EYES ON MARICOPA: Three Arizona counties pause on election certification

by Summer Lane

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The eyes of the nation are on Maricopa County in Arizona as the state continues to grapple with the fallout of reports of disenfranchised voters in the wake of the 2022 midterms. The dubious circumstances surrounding Arizona’s election processes have been so bad that at least three Arizona counties are reportedly delaying the certification of the election results.

According to a report from Just the News, Cochise and Mohave counties are delaying certifying their ballot canvasses until Nov. 28 because of widespread reports of irregularities.

A third Arizona county, Yavapai, looks like it will also delay its certification of election results, per Becker News and the Yavapai County Recorder. “The Board is scheduled to Canvass the election on Monday, November 28, 2022,” the recorder’s office stated on Twitter.

Maricopa County in Arizona was perhaps the worst offender in the state regarding reports of election-related chaos, with reports of malfunctioning voting machines, tabulator problems, and obscenely long lines coming from citizens who felt disenfranchised at the polls this month.

The situation has been so catastrophic in Maricopa that Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has entered the fray. Via RSBN, his office has requested a report from the Civil Division Chief at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, Thomas Liddy, on how vote tabulator problems and printer problems were handled in the county.

According to a memo obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation, 11 attorneys observing election processes in Arizona for the Republican National Committee’s Election Integrity program allegedly visited roughly 52 percent of Maricopa County’s voting centers during the election. Based on their report, around 60 percent of observed voting centers allegedly had “material problems with the tabulators not being able to tabulate ballots.”

Now that three Arizona counties have pumped the brakes on certifying their election results, the question is: will embattled Maricopa County be next?

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