Arizona is frequently featured in negative news stories. The state’s midterm election has been complicated by equipment failure, sluggish vote tallying, and anger from would-be voters who have been denied at the polls.
Two weeks after Election Day, Arizona still hadn’t finished the vote-counting process as of Tuesday. Politico reports that 99 percent of the votes were cast.
While some states, like Arizona, Nevada, and California, continued to count votes days after the election, Florida and the majority of other states completed the task on election night, according to WFTX-TV. Prior to the advent of automated voting, ballots were counted nationwide the evening before elections, with results being announced no later than the following morning.
Arizona has come under fire for the absurdly long counting period, especially in light of the tight governor’s race and the abrupt shift from red to blue of the state.
But issues with Arizona’s management of the 2022 midterm elections go far beyond lengthy counting times. Republicans and Republican voters appeared to be the target of numerous losses on election day.
Residents were also being turned away from polling places on Election Day, while others had to wait in excruciatingly lengthy queues, some of which apparently stretched for several hours. More than 20 exclusive videos explaining the numerous challenges voters in Arizona faced while attempting to cast their ballots have been sent to The Western Journal.
This was due to the fact that, according to election officials, 20% of polling places throughout the entire county had vote tabulators that weren’t working properly.
Several sources claim that such officials downplayed the severity of the issue. The Washington Post and KNTX-TV were informed in subsequent reports that 70 locations, or over 30%, had problems with tabulators. Later, Rasmussen Reports said that the number of polling places with malfunctioning devices on Election Day was really 48 percent and that even that figure was an underestimation.
Many people think that same-day voters, who were anticipated to lean largely Republican, were disproportionately deterred by the lengthy lineups brought on by defective voting machines.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
The Western Journal’s Randy DeSoto estimated that, if 250 people were dissuaded from voting at each of the 70 polling stations with malfunctioning equipment, that would have been enough to make up the difference between Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and her Democratic opponent Katie Hobbs.
Rasmussen Reports later said even that reporting was an underestimate, claiming the actual number of voting locations with faulty machines on Election Day was 48 percent.
On the same day, one election official found himself removed from the chaotic situations and was unable to help manage the voting.
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