Maricopa County, Arizona’s election day was a nightmare. Given the high-stakes implications of the election’s outcome, it is logical and understandable that voters and candidates would be dissatisfied with the day’s events.
Republican Kari Lake is locked and loaded, legally speaking, and she is attempting to bring transparency to the situation through the courts, particularly in regards to what occurred with multiple ballot machines and other unfortunate circumstances, which she claims disenfranchised voters on November 8.
According to JustTheNews, while the election has been officially certified by the state, a new development involving a significant ballot total discrepancy is already raising eyebrows, as the number of ballots it includes is close to the total number of votes by which Lake lost to her opponent, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.
Election authorities in Maricopa County apparently had difficulty reconciling a recently found disparity involving around 16,000 outstanding ballots.
Given that the contest between Lake and Hobbs was won by only 17,000 votes, one can anticipate the issues raised.
In an email dated November 10, Arizona Recorder Stephen Richer informed other senior election authorities, including Board of Supervisors Chair Bill Gates and Elections Director Scott Jarrett, of the disparity in total ballots.
America First Legal Foundation received the email by submitting a public records request.
The gap between the county’s predicted remaining ballot totals and the amount recorded by the Arizona Secretary of State’s office was precisely 16,000 ballots.
“Unable to currently reconcile SOS listing with our estimates from yesterday,” Richer said. He pointed out the numerical disparity. At the time, Maricopa County had 392,000 ballots waiting to be tallied, but the Arizona Secretary of State said there were still 407,664 ballots outstanding.
.@Stephen_Richer: "Unable to currently reconcile SOS listing with our estimates from yesterday, So there's a 15,000 difference somewhere," @katiehobbs & Maricopa County had a 16,000 vote discrepancy
The Governor-Select certified her own election anywayhttps://t.co/i43LEhH9hN
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) December 18, 2022
“So there’s a 15,000 difference somewhere,” Richer wrote in an email.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
The number is large enough to add yet another layer of skepticism for many who wonder if Maricopa County’s results for the 2022 midterms were legitimate.
At the very least, it’s confusing. CONTINUE READING…