|For Immediate Release
Statement on Trump Campaign, RNC Filing Lawsuit Against Maricopa County for Rejecting Votes Cast In-Person
PHOENIX — Republican Party of Arizona Chairwoman Kelli Ward released the following statement on the lawsuit filed over the weekend by the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee, of which the Republican Party of Arizona is a co-plaintiff, against Maricopa County for incorrectly rejecting votes cast in-person on Election Day:
“This election is far from over. The American people are entitled to an honest election: that means counting all legal ballots, and not counting any illegal ballots. We have received myriad of complaints from voters claiming poll workers did not properly operate the new voting machines in Maricopa County, and that they instructed voters to press a green button to override any errors if the machine didn't accept their ballot. As a result, voting machines disqualified votes cast by voters in-person on Election Day in Arizona's most populous county. We will not rest until the American people have the honest vote count they deserve and that our nation demands.”
The suit asks for the manual inspection of overvoted ballots that were cast in-person, the same way that elections officials examined overvoted ballots that were mailed in or dropped off.
The campaign has collected declarations from voters who witnessed the problem and alleges that the problem occurred on a large scale in Maricopa County. Voters can submit additional declarations at DontTouchTheGreenButton.com.