The Arizona State Senate has announced the results of the 2020 presidential election audit of Maricopa County will be released on Friday, Sept. 24.
“The report will be presented on the Senate floor and will be open to the media. Although Arizona’s election results were already certified, six months ago, the Republican-controlled state Senate in Arizona undertook a full hand recount and review of the ballots and voting machines in Maricopa, the state’s largest county,” CBS News reported.
“By subpoena, the state Senate took possession of 2.1 million ballots and nearly 400 election machines and turned them over to be audited by companies that include one whose CEO promoted debunked election fraud theories after the election,” the report added.
On Sept. 17, the state senate said it was finally given all needed information to complete the audit.
“HUGE win for the Az Senate today! Maricopa settlement gives us all the data needed to complete the review of the routers & splunk log to the most comprehensive election audit in history. We got everything we need including the routers and more,” Arizona Senate President Karen Finn tweeted.
HUGE win for the Az Senate today! Maricopa settlement gives us all the data needed to complete the review of the routers & splunk log to the most comprehensive election audit in history. We got everything we need including the routers and more https://t.co/M0pCKCHXjr
— Karen Fann (@FannKfann) September 18, 2021
The audit sought to determine whether all votes were legally cast in the state’s most populous county. President Joe Biden won by about 12,000 votes statewide.
The audit will be the culmination of many months of hard work by those committed to investigating the state’s election. Many hope the effort will help better safeguard future elections from claims of wrongfully cast ballots.