A late draft of an election audit that will be presented Friday to the Arizona state Senate will confirm that President Biden carried Maricopa County during the 2020 election, and by a wider margin than the final certified results showed.
The report, compiled by the Florida-based firm Cyber Ninjas, leaked to several Arizona media outlets on Thursday night, about a day before the final version will be presented. The Hill obtained one draft of the report from several Arizona Republican sources.
The draft acknowledges early on that the audit, which took five months and cost taxpayers and private donors millions, found no significant discrepancies between the certified count — which showed Biden carrying Maricopa County by about 45,000 votes — and a hand recount of the nearly 2.1 million votes cast.
“[T]here were no substantial differences between the hand count of the ballots provided and the official canvass results for the County,” the auditors wrote.
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