Arizona’s Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that his office is prepared to “take all necessary actions” after audit results uncovered significant voter discrepancies in the 2020 presidential election.
“I will take all necessary actions that are supported by the evidence and where I have legal authority,” Brnovich wrote on Twitter Friday night after the audit hearing. “Arizonans deserve to have their votes accurately counted and protected.”
The statement comes as Republican Senate President Karen Fann sent a letter to Brnovich detailing the “most urgent issues” that must be addressed following the audit results hearing.
The Elections Integrity Unit of the Attorney General’s office will analyze and review the evidence found and decide if further investigation is prompted.
On Friday, the long-waited Arizona 2020 presidential election audit results hearing uncovered tens of thousands of voter discrepancies, including duplicate ballots, chain of custody issues, failure to preserve data files, cyber security weaknesses, and ballot envelopes lacking signatures.
Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai’s investigation found 17,322 duplicates of early voting ballots that went unreported in Maricopa Country, including multiple with no detection of signatures. 25 percent of duplicated came in between election day and several days after.
Cyber Ninjas’ report further claimed to have found duplicate ballots with incorrect or missing serial numbers, many already used serial numbers, and more duplicate ballots than original ballots, the auditor revealed in the public hearing.
The report finds more than 9,000 main-in voters show returning more ballots than what was sent. 397 mail-in ballots were returned without any evidence of them being sent out.
Furthermore, roughly more than 20,000 voters voted via mail-in ballot even despite moving to a different location. 2,382 voters voted in person despite no longer living in Maricopa County, and about 2,081 of voters who no longer live in the state received a presidential-only ballot.
Other key findings include: about 5,047 individuals voted in multiple counties for up to 5,295 votes., 393 of voters voted with incomplete names, 198 individuals registered to vote after the Oct. 15 deadline and proceeded to vote in the election, roughly 282 “potentially deceased” individuals voted in the election.
Calls to decertify Arizona presidential election results have increased following audit results.