Arizona Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Wright says she will not certify the election between Republican Kari Lake and Democrat Katie Hobbs until a full investigation has been conducted into Maricopa County. The state’s most populous county saw a slew of issues during the election process as hundreds of people were not able to have their ballots scanned correctly. Wright wrote in a letter to election officials, “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,”
“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,”
“at least 60 locations had problems because of ballot-on-demand printers that had printer configuration settings that were ‘non-uniform,’ meaning they could not be read by tabulating machines,”
Lake responded to the letter by telling the Daily Mail that she fully expects to be named the next governor of Arizona after an investigation has been done. “And I’ll tell you what, I believe at the end of the day that this will be turned around and I don’t know what the solution will be but I still believe I will become governor, and we are going to restore honesty to our elections,” she said.