Arizona Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Wright on Saturday demanded Maricopa County officials produce an accounting of ballots allegedly stuffed in black duffle bags during the ballot tabulation process on November 8.
Wright, who is a part of the state’s Elections Integrity Unit, issued a letter demanding Thomas Liddy of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office look into the alleged comingling of ballots in black duffle bags at polling locations throughout the county that were transferred to the Election Department’s in Phoenix because they could not be properly counted by Maricopa County allegedly due to tabulation and ballot printer errors:
Due to the widespread problems in non-uniform printer configuration settings, many voters were unable to tabulate their ballots on Election Day using on-site tabulators. Instead, voters were instructed to deposit their ballot in “Door 3.” According to statements by Chairman Gates, Recorder Richer, and Maricopa County official communications, “Door 3” ballots were transported to Maricopa County Tabulation and Center to be tabulated by the HiPro 821 or Cannon G1130 tabulators at central count. The letter states the county allegedly failed to handle the ballots correctly by specifically commingling non-tabulated ballots with tabulated ballots in black duffle bags shipped to Phoenix.