Arizona Senate President Karen Fann has shared that the 2020 Maricopa County election audit has found a difference in the number of votes counted by ballot counting machines and its hand count audit.
“They haven’t released a number yet,” Fann said in the interview on radio station KTAR. “However, we do know that those numbers do not match with Maricopa County at this point.”
Fann added “want to make sure that every one of those check-and-balances match before they start doing the analysis of all the data they received.
“We are finishing up — the vendor is finishing up what we call the aggregation: double-checking the spreadsheets against the blue tally sheets, against the scans they did on the ballots.”
The Maricopa County recount involved more than two million ballots. President Joe Biden won the state’s election by more than 10,000 votes statewide.
Statewide, more than 3.3 million votes were cast in the state with Maricopa County serving as the largest county in the state’s voting totals.
Former President Donald Trump continues to claim voter fraud caused him to lose the election. Though the Arizona audit will likely release updated numbers, no change in the winner of the state’s totals is expected.
Instead, Arizona lawmakers have recommended the use of new voting systems to better safeguard future elections.