Ariz. Senate to begin 2020 election audit this week
UPDATED 8:55 AM PT – Monday, April 19, 2021
Arizona’s Senate is preparing to conduct an audit of the presidential votes in the 2020 election.
Last week, Senate President Karen Fann announced a team of officials will meet up on Monday, and the audit will begin Thursday at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Certified auditors will conduct a hand recount of Maricopa County’s more than 2 million ballots, which is set to take up to four weeks.
During an interview with One America News, Fann said the audit is needed to answer thousands of questions and concerns regarding the security of the election.
“Our job here at the Arizona Senate, we are not in the business of overturning an election or decertifying electors or anyone else. That’s not our job. Our job is, we pass election laws,” Fann explained. “It is our job to make sure those laws are followed to the T, that they are always above reproach, and if we find any mistakes, we need to fix it and or report it.”
Fann said the audit will be overseen by a Florida-based security company and will be “independent, bipartisan and true.”