Authorities are looking into the causes of the several voting machine problems in Maricopa County now that the elections in Arizona are essentially done.
In the largest county in Arizona, there are problems with the printing of ballots at 70 polling stations.
The locations were primarily dispersed throughout the Valley region, and Ballot on Demand printers—not tabulation devices—were the main source of contention, according to KNXV-TV.
According to the report, a representative for the election department said in an email that the printer fusers, not a shortage of ink or toner, were the issue.
“The printers have three profiles, one for the ballot, one for the receipt, and one for the envelope. The ballot ‘media weight’ setting was set to heavy, as recommended, and the receipt and envelope was not.”
In the event of such an emergency, county officials gave the people the reassurance that they had a fallback plan in place. According to KNXV-TV, here is where the Door 3 drop-off boxes come in.
According to election officials, approximately 17,000 votes were dropped off at these locations, many of which included inaccuracies.
Voters either used the wrong pen or didn’t properly fill in the ovals, which resulted in these mistakes.
Arizona Republicans are starting to hire attorneys and present their case in court as a result of the numerous concerns surrounding the manner in which Maricopa conducted its elections.
Kari Lake, the contender for governor from the GOP, has yet to concede the election to Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, citing the disenfranchisement of voters.
“Rest assured I have assembled the best and brightest legal team, and we are exploring every avenue to correct the many wrongs that have been done this past week,” Lake said in a new video on Thursday. “I’m doing everything in my power to right these wrongs,” according to Fox News.
It appears that the Trump-backed candidate is preparing for a protracted court battle.
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Citing the long lines and machine failures at Maricopa polling places, Lake stated “what happened to Arizonans on Election Day is unforgivable.”
Republicans attempted to extend voting hours on election night by requesting a judge’s court order, but were ultimately declined, according to Fox News.
Critics have also pointed out that Hobbs did not recuse herself from the state election process, despite having a vested interest in the race. CONTINUE READING…