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AZ Attorney General’s Office Wants Maricopa County to Explain Voting Problems

AZ Attorney General’s Office Wants Maricopa County to Explain Voting Problems

“Arizonans deserve a full report and accounting of the myriad problems that occurred in relation to Maricopa County’s administration of the 2022 General Election.”

Arizona’s Attorney General’s Election Integrity Unit sent a letter to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, demanding officials explain why the county experienced numerous problems on Election Day.

“These complaints go beyond pure speculation, but include first-hand witness accounts that raise concerns regarding Maricopa’s lawful compliance with Arizona election law,” wrote Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Wright.

Wright mentioned the problems with the ballet-on-demand (BOD) printers in “at least 60 voting locations.” The printers did not have uniform configuration settings. The state and federal laws require uniform ballots but that doesn’t always happen so they require uniformity of ballots “within a county.”

The on-site ballot tabulators could not read the ballots.

Here is the kicker: “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.”

I searched for videos of Maricopa County ballot machines on YouTube when I wrote about the machines on Election Day. The videos I found showed officials testing the new machines over and over.

The county bought new machines after the 2020 election fiasco.

In Maricopa County, people can vote at any polling location. They do not have assigned places. This became a problem with the “check-out” procedures:

Following widespread reports of problems at voting locations on Election Day, Chairman Gates publicly stated that voters who had already checked in to e Pollbook, but were having difficulties voting could “check out” of that voting location, and would be able to nonetheless vote in another voting location. Based on sworn complaints received by the Unit, not only have poll workers reported that they were not trained and/or not provided with information on how to execute “check out” procedures, but many voters have reported the second voting location required the voter to cast a provisional ballot as the e-Pollbooks maintained the voter had cast a ballot in the original voting location.

“Door 3” is the last issue brought up by Wright.

“Door 3” is a “secure box where people were told to place ballots that were unreadable by the tabulators.”

Maricopa County officials admitted boxes “in some voting locations” had “non-tabulated ballots” with the tabulated ballots.”

“Further, we have received a sworn complaint from an election observer indicating that more than 1700 “Door 3” non-tabulated ballots from one voting location were placed in black duffle bags that were intended to be used for tabulated ballots.” Wright pointed out.

Thomas Liddy, the civil division chief at the Maricopa County’s Attorney’s Office, promised the office would gather “the materials necessary to respond.”

Gubernatorial Republican candidate Kari Lake claimed the problems “unfairly disenfranchised” her voters on Election Day.

Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs, the current secretary of state, won the election.

Lake still thinks she will come out on top, though.

“Arizonans deserve a full report and accounting of the myriad problems that occurred in relation to Maricopa County’s administration of the 2022 General Election,” concluded Wright. “As the canvass is looming, and these issues relate to Maricopa County’s ability to lawfully certify election results – the Unit requests a response to the aforementioned issues on or before Maricopa County submits its official canvass to the Secretary of State, which must occur on or before November 28, 2022.”

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UnCivilServant | November 21, 2022 at 11:05 am

“Oops, I’m afraid we no longer have the information you’ve requested. Seems we’ve tipped it all into the shred and burn bin. Totally an accident.”


     
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    CommoChief in reply to UnCivilServant. | November 21, 2022 at 11:21 am

    No dice. The records must be preserved and their destruction, accidental or otherwise, is spoilation of evidence. IOW the blatant cover-up you imply would result in far more direct consequences for a much more easily proven crime.


       
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      UnCivilServant in reply to CommoChief. | November 21, 2022 at 11:29 am

      I doubt any actual prosecutions will come of this request or the cover ups associated.


       
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      n.n in reply to CommoChief. | November 21, 2022 at 12:36 pm

      The burden of evidence is aborted in darkness…. and then sequestered to be known no more. There are diverse precedents.


       
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      Olinser in reply to CommoChief. | November 21, 2022 at 12:52 pm

      They did this in 2020. They destroyed evidence such as the mail envelopes from PA, and dared the courts to do something about it. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING happened to them.

      They don’t CARE what the law says, they’re doing whatever the hell they want and daring somebody to stop them.


         
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        Dathurtz in reply to Olinser. | November 21, 2022 at 1:38 pm

        People haven’t been able to adjust to this reality.


         
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        Mauiobserver in reply to Olinser. | November 21, 2022 at 1:58 pm

        I read about a situation in Berlin where the election was mishandled and they ran the election over again.

        The proper solution in this case would be for the courts to rule that there is no way to untangle this fiasco and order a do over in Maricopa county. Should be no big deal as Georgia does a state wide run off for Gov. and Sen. if neither candidate has 50 percent in the general election.

        It would only be proper to do paper ballots and hand count to avoid any mechanical or computer issues from tainting the outcome.


         
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        CommoChief in reply to Olinser. | November 21, 2022 at 2:25 pm

        Maybe. Maybe not. The AZ AG is asking the right questions v the PA 2020 situation. A State AG probe ain’t exactly nothing.


           
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          Ironclaw in reply to CommoChief. | November 21, 2022 at 3:00 pm

          You’re talking Brnovich who is not only lame duck, he didn’t do jack shit about the mess in 2020 either.


           
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          Mauiobserver in reply to CommoChief. | November 22, 2022 at 2:09 pm

          Unfortunately, the response is due before November 28 which is also the date the election is to be certified. The US Election commission (whatever that is) has threatened to sue and sanction any county officers who delay certification.

          For any chance of a redo Lake and company; need to get before honest judge ASAP to pause the certification and get the ball rolling for a new election in Maricopa county.


     
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    gonzotx in reply to UnCivilServant. | November 21, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    Too little too late, should have been there on voting day

Don’t make me bring my nunchucks down there and twirl them around in front of you and don’t make me write a strongly worded letter. AG AZ.

Looks like we are ballot harvesting and mail in ballot box stuffing in 2024.

Once we are doing it, the left will demand “reforms.”

Fourth-world nation.


 
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fishingfool55 | November 21, 2022 at 1:37 pm

I voted early in Louisiana at one of two locations. An electronic voting machine is used. After you sign in, they select a card with the correct ballet and insert it. Simple and easy. Paper ballots are so last century.

Arrest Katie Hobbs NOW.


 
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jhkrischel | November 21, 2022 at 2:32 pm

They should have to redo the election.

And they should have redone the contested states in 2020 too. Certifying those elections was an act of cowardice, at every level they were accepted.


 
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EdSeventen | November 21, 2022 at 3:04 pm

Explanation: Help Democrats win Maricopa and the entire state.
Did that need to be asked?

Maricopa County official – Well you see, we need Abortion Mouse Hobbs to win so the voting doesn’t get cleaned up in time for 2024 in case we need to beat Red Man again with fraud


 
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BierceAmbrose | November 21, 2022 at 5:08 pm

“…go beyond pure speculation, but…”

Why is that necessary in the AG’s statement? If you must refer to other claims around other elections, let alone characterize them — “pure speculation” — do it in its own sentence, even paragraph. Unless the goal is framing the issue: propaganda to drag in the discrediting implication under the guise of denying it.

Jeebus h Freud’s Nephew on a Billboard(*) have The Feckless R’s never heard of Lackoff? Cialdini? Sorry, I know that answer.

(*) Bernays, one of the modern developers of mass communications and propaganda, and a darling of some of the German National Socialist leadership during their ascendency, developed his arts mass marketing into modern US consumer culture. He was also Freud’s nephew.

Hobbs is the Secretary of State of AZ and in charge of elections so it is not surprising the Arizona election was rigged. There is only one sensible solution of a one day voting in Arizona to re-run the whole vote that happened on November 8th. No mail in ballots or absente ballots just people with voter ID going to vote.

Epoch Times ran a story this morning (?) about a local race in GA that got flipped when they discovered an SD card with uncounted votes.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/uncounted-votes-on-overlooked-memory-card-flips-election-in-georgia_4875156.html

Wish I could say I’m shocked, and wonder just how often Democrats play a shell game with memory cards to affect the outcome of an election.


     
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    Antifundamentalist in reply to MrE. | November 22, 2022 at 8:35 am

    I still don’t understand why people don’t go to jail when uncounted anything is “discovered” in relation to an election – either someone was trying to prevent votes being counted or someone is trying to sneak in extras. Either way, a crime has been committed. The person in charge of the station should be held criminally accountable. But..there’s that word…”should.”


 
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BierceAmbrose | November 22, 2022 at 1:18 pm

*The appearance* of voting problems, is itself a problem, error, and perhaps a crime. Elections are to *appear*, as well as *be* fair, transparent, and accurate.


 
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Dimsdale | November 22, 2022 at 2:26 pm

Kinda makes you wonder what that meat puppet, Hobbs, was doing as SecState, and more importantly, how it qualifies her to be governor…..

She didn’t recuse herself because she was hiding all this incompetence/corruption.

She should resign just for this, but being a Democrat, she doubtless believes that she “earned” it.

Allowing anyone to vote anywhere in the county sounds like a great idea, but it needs to be tested thoroughly and given a shakedown run before being used for a real election. Obviously that didn’t happen.

Are there any other states that even attempt to do something like this?


     
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    BierceAmbrose in reply to Milhouse. | November 23, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    Their you go making a distinction between airy pronouncement of some vague notion that sounds good, vs. trying out the mechanics in the really real world.

    We all know that Global Warming was staunched the moment of that particular acceptance speech in front of the Temple Pillars. For gods and even godlings, to say is to do. To claim otherwise is not argument: it’s heresy.


 
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BierceAmbrose | November 23, 2022 at 2:19 pm

“Explain” — how quaint.

Here’s one anyway. When it looked like even the Leni Riefenstahl speech wasn’t gonna scare off enough ultra-MAGA terrorists-because-they-disagree-with-us, they had to muck up “counting” enough to ensure that the right people won anyway.

Change my mind.

De-snarking for a moment…
The point of running elections is that even people disinclined to like the results or trust the people running it trust the outcome anyway. We sure as h-e-double-toothpicks don’t have that these days, not least because The Screaming D’s have been squawking about bad elections, and changing the process every time they don’t get their way for the last 20+ years. The Feckless R’s would have to shout “fraud” about every single election for the next 25 years to get even close.

To be direct, for the perennially faking of confusion — you know exactly what’s satire here and what ain’t or you wouldn’t be able to “misunderstand” which is which so consistently — one doesn’t have to believe, let alone prove the reptillian alien ballot interference conspiracy. Elections should be conducted so you can refute any crazy-conspiracy claim instantly, and this one’s not even close.

They blew it, because the question holds at all.

“Change my mind.” Anybody/ Bueller? Bueller?

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