PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - For months, GOP Senate President Karen Fann has been saying the partisan election audit she ordered had nothing to do with overturning or decertifying the election. But the moneymen who largely paid for the disputed election review say otherwise.
Richer also questioned the Cyber Ninjas' credibility, the Florida-based business hired by the GOP-led Senate to conduct the audit funded partly with taxpayer money.
"Maybe what we see is we see a flipping of the Electoral College and a place we've never been before. It's totally unprecedented in our country, but I will tell you what if that's the case and the outcome of the election was what we believe it is, then something needs to happen," said Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's former national security advisor.
He said that with former Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne. Both are strong supporters of the 45th president, have pushed baseless conspiracy theories about the 2020 election and reportedly run pro-Trump organizations that have contributed millions to pay for the audit in Maricopa County.
"Mike, will you agree that if they find nothing there, I'll come out and apologize?" asked Byrne. "I'll stand there with Patrick on an international stage and say, 'We were wrong,'" said Flynn. "And I'm sorry we put this country through this, but if we're right, maybe there's another court of action," said Byrne.
The report comes just one day after Maricopa County announced it will seek reimbursement for the new voting machines.
But that "other course of action" won't include overturning the Arizona election results, according to Terry Goddard, the former Democratic attorney general, who said there is no legal process to overturn the election certified by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey.