by Sharon Rondeau
(Nov. 16, 2022) – 1:32 p.m. EST – The Maricopa County, AZ Board of Supervisors is currently holding a meeting during which citizens earlier expressed frustration at the manner in which the November 8 election unfolded.
At least three of the five supervisors advised citizens to approach the legislature if they wish election law changed.
District 4 Supervisor Hickman acknowledged “problems” with printers but stressed that voters could go to another polling place if they wished. Approximately 1.5 million cast votes in the county last week, Hickman said.
Chairman Bill Gates defended the election workers, of whom he said 3,000 were “temporary,” for the work they performed last week. A “canvas,” he said, “would be coming soon.” “Over the past two decades,” Gates said, vote-counting has taken “12 days,” thereby favorably comparing the 2022 election.
At 1:40 p.m. EST, Gates pounded the gavel and adjourned the meeting.