According to newly released data, Maricopa County in Arizona accepted over 4,000 ballots in the 2020 presidential election without requiring confirmation of citizenship.
The potential revelation was discovered in documents requested by the precinct committeeman of the local Republican Committee, Tristan Manos, and obtained by Just the News.
The documents reportedly show that 4,484 federal-only ballots were “accepted and counted in its canvass” in Maricopa’s November 2020 federal election, without evidence of U.S. citizenship being required.
These ballots represent more than half of the 8,114 ballots cast that day for federal offices only.
According to Just the News, this number included 3,630 ballots cast by overseas electors under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.
Although Arizona law requires all electors to provide confirmation of citizenship, the state allows residents who do not comply to still receive a ballot for federal elections, according to the news source.
According to the Arizona secretary of state’s website, federal voter registration forms only require a sworn citizenship declaration.
“A person is not required to submit proof of citizenship with the voter registration form, but failure to do so means the person will only be eligible to vote in federal elections (known as being a ‘federal only’ voter),” the website states.
“A ‘federal only’ voter will become eligible to vote a ‘full ballot’ in all federal, state, county and local elections if he or she later provides valid proof of citizenship to the appropriate County Recorder’s office.”
According to Just the News, 14,298 Maricopa County residents were enrolled as “federal-only” voters for the 2020 presidential election in November.
In light of Maricopa County’s history of problematic elections, the publication’s revelations are especially troubling.
When it became the only county in Arizona to switch from red to blue in the 2020 presidential election, Maricopa County confronted intense scrutiny. This prompted former President Donald Trump to allege voter fraud, resulting in a largely futile election audit.
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