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Maricopa County says 20% of polling places have equipment issues but votes are fine

Posted on AllSides November 8th, 2022
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About 1 in 5 polling locations in Maricopa County, Ariz., were experiencing a technical problem with their ballot tabulator machines in the first hours of Election Day — but officials say the votes will still be counted, thanks to their redundancy protocols.

"We've got about 20% of the locations out there where there's an issue with the tabulator," Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates said in a video update posted online. Describing the problem, he said that after some voters fill out their ballot, the machine won't accept it.

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