses for the interruption — which would then be forfeited if the audit went forward. The Dems declined to pay up, so the pause was lifted and the audit goes forward today.