Arizona is up and ready to begin again and complete its audit of the 2020 Maricopa County election results.
Local Arizona Central reported yesterday:
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.
Here is a picture of the floor before the recent break for high school graduations in the Coliseum:
Here is a similar view as of this morning – note all the added tables to the left of the screen for what appears to be for ballot inspection – see live feed here:
The auditors want to finish by the end of June. They have added tables and are planning for a third shift as well.