Republican Kari Lake and Democrat Katie Hobbs are still fighting it out in Arizona following a disastrous election day that was plagued by disorganization and broken machines. Now, the Assistant Attorney General Is demanding answers.
Assistant Atty. Gen. Jennifer Wright sent a letter Saturday to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office demanding explanations for the election issues before the results can be certified next week.
“The Elections Integrity Unit of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office has received hundreds of complaints since Election Day pertaining to issues related to the administration of the 2022 General Election in Maricopa County,” Wright wrote. “These complaints go beyond pure speculation, but include first-hand witness accounts that raise concerns regarding Maricopa’s lawful compliance with Arizona election law.”
“Arizonans deserve a full report and accounting of the myriad problems that occurred in relation to Maricopa County’s administration of the 2022 General Election,” she continued. “As the canvass is looming, and these issues relate to Maricopa County’s ability to lawfully certify election results – the Unit requests a response to the aforementioned issues on or before Maricopa County submits its official canvass to the Secretary of State, which must occur on or before November 28, 2022.
We must remedy what happened to voters on Election Day. https://t.co/pYFyPcMYIw
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) November 20, 2022
According to Maricopa County election officials, at least 60 voting locations experienced issues with their ballot-on-demand printers. The assistant attorney general is demanding an in-depth report addressing those issues, as well as the “check-out” procedures at each polling location and each location’s Official Ballot Report.
Thomas Liddy, the civil division chief at the Maricopa County’s Attorney’s Office, told Fox News Digital that his office will start gathering the materials necessary to respond to Wright’s letter.
“I saw a copy of the letter Saturday evening,” Liddy said. “I will convene with my clients and begin the process of gathering the materials necessary to respond. As you are undoubtedly aware, Ms. Wright is still working on the AG’s Final Report of the 2020 election. I am looking forward to receiving that as well.”