/ Modified apr 24, 2021 4:59 p.m.

Arizona AG Brnovich rejects Sec. of State's call for probe of voting audit

Brnovich said “no facts” were provided to warrant an investigation

brnovich 2019 Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich in Phoenix, January 2019.
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Arizona’s attorney general has brushed away the state’s top election official’s call for an investigation into possible irregularities in a legislative chamber’s newly begun audit of 2020 election results from Maricopa county.

Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs on Friday cited media reports of security lapses at the audit site and the auditors’ plans to question Maricopa County voters at their homes.

But Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich later Friday said Hobbs provided “no facts” to warrant an investigation.

The Senate-authorized audit includes a hand recount of 2.1 million ballots from Maricopa County.

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