If you look at Arizona right now, and listen to a MAJOR conservative radio host discuss the loony audit, the problem comes into focus:
.@broomheadKTAR is a two-time Trump voter, staunch conservative and one-time supporter of auditing the 2020 election in Maricopa county. Now, his radio show is a daily recitation of how the effort became a debacle. My story from Phoenix: https://t.co/MarholYCoW
“ Bitter GOP infighting is hardly new in the state; party activists constantly clashed with the late Republican Sen. John McCain for not being sufficiently conservative. To Broomhead, this rift is resurfacing at the worst time, right before the 2022 election, when Arizonans will vote in six statewide races, including for governor and U.S. senator.
“That division is coming to a head right now,” he told his audience, warning that the state party’s all-in support for the audit is leaving moderate Republicans and independents out of the fold. “And if you don’t get everybody on board … we are going to watch the Democrats win the majority of those six important races.”
HERE IS THE KEY POINT:
“ For state legislators in safe GOP districts, backing the recount is good politics. A poll by HigherGround, an Arizona consulting firm, found that more than three-quarters of Republicans support the audit. Winning over that base of voters ensures a primary victory, and effectively, reelection.
But the same poll found that 55% of Arizonans overall oppose the effort, which means it could drag down statewide and swing district candidates come November 2022.
The recount has already rippled into next year’s governor’s race, which Hobbs jumped into last week. Days earlier, OH Predictive Insights, a Phoenix-based pollster, had put Hobbs at the top of its power rankings of Arizona officials, based in part on her growing name recognition and favorability. Mike Noble, the firm’s director of research, tied her surge to her high-profile challenge to Cyber Ninjas and the state Senate.”
the AZ “audit” lunacy is great for the GOP from heavily gerrymandered districts, but bad statewide and in swing districts.