(Republican Insider) – A new report has revealed that voting twice has apparently been chosen as the solution to address a mistake of massive proportions concerning early voting ballots that were sent out to around 63,000 residents who live in Pinal County, Arizona.
The Western Journal is saying that more than half of all the ballots that were mailed out last week contain either the wrong municipal elections listed for the voter receiving the ballot or the municipal elections for voters are totally missing from the ballot, according to information reported by KPNX-TV.
“It’s a terrible time to make that mistake. It was a human error,” Pinal County Attorney Kent Volkmer went on to say concerning the flub.
David Frisk, Pinal County elections director, took responsibility for the error.
“This was not a system glitch or a computer error or anything nefarious. It was no fault of anyone in the recorder’s office; it’s my mistake,” Frisk stated, according to a report from KTVK-TV.
This “glitch” impacted the communities of Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Eloy, Mammoth, Maricopa, Queen Creek, and Superior.
On Tuesday of this week, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors decided the best course of action to rectify the situation would be to send out a second batch of ballots.
“At this point, while it is not a perfect solution, we believe this to be the best solution. That solution is to send out to all permanent early voters who requested an early ballot to be mailed a new ballot exclusively containing municipal races in the seven affected jurisdictions,” Volkmer remarked.
The new plan allows everyone who wanted an early ballot in the communities affected by the error to receive a Municipal Only ballot. The voters who live in those areas who want to vote in the municipal elections must send in the second ballot.
“The second ballot only covers municipal contests, so voters who want to cast a vote in federal, state, legislative and county races need to return the first ballot they received,” the Western Journal reported.
“The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office said after what it called an ‘extensive’ investigation, the elections system in place is blameless for the problem,” the report continued.
“The Pinal County Elections Director David Frisk has been very clear that these issues were the result of human error,” Secretary of State Katie Hobbs commented on the situation. “The Secretary of State’s Office will continue to support Pinal County in correcting this issue and ensuring that all voters have a chance to cast a ballot in the appropriate elections.”
Other individuals were not so easily satisfied by the explanation that was given.
The Secretary of State, Katie Hobbs, signed off on the Pinal County ballots that did not have municipal offices on them. This is unacceptable behavior and performance. pic.twitter.com/bfhYjLLscu
— Mark Finchem (@RealMarkFinchem) July 9, 2022
Pinal County Elections:
Doesn’t bad ballots result in bad elections?
How dare you question us!
— Dr. Andrew Jackson (@DrAndrewJackson) July 12, 2022
“In addition to the voters in the seven communities, about 17,000 voters had ballots that listed city and town contests for places in which they do not reside. Those voters are encouraged to return their ballots with their choices for federal, state, legislative and county races. Any votes for municipal contests will not be counted,” the report added.
There’s so much shady business going down with the election system in various areas around the country, but it really feels like Arizona has a whole lot of issues with keeping the voting system clean and above board.
We should be concerned about that as a nation because of what happened in 2020. There’s no doubt in my mind the left will attempt to pull some shenanigans with the midterm elections, especially since they are so deep in the hole with the American people thanks to the crappy policies put forward by the Biden administration.
Be diligent at the polls this year, folks.
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