Here we go again!
Election integrity in the United States is STILL a complete mess.
“As many as 63,000 mail-in ballots were delivered to the wrong voters in Pinal County, Arizona,” Todd Starnes reported.
BREAKING: 63,000 Mail-In Ballots Went to Wrong Voters in Republican-Heavy Pinal County, Arizona https://t.co/1KzCpaNDqx
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) August 3, 2022
BREAKING: Republicans call FOUL in Arizona, cite 63,000 issues with mail-in ballots and major problems at Republican-heavy precinctshttps://t.co/PcQH4q4qcu
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) August 3, 2022
The GOP and Arizona GOP issued a statement on ballot issues in Pinal County.
— Republican Party of Arizona (@AZGOP) August 3, 2022
Today, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Republican Party of Arizona (RPAZ) Chairwoman Kelli Ward released the following statement regarding ballot issues in Pinal County, Arizona:
“During Arizona’s primary elections, the RNC and Republican Party of Arizona’s poll observer program documented and reported multiple failures by Pinal County’s Elections Administrator, including 63,000 mail-in ballots delivered to the wrong voters and multiple Republican-heavy precinct locations running out of ballots. This is a comprehensive failure that disenfranchises Arizonans and exemplifies why Republican-led efforts for transparency at the ballot box are so important. Pinal County Elections Director David Frisk should resign immediately.”
Radio station KTAR reported the shortages were the result of “unprecedented demand for in-person ballots.”
The ballot shortage isn’t the first Pinal County issue during this election cycle.
Officials had to scramble after tens of thousands of voters were sent incorrect early mail ballots.
About 46,000 ballots mailed to voters in Casa Grande, Eloy, Maricopa, Mammoth and Superior plus the Pinal County portions of Apache Junction and Queen Creek were missing municipal contests.
The portions of Apache Junction and Queen Creek in Maricopa County were not affected, and neither were any other cities or towns in Pinal County.
The county said human error was to blame for the mistakes.
County officials announced a solution – a supplemental all-mail election for the municipal races.
If you experience an issue, a reminder: you can choose to use the express vote device located at the polling place, or as long as you are physically in line at 7:00pm today, you will be permitted to cast a ballot. Voters who arrive after 7:00pm are not permitted to cast a vote.
— Pinal County – Government 🌵 (@PinalCounty) August 2, 2022
Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward blasted the county’s incompetence.
“What happened in Pinal County is completely unacceptable & makes it extremely difficult to have confidence in overall election results. Pinal is the third largest county in Arizona and it’s been screwed up since early voting began,” she wrote on Twitter.
What happened in Pinal County is completely unacceptable & makes it extremely difficult to have confidence in overall election results. Pinal is the third largest county in Arizona and it’s been screwed up since early voting began. https://t.co/op9QxDzeAp
— Dr. Kelli Ward 🇺🇸 (@kelliwardaz) August 3, 2022
“After all the chaos in 2020 how in the world are there problems this significant in a single county?” Todd Starnes asked.
“And how is it possible that the ballot shortages happened in Republican-heavy precincts?”