Arizona Senate President Warns State Could Take Control of Maricopa Election After Audit Red Flags

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“If we find that you are breaking the laws, and you can’t do the election yourself, then maybe the state ought to step in and do it,” said Karen Fann.

Following the release of explosive findings by an independent forensic audit of the 2020 election in Arizona’s Maricopa County, the state may step in to assume direct control of election administration there before the next election, Arizona Senate President Karen Fann hinted Friday.

The long-awaited results of an outside audit of the county’s 2020 election process were announced Sept. 24. While confirming the rough accuracy of county vote tabulation giving Joe Biden a razor-thin victory in Arizona, the auditors flagged more than 50,000 suspect ballots for further investigation of issues ranging from people voting from addresses from which they had already moved to residents voting twice.

The number of problematic ballots uncovered was almost five times Biden’s official margin of victory.

Responsibility for determining whether and to what extent laws were broken during the 2020 election now rests with Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican with 2022 Senate aspirations.

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