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The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is demanding an explanation before the state’s biggest county certifies its midterm election results.
State Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Wright has asked Maricopa County to respond to numerous allegations of Election Day mismanagement.
In a letter dated Saturday, Wright summarized allegations of malfunctions pertaining to the reading of ballots printed with faulty ink on county printers as well as possible improprieties related to the transport of ballots that needed to be tabulated using technology at a centralized county facility.
“These complaints go beyond pure speculation, but include first-hand witness accounts that raise concerns regarding Maricopa’s lawful compliance with Arizona election law,” Wright asserted in her letter to the county.
The letter was addressed to Thomas Liddy, civil division chief at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.
Wright indicated that the state office’s elections integrity unit has received “hundreds of complaints” stemming from Maricopa election procedures.
The state prosecutor also said official statements made by two county officials — Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates and County Recorder Stephen Richer — possibly violated a section of Arizona law governing county and local elections administration.
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