Cindy McCain slams 'ludicrous' Arizona audit & says 'Biden won' – days after Trump said count could undo 'rigged' vote

CINDY McCain has slammed the continued probes into the election outcome as "ludicrous" after Donald Trump ranted at Mar-a-Lago that Arizona will be the first state to overturn the results.

The recount centres on 2.1 million ballots for the races for president and Senate in Arizona’s Maricopa County, and comes on the back of false allegations of a fraudulent election by Trump and Republicans.

Speaking to CNN on Sunday, Ms McCain criticized the recount for coming six months after both races were won by Democrats, and called the Arizona Republican Party “crazy”.

She said: "The election is over.

“Biden won. I know many of them don't like the outcome. But, you know, elections have consequences.”

Her comments come after former President Trump launched into a rant at his Mar-a-Lago resort claiming Arizona will be the first state to overturn its election results in his favor.

Ms McCain said: “This does not surprise me.

“You know, things are just aloof and crazy out there right now in regards to the election.”

Despite being a lifelong Republican, the widow of the late Arizona Senator John McCain has been vocal about her support of Biden.

She even spoke on his behalf at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

Earlier Trump told supporter Arizona will be the first state to fall and undo the "rigged" 2020 election.

"I wouldn't be surprised if they found thousands and thousands and thousands of votes," Trump said of a Republican-led recount in Arizona's Maricopa County.

"After that, you'll watch Pennsylvania, you'll watch Georgia," Trump continued. "And you're going to watch Michigan and Wisconsin."

"This was a rigged election. Everybody knows it," he added.

A recording of Trump's tirade was shared to Twitter on Friday.

The former president continued to repeat his allegations that he only lost the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden because of widespread election fraud.

No concrete proof of election fraud was ever made public.

Ballots in Arizona are currently being recounted by a private company hired by the Republican-led Senate in the state in an unprecedented audit of the November election results.

The hand recount began last Friday and is scheduled to be finished by May 14.

On Friday, Former Arizona Rep Anthony Kern was seen taking part in the recount in Maricopa County, according to Newsweek.

Kern was present at the January 6 riots at the US Capitol building and was an advocate for the "Stop the Steal" movement by Trump supporters.

Kern lost his House seat in the 2020 election, but the Arizona recount only applies to the presidential race and the Senate race.

Both were won by Democrats in the state.

Trump moved to Mar-a-Lago after leaving the White House in January.

The former president has reportedly set up an office and has been working out of the Florida resort since.

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