Arizona Audit Findings Expected Today, Though Details Won't Be Made Public Immediately
Findings from a months-long audit of ballots in Maricopa County from the 2020 election are expected to be turned in today. The cybersecurity firm handling the audit is scheduled to turn the report in to GOP Senate officials. The details will not immediately be made public. There has been no evidence of widespread election fraud in Maricopa County, or any other county in Arizona. State GOP lawmakers launched the audit after former President Donald Trump’s false claims that he had won the election, not Joe Biden. Republican lawmakers carried the lie forward despite the fact that the ballots had been counted and audited twice already with no findings of fraud. During the audit, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs’ office repeatedly noted instances in which employees and volunteers conducting the audit did not follow standard procedures, breaking their own rules on many occasions. Nearly 6 million dollars in funding for the audit came from outside partisan sources, according to CNN.