July 16, 2021
Forget about Booting Biden
By George Walsh
As the forensic audit in Maricopa County, Arizona, winds down, expectations are rising that the defects of the 2020 election will finally be addressed. A recent poll reports that "more than half" of Republicans expect the audit to bounce President Biden out of office. That's not going to happen. And that's not a bad thing. Fixing the 2020 election requires more than Biden has to offer. Real reform requires going after the people who put Biden in office.
If the goal is bouncing Biden, then, as a practical matter, at a certain point, we need to stop litigating the outcome of the 2020 election and focus on winning the 2024 election. That point is the end of next year, and while that seems like a lot of time, it isn't.
To understand why, let's start with the Maricopa audit. It can't prove fraud. All it can do is show if the county conducted the election according to legal minimum standards. Given the long list of Election Day "anomalies" and "irregularities," it's an easy bet that the audit will show that Maricopa Country failed to meet those standards.