(USA Features) Cindy McCain, the widow of long-serving Republican Sen. John McCain, blasted the state GOP’s ballot audit, calling the ongoing effort “ludicrous” because Joe Biden won the presidential election.
“Listen, this whole thing is ludicrous, quite frankly. It’s ludicrous. And this also comes from a state party in Arizona that refused to be audited themselves on votes that were cast within their own party communications,” she told CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“The election is over. [President] Biden won,” she added. “I know many of them don’t like the outcome, but, you know, elections have consequences. And so … this does not surprise me, you know, that things are just aloof and crazy out there right now with regards to the election.”
Currently, state Republicans are conducting an audit of some 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County last fall amid concerns there may have been some irregularities. The audit also includes tabulation machines and voter information.
Democrats and other critics claim that the audit itself undermines confidence, though Republicans counter that the process is only meant to ensure that last fall’s results are accurate.
Along those lines, Democrats sought to block the audit through legal action, but a judge ruled last week that the tabulation review can continue.
John McCain was a staunch critic of former President Donald Trump, even going so far as to sabotage an effort early on to repeal Obamacare, though he had supported repeal in several previous votes.
And Cindy McCain angered many Republicans last year when she decided to support Biden instead of Trump’s reelection bid.
In recent weeks, Politico reported that the Biden administration is considering tapping McCain to serve as U.S. ambassador to the U.N. World Food Program.