Post falsely claims that Maricopa County lost 291,390 Election Day votes

Posted on AllSides December 13th, 2022
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Officials in Maricopa County, Arizona, announced on Nov. 28 that they certified the county's 2022 midterm election results. But some social media users claim there are missing votes in the county.

"IMPOSSIBLE: Maricopa County Lost 291,930 Election Day Votes?" reads a Nov. 28 Facebook post (direct link, archived link). 

The claim stems from a Nov. 28 Gateway Pundit article, which misreported voting information provided by Maricopa County.

The article mistakenly compared Election Day in-person votes with total Election Day votes, and it claimed that the difference in the numbers indicated votes were somehow lost.

"Somewhere along the way...

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