Giant 'Trump Lost. No More 'Audits'' Billboard Appears in Times Square

A billboard declaring that "Trump Lost" the 2020 U.S. election has appeared in New York City's Times Square.

The display reads, in full: "Trump Lost. No more 'audits'" in reference to the ongoing efforts of former President Donald Trump and his supporters to have the results of the election overturned.

The billboard in Times Square is one of several paid for by GOP group the Republicans for Voting Rights (RVR).

'Trump Lost' billboard in Times Square, paid for by Republicans

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In a statement issued via the Republican Accountability Project website, the group said it was launching the $250,000 campaign as part of a concerted effort to get lawmakers to "reject frivolous audits of the 2020 election results."

The group has paid for the "Trump Lost" billboards to be put up in states where discussions over an audit of the 2020 election are ongoing.

These include Georgia, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Arizona, along with New York City's Times Square.

In a separate tweet, RVR also hit out at what it described as "reckless Republican calls for sham audits of the 2020 election."

RVR Director Olivia Troye told Newsweek: "These audits are not about the 2020 election or election integrity. They are about subverting our elections by pushing the Big Lie."

Fellow RVR Director Amanda Carpenter added: "The 2020 election was free and fair. These sham audits are a waste of time and money."

It is fast approaching a year since Trump lost to President Joe Biden in last November's 2020 election yet efforts to undermine and reverse the result of the vote rumble on.

Earlier this week, former Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis claimed during an interview that there was sufficient evidence to "decertify" the election result in at least five states.

Ellis did not specify the nature of the evidence and so far no credible proof of any kind of major election fraud has emerged in any state across the U.S.

Her claims came during the same week in which MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who is a noted Trump supporter, alleged that 23,000 people voted in Wisconsin using the same prison address.

Lindell failed to divulge where he found the information and did not name the prison referenced in his claim. He also failed to explain how 23,000 people would be able to use a single voting address and phone number.

Despite ongoing claims of ballot fraud, this week saw another of the lawsuits filed challenging the election result dismissed by a judge.

Nine Georgia voters filed the lawsuit last December, seeking a review of around 147,000 absentee ballots to check their legitimacy, amid allegations of fraud and improper counting in Fulton County.

Henry County Superior Court Chief Judge Brian Amero dismissed the case explaining the nine voters had "failed to allege a particularized injury" and that Georgia's secretary of state's office had provided a "substantive and detailed response" to the claims.

Protests have continued in other states though with hundreds gathering in the Michigan State Capitol on Tuesday to demand a forensic audit of the election result in spite of there being no demonstrable evidence of the widespread fraud claimed.

Former President Donald Trump at a rally.
Former President Donald Trump at a rally held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on October 9 - a giant billboard declaring "Trump Lost" has appeared in New York. Getty/Scott Olson

Update 10/19/21, 03:11 a.m. ET: This article was updated to include comment from Republicans For Voting Rights.