A Republican group is utilizing billboards to ship a blunt message to Donald Trump and his supporters who’re nonetheless pushing for infinite election audits based mostly on debunked claims of election fraud.
“TRUMP LOST,” the billboards from Republicans for Voting Rights learn. “NO MORE ‘AUDITS.’”
One billboard is in Times Square in New York:
The group mentioned it plans to place up dozens of billboards in eight states, many near state capitol buildings and in areas the place Trump supporters are pushing for audits, together with Georgia, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Michigan.
None of Trump’s wild claims of election fraud have been backed by proof. A Republican-led audit in Maricopa County, Arizona not too long ago confirmed that Biden received there.
While the partisan audit was funded partly by Trump supporters, taxpayers in Maricopa County are actually on the hook for nearly $three million to interchange tools compromised by the newbie auditors employed by Republicans within the state Senate.
In addition, the AP reported that Wisconsin’s Republicans have licensed $680,000 in taxpayer cash for their very own audit. GOP-backed efforts in Texas, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania may additionally depart taxpayers footing the invoice.
“The 2020 election was secure and fair,” Amanda Carpenter, director of Republicans for Voting Rights, mentioned in a information launch. “These sham audits are a waste of time and money.”
The group is a part of of the Republican Accountability Project, which has been calling out GOP lawmakers who enabled Trump and supported the Jan. 6 riot.