The private company overseeing the recount released Thursday documents outlining policies and procedures for the audit, as ordered by a judge Wednesday, though one document remained under seal.
The 191 pages detailed a process that departs significantly from Arizona's election procedures. But the documents leave much unclear.
What exactly are staffers looking for when examining ballots with UV lights?
What are the Senate's contractors doing with election equipment that they obtained from the county government?
"It doesn't make any sense, and I've seen a lot of audits," said Tammy Patrick, a senior adviser of elections at Democracy Fund who previously worked for Maricopa County Elections Department and reviewed the recount procedures on Thursday.