Ballot Count Continues in Arizona
Arizona is still counting ballots scarcely dual weeks after Election Day.
Secretary of State Ken Bennett’s bureau wrote in a blog post that some-more than 135,000 early and provisional ballots remained to be processed as of Friday.
A state canvass to plead a choosing formula for a presidential race, as good as statewide and legislative races, is set for Dec 3.
Thirteen of Arizona’s 15 counties had finished their list counting by Friday afternoon, though Maricopa and Pima counties still had superb ballots. Nearly 100,000 provisional ballots remained unverified in Maricopa County on Friday, and 12,000 early ballots remained uncounted. Pima County’s totals were many lower, with 26,000 provisional ballots unverified and usually 140 early ballots uncounted.
By Sunday evening, Pima County had finished counting a early ballots and had usually 500 provisional ballots left.
A orator for Maricopa County did not immediately respond to a ask for criticism on Monday.
Two of a state’s vital congressional races weren’t motionless until a week after a polls closed, and a third wasn’t motionless until Saturday. At this point, no vital elections sojourn undecided.
Maricopa County has a live video feed from their “Ballot Tabulation Center,” where viewers can name from 8 vantage points. Repeated checks of several points on Monday showed really small activity.
According to a 2010 Census brief, Maricopa County is a fourth many populous county in a nation behind Los Angeles County in California, Cook County in Illinois, and Harris County in Texas. Maricopa County is home to nearly 4 million people, some-more than half of a state’s sum population.
It took 15 days following a 2008 choosing to count all a votes in Arizona.
Bennett told a Associated Press on Saturday that he wants to renovate a approach votes are counted in a state in partial by shortening a series of provisional ballots and permitting people to expel votes during any polling place in a county, and not usually during a specific precinct.
“Right now we’re handling like a bank that has 1,000 branches, though when we uncover adult to deposition income we can usually deposition during a bend we non-stop your accounts at,” he said.
“I don’t consider there’s some immeasurable swindling here,” Arizona House Minority Leader Chad Campbell told a Associated Press. “We usually need to make certain a complement is working.”
While a complement competence be working, it has not worked fast in a past dual elections — a fact that is painfully transparent to Arizona possibilities and those who expel ballots for them.
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