by Sharon Rondeau
(May 30, 2021) — On Saturday morning, Florida State Representative and congressional candidate Anthony Sabatini tweeted, “The result of the #ArizonaAudit is going to be earth shattering,” referring to the election audit taking place in Maricopa County, AZ of the November 3, 2020 election.
Sabatini punctuated his remark with, “Get ready!”
Following a week-long break due to the venue’s other commitments, the audit resumed last Monday, although the Twitter account associated with the effort has been relatively quiet.
Sabatini currently represents Florida’s 32nd district in the state legislature and is seeking election in 2022 to the U.S. House of Representatives in the state’s 11th congressional district. “I am an America-First conservative and I’m running for Congress… because the spineless and corrupt Republican Establishment turned its back on President Trump and refuses to fight for our America-First agenda,” Sabatini, 32, states on his campaign website.
Born in Smithtown, NY, Sabatini relocated to Florida as a toddler, his biography states. He holds a J.D. and since 2008 has been active in the Florida Army National Guard.
Sabatini’s comment mirrors that of 45th President Donald J. Trump regarding the Maricopa audit. Since November 3, Trump and his campaign insisted he won the election “in a landslide” over Democrat Joe Biden but was denied victory through various forms of election fraud.
None of the legal challenges the campaign raised following the election was granted a hearing on the merits, and in December the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case brought by Texas and 17 other states challenging the reported electoral results in Pennsylvania and three other “swing” states (not Arizona) which many said were arrived at fraudulently.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has objected to the audit, claiming it is riddled with incompetence and that the claim made by State Senate President Karen Fann that a key database was “deleted” from a server is “false, defamatory, and beneath the dignity of the Senate.”
Numerous Democrat-aligned groups and law offices attempted to stop the audit before it commenced on April 23, appealing to the U.S. Justice Department when those efforts fell short of their goal.