As reported by UncoverDC on Apr. 7, the forensic audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County has hit some roadblocks. It is now expected to proceed with a secure venue on Apr. 22. UncoverDC touched base with House Rep. Mark Finchem on Sunday about the audit and some new election integrity bills underway in the State House and Senate.
Independent auditors were chosen on Apr. 1, but the venue for the audit had not yet been decided because of resistance from the Maricopa Board of Supervisors (BOS). Information relayed to UncoverDC by Finchem from the Senate leadership indicates that they have now “secured 20,000+ square footage known as the Coliseum at our state fairgrounds to perform the audit; arrangements for 24-hour physical and live streaming security and the audit teams are assembling and transporting the equipment and personnel to Arizona with an expected start date of the laborious task of ballot-by-ballot inspection and tabulation on April 22nd.” An Apr. 7 Arizona Mirror article seems to confirm the choice of location.