Arizona audit results: How to watch Senate presentation
Get your popcorn, the Cyber Ninjas are planning a show.
At 1 p.m. Friday, the results of the months-long partisan audit of the Maricopa County election results are scheduled to be presented to the Arizona Senate in a public meeting livestreamed to the world online.
The Arizona Republic plans to show the feed live on azcentral.com.
A limited number of people will be allowed into the gallery of the Senate chamber to watch in person at the Capitol.
Doors to the Arizona Senate's third-floor gallery will open at 12:30 p.m., and seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, Senate spokesperson Mike Philipsen said.
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The event also will be live streamed online by Arizona Capitol TV at www.azleg.gov/liveproceedings/.
The direct link is https://www.azleg.gov/videoplayer/?clientID=6361162879&eventID=2021091005.
Cox Channel 123 in Arizona also carries live coverage of the Legislature.
The proceedings are expected to take from 90 minutes to two hours.
An electronic version of the report is expected to be available after the meeting, though it remains unclear where that will be released.
Senate President Karen Fann, R-Prescott, and Judiciary Chairman Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, will preside over the event. The Senate has said that Friday's presentation will consist of four reports:
- The Cyber Ninjas' findings, including presentations by CEO Doug Logan and Ben Cotton, founder of CyFIR, a digital security firm and an audit subcontractor.
- The results of a machine count, done on high-speed counting machines the Senate purchased. Randy Pullen, the Senate audit's spokesperson and a former state GOP chairman, is scheduled to present that report.
- A review of the signatures on envelopes voters use to mail their ballots produced by a known conspiracy theorist, Shiva Ayyadurai, whose firm, EchoMail, did a review of the signatures on mail-in ballot envelopes.
- An overview of the county's election procedures, presented by Senate audit liaison Ken Bennett, a former Republican secretary of state.
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