After pausing temporarily, the audit in Maricopa County will be up and running once again.
After taking a temporarily break due to graduations taking place at Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum, the audit will restart today according to officials.
The audit is being performed by a cyber security company called Cyber Ninjas and so far they have audited over 500,000 ballots out of 2.1 million.
As of right now, Cyber Ninjas plan to complete the audit by the end of June when their lease is up at Veterans’ memorial Coliseum.
Arizona GOP Chairman made the announcement about the audit resuming too:
America's Audit resumes. More Democrat lawsuit threats and Maricopa County roadblocks. Thousands at America First Rally in Arizona support audit, border wall, oppose mask mandates, vaccine passports and Fauci. AZGOP Chairwoman @kelliwardaz has latest #AzAudit #AmericasAudit pic.twitter.com/Hy5oZsIeZs
— Arizona Republican Party (@AZGOP) May 23, 2021
What to know as ballot counting at the Arizona audit prepares to resume Monday https://t.co/dKFVqrkaBy
— azcentral politics (@azcpolitics) May 23, 2021
AZ Central covered ‘America’s Audit’ resuming and shared these details:
The unconventional, opaque and at times eyebrow-raising review of Maricopa County’s 2020 general election starts back up again on Monday.
The audit, commissioned by Arizona Senate Republican leaders, took a break for nine days while graduations were held at the Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum.
The Senate contractors, led by Florida-based cybersecurity firm Cyber Ninjas, plan to try to finish recounting all 2.1 million ballots cast in the county by the end of June, when their lease at the coliseum ends.
With nearly 500,000 ballots counted in the first month, the team will have to greatly increase the number of workers or hours, or both, to meet that goal. The original plan was to finish by May 14, when the break began.
On Sunday morning, the contractors moved the county’s ballots from a storage building on the fairgrounds property where they were kept during the graduations back into the coliseum.
Forty-four tables were set up Sunday in anticipation of ballot counting and 32 for ballot inspection, far more tables total than before the break. Previously, between 16 and 20 counting tables were used at once.
Arizona election audit to resume amid GOP infighting – The Wall Street Journal https://t.co/RtvSkIMy2x
— A woman has no username (@Firni) May 24, 2021
The Georgia lawsuit comes as election reviewers are set to resume a high-profile audit in Arizona that has drawn the ire of Democrats and some Republicans. https://t.co/OYFsQyJXhz
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) May 22, 2021
The Wall Street Journal covered the story too and had this to add:
A GOP-ordered audit of 2020 ballots in Arizona’s most populous county is scheduled to restart this week, even as it is fueling an escalating fight among Republicans in the state.
Republicans in Arizona’s senate ordered the audit of roughly 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County, home to Phoenix, that began in April. Democrat Joe Biden won Arizona by just over 10,000 votes out of more than 3.3 million cast statewide, in part due to a roughly two-percentage-point victory in Maricopa.
As the month of June is coming closer it appears auditors will have to pick up the pace if they want to finish by the end of June.