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A Republican group is using billboards to send a direct message to Donald Trump and his supporters who continue to push for endless election audits based on debunked allegations of voter fraud.
“TRUMP LOST,” read Republicans’ voting billboards. “MORE AUDITS. ”
There is a billboard in Times Square in New York:
The group said it plans to install dozens of billboards in eight states, many near buildings in the state capital and in places where Trump supporters are pushing for audits, especially in Georgia, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, Arizona and Michigan.
None of Trump’s far-fetched allegations of voter fraud have been substantiated by evidence. A Republican-led audit in Maricopa County, Ariz. Recently confirmed Biden won.
While the partisan audit was funded in part by Trump supporters, taxpayers in Maricopa County are now required to pay nearly $ 3 million to replace equipment compromised by amateur listeners hired by Republicans in the Senate of the United States. ‘State.
Additionally, the AP reported that Republicans in Wisconsin authorized $ 680,000 in taxpayer dollars for their own audit. GOP-backed efforts in Texas, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania could also leave taxpayers footing the bill.
“The 2020 elections were safe and fair,” Amanda Carpenter, director of Republicans for Voting Rights, said in a press release. “These mock audits are a waste of time and money.”
The organization is part of the Republican Accountability Project, which called on GOP lawmakers who enabled Trump and supported the Jan.6 insurgency.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.