“Florida’s election in 2020 was accurate, transparent and conducted in compliance with Florida law,” Lee told Spectrum News in a written statement on Wednesday. “Florida has already conducted both pre and post elections audits, and we are confident in the security and integrity of our 2020 election.”
Lee’s response is a rebuke to Central Florida state Rep. Anthony Sabatini, who on Monday called on her to initiate audits in Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Orange counties. Those are the five biggest counties in the state, and all five happened to have voted for Joe Biden for president last fall.
“There’s an enormous amount of people that are very concerned about the integrity of the elections,” Sabatini said on Wednesday, adding that he gets more calls, emails and texts about voting concerns than any other issue, including immigration. “Why not just do the audits? That way everybody can just say, ‘OK, good,’ now you can either prove that either everything did go well, or there were mistakes that were made and we’re going to fix those, too.”