MARICOPA COUNTY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Maricopa County is preparing to push back against the leaders of the ongoing election audit, looking into baseless claims of voter fraud. County election officials said they expect to launch a website later this week that refutes recent allegations made during an update on the audit.

One of the top allegations is that Maricopa County received more early ballots than were mailed to voters. The leader of the audit, Doug Logan, claimed during a Senate briefing last week that there were about 74,000 more early ballots counted than requested.

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Marcus Milam, a spokesman for the Maricopa County Recorders office, said their records indicate 2.3 million early ballots were requested, which is more than the 1.9 million returned.

Still, that hasn't stopped many high-profile Republicans, like former President Donald Trump, from pushing the disputed claims as clear evidence of widespread voter fraud.


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