MARICOPA MADNESS: Report Alleges Way More Election Issues Than County Reported

MARICOPA MADNESS: Report Alleges Way More Election Issues Than County Reported

72 voting machines out of 115 that were visited by attorneys “had material problems with the tabulators not being able to tabulate ballots.”

Just the News reports that 11 attorneys visited 115 out of 223 vote centers in Maricopa County on Election Day.

Mark Sonnenklar of the Republican National Committee’s Election Integrity program said that the issues were “causing voters to either deposit their ballots into box 3, spoil their ballots and re-vote, or get frustrated and leave the vote center without voting.”

The issues in Maricopa County, Arizona, then, may be more significant than what was initially reported.

“In many vote centers, the tabulators rejected the initial insertion of a ballot almost 100% of the time, although the tabulators might still accept that ballot on the second, third, fourth, fifth, or sixth attempt to insert the ballot,” the RNC attorney report states. “However, many ballots were not able to be tabulated by the tabulators at all, no matter how many times the voter inserted the ballot.”

Just the News reported: Noting that there were many cases where printers and tabulators had issues throughout Election Day, from the opening to the closing of polls, Sonnenklar said these reports “directly contradict the statements of County election officials that (1) printer/tabulator issues were limited to only 70 of the 223 vote centers, (2) the printer/tabulator problems were resolved as of 3:00 p.m., and (3) the printer/tabulator issues were insignificant in the entire scheme of the election.”

There were also “significant lines at 59 of the 115 vote centers” (51.30%) that the attorneys visited, with many voters waiting 1-2 hours before receiving a ballot, according to the report. As a result of the printer and tabulator issues, many voters spoiled ballots that wouldn’t tabulate and tried voting with new ballots, sometimes still having the same issues, and causing the process to take longer.

Blake Masters and Kari Lake both lost their races to Democratic candidates.


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