Voting Machine Issues in Arizona Were Worse Than We Thought – Watch
Everyone heard about the election problems they had in Arizona, including malfunctioning vote tabulation machines. It turns out that the issues were much more involved than we were told.
The Arizona Attorney General’s office has issued a letter demanding a detailed report from Maricopa County over problems they had tabulating ballots in at least 70 voting locations. There were at least 25% of the machines did not work.
Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Wright says in the letter that statements from two Maricopa County elections officials “appear to confirm potential statutory violations.”
The letter states: “The Elections Integrity Unit (‘Unit’) of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office (‘AGO’) has received hundreds of complaints since Election Day pertaining to issues related to the administration of the 2022 General Election in Maricopa County. These complaints go beyond pure speculation, but include first-hand witness accounts that raise concerns regarding Maricopa’s lawful compliance with Arizona election law. Furthermore, statements made by both Chairman Gates and Recorder Richer, along with information Maricopa County released through official modes of communication appear to confirm potential statutory violations of title 16,” [….]
“Under the AGO’s authority under A.R.S. § 16-1021, the Unit hereby requests Maricopa formally respond to and address the following concerns that have been raised [….]
“According to Maricopa County, at least 60 voting locations had issues related to some ballot-on-demand (BOD) printers having printer configuration settings that were non-uniform, which appeared to have resulted in ballots that were unable to be read by on-site ballot tabulators. Based on sworn complaints submitted by election workers employed by Maricopa County, the BOD printers were tested on Monday, November 7 without any apparent problems. Many of those election workers report that despite the successful testing the night before, the tabulators began experiencing problems reading ballots printed by the BOD printers within the first thirty minutes of voting on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.”
With more Republicans likely to vote on election day, you can see why this could be a significant problem for the GOP.
— Maricopa County Elections Department (@MaricopaVote) November 8, 2022
James went to vote early on election day & tabulators had already failed
Voters were told to put ballots in Door 3 or go to a separate location
Tabulators weren't working at the other locations either
7PM: line was around the block
James doesn't think this was a fair election pic.twitter.com/dAvb5djdhe
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) November 21, 2022