Trump demands new election after Masters defeat, torches Maricopa County: ‘Do election over again!’

Former President Trump tore into Arizona’s Maricopa County, accusing them of “voter fraud” after Democratic Senator Mark Kelly was declared the winner late Friday evening against Republican Blake Masters in an extremely tight race for his seat.

The former president took to Truth Social, calling the election result “a scam” and once again nailing those in charge in Arizona for alleged “voter fraud.” He railed that they “stole the election” and demanded that a new one be held.

“So in Maricopa County they’re at it again. Voting Machines in large numbers didn’t work, but only in Republican districts,” he raged on his social media platform. “People were forced to wait for hours, then got exhausted or had other things to do and left the voting lines by the thousands.”

Masters is not the only Republican being affected by the delays. Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, who is running against Democratic Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, is also in jeopardy as the votes again magically changed days after the actual election took place. She was leading and now, suddenly, Hobbs is ahead by 26,000 votes. That lead is expected to narrow as votes are counted.

“Even Kari Lake was taken to a Liberal Democrat district in order to vote. Others weren’t so lucky,” Trump remarked. “This is a scam and voter fraud, no different than stuffing the ballot boxes. They stole the Electron from Blake Masters. Do Election over again!”

He went on to declare that the entire election was “tainted,” exclaiming, “MACHINES BROKEN IN REPUBLICAN AREAS. A NEW ELECTION MUST BE CALLED FOR IMMEDIATELY!”

Masters has trailed Kelly since voting took place last Tuesday but it was widely expected the gap would narrow as more votes were counted. Kelly led Masters by approximately 115,000 votes on Friday. Mail-in-ballots were still being counted in Maricopa County as voters waited for the outcome to materialize. Fox News declared Kelly to be the winner just after 10 pm on Friday.

Trump endorsed Masters who won the Arizona GOP primary back in August.

Currently, the Senate is still up for grabs and the count is tied at 49-49 with Nevada and Georgia still up in the air. Nevada should be decided on Saturday with the Republican, Adam Laxalt, ahead by a tiny margin against Democratic incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto. Georgia will be a run-off in December between Republican Herschel Walker and Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock.

Republicans believed that Masters had a very good chance of winning Arizona and his defeat is a stunning blow to the party.

Kelly won in 2020 against then-Sen. Martha McSally, a Republican who was appointed to serve the rest of John McCain’s term after he died after a long battle with brain cancer while in office.

“Thank you to the people of Arizona for re-electing me to the United States Senate,” Kelly told supporters. “From day one, this campaign has been about the many Arizonans – Democrats, Independents, and Republicans – who believe in working together to tackle the significant challenges we face. That’s exactly what I’ve done in my first two years in office and what I will continue to do for as long as I’m there.”

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