AZ Election Offices Couldn’t Reconcile 15K Vote Disparity: Internal Email

  • Internal emails between top election officials in Arizona’s Maricopa County reveal that they couldn’t reconcile a discrepancy of almost 16,000 outstanding ballots. The race for governor was decided by slightly more than 17,000 votes.
  • Maricopa County was plagued by numerous issues with ballot machines at many of its vote centers on Election Day, resulting in delays and long lines.
  • In a Nov. 10 email, Recorder Stephen Richer “estimated having 392,000 ballots left to be counted, while the secretary of state’s website said there were 407,664 ballots left.”
  • Katie Hobbs, the Arizona Secretary of State, was the Democratic gubernatorial candidate and not the Governor-elect.