MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. — Arizona's election is once again in the national spotlight.
This time, tabulator errors are to blame rather than a hand recount of Maricopa's 2020 votes.
As of 12:20 p.m., multiple Arizona terms were trending nationally on Twitter, including:
- "Maricopa County" was the #2 top national trend
- "Secretary of State," trending with "Katie Hobbs," was #16
- "Box 3" was #29
Each had thousands of tweets revolving around errors reported Tuesday morning when tabulators at around 40 vote centers in Maricopa County rejected every one of five ballots.
The errors were not stopping anyone from voting, according to county officials. If tabulators failed, voters had multiple other ways of casting their vote, including:
- Staying at the vote center and waiting for the tabulator to come back online
- Placing your ballot in a secure drop box, called "Box 3"
- Head to another nearby vote center
"Everyone is still being able to vote," said Chairman of Maricopa County's Board of Supervisors Bill Gates. "No one is being disenfranchised. None of this indicates any fraud."
See the full county press conference here:
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