Results of Maricopa Election Audit Released

Results are in from Maricopa County’s 2020 election audit in Arizona. Auditors gave a presentation before the Arizona state Senate on Friday. The audit did not come up with a vote tally that would have altered the outcome but auditors pointed out numerous errors and irregularities.

Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, a Republican, said the official Maricopa County tally was within a “few hundred” votes of the final audit’s count, but the election process wasn’t followed well: statutes and the chain of command were disregarded. Fann said the purpose of the audit was not to change the election results, but to gain voters’ confidence in the election system.

Shiva Ayyadurai of EchoMail helped audit the signatures on the mail-in ballots. He said there were several issues that drew concern.

He said they found around 17,000 duplicate ballots, as well as other irregularities. For example, some of the mail-in ballots had no signatures in the signature box, but the approval stamp was placed in the box. He raised many more questions for Maricopa County.

The office of Arizona’s attorney general said they will examine the evidence and decide what actions should be taken.