Given the widespread alleged voter disenfranchisement that occurred during the midterm elections in Maricopa County, Caroline Wren, a senior adviser to Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, thinks Gov. Doug Ducey should call a special session of the legislature to approve election reform legislation.
On election day, there were issues with the ballot tabulators at 70 of the 223 polling places in the county, with many sites reporting two-hour wait times and more.
Steve Bannon, the host of the “War Room” podcast, questioned Wren about the Maricopa County “fiasco” (which includes the Phoenix metropolitan area).
Wren declared that “The disenfranchisement of Republican voters is very alarming.”
“People shouldn’t have to go on this half-day odyssey to be able to vote,” she continued. “Can you imagine if this was reversed and Election Day voters favored Democrats and the machines failed in Detroit and Philadelphia and Brooklyn?”
“It would be the top news story everywhere in the country,” Wren predicted.
Instead, she claimed that the media’s narrative about the broken tabulator machines in Maricopa County is that lineups are common on election day.
“They’re not normal when you have mechanics fail,” Wren claimed.
“We told Maricopa, we told these others [counties], to expect a huge, huge number of Election Day voters. That happened. They were completely unprepared,” she said.
“You had three-hour lines. I mean if you arrived at 7 a.m. and the machines were down, and there’s a two-hour line, but you have to take your kids to school at 8:15, you can’t spend all day voting,” she continued.
Wren continued by pointing out that Bill Gates, chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Commissioners, and Stephen Richer, county recorder, both created political action committees last year to assist candidates for local and state office who “acknowledge the validity of the 2020 election.”
Lake has expressed skepticism on Arizona’s outcome in the 2020 presidential election.
“That’s who we’re relying on for information. That’s who we’re relying on for the truth, relying on to run our election systems. And our opponent by the way is the secretary of state who refused to recuse herself,” Wren added.
In light of the voter disenfranchisement, Bannon questioned Wren if Ducey ought to summon a special session to handle election-related issues.
“You can’t take two-and-a-half and three-hour [lines] with working people. No one can do it,” according to Bannon.
I was outside a polling location in SE Chandler for 3 hours Tues morning as a campaign supporter; we were told that polling locations in N Gilbert were down, so those voters were being sent to ours…wonder how many never voted at all, on leaving Gilbert?https://t.co/bNmK9rkTPa
— Jennifer Alvey (@Jennife97135834) November 14, 2022
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He further argued the 17,000 voters who the county said placed their ballot in “Box 3” to be counted in downtown Phoenix later when polling place tabulators were not working is a “bogus number.”
“The 17,000 has got to be 50,000, 60,000 or 70,000, given they were down and sometimes they were down all the way into the afternoon,” Bannon said.
“Should [Ducey] call an emergency session and how can you possibly certify this election?” Bannon asked. CONTINUE READING…