Stefanik Says She Supports GOP Review Of Biden’s Arizona Victory As She Stresses Embrace Of Trump

Stefanik Says She Supports GOP Review Of Biden’s Arizona Victory As She Stresses Embrace Of Trump

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(CNN)GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik, who is poised to become the next House GOP conference chair, said on Thursday that she “fully” supports a controversial Republican-led effort in Arizona to cast doubt on President Joe Biden’s victory there, arguing that “we want to be able to fix and strengthen our election security and election integrity,” a move that aligns the New York Republican closely with former President Donald Trump’s baseless effort to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the 2020 election

Stefanik has rapidly won support, including from Trump and the top two House GOP leaders, to quickly replace Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney as the No. 3 in the leadership — after Cheney has warned about Trump’s lies that the 2020 election was stolen and said that such rhetoric is dangerous to democracy.

There was no evidence of widespread voter fraud or systemic issues in the 2020 election.

    But Stefanik, who voted to overturn Pennsylvania electoral results even after the January 6 insurrection, while supporting a Texas-led lawsuit to throw out millions of votes in battleground states, has continually pushed the notion that something was amiss in the 2020 election, an issue that has become a litmus test in order to win Trump’s backing.

      “I fully support the audit in Arizona. We want transparency and answers for the American people,” Stefanik said in an interview on Steve Bannon’s radio show Thursday.

        She later said, “We want to be able to fix and strengthen our election security and election integrity going into future elections — that should be something whether you’re Republican, Democrat or Independent, everyone should agree with, having faith in our election system.”

        An election audit of the 2020 ballots from Arizona’s largest county — one demanded by Republican state senators — kicked off at the end of April. The partisan audit, which could stretch for roughly two months, comes after county election officials conducted two audits and fou

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