BREAKING: Judge Rejects Arizona Republican Lawsuit in Maricopa County, Polls Now Closed

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A Maricopa County judge rejected an effort from the Republican National Committee, gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, and senatorial candidate Blake Masters to keep the polls open till 10 p.m.


The push came after issues with ballot printers earlier in the day, which caused a delay and confusion about the best way to cast a ballot in the county.

The county released a statement at 2 p.m. saying that they determined it was a printer settings problem, and were working toward getting it fixed at the roughly 60 vote centers it impacted.

“Maricopa County has identified the solution for the tabulation issues at about 60 Vote Centers. County technicians have changed the printer settings, which seems to have resolved this issue. It appears some of the printers were not producing dark enough timing marks on the ballots. This solution has worked at 17 locations, and technicians deployed throughout the county are working to resolve this issue at the remaining locations,” the statement said.

The first results in Arizona, and Maricopa County specifically, are set to drop at 9 p.m. Mountain Standard time.


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