The Arizona audit of 2.1 million ballots from Maricopa County in the 2020 presidential election was authorized by the Arizona State Senate in February 2021.
Former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency and National Security Advisor Gen. Michael T. Flynn warned of a false flag attack to divide Americans in advance of the audit results being made public. Flynn warned,
|"It’s going to be ugly and that creates a lot of media attraction and everybody has to cover it. What does it mean? What is it going to do? And it keeps everybody off of the election fraud. ...the truth will continue to come out. Something is going to happen. I don’t think we’re going to have to wait until the end of summer. I think it’s going to happen here fairly soon…because they must create noise prior to the Arizona audit starting to really bubble out.
Legislators from 20 states observed the audits.