May 19, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Ariz. Senate: Maricopa County 2020 audit will continue despite board objections

Votes are counted by staff at the Maricopa County Elections Department office on November 5
Votes are counted by staff at the Maricopa County Elections Department office on Nov. 5, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo: Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images

Arizona Senate's Republican President Karen Fann said at a meeting Tuesday that a recount of 2020 presidential election ballots would go ahead despite objections from the GOP-led Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.

The big picture: Board officials said Monday they wouldn't help with the audit, which they called a "sham" that should be called off. Fann said Tuesday the recount was needed to answer constituents' questions. She added that the audit was "not personal." The Florida-based Cyber Ninjas, whose chief has supported baseless voter fraud claims, is conducting the recount.

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