Phoenix’s KTAR News reports:
Arizona Senate President Karen Fann said Tuesday the number of 2020 general election ballots tallied during the ongoing audit she authorized doesn’t match the total documented by Maricopa County, but the Republican didn’t know how far off the counts were.
“They haven’t released a number yet, if you will, however we do know that those numbers do not match with Maricopa County at this point,” Fann told KTAR News.
When asked about the size of the discrepancy, Fann said: “I do not know. They have not told me the number.” Fann said the approximately 2.1 million ballots are being recounted by “independent machines” before the Senate returns them to the custody of Maricopa County.
Yahoo News reports:
Maricopa County officials, who opposed the Arizona Senate’s audit in court until a judge ruled its subpoenas were “legal and enforceable,” previously authorized two election machine audits that found no irregularities in the county’s 2020 election. There was also a recount of a sample of ballots that did not turn up any problems.
Jack Sellers, the GOP chairman of Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors, told the Arizona Mirror in a statement he was not surprised the state Senate’s “woefully underqualified” audit team came up with a different ballot tally than the “experienced professionals” in his county’s elections department.
The leader of the “Cyber Ninjas” group conducting the “audit” is the star of a QAnon movie released early this month.
Arizona Senate President Karen Fann told @BroomheadShow on Tuesday the number of ballots tallied during the ongoing audit she authorized don’t match the total documented by Maricopa County, but the Republican didn’t know how far off the counts were. https://t.co/71dqaaEuxe
— KTAR News 92.3 (@KTAR923) July 13, 2021
🚨 The number of votes certified by Maricopa County and the number of ballots counted at the audit DO NOT MATCH.
— Audit War Room (@AuditWarRoom) July 14, 2021