Election officials in Arizona’s Cochise and Mohave counties are delaying vote certification after the state’s Republican attorney general ordered scandal-plagued Maricopa County to submit a full report on how it handled the election.
Officials in the beleaguered Arizona county on Wednesday said 400,000 votes still needed to be counted as of that morning, ‘including a record number of early ballots that were dropped off on Election Day.’
Reports of voting machine breakdowns have triggered worry and brought back uncomfortable memories of the messy and contentious 2020 presidential election. Commentators and politicians are urging voters concerned about vote fraud to stay in line regardless of machine breakdowns or other problems.
There ‘are still tens of thousands of vote-by-mail and provisional ballots yet to be counted,’ said Republican Jack Ciattarelli. New Jersey’s governor’s election has been plagued by reports of voting machine issues and other irregularities.