The Arizona Senate ordered a hand recount of 2.1 million ballots from the 2020 presidential election to verify President Biden’s narrow victory in the state. Arizona legislators released a statement on Thursday announcing that they will conduct a “broad and detailed” audit.
“As thousands of our voters continue to call for a thorough audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, I am pleased to report we have narrowed it down to a preferred forensic audit team,” read a statement from Arizona Senator Karen Fann.
“Our goal is to make this a bipartisan effort with full transparency and in joint cooperation with Maricopa County officials. We’ve been reaching out to experts on election processes in Arizona and around the nation and hope to have the best and brightest involved in the audit.”
The audit is set to move forward after Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Timothy Thomason ruled last month that the subpoenas from the Arizona Senate are legal and enforceable, rejecting arguments made by Maricopa County officials that the subpoenas were unlawful.