A new report from Maricopa County in response to a request from Maricopa County Republican Committee committeeman Tristan Manos has revealed that 4,484 ballots in the 2020 election were cast without definitive proof of U.S. citizenship.
The report was shared initially by Just the News from the county office, with County Recorder Stephen Richer’s letterhead.
One of the primary questions from the report asked the following:
“Exactly how many people who failed at any point in time to, proactively or retroactively, provide proof of U.S. Citizenship beyond personal attestation for the purpose of voting in the November 3rd, 2020 Election (early or on Election Day) actually voted ‘federal only’ ballots that Maricopa County positively identified, counted, and represented in the official Maricopa County Canvass of the 2020 Election as being legal and lawful ballots?”
Maricopa County’s official answer was 4,484.
According to the information given by the county, only 8,114 “federal only” ballots were cast in the November 2020 election, with 3,630 of those ballots coming from overseas voters or deployed military members.
Just the News reported, ironically, that an additional PowerPoint presentation from Maricopa County detailed why it was illegal for noncitizens to vote in U.S. elections. Additionally, in the state of Arizona, those registering to vote must provide proof of citizenship, which is typically traced to their driver’s license records.
This is hardly the first time that Maricopa County has found itself in hot water over its sketchy election processes.
Just a few weeks ago, Kari Lake’s attorney, Kurt Olsen, presented evidence that Maricopa County allegedly tested their election tabulators at least three times before the November 2022 election. Incredibly, 260 of 446 tabulators reportedly failed that testing, according to Olsen.
Nonetheless, the tabulators widely failed on Election Day in Maricopa County, Lake has argued.
As reported by RSBN, in 2022, election service employees from Runbeck blew the whistle on what they saw during the midterm elections in Maricopa County, alleging that hundreds of thousands of ballots received had no chain of custody documentation.