Not Again Maricopa

Arizona County Balloting A Mess, Mostly In GOP Areas
PHOENIX, AZ - NOVEMBER 14: A right wing activist wearing a 'LAKE FOR GOVERNOR' hat stands on the sidewalk in protest of the election process in front of the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center on November 14, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. Ballots continue to be counted in Maricopa County following the November 8 midterm election as officials push back against conspiracy theories claiming the process is being delayed. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Voters encountered problems casting their ballots at 70 of the 223 vote centers in Maricopa County on election day, resulting in long lines and concerns that ballots ended up not tabulated or “misread,” and commingled with ballots that had already been tabulated.
  • Averaged together, the problems occurred in areas with well over 300 percent more registered Republicans than Democrats.
  • Of those 70 precincts affected, 59 were in heavily Republican-voting areas, and two were republican-leaning but not heavily, with only nine from Democrat-leaning or solidly Democrat areas.

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