The audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, Arizona has concluded, with both paper examination and counting finishing on Friday, and the hand count of ballots finishing earlier this month. Full results will be provided to the Arizona Senate, with a preliminary report potentially arriving as early as Monday, June 28.
On June 15, the Maricopa Arizona Audit Twitter account celebrated that “Hand count of ballots was completed yesterday” and noted that, at the time, audit workers were “examining over [100,000] ballots per day!” Then, yesterday, the account announced that “Paper examination and counting are finished today.” The account, run by former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, added, “Thank you to all the amazing Arizona volunteers who made this audit possible!”
Audit Update: Hand count of ballots was completed yesterday with the exception of Braille ballots. The paper examination phase continues and we are examining over 100k ballots per day!
— Maricopa Arizona Audit (@ArizonaAudit) June 16, 2021
Audit Update: Paper examination and counting are finished today. Thank you to all the amazing Arizona volunteers who made this audit possible! 🇺🇸
— Maricopa Arizona Audit (@ArizonaAudit) June 26, 2021
The Gateway Pundit reports that early results of the lengthy forensic audit process may be available as soon as Monday. “On Monday we may see a preliminary report, which details the accuracy of the number of certified ballots,” and “We then expect to see a full forensic report which details the forensic images and ballot findings.”
“On Monday or soon after, we will know the true number of ballots that were cast in Maricopa County. If it is drastically different than the number of certified ballots, as expected with the discrepancies found, there will be severe consequences for Doug Ducey and Katie Hobbs,” the publication added.
Arizona Republicans celebrated the day across social media. On Telegram, Arizona Rep. Mark Finchem, who is now running for Arizona Secretary of State, declared, “This is a huge milestone.” Sen. Wendy Rogers wrote, “Arizona is special and goes to show when you have a tireless irate minority of conservatives you can still get things done. We are getting a lot done and fighting for every bit of it. Keep pushing.” Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward simply celebrated, “Paper evaluation & counting are complete! #AmericasAudit #Arizona.”
Arizona is special and goes to show when you have a tireless irate minority of conservatives you can still get things done. We are getting a lot done and fighting for every bit of it. Keep pushing.
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) June 26, 2021