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Arizona Senate to audit 2.1 million ballots cast in 2020 presidential election

• The BL

In March, the state Senate announced that it would start a "broad and detailed" audit, including testing voting machines, scanning ballots, looking for IT breaches, and performing a hand count.

The state-issued subpoenas needed to conduct the audit have been pending since mid-December and were ruled valid on Feb. 25 (pdf). Since then, lawmakers have been consulting on the audit's particulars.

Karen Fann, the president of the Arizona Senate, told Just The News that the audit will begin this week.

Fann stated that the state's Republicans had been subjected to "sabotage" by Maricopa County's Board of Supervisors, which has hampered the process.

"The Maricopa BOS has refused to allow us to perform the audit at their facilities," Fann said, "and has gone so far as to refusing even to answer simple questions such as 'how are the ballots sequestered?'"