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Maricopa County Blames Printers for Election Chaos, But the Manufacturer Is Saying Not So Fast

Maricopa County Blames Printers for Election Chaos, But the Manufacturer Is Saying Not So Fast

Maricopa County claims OKI tabulators were at fault, but the company hit back with the receipts.

Maricopa County officials continue to try to cover up their crimes by blaming the manufacturers of the tabulators.

But, if you spend a little time and talk to the manufacturer, you get a different picture altogether. The OKI Printer company says that their operating manual specifically says that 80# paper is the maximum the printers can handle ballots printed on both sides. The county used 100# paper.

That might have worked with one-sided paper, but not with two and if the county had checked their manual or with OKI, that would have been made quite clear.

A 2022 General Election Internal Review, dated July 26, identifies the OKI ballot-on-demand printers as malfunctioning in up to 223 voting centers in Maricopa County.

The majority of the printers used in Maricopa County were manufactured by OKI. The report claims that between 32 and 34% of the votes could not be read by the tabulators.

From The Gateway Pundit

Hours-long lines developed at many of the polling sites as tabulators could not read the ballots being printed.

Republican National Committee lawyer Mark Sonnenklar testified at 2022 Arizona GOP nominee Kari Lake’s election challenge trial in December that his team of roving attorneys on Election Day found these problems occurred in 132 locations, or about 59 percent in all.

The county put the figure at 70 locations last fall, according to The Washington Post.

Given that Republicans typically vote 3-to-1 over Democrats on Election Day and the 17,000 votes separating Lake and Democrat Katie Hobbs, Sonnenklar testified, “There’s no question in my mind that had there not been tabulator issues at 132 vote centers, this election would have ended up with Kari Lake winning.”

The county’s 2022 General Election Internal Review findings regarding the OKI printer problems mirror what former Arizona Supreme Court Justice Ruth McGregor concluded in a report she submitted to the county in April.

VoteBeat’s Jen Fifield reported McGregor had been hired by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office to conduct an independent review of what happened on Election Day.

The McGregor report said:

“Based on our tests, and for the reasons described in this report, we concluded that the combined effect of using 100-pound ballot paper and a 20-inch ballot during the 2022 general election was to require that the Oki B432 printers perform at the extreme edge of their capability, a level that could not be reliably sustained by a substantial number of printers.” 

OKI responded to the report in a May letter to Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell, writing:

“OKI was disappointed that we were not contacted during the investigation, or prior to the public release of the report, to provide our input and feedback regarding the printers’ performance during the election.”

“We strongly believe that common sense and reason dictated that, during the investigation, the investigation team should have requested an interview from the manufacturer to address the alleged printer performance failures by that manufacturer’s printers.”

“As a result, it seems that the true underlying cause of the election issues was human error in the use of 100 lb. paper without reviewing the manual and/or confirming with OKI that such use was within the specifications of the OKI B432 printers.”


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  1. DetroitDom says:

    They KNEW it needed 80# paper. They purposely used 100# paper to skew the results.

    IF people in charge of elections went to prison for intentionally causing issues, this crap would end!

  2. Ron C says:

    Anyone with two brain cells to rub together knows the election was rigged, the biggest problems in Arizona is that all the officials, authorities, and judges are on the take! And the federal authorities are just as bad! So the results are, to bad for the citizens, and there is nothing that can be done about it, or will be done about it!

  3. Cecelia says:

    How much evidence, ignorance, lies and corruption do you have to prove before something is done to “fix” the problem and the faulty results of the problem? The leadership of Arizona needs to bow it’s head in shame for letting this total mess occur. These leaders are supposed to be America’s “best and brightest” and what we have is “mediocre and darker”.

  4. Patriot1951 says:

    So, does that mean the election officials in Maricopa County are too stupid to read the instructions? If that’s true it doesn’t say much for their educational system, they did that on purpose to skew the election results for Hobbs. Democrats can’t win anything without cheating!

  5. m says:

    So the county is lying again. How many times do they think they can lie & still have credibility?
    This is why the american people do not trust, do not believe anything this county says which is why the alleged crimes Trump has been hit with is a total joke as this country attorney is??

  6. RockyMtn1776 says:

    I hope you rare not expecting of merit to be done about this. If so, you may have a VERY long wait.

  7. messup says:

    There are “key personages” missing in this story about Maricopa county’s failed 2022, 2020, 2016 elections. Who knows about these issues and has participated in aiding and abetting in these matters being intensely aired is none other than Assistant Elections Director, Ms. Cecilia Nabors. She had plenty of help from Two other nefarious actors Mr. Bill Gates (Chair of County Board of Supervisors) and Mr. Stephen Richer(Recorders Office Director). These three were further abetted by Sheriff Penzone who supplied “safe houses’ for groups of paid workers to “scribble illegible signatures” on previously Runbeck(Election contract and Democrat Donor printing business)supplied #100 weight ballots. Paper weight was Runbeck printers sole responsibility as it was a “NON_BID” contractor by Maricopa County Materials Management (purchasing) Department. Folks, these are your key actors except for Ms. Cecilia Nabors, receiving a “Bonus check” of $25,000 dollars for spending election evening and early morning, running signature verification software for an early morning decree by Mr. Bill Gates stating “Katie Hobbs had won election by some 7,000 ballots!!!” The number he anticipated with the 14 or so duffel bags dumped early election day in County Elections office controlled by Ms. Cecilia Nabors…and her team of willing signature “scribblers!” Now you know the “Rest Of The Story as radio luminary Paul Harvey used to say. Since 2016 Maricopa county Elections have had a “slight smell”” to the results, 2022’s merely confirmed the “McCain Touch!” Amen. Read A Bible KJV. Psalm 128. 10 Commandments everywhere. God Bless America. Amen.

  8. Don says:

    My only question is are they in jail where they belong yet?

  9. William G Munson says:

    They READ the Papers and did it on Purpose that what they do and then blame others if Caught Period

  10. Viti says:

    Time to dress up as democrats one night and toss all the electronic voting machines in the ocean, like the tea party did at the founding!

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