“Protest, Protest, Protest!” Trump Calls For Action Over ‘Complete Voter Integrity Disaster’ At Polls
Update (1535ET): Former President Trump has called for protests over voting irregularities across the country.
“The Absentee Ballot situation in Detroit is REALLY BAD. People are showing up to Vote only to be told, “sorry, you have already voted,” Trump wrote on Truth social. “This is happening in large numbers, elsewhere as well. Protest, Protest, Protest!“
Trump also said that “Maricopa County in Arizona looks like a complete Voter Integrity DISASTER,” adding “Likewise Detroit (of course!), Pennsylvania, and other places. Not being covered by the Fake News Media!”
Trump also addressed the 20% of precincts in Maricopa County, AZ which have had major issues, ‘Truthing’: “Only Republican areas? WOW! Kari Lake, Blake Masters, and all others are being greatly harmed by this disaster. Can’t let this happen, AGAIN!!!”
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Nearly 20% of voting centers in Maricopa County, AZ are experiencing issues, according to officials.
The Maricopa County Recorder’s office says technicians have been dispatched to fixed broken tabulation machines.
“We’ve had a few tabulator issues at a couple locations where the tabulator isn’t immediately taking the ballot,” said County Recorder Stephen Richer after being asked about two locations with issues. “Instead it can either be Central count tabulated here, or if that issue can be addressed there, then it can be fed into the tabulator…“
AZ: There are 223 voting centers across Maricopa County— that means at least 44 of their polling locations are experiencing issues with tabulators. Election officials say techs are out working on the problem but there is no estimate on when the issues will be resolved.
— Ali Bradley (@AliBradleyTV) November 8, 2022
BREAKING: Reports out of Maricopa county of Machines “not working” and ballots being “misread”
WHAT IS GOING ON?
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 8, 2022
BREAKING: Now issues reported with machines in Wickenburg, AZ, northwest Maricopa.
Worker tells the voter to stop filming pic.twitter.com/ACFiivw3vn
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 8, 2022
Yesterday Maricopa County Election Officials Held A Presser on ‘False Election Narratives’
Ensuring Voting Machines Have Been Tested & Are Accurate…
Today They Are Reporting At 20% of Voting Centers Machines Are Not Working… #Arizona pic.twitter.com/5yYVWH1OKx
— Covid-1984 (@Spiro_Ghost) November 8, 2022
Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Kale says she’s getting “flooded with calls” from frustrated voters.
I am getting flooded with calls and text messages from people who are having trouble voting all over Maricopa County.
THIS is why we must reform our elections. https://t.co/oFFElskQFs
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) November 8, 2022
If you have already checked in at a Maricopa County voting location where the tabulators do not work, you can (1) wait for your ballot to be tabulated on site, (2) ask to use the handicapped voting machine, or (3) leave your ballot in a box to be counted later. (2/2)
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) November 8, 2022
They only had two years to figure this out… Unless of course this is a feature, not a bug.
I’d like to note once again that Brazil — with a population of similar size to the US (especially with mandatory voting and a voting age of 16) — counted all votes nationwide in every race within 3 hours after the polls closed. Every race was decided that night. https://t.co/8phpLUQA6j
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 7, 2022
Meanwhile, every single Dominion voting machine is down across Mercer County, New Jersey, according to officials.
In a Tuesday morning notice, West Windsor Township informed residents that “Due to a Mercer County-wide system outage, all voting machines are currently down in each district across the County.
Voting machines are currently down, vote on a standard ballot https://t.co/TXVP7Cy8lQ
— West Windsor Police (@westwindsorpd) November 8, 2022
“The Board of Elections has advised the county of issues with voting machines. Poll workers will be on hand to walk voters through the process. The board is working with Dominion, the machine maker, to resolve the issue,” reads a notice posted on Facebook, ABC6 reports.
For the second election cycle in a row, I go to vote and the machines are not working. Had to submit a provisional ballot. You have to do better Mercer County, NJ. The poll workers were wonderful amid the chaos.
— Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (@esglaude) November 8, 2022
In response, the New Jersey Republican State Committee (NJGOP) says they’re aware of the issue, and that voters can still cast their ballots on paper.
“On behalf of our NJGOP legal counsel and election integrity team, I want to make crystal clear to the voters of Mercer County that in spite of reported problems with scanners on voting machines in Mercer County, this issue does not affect their voting experience at all. Voters will still enter their polling place, cast their vote, and insert the paper ballot into the machine as they normally would.”
Voters can be completely rest assured that NJGOP is ensuring voters’ rights are protected at all phases of the process and that their vote counts -Tom Szymanski, Executive Director NJGOP
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