Several images and videos uploaded on social media early Tuesday morning depict problems at several Arizona polling places as voters sought to cast votes.
In a video sent to Twitter by Tyler Bowyer, chief executive officer of the conservative organization Turning Point USA and member of the Republican National Committee, a poll worker in Maricopa County explains that the voting machines are not functioning.
The footage was filmed at a voting station in a small outlet mall in Anthem, Arizona.
Long lines in Anthem, Arizona with Poll Workers explaining that the @maricopacounty machines are not working.
Do not get out of line! pic.twitter.com/lInh8KnTz3
— Tyler Bowyer 🇺🇸 (@tylerbowyer) November 8, 2022
“We have two tabulators. One of the tabulators is not working. The other tabulator is taking about 75 percent successful. So, 25 percent of them are being misread,” the poll worker said in the video.
He went on to suggest that the issue might have been caused by a defective printer or the second tabulator.
After assuring everyone in line that all votes would be counted, some of the people present were skeptical.
Cronkite News tweeted on Tuesday morning that more voting machines at the Burton Barr Phoenix Library were also failing.
Poll workers at the Burton Barr @PhxLibrary wait outside for replacement voting machines. Early this morning, a problem with the machines prevented prospective voters from casting in-person ballots. pic.twitter.com/GwOuNIY8jW
— Cronkite News (@cronkitenews) November 8, 2022
The tweet included a photograph of poll workers awaiting the arrival of replacement voting equipment.
According to Amelia Fabiano, a reporter for KNXV-TV in Phoenix, poll officials informed her that the venue was being utilized as a drop-off location for ballots until the replacement tabulation equipment arrived.
Poll workers here at Burton Barr Library tell me it is a ballot drop off site ONLY currently. They are having an issue with the tabulation machine and are sending people down the street to the art museum to vote in person. Working to find out what specifically the issue is @abc15 pic.twitter.com/gIl1HJoNxi
— Amelia Fabiano ABC15 (@AmeliaFabianoTV) November 8, 2022
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