Arizona election audit report confirms Biden’s win with 360 more votes after $6M, 6-month process
A Republican-commissioned six-month, $6million review of more than 2million 2020 election ballots in Arizona confirmed Biden’s win in Maricopa County, shutting down Trump’s fraud claims.
Private contractors prepared the draft report, obtained by the Washington Post, confirm President Joe Biden‘s win in Maricopa County, Arizona. The finalized version is set to be released on Friday.
After almost six months and $6million spent – the majority handed out by those who casted down on the liberal’s win – the draft concluded that more than 45,000 ballots were cast for Biden than for Trump in the county.
The finding gave Biden 360 more votes than the certified results.
The draft report found the count had ‘no substantial differences’ than the certified tally.
Arizona’s election audit found ‘no substantial differences’ after the draft report tallied 360 more votes for Biden. The finalized report is set to release on Friday
The report shuts down Trump’s unsubstantiated fraud claims, who claimed tabulating machines had miscounted paper ballots across several states or had been hacked.
Randy Pullen, a spokesperson for the ballot review, said the draft version was ‘close’ to the final report, but told the Washington Post there will be ‘updates in the final report.’
‘Was there massive fraud or anything? it doesn’t look like it,’ he told an NPR affiliate in Phoenix.
The ballot review began in April over the Republican-led county leadership’s objections.
Republican State Senate President Karen Fann led the campaign and publicly stated that the goal was not to revisit Biden’s win, but to look for ways to improve the state’s election laws.
Lawmakers subpoenaed a copy of Maricopa County’s ballots and voting machines, which were handed over to private contractors, according to the Washington Post.
In May, all seven of Maricopa’s elected officials, including five Republicans, called the review a ‘con’ and demanded the Senate end the review.
‘Our democracy is imperiled,’ they wrote in a letter to Fann.
Maricopa’s County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Sellers said in a statement that the findings mean ‘the tabulation equipment counted the ballots as they were designed to do, and the results reflect the will of the voters. That should be the end of the story. Everything else is just noise.’
Trump allies are already downplaying the draft report, saying it is ‘only a partial report.’
Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Texas have all recently agreed to review their own 2020 election after responding to pressure from Trump.