The Republican National Committee, in coordination with the Kari Lake and Blake Masters campaigns, along with state Republican officials, has requested the voting hours in Maricopa County, home of 62% of Arizona’s population, be given extended voting hours to counteract the inability to properly process votes this morning.
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel has issued the following statement:
“The RNC is joining a Republican coalition to file an emergency motion to extend poll hours in Maricopa County because voting machines in over 25% of voting locations have experienced significant issues. The widespread issues — in an election administered by Democrat Secretary of State Katie Hobbs — are completely unacceptable, especially as Republicans flock to the polls to vote in-person on Election Day. We have dozens of attorneys and thousands of volunteers on the ground working to solve this issue and ensure that Arizona voters have the chance to make their voices heard.”
The lawsuit requests that the voting places be kept open until 10 PM, three hours after the scheduled close.
From radio station KTAR’s website:
Officials said printer settings were to blame for ballot tabulator issues that impacted voters at more than a quarter of Maricopa County’s vote centers on Election Day.
The problem was that some tabulators weren’t able to successfully process every completed ballot. Technicians figured out that changing the printer settings resolved the issue and have been working to make the fixes at all the impacted vote centers.
Officials say the problems didn’t prevent anybody from casting their ballot and all the votes cast Tuesday will be tallied by the end of Election Day operations. The county has no plans to extend voting hours unless a court orders it.
RedState will keep tabs on the story and report all developments as they become available.