AZ senate president says audit's count of ballots doesn't match county's

“They haven’t released a number yet. However, we do know those numbers do not match with Maricopa County at this point,” Fann, R-Prescott, told Mike Broomhead on his KTAR program.

Fann said the Senate will count the number of ballots, not how each ballot was voted, to again check how many were cast.

If the third tally produces yet another number, that is likely to only heighten criticism of a process many election officials have maintained is unreliable and open to error.

Outside observers have raised concerns that the processes used by the Senate’s contractors depart entirely from the state’s existing procedures for auditing election results by hand, and critics have questioned the qualifications of the companies.