Former President Trump has hailed the Republicans’ efforts to conduct an election audit in Maricopa County, Arizona, but he also warned that the left Democrats would start their “demean and destroy campaign” soon.

“Incredible organization and integrity taking place in Arizona with respect to the Fraudulent 2020 Presidential Election,” Trump said in the statement released by Save America PAC on Monday, April 26.

Arizona’s Republican-controlled Senate started a comprehensive forensic audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa on Friday, including a hand recount of all ballots. They are seeking to clarify the validity of the general election results in the state’s populous county.

The electoral process carried out in Maricopa was overshadowed by suspicions of fraud, to the extent that after being sued in court, legal access was granted to the Dominion Voting System tabulation machines and the 2.1 million ballots cast by voters, according to the Senate’s official website.

The Arizona Republican Party revealed that they have chosen and hired a team of independent forensic auditors for the assignment, including Wake Technology Services, CyFIR, Digital Discovery and Cyber Ninjas.

In his statement, Trump raised an alarm on the possibility that the Democrats would seek to undermine the audit efforts.

“These are Great American Patriots, but watch, the Radical Left Democrats ‘demean and destroy campaign’ will start very soon,” Trump said. “They will say anything they can to take away the integrity, validity, and credibility of what these incredible Patriots are doing.”

But the former president still expressed his confidence that, “the people of Arizona won’t stand for it. They were among the earliest to see that this was a Rigged Election!”

Trump repeated a warning he issued two days earlier in which he said, “Democrats are doing everything they can to stop the great Patriots of Arizona from doing a Forensic Audit of the 2020 Presidential Election Scam.”

In another statement on Monday, Trump blasted the Arizona governor for ignoring his demand to provide security for the recount of the ballots from Maricopa.

“Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona, one of the worst Governors in America, and the second worst Republican Governor in America, is refusing to provide security for the American Patriots who are hand counting the Rigged 2020 Arizona Election Ballots,” he said.

Cyber Ninjas, a Florida-based cybersecurity company which leads the chosen auditors, has alleged that there was widespread voter fraud in last year’s general election.

Cyber Ninjas owner Doug Logan said their work will include “scanning of all ballots, a full manual recount, auditing of the register and votes cast, recounting of votes and the electronic voting system,” and finally, a comprehensive report of the results. 

The process could take at least 60 days.