The Arizona Senate’s audit of election results in the state’s most populous county has affirmed Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump last November to win Arizona’s 11 electoral votes. 

However, the election audit in Maricopa County did find procedural problems such as duplication of ballots and potential for fraud. Auditors recommended that the state address these issues to avoid questions in future elections. 

The state Senate released the findings during a hearing Friday afternoon, but the 110-page, three-volume draft of the election review first was reported late Thursday by The Arizona Republic

Florida-based Cyber Ninjas, the chief contractor, and Virginia-based CyFIR, a subcontractor, began the forensic audit in April.

In some ways, the audit proved as controversial as the disputed presidential election. But it potentially closes a chapter in one of the most closely contested states. 

In official results in November, Biden got 1.67 million votes in Arizona, or 49.4%, to win the state’s 11 electoral votes with just over 10,000 votes more than Trump out of more than 3.3 million cast. Trump got 1.66 million votes in Arizona, or 49.1%, according to the official results.  

Here are six big takeaways from the audit’s findings:

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