UPDATED 11:57 AM PT – Friday, July 30, 2021
Election auditors in Arizona have completed the third and final recount of 2020 ballots and have now begun preparing their report. On Thursday, State Senate President Karen Fann (R) said the physical tabulation of ballots was not complete and all 2.1 million are being returned to Maricopa County this week.
She added the data will be taken to audit labs for analysis and a report is expected next month. Meanwhile, auditors are still expecting additional data and routers from Maricopa officials and dominion voting systems subpoenaed by the Senate. Arizona Republicans said it is essential those materials are not withheld.
The counting of the ballots is complete and they are being returned to Maricopa County. Now we wait for the draft and final reports. Ken Bennett will be an important part of those reports https://t.co/lHJb1DK7Li
— Karen Fann (@FannKfann) July 28, 2021
In a separate Telegram post, officials released a full financial disclosure of donations made to fund the audit. The effort raised over $5 million in a fully transparent process, while only $150,000 was provided by the Arizona Senate.