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Arizona Senate to hand-count 2.1 million Maricopa ballots

Senate Republicans won a court order on Feb. 26 granting the Senate access to the ballots and tabulation machines.
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FILE - In this May 26, 2020, file photo, Arizona Senate President Karen Fann, R-Prescott, speaks to the media in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

PHOENIX — Republicans who control the Arizona Senate now say they intend to do a complete recount of 2.1 million ballots in the state’s most populous county to ensure that President Joe Biden’s November win was legitimate. 

Senate President Karen Fann had been pushing for a “full forensic audit” of Maricopa County’s election results and announced the recount plan Thursday. 

Senate Republicans won a court order on Feb. 26 granting the Senate access to the ballots and tabulation machines.

But she had never acknowledged until this week that she wanted a full recount, something state law doesn’t allow except in narrow circumstances.