Posted BY: Jim Hoft
The letter is signed by Jennifer Wright, the Assistant Attorney General from the state of Arizona.
In the letter, Jennifer Wright explains that the Attorney General’s Elections Integrity Unit has received HUNDREDS of complaints by concerned citizens pertaining to issues related to the administration of the 2022 General Election in Maricopa County. The complaints include first-hand accounts from witnesses raising concerns regarding Maricopa’s lawful compliance with the Arizona election code.
The Attorney General’s office also includes how at least 60 voting locations out of 230 in the county had tabulators and printing machines that were not working on Election Day.
The Attorney General’s office demanded that Maricopa County provide a comprehensive list of the equipment failures on Election Day.
The AG’s office admits that the machines were allegedly working the night before the election but that 25-30 percent of the machines were down hours later on Election Day morning.
Based on the plethora of reports from election workers, poll observers, and voters, combined with Maricopa County’s admission that there were in fact widespread problems related to non-uniform BOD printer configuration settings, the Unit requests that Maricopa County provide a comprehensive report detailing with specificity:
(1) the voting locations that had problems with either BOD printers or tabulation;
(2) the specific problems at each voting location;
(3) any other issues related to BOD printers and/or tabulators that may have contributed to the problems at voting locations;
(4) a comprehensive log of all changes to the BOD printer configuration settings (to include the identity of individuals making changes);
(5) MaricopaCounty’s standards for the BOD printer configuration settings as specified in internal technical specifications and/or manufacturer technical specifications;
(6) the precise time the non-uniform printer configuration settings were found to be the root cause of the problem; and
(7) the method used to update or reconfigure the printer configuration settings at each voting location(specifically, if technicians were sent to the voting location, when were they deployed in the field and when did they make the changes at each voting location; alternatively, if the network administrator was able to make universal changes, please detail when and how the printer configuration settings were corrected).
Maricopa County must also explain election “check-out” procedures including why Maricopa County election workers publicly encouraged voters to leave a voting location.
Maricopa County is also being asked to explain the “Door 3” procedures.
The request by the Attorney’s General office must be completed by Monday, November 28, 2022.