After months of chaos that followed in the wake of a disputed presidential election in 2020, Maricopa County agreed Wednesday to pursue improving election integrity, according to a memo released from Arizona Senate President Karen Fann.
Since the 2020 presidential election, Maricopa County has garnered national attention for its reports of staggering election fraud, and after months of pressure from concerned Arizonans and patriotic lawmakers like Wendy Rogers, R-Ariz., the County has, “identified and submitted instances where ballots may have been cast illegally to the Attorney General.”
The County also admitted, “ballots in fact had been scanned and counted twice.”
According to Arizona’s 2020 Election Audit report, which was conducted in 2021, hundreds of thousands of ballots in Maricopa County were problematic, and should not have been counted in the election.
For example, the independent report and canvassing that was completed showed at least 255,326 ballots that were “not located,” and independent consulting firm Cyber Ninjas also pinpointed 86,391 ballots cast by individuals who had no fingerprints in the government database, according to a previous report from RSBN.
In November, Arizona Special Agent Roger Geisler of the state’s major-fraud unit, acting under the direction of Arizona Attorney General Mike Brnovich, reportedly interrogated several Maricopa County election officials about the numerous reports of election irregularities.
According to the memo from Senate President Karen Fann, “…Our efforts have clearly shown, elections processes here in Arizona are not designed to be easily audited, unlike every other government process accountable to citizens. Now that the County is joining us, we look forward to implementing improvement to ad ease, authentication, transparency, and accountability to our elections processes in the coming legislative session.”
It appears that Maricopa County is finally taking election integrity seriously as they move forward with the Arizona Senate, to improve their election system, which appears to have been catastrophically broken since the 2020 presidential election.