Statement from Senate President Karen Fann on the integrity of the election in Arizona
Monday, November 9, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Statement from Senate President Karen Fann
on the integrity of the election in Arizona
"Today I sent a letter to Secretary of State Hobbs, calling for an independent expert to evaluate all data related to the tabulation of votes in the 2020 General Election. The people of Arizona must know their votes were lawfully counted and the election was completely legitimate.
A number of parties have made claims of fraud and corruption. An independent investigation would go a long way if we hope to alleviate claims that the election was conducted unfairly.
In addition, I support the call by the Arizona Attorney General's Office to expand the hand count audit in Maricopa County to five percent of the voting center locations. This should also help alleviate concern among the public in the vote tabulation process.
As I stated in my letter to Secretary Hobbs, I am not claiming fraud was involved in Arizona's election, but we must do everything we can to satisfy Arizonans that the count was lawfully done."