Arizona Attorney General’s Office Seeks Answers to ‘Myriad’ Maricopa County Voting Issues


The Arizona attorney general’s office is demanding answers to the “myriad issues” facing voters in Maricopa County on Election Day, breathing new life into the campaign of Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, who refused to give in to the elected Democrat Katie Hobbs.

Assistant lawyer. Gen. Jennifer Wright sent a letter Saturday to the Maricopa County prosecutor’s office asking for an explanation of the election issues before results can be certified next week.

“The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Election Integrity Unit has received hundreds of complaints since Election Day regarding issues related to the administration of the 2022 general election in Maricopa County,” said writes Wright. “These complaints go beyond pure speculation, but include first-hand accounts that raise concerns about Maricopa’s legal compliance with Arizona election law.”

“The people of Arizona deserve a full report and account of the myriad issues that arose in relation to the administration of Maricopa County during the 2022 general election,” she continued. “As canvassing looms and these issues relate to Maricopa County’s ability to legally certify election results – the unit requests a response to the above issues no later than Maricopa County submits its official canvassing to the Secretary of State, which must take place on or before November 28, 2022.”

Arizona gubernatorial candidates Katie Hobbs and Kari Lake.
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At least 60 polling places experienced issues with their on-demand ballot printers, according to Maricopa County election officials. The Deputy Attorney General is demanding an in-depth report addressing these issues, as well as the “monitoring” procedures at each polling station and the official ballot from each station.

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Thomas Liddy, chief of the Civil Division of the Maricopa County District Attorney’s Office, told Fox News Digital that his office will begin gathering the documents necessary to respond to Wright’s letter.

“I saw a copy of the letter Saturday night,” Liddy said. “I will be meeting with my clients and beginning the process of collecting the necessary documents to respond. As you are no doubt aware, Ms Wright is still working on the final report of the GA on the 2020 elections. I look forward to receiving it also. .”

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs speaks during a roundtable in Phoenix, Monday, September 19, 2022.

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs speaks during a roundtable in Phoenix, Monday, September 19, 2022.
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Lake, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, claimed her constituents were unfairly disenfranchised on Election Day.

“Rest assured that I have assembled the best and brightest legal team, and we are exploring all avenues to right the many wrongs that were committed over the past week,” Lake said in a video Thursday. “I am doing everything in my power to right these wrongs.”

“What happened to Arizonans on election day is unforgivable,” she said.

Lake told the Daily Mail on Saturday that she still believes she will become governor of Arizona.

Arizona's Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake speaks to supporters of the Republican Oversight Party in Scottsdale, Arizona, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

Arizona’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake speaks to supporters of the Republican Oversight Party in Scottsdale, Arizona, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Wright’s letter on Saturday arrived the same day. The New York Times reported that it could not find a clear example highlighted by Lake that showed a voter was denied the opportunity to vote.

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Lake posted videos of Maricopa County voters complaining about their Election Day experiences. The Times said it reviewed 45 of the claims and could not find a clear allegation of disenfranchisement.

The Hobbs and Lake campaigns did not respond to requests for comment from Fox News Digital on Sunday.


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