In light of failing vote tallying devices at over 30 percent of polling places in Maricopa County on Election Day last week, the campaign of Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake demanded a re-vote.
Wednesday, the campaign announced on its official Twitter account, “This election was irreparably compromised by voter disenfranchisement.”
“The appropriate thing to do would be to let Maricopa County cast their votes again,” the Republican candidate’s team added.
The remark was in response to a tweet indicating that Lake continues to cut the gap with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs, with approximately 17,000 votes or 0.06 percent of ballots cast now separating them.
In the meanwhile, Republican candidate for attorney general Abe Hamadeh currently trails Kris Mayes by only 771 votes, or less than 0.01 percent.
When the difference between the candidates is 0.5% or less, a recount is started.
Imagine if the tabulators had worked in primarily red districts!
Again, this election was irreparably compromised by voter disenfranchisement.
We don't care if this is unprecedented.
The appropriate thing to do would be to let Maricopa County cast their votes again. https://t.co/ckUht5N8h5
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) November 16, 2022
In this election, over 2.5 million ballots had been cast statewide, with over 1.5 million coming from Maricopa County, which includes the Phoenix metropolitan region.
Maricopa is home to sixty percent of Arizona’s registered voters.
Lake and Hamadeh were unquestionably the candidates most damaged by the 70 polling stations that saw excessively lengthy waits owing in part to defective vote tabulating technology.
Saturday, Hamadeh tweeted, “REMEMBER: 72%+ of the votes on Election Day in person were Republican. When you have 30% of the tabulating machines failing, causing people to leave the lines and give up. This is voter suppression targeting a political party.”
Here is the problem w/ what happened in Maricopa County on Election Day. This is Anthem, north of Phoenix at about 1:15 pm. Ruby red district of about 30K people. Only one polling location. Ballot tabulators not working in the morning. 2 hr wait to vote midday and still at 6 pm. pic.twitter.com/CY35yQWwq5
— Randy DeSoto (@RandyDeSoto) November 14, 2022
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Despite all the Election Day problems, Lake was able to close Hobbs’ lead from double-digits (about 183,000 votes), based on her advantage in the early voting tallies, to less than a percent (about 12,000 votes) by the Wednesday following the election, thanks to Election Day votes.
In her August primary, Lake took the lead over establishment Republican pick Karrin Taylor Robson the day after the election because of Election Day totals. Robson, like Hobbs, had leapt out to a double-digit lead on election night due to early voting and mail-in ballots. CONTINUE READING…