The U.S. just completed another series of important federal elections. While the midterms aren’t quite as critical as the presidential cycle, they’ve become increasingly more so. Voter turnout in many states set new records during the 2022 midterms.

Most states produced quick and reliable results. Florida, notorious for issues in the past, gave timely updates and posted expedient results. Florida’s election process helped ensure voters that every vote counted, and the final totals were authentic.

However, that’s not what happened in every state. In fact, some states took nearly a week to provide final results. When it takes that much time to tabulate votes, Americans will rightfully be suspicious.

The longer the time between the actual posting of a ballot and that ballot being counted, clearly allows a window of opportunity to manipulate the final totals. In Georgia, an error with a voting machine memory card flipped one election.

Nevada took days to finalize results in a critical U.S. Senate race. To date, there have been no reported issues, and Republican challenger Adam Laxalt has conceded. But why did it take so long to produce the final tally?

These are just two isolated incidents of unacceptable election protocols. But, just like in the 2020 presidential election fiasco, Maricopa County, Arizona, is at the forefront of election ineptitude.

It took days for Maricopa County to finally give the country its election results. The state had two of the most important elections in the nation. One was for another U.S. Senate seat. The Arizona seat could have shifted the majority in the upcoming session.

It did not. Democrat incumbent Mark Kelly squeaked out a victory over Republican challenger Blake Masters. Or did he? As close as the race for the Arizona U.S. Senate seat was, the race for Arizona governor was even closer.

But the Arizona gubernatorial election had many more questions than most. First, the current Secretary of State was the Democrat Party candidate. It defies logic to allow Katie Hobbs to oversee an election in which she is running.

It’s a blatant example of “conflict of interest.” She refused to recuse herself from having the authority to monitor Arizona’s election. But the problems are even worse. Maricopa County kicked off Election Day with enough screw-ups to cast doubt on the final results.

Like Nevada, Arizona took days to count the votes. How can virtually every other state count their votes and post final results within hours, but it takes states such as Arizona days? But just like during the 2020 presidential election, there’s more to the Arizona story.

There are already questions being raised about the authenticity of the final results. Since Maricopa County is one of the largest vote-producing areas in the nation, secure results are critical. Maricopa County essentially decides Arizona’s elections.

When there is so much suspicion surrounding the authenticity of the final totals, voters become skeptical. One person who’s sincerely skeptical is Republican gubernatorial challenger, Kari Lake. Lake insists that she smells a rat.

Lake pushed back against the notion that Katie Hobbs should have access to election oversight in an election in which she’s a candidate. Many experts agree. There are other issues as well. Hobbs currently leads Lake by a mere 18,000 votes. Lake insists that this count is inaccurate.

She believes that she will eventually be declared the winner. Lake told the Daily Mail that “at the end of the day, this will be turned around.” After receiving a letter from Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office, Lake proclaims that “she will be governor.”

The Arizona Attorney General’s office is especially concerned about huge problems in Maricopa County. Election Day started with printer problems that created havoc. Thousands of voters had to drop their ballots into cardboard boxes.

That sounds like really solid ballot security. If it weren’t true, it would seem like a big joke. It wasn’t. What could possibly go wrong with tossing important election ballots into a box and then moving them? If you’re planning on cheating, everything could go wrong or right for you.

Most polls indicated that Kari Lake was riding such a wave of momentum that she would easily beat Hobbs. Democrats had to see this as an issue. They were probably going to lose. It appears they may have preemptively taken steps to ensure that this didn’t happen.

What Arizona’s gubernatorial race and U.S. Senate race shows is the need for changes. The majority of these election-related issues revolve around voting machines and the software that powers them. Electronic voting needs to go. The software can be too easily hacked.

These machines are unreliable. Even France has tossed electronic voting machines to the curb. The U.S. needs to follow this example. While early voting and mail-in voting will continue to be debated, voting machines should be banned. It’s just too easy to cheat, and Arizona proves it.

Daniel

Daniel is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and amateur theologian. He writes about topics of politics, culture, freedom, and faith.

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    • They will continue to as long as we keep allowing them to get away with it. We CAN fix stupid, but it’s gonna hurt!

    • True! And just far too many criminals in that diabolical party of traitors!
      They’ve been passing the buck and getting away with highway robbery for decades, all the (money laundering and backdoor deals; look at compromised Scranton Joe or the now biggest caper of them all Ukraine), so why not stealing elections too!

      • Lawrence, I agree but the gop establishment is just as much of a problem!!!!! mcconnell, mccarthy, and ronna mcdaniel are TRAITORS who want to remain in the minority so they can help devildemocommiecrats while hiding behind lip service whining about how they “have no power”!!!!!!!!!!

  • IF….

    ACCOUNTABILITY, including YEARS AND POSSIBLY DECADES IN PRISON were a probability for VOTE FRAUD both by Private Citizens AND GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, there would be a dramatic shift in ‘assuming they will get away with it’ attitudes by ‘politically active fraud agents’.

    • Absolutely True. The Dems have been getting away with it for years, and the only way to stop it is hold them accountable. Accountability and Democrat, are two words that apparently cannot be used in the same sentence, because it has never been done in the last 50 years anyway! Let’s see what [email protected]!!!

    • You mean justice, punishment with actual teeth; which the Constitution actually calls for and species, but these politically elite ruling class of phonies figure who pays attention to little annoyances like that; after-all influence peddling around the globe with our enemies and for personal gain has been allowed by these career politicians!

      No wonder America is breathing its last gasps sinking into a corruption like quicksand; the worst of the worst have been allowed to make a complete mockery of our once great Republic under God, kicking the Constitution to the curb along with the “American Tax Payer Citizens!”

      We the People who entrusted these supposed “public servants” with a vital task to “uphold and defend our Democratic Republic,” but they instead used that position to think and behave as if they are “the kings and queens of the land” to pick and choose what is best for themselves not the People or the Nation. Just look at the ledger sheet after an honest accounting as to how many of them are now filthy rich into the millions or billions; at the American People’s expense! That my Fellow Americans is the telltale sign of what the government job is to them; a get rich scheme and take all you can grab in wealth and power!

  • This is unnecessary! People should have learned how to count at 4 years old. Cheating can be the only reason for this nonsense. Republicans stand and fight this Democrat corruption.

  • This, I don’t believe, will repair the election issues but why not treat state elections like the Presidential elections. A popular vote is performed and the party winner receives 1 “electoral” vote for Governor, Senator, House rep, etc. Then the electors elect the rep.

    I. sure the Dems would never go for it.

  • Messed up a bit. The party that wins the popular vote by county gets an electors for that county based on population.

  • Until we’re rid of the Demonrat thieves the cheating will continue….and notice our government has done nothing but talk about it anywhere.

    • And obviously with Criminal Intent to steal elections! The Constitution has always referred to and provided for this seditious act! Back in the day a piece of rope was the “convincer” to keep all on the straight and narrow! Our society today has become so jaded and corrupt that it’s all an acceptable norm now, even cheating in elections! Look at this modern nation of pornography and all manner of exploitation everywhere with rampant selfishness and a frenzied materialism practically coming out of people’s ears!
      Talk about Sodom and Gomorrah; this is its modern version in spades!

  • Why would the Secretary of State who was the Democrat Party candidate have to recuse herself, she should be recused automatically for conflict of interest.

    • Exactly; because it’s all a mockery and joke on the people to think “they count” for anything let alone a vote!!!
      In some public school systems now they are forcing changed gender identity on elementary school children!!!
      What the hell do you all expect our criminal cabal leaders to behave like; these many heathen satanic worshiping monsters that permeate the government now! You realize Hobbs is one of those right!

  • I am surprised there isn’t more of an outcry from the people in Arizona regarding the Kari Lake election outcome. There is NO WAY that hobbled thing could have been elected over Kari Lake. YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!

    • We have been trained by the democrats and the media ( oops! I apologize. That’s redundant, isn’t it?) that if you question election results, you are some sort of evil election denier. Being an election denier, we’re told by the dems and the media) is not the American way. They say we should ignore the obvious examples of fraud and accept our defeat gracefully. They have that luxury being the perpetrators of the crime while also sitting in judgement of the people screaming fraud. They have the ability to censor us and have used it many times. I can’t even imagine how many of my posts on social media were “pulled for review because they might possibly be in violation of the sites rules and could possibly offend someone”. I can read through a page of anti-conservative posts and they are all offensive to me, but they all seem to pass the inspection of the censorship judges. Gee, I’m shocked. Once again, the left is in charge of what we can say and what we can believe. They are the scammers and they sit in judgement of their scam and see no fault. It’s as simple as that.

      • It is heinous diabolical evil what they do! It’s the Communist way and just like back in WWII the evil that reared its ugly diabolical head has again come to the fore but right in the homeland now!

        Look at the makeup of the government these days loaded with anti-American and totally evil ideologies that permeate throughout; puking their vileness upon the US Constitution and all true Americans!

        But its all allowed while the virtuous can stand on merit and foundational principles of our Constitutional Republic along with our God given rights and faith in God; yet we are the bad guys and should be utterly rejected not even allowed to speak!

        That isn’t American!

    • Rocky you’re right but people have become so very complacent about sin, vice and filth; a society so far removed from what is was a few generations back and longer ago, when people were truly decent God fearing human beings! But now many have declined into this quagmire of disgusting scum and self-aggrandizement, lustful, secular living and most people have no will to do the truly right thing being a ruined generation of whiners and complainers; they lost their consciences!

      Back in WWII era many guys just 16 years old fudged their papers and joined the military to go overseas and fight a global threat in order to protect their loved ones and nation from what would have continued on as millions upon millions of innocent people were being slaughtered while tyrannical regimes like the Third Reich carried out their mission of conquest; which we see rearing its ugly head again now in some locales!

      Would a bulk of the youth or even the adults in our society now be so prone to stand up and be counted or useful! Not the way they did back then! And the way the world has become so wicked and corrupted, it hardly would seem worth it I must add!

  • Burn the damn dominion machines, theyre rigged towards the communist donkey party. itt was proven in 2020 it has been proven true now in 22.! Enough is enough. How much longer must we endure with their lies, cheating and scams????? America s the joke of the world by showing the incompetence and corruption behind elections, among many other issues.!!!
    And, dont cennsor my comment or put unde moderation. you know its TRUE!

  • Lake is another victim of the dishonorable cheater’s. They’re good at cheating and have perfected the art. Republicans are too trusting to think that the Dem’Rats would take advantage of elections; I wonder if the Republicans will ever catch on that this heart breaking game will not end. You have to fight fire with fire or Republicans will continue to lose! Dem’Rats are not going to stop because they’re winning and the conservatives want payback!

  • The best way to run for governor is to be in charge of the election, then you disenfranchise your opponents voters by making sure the machines don’t work, then close the polls before they can vote. But the most important part is to have the judge picked and paid off incase your opponent files a law suit…. Wango Bango you are now the governor!

  • the Republicans had 2 years to iron out elections across the country. I have heard of no progress or changes to the way things are handled. Yes, there are plenty of dirty players in this “game” but the same Dominion voting machines are being used. Early voting and mail in voting is easily corrupted but continues. Get back to hand counting ballots. Also, ballots not received by the supervisor of elections by midnight of election day are disregarded. No more of this “we found several thousand ballots”. They always favor the Dems. Always.

    Florida, at one time a “laughing stock” regarding voting, is a model of voter integrity. Do what they do.

  • It’s been said that Americans are dumbing down yet becoming more active in politics.

    BAD COMBINATION!!!

    check out Patriot Nurse, Take homes from the mid terms or such.

  • I think all conservative s should boycott Arizona and Nevada don’t visit or give th our business and see if they like it for the corruption in the states

  • Just as the writer of this article so propery stated and I concur!
    Arizona’s gubernatorial race and U.S. Senate race shows is the need for changes. The majority of these election-related issues revolve around voting machines and the software that powers them. Electronic voting needs to go. The software can be too easily hacked.

    These machines are unreliable. Even France has tossed electronic voting machines to the curb. The U.S. needs to follow this example. While early voting and mail-in voting will continue to be debated, voting machines should be banned. It’s just too easy to cheat, and Arizona proves it.

  • Katie should have not been able to be at the POLLS! By all rights Kari should be declared Governor of Arizona. GOD BLESS THE USA!

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