Ad campaign launched ‘to denounce sham election audits that delegitimise our democratic process’
One of the billboards, from the group Republicans for Voting Rights, er i New York City Times Square and says: “Trump Lost. No more ‘audits’.”
På onsdag, the Republican Accountability Project twitret that they have “launched a billboard campaign across the country in response to reckless Republican calls for sham audits of the 2020 election”.
The “billboards will run in Georgia, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Michigan to denounce sham election audits that delegitimise our democratic process,” they la til.
Republicans for Voting Rights says on their website that the campaign will cost a quarter of a million dollars and will “call on state lawmakers to reject frivolous audits of the 2020 election results”.
The “Trump lost” billboards will be seen in “major markets” in states where discussions of having audits of the 2020 election results are ongoing.
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency sa i en uttalelse på 12 november 2020: "Valget 3. november var det sikreste i amerikansk historie."
Mr Trump made the baseless claim that the 2020 election was stolen yet again when he called into a campaign event for Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin on Wednesday.
«Vi vant inn 2016. Vi vant inn 2020 – det mest korrupte valget i landets historie, sannsynligvis en av de mest korrupte overalt. But we’re gonna win it again," han sa.
Trump ga en uttalelse noen timer tidligere, ordtak: "Hvis vi ikke løser presidentvalgsvindel av 2020 (som vi har dokumentert grundig og endelig), Republikanerne vil ikke stemme i '22 eller '24.
But Mr Trump’s claims of fraud is not borne out by the evidence – an audit of the 2020 votes in Maricopa County, Arizona organised and led by Republicans recently showed that President Joe Biden did win, with his vote share actually increasing according to the heavily criticised review of votes.
Part of the audit in Maricopa County was funded by donations from Trump supporters, but the Associated Press rapporterte in July that taxpayers in the county will now have to shell out $3m on new voting machines because the ones used in the 2020 election were compromised after being handled by companies not approved to be in control of such equipment.
Republicans in Wisconsin have budgeted $680,000 of taxpayer’s funds for an audit of the state’s 2020 resultater, ifølge AP, and similar GOP efforts in Texas, New Hampshire, og Pennsylvania could also lead to taxpayers funding election results reviews.
Bill Kristol, one of the directors of the Republican Accountability Project, told CNN on Monday that “we have a problem of a whole political party signing onto a lie and acting on behalf of that lie going forward”.