Recounts and recalls surely are trying Republicans’ patience

After four months of trying to tally one county's results, Arizona Republicans should be at their wit's end. Instead, the recount has inspired Wisconsin and Pennsylvania to join the fray.

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September 15, 2021 - 10:40 AM

Contractors working for Cyber Ninjas, who was hired by the Arizona State Senate, examine and recount ballots from the 2020 general election in Phoenix, Arizona. (Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images/TNS)

Before the polls had even opened Tuesday morning, Larry Elder blamed voter fraud for what he sensed would be a losing campaign to unseat California Gov. Gavin Newsom in a recall election. 

Elder was the top-polling Republican among a crowded field. 

On Monday afternoon, the talk radio host’s campaign website implored voters to sign a petition demanding legislators call for a special session to investigate “the twisted results,” of the election.

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