Ken Bennett Says 602,334 Votes Left to Be Counted Statewide

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From the AZ SOS, showing a boatload of ballots uncounted

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett has just announced that as of late this afternoon, "an estimated 602,334 early and provisional ballots statewide" have not been counted.

"State law gives the counties 10 calendar days to verify and process the remaining early and provisional ballots," the release states. "That gives them until the end of Friday, Nov. 16."

Bennett also advises that those voters who cast a "conditional provisional" ballot due to insufficient ID at the polling place, "have five business days, or until the end of Tuesday, Nov. 13, to return to their county elections office with proper ID."

The announcement from the SOS indicates 344,000 uncounted early ballots for Maricopa County and 115,000 provisional ballots yet to be verified.

Maricopa County also updated its tallies today, but so far any shift in the gap between Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Democrat Paul Penzone is negligible.

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ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

It's Nov. 11th with hundreds of thousands of votes still to be counted. Shameful!  Meanwhile, President Obama won Florida!

jbrooks91
jbrooks91

The provisional votes will be heavily weighted for Penzone because most we're new voters that did not make it onto poll rosters. it is irresponsible for the SOS not to require accurate voting rosters on Election Day. the registrations can also be verified online with the current system. There is absolutely no excuse for this and thare must be an investigation into the way the elections functioned. Poll workers also reported problems. if Bennett and Purcell can't get their acts together they need to resign.

JoeWinsAgain
JoeWinsAgain

The illegals are now hoping their hero wins.  Not...a....chance.   bwhahahahahahaha

RaviShankurass
RaviShankurass

Most of the staff at election HQ is dedicated to counting the remaining uncounted. There is only one guy tabulating the actual votes. So, this will take a while.

LoneWolf
LoneWolf

Perhaps, there's still a chance of overthrowing the Flaccid Failure.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

How do they know how many remain uncounted if they haven't first counted them?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

 @jbrooks91 Provisional are a norm in election.  What isn't the norm, is the large number of provisionals in this election.  One Poll worker I heard said that they might normally get 10, but in this election, the got hundreds.  And over all, between provisional and early uncounted ballots in Maricopa county, the number is more than 1/4 of the number of registered voters in the county.  That is simply nuts.  Something went way wrong here.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @JoeWinsAgain lol why would illegals be mad at arpaio? he cant do anything anymore but try and get the border patrol to take them..and that wont change since Obama won. And further, Phx PD arrests more than he does..so, if you like joe because youre an illegal hater, you are supporting the wrong PD. lol just goes to show, you joe lovers arent very up to date on facts. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @yourproductsucks just a suggestion, not an answer or trying to be a smartass, but, they could  have a number since they are all sealed in envelopes. they would have a count but not who the votes are for till they are opened and read

zhenry9
zhenry9

@yourproductsucks They haven't counted them, as in tabulated them, dummy.

jbrooks91
jbrooks91

 @WhoKnows The increase in numbers could have to do with increased numbers of newly registered voters. Given the nature of the election, they could be heavily weighted for Penzone. I agree something went way wrong. I spoke with an election official at Purcell's office this morning ,who said all the ballots will be verified counted. When I asked why the election was  called for Arpaio, she very clearly stated that the election is still inconclusive and will remain so until recorded. Registered voters were challenged and made provisional because they were not on the poll roster. This has to be closely watched.

jhafford
jhafford

 @jbrooks91  @WhoKnows The increase in voters is your friendly local Democratic party, in close concert with all our allies, working hard to expand the electorate and count EVERY vote.  GO MCDP! 

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