Arizona Secretary of State Reports 631,000 Ballots Uncounted (w/Updates)

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The Arizona Secretary of State is reporting that "as of Thursday afternoon, there are an estimated 631,274 early and provisional ballots" yet to be processed statewide.

Seems some counties, like Mohave and Yavapai, didn't report their numbers yesterday.

Adding to the confusion is the fact that the SOS's totals do not include the update made as of yesterday to Maricopa County's totals. A county's totals are usually the most accurate for that county. The SOS gets its numbers from the county.

Nor does this new total include today's update from the Maricopa County's recorder's Office, which we should receive any time now.

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From the SOS today

SOS spokesperson Matt Roberts explained that he had not received an update yesterday from county elections, so the SOS total does not reflect the current numbers from the largest county in the state.

He did say that the number should go down from today on, though, as more ballots are counted.

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shadeaux14
shadeaux14 topcommenter

As usual, when America takes a step forward, Arizona take two steps back.

 

Just think, as the last bastion of white supremacy, Stinky Finger Jan can instruct the Dept of Tourism to start touting the state as a haven for the KKK, anti-govt malitia groups, the Westboro Baptist Church,  or any batshit crazy who has an AK and wants to Pertekt the Boarder. People like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck,  and Michael (Weiner) savage can broadcast from Arizona so they're surrounded by their "base."

 

What a bright, and above all WHITE Mecca Arizona can become.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

The smell of VOTER FRAUD is strong with those provisional ballots. They are being closely scrutinized to be sure everything is on the up and up. Any ballots that have been cast fraudulently will be eliminated.

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

Stephen - Appreciate your optimism but Carmona will have to beat Flake by about 17% in the remaining 473,674 outstanding ballots in order to prevail. Carmona will have to poll about 56.5% to Flake's 49.5% in order to eek out a small victory.  (Assumptions: Victor will continue to poll around 4% and 30% of the provisionals will be tossed.  Adjustment: SOS outstanding early ballot count reduced by 106,641 per your update). I like your optimism, but this will be a tough one to pull out

AnotherMesaVoter
AnotherMesaVoter

I hope when everything settles and people look at the election in Arizona they realize that education needs to be our top priority! What the election proved in Arizona is there are some seriously uneducated people here. Going through news and blog responses, watching them write things like Mitt won the popular vote. Wrong. Obama won the electoral and popular vote. Arizona elected Arpaio again? Is it because they don't read the newspapers and elect by looking at the signs on their street corners? Arpaio had more money and the most signs. Just trying to somehow rationalize it and that's the only thing I could come up with... I can understand why the Arizona government wouldn't want to push education but I think it all comes down to that has to be a priority.

afdhm
afdhm

It's sad that our Secretary of State spent more time worrying about my 2nd term President's birth certificate than considering how to make voting a more efficient process, the Constitution llaw, and ensuring voter rights are ensured.

 

Ken Bennett is a dip shit goat fuck...And that is being nice. Watch 2016 when this shit fer brains is selected as the Sonoran Alliance as the GOP shoe-in for Governor and Constantine is made Secretary of State.

 

I suggest taxing the SuperPacs to fund an independent organization to control this process because AZ leadership is stupid and biased, and that who I don't want running my election process.

onyourmom_1
onyourmom_1

"Sorry, true believers, but, again, there's very little movement. Currently, Joe's up by 87,360, an 8.81 spread."...all anyone wants is their vote to be counted, as it should be. regardless of who you vote for and regardless of who is ahead so far. i voted for a reason.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

340,000 mail in not counted, 115,000 provisional not even verified, nov.14 deadline to show ID. how in the hell do we even have results?

funcre8v
funcre8v

Hey Bird: So they spent the entire day today counting and only added 44K counted? We must ALL keep a very watchful eye on these numbers and make sure that every vote is counted. Add today's numbers to what they release in the coming days to make sure it all adds up! Thanks, New Times for being all over this!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

This is simply DISGUSTING.  It makes AZ look worse than even Flora-DAH!

 

340,000 EARLY votes not counted in Maricopa County?????  ONE THIRD of the registered voters in the county?

 

 

marcy
marcy

 @JoeArpaioFan I agree and the Republicans are carefully screening them to make sure that fraudulent ballots are not counted by scanning them to see if someone has voted for Obama.  Since Obama was not born in the US voting for him is fraudulent and such ballots should be discarded.

 

At least that's how it works in the minds of the loons who spent far too much time trying to discourage people from voting.

 

Arizona is like Iraq during the days when Saddam was strutting around and getting 100% of the vote.   And you remind me of his PR spokesperson, Baghdad Bob.

stephen.lemons
stephen.lemons writer

@LegitQuestions I'm not that optimistic actually.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @danzigsdaddy With those kinds of numbers, the tables could very well turn on the MCSO shurf and Penzone could still be elected MCSO shurf.

 

Just a thought...

JustAnotherFucktard
JustAnotherFucktard

 @danzigsdaddy have you seen my cousins yourproductsucks and joearpaiofan? I can't find them and I need my nightly ass licking and dick blowing fix....or did obama throw them in jail for violating the healthcare law already

 

would you suck it for me pls

jilliansw
jilliansw

 @WhoKnows Florida is Done!!!  Obama won :)

 

We ARE worse than Florida.

LGN81
LGN81

 @WhoKnows early votes dropped off on the last day by the Randybots. chill. let em count the damn things. jeez.

BlackShadow
BlackShadow

Now I KNOW a teabagger stole your account. Things are spelled wrong and you hate England!

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

 @stephen.lemons  Being realistic sucks sometimes, doesn't it.

 

Mea Culpa - I have noticed that my post above has a typo - Carmona would have to poll 56.5% to Flake's 39.5% (not, as I typed above, 49.5%).  Not that it matters - just wanted to correct the record.

 

 

 

funcre8v
funcre8v

 @LGN81

 Watching people move boxes around is not the same as knowing what the totals are. And if you can't understand the difference, then you're the dipshit. Hope you have plenty of "popcord."

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @jilliansw  Obama won FL VERY narrowly.

 

Then again, once he got OH, it was all over but the crying on Romney's part.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

 @LGN81 LGN, I've been voting since before your mom hit puberty, I'm sure,,,  MY vote should have been counted on TUESDAY!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

 @LGN81 Why aren't they counted by now?  They were picked up at the same time as the ballots filled out on Tue ate the polling places.  It's not like there is anything that makes them "provisional"..  DISGUSTING.  And it seems LGN, you don't give a crap that it makes AZ look third world!

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

 @MaskedMagician1967  No chance whatsoever.  As of the end of yesterday, there were 237,359 early ballots left to tabulate and Arpaio was leading Penzone 517,516 to 430,156.  Assuming that Stauffer continues to receive 4.5%, Penzone would have to out-poll Arpaio by 37% (66.25% for Penzone vs. 29.25% for Arpaio) in the remaining un-counted early ballots for a very small win.

 

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

 @stephen.lemons  I enjoy your writing and your investigative reporting.  Keep on keeping them honest in our state and county government.  I'd love to see you also take on some bigger topics like the dark money originating in our state from Americans for Responsible Leadership and some of the local Republican fraudsters making a name for themselves nationally like Nathan Sproul.

 

stephen.lemons
stephen.lemons writer

@LegitQuestions It does, sir. Thanks for the math. And the astute analysis.

JeffsDad
JeffsDad

 @WhoKnows  @LGN81 Not how it works, my friend. If you dropped off your EV on the last day, they don't count them that day, they send them to the county, the county counts them from morning till night, updates the numbers daily. Next time, folks should mail them in sooner if they want a quicker result or sign up for higher county taxes so you can pay for more workers and more machines.

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