Opinion: The compromised Senate audit didn’t restore Republicans’ broken trust in elections. There’s only one way to do that now.
By Robert Robb | Arizona Republic
Ordinarily, I’m not a big fan of leaks and how the media responds to them. The leaker usually has an agenda, which the media advances in exchange for notching a scoop, which is how the media regretfully keeps score.
In the case of the Senate audit of Maricopa County election results, however, the leaks had a beneficial effect. They largely precluded the spin the Trump conspiracists intended to put on the results.
A draft report was widely leaked to Arizona media, which rushed to establish the headline point: The hand count conducted by the Senate auditors didn’t produce a result materially different than Maricopa County’s machine count. In the audit count, Biden still won Maricopa County by almost precisely the same margin.
The spin from Trump conspiracists’ was thwarted