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Rep. Paul Gosar to Newsmax TV: Voting Machines in Maricopa County Need a Closer Look

(Newsmax TV/"American Agenda")

By    |   Friday, 06 November 2020 04:22 PM

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz. says officials should take a closer look at the voting machines used in Maricopa County, where former Vice President Joe Biden was running ahead of President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election by just 3,273 votes mid-Friday.

''Isn’t it interesting that we’re now finding out that the voting machines that are in Maricopa County, specifically only in Maricopa County, are the same voting machines that are in Clark County, Nevada, and happen to be the only voting machines that are in Georgia,'' Gosar said Friday during an appearance on Newsmax TV’s ''American Agenda.''

''These are the same voting machines that actually were decertified by the state of Texas and they pulled their RFP [request for proposal] with North Carolina when they had to disclose the venture capital behind them,'' he added.

Gosar was referring to Canada-based Dominion Voting Systems, which was rejected by Texas last November after examiners encountered ''multiple hardware issues'' and could not certify that it was safe from ''fraudulent or unauthorized manipulation.''

Dominion disputed the findings.

Gosar also suggested ballots filled out with Sharpie pens weren’t counted.

''A lot of people are confused because a lot of people voted with these Sharpie pens and I know people have scoffed at it, but their votes have not been counted,'' he said. ''So, when people scoff at it instead of showing people how it actually works gaining their trust — trust is a series of promises kept — they start losing faith in the system and they think bureaucracy is out to take their vote.''

Sophia Solis, public information officer for the Arizona Secretary of State, told the Associated Press that votes would not be canceled if there was an issue with the ballot.

According to the state’s election procedures manual, a ballot review board duplicates ballots which cannot be read by the machine.

''This may include crumpled or otherwise damaged ballots, ballots with smudged ink, or ballots which are marked in the wrong color of ink or with a device that cannot be read by the tabulation machine,'' the manual states.

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Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz. says officials should take a closer look at the voting machines used in Maricopa County, where former Vice President Joe Biden was running ahead of President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election by just 3,273 votes mid-Friday.''Isn't it...
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