Are the Maricopa County Elections Department's Spanish Errors Getting Suspicious?
After the second instance was found -- and due to other controversies regarding the county elections office -- Randy Parraz and Citizens for a Better Arizona went to the office of Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell to try to get some answers.
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-Maricopa County Elections Department Prints Wrong Date in Spanish on a Few Documents; Voter-Suppression Theories Follow
Although a spokeswoman for the elections office assured us that the first erroneous date -- printed on a few documents that contained voter-registration cards -- that it was a simple mistake, more than 80 percent of the respondents in our reader poll thought it was a suspicious "mistake."
This time, the wrong date -- 8 de Noviembre, instead of the 6th -- was printed on some bookmarks distributed by the county elections office.
So, to channel Allen Iverson, we talkin' about bookmarks. This wasn't a widespread thing that reached very many people, but it is the second time this error has been made, and it's only been in Spanish.
Is this situation suspicious now?
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