"Maricopa County is picking up the nearly 2.1 million 2020 General Election ballots and other subpoenaed items today," the department wrote on Twitter. "We expect to take two trips and much of the day to retrieve the subpoenaed items."
The move of materials away from the state fairgrounds comes one day after Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan released a statement detailing the long-awaited list of donors for the audit, as the Republican-led Senate previously disclosed it would provide $150,000 for the audit effort but did not reveal where external funding was coming from.
Logan's statement showed a monetary tally from five conservative donation sources, including the America Project, which gave $3.25 million for the audit. The total amount raised was $5,711,514.43, Logan said, but a calculation of all the received donations amounts to $5,661,514.43, a $50,000 difference.
Fann is expected to release a comprehensive audit report by mid-August.
President Joe Biden won Arizona and its 11 electoral votes by more than 10,000 votes out of the 3.3 million across the state. His lead of roughly 2 percentage points was due partly to his advantage in the populous Maricopa County, where the Democrat scored nearly 45,000 more votes than Trump among roughly 2.1 million ballots cast.