Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Bill Gates just said ‘we don’t know where these ballots are from’ in a live interview with CNN.
Investigative reporter Tyler Bower has refuted Gates’s claims that he doesn’t know where the ballots are coming from and stated “the ballots dropped last night happened to be from significantly blue areas first.
Bower would continue “He knows exactly what ballots were selected for the batch and confirms they only released 60-80k results per day.”
Watch the moment Gates made the claim here:
Bill Gates just said “we don’t know where these ballots are from” however the ballots dropped last night happened to be from significantly blue areas first. He knows exactly what ballots that were selected for the batch and confirms they are only released 60-80k results per day. pic.twitter.com/2no3PmJWFY
— Tyler Bowyer 🇺🇸 (@tylerbowyer) November 12, 2022
“We don’t know where these ballots are from.”
This is an actual line spoken by a Maricopa County elections official in an Arizona election that still hasn’t finished.pic.twitter.com/M7s5P5ffJj
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) November 12, 2022
Arizona Central had these details to share:
Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake stoked fears of mail-in ballots. Now she’s taunting officials for not counting them fast enough after a record number of people held onto their mail-in ballots until Election Day.
Lake accused election workers of deliberately slowing counts and holding back results, commenting in social media posts and in interviews on conservative news sites.
Her campaign, Kari Lake War Room, said in a tweet Friday that the Maricopa County Elections Department was creating a host of new election deniers, leaning into her refusal to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election.
“This process is an untransparent joke,” the campaign said. “Our elections shouldn’t be like this. When @KariLake is Governor, they won’t be.”
Lake took it further, describing the counting process in interviews as “embarrassing” and compared the handling of ballots in the county to a banana republic.
Isn't this man the least bit embarrassed to go on TV and say this? "We don't know where these ballots are from." Maybe a Penske truck? https://t.co/ralYiZA8pu
— Millie Ledford Lee (@M_Ledford_Lee) November 12, 2022
As of now, Kari Lake is trailing Katie Hobbs by around 30,000 votes but a big red dump is expected to be counted top soon if Maricopa County starts spending up its counting process.