Arizona Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Wright, who is with the Elections Integrity Unit has written a letter to the Maricopa County Supervisors demanding answers as to why they completely screwed up the election. She claims that state laws were violated. She is demanding the names of the people in charge of the tabulators and when they were reprogrammed last. She does not know how the machine3s could work perfectly the night before but failed right at the beginning of voting the very next morning.
There is one possibility and it fits what happened. During the primary, the ballot was 19 inches long, but in the general election, they were 20 inches long. If the machines were programmed to 19 inches after the testing it would cause the ballot to be condensed. The ink would be lighter and the boxes would be moved slightly, causing the tabulators to be unable to read the ballots. The question is, was this done on purpose?
Her office says they have received hundreds of complaints to her office. Voters were told that they could go to another polling place to cast their vote. But first, they had to remove themselves from the original site. But, when they got to the second site they were told they were still signed in and would have to fill out a provisional ballot. Maybe those votes were counted and maybe they weren’t.
Wright opened her letter:
“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.”
Wright claims that she has identified sixty precincts that had trouble tabulating the votes. How much do you want to bet that the precincts that were affected were red districts? Wright says that the machines were improperly configured and that caused the problems at the polls.
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“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,” Wright wrote.
Despite these tests, the printers began malfunctioning within the first half-an-hour on Election Day.
In light of this, the AG’s office wants logs related to when printer configuration changes were made, along with other related information.
Wright also wanted to know the instructions poll workers gave to voters who experienced problems with their ballots being accepted by tabulation machines.
“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,” she wrote.
“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.” she added.
Wright pointed out that Arizona state law prohibits a voter to cast a provisional ballot who has already been signed in electronically.
Wright also pointed out that state law demands that tabulated ballots and those that weren’t counted must be kept separately. However, they were spotted putting uncounted votes into the black duffel bags that are supposed to contain tabulated votes only.