Public data tracks Biden-only and Trump ballots in 2020 Arizona election
One of the lingering plots surrounding the 2020 election is that thousands of fraudulent Biden-only ballots were counted in Maricopa County, helping Democrats win the county and state.
However, a bipartisan team of analysts told ABC15 that publicly available election data can debunk these claims. The team calculated the ballots reserved for Trump in Maricopa County and exceeded the ballots reserved for Biden by 450.
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Benny White, Larry Moore and Tim Halvorsen conducted their unauthorized audit using data from Maricopa County’s cast votes file. The record is a public database containing the results of the 2.1 million ballots cast in the November 2020 election.
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The team isolated data where voters made a selection in the presidential race but left the rest of the ballot blank. The team identified nearly 6,500 ballots for Biden only or Trump only, and the group shared that data with ABC investigators15.
The map above shows the net distribution of the ballots reserved for Trump and Biden in hundreds of ridings in Maricopa County. The deeper red enclosure received more Trump-only ballots. The deeper blue constituencies had more Biden-only ballots. According to the team’s analysis, no constituency had a clear difference in president-only votes greater than 25.
A total of 3,024 Maricopa County ballots were only marked for Joe Biden. Donald Trump received 3,474. That’s a difference of 450 in Trump’s favor, according to the team’s analysis of data.
“That’s 3,024 in total, out of 2 million ballots,” White said. “This is an extremely low number.”
The team concluded that the presidential ballots actually worked against Biden. They also found no anomalies, with no large cache of those ballots suggesting a fraudulent effort to help Biden.
“It looks like a really clean election,” Moore said.
President Joe Biden won Arizona by about 10,000 votes.
This trio work separately from the Arizona Senate forensic audit currently taking place at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. The results of the Colosseum audit are expected in about six weeks, but these results would have no impact on the results of the 2020 election.