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Arizona election auditor says he's resigning after building ban


HUNT VALLEY, Md. (SBG) — The Arizona Senate liaison for the GOP-led audit into Maricopa County's 2020 presidential election results says he's resigning after getting banned from the audit building last week.

The state Senate audit has so far shown no evidence of widespread voter fraud, an unsubstantiated claim made by former President Donald Trump. Trump's statement earlier this year on Arizona's audit was criticized on Twitter by Republican Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer as "unhinged."

Ken Bennett, Arizona's former secretary of state, said during an interview with conservative radio host James Harris that getting banned from the building makes him the "liaison in name only." He said in interviews earlier this week that he doesn't want to sign off on the audit's final product without being present throughout the process.

I've always tried to act as a man of integrity and honesty and I'm sure I don't accomplish that all the time, but I cannot put a rubber stamp on a product I am being locked out of its development," Bennett told Harris on Wednesday. "I'm going to step down today.