Fontes Fails Again: Sunday’s Comic

Maricopa County Voting Issues Continue To Raise Eyebrows Of Watchdogs

BY: CRONKITE NEWS | Brendan Campbell

WASHINGTON – A civil rights watchdog group that tracks elections said it was greatly concerned that 62 Maricopa County polling stations failed to open on time Tuesday, and “very disappointed” that county officials refused to extend voting hours to let people cast a ballot.

Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes said the problems, which he blamed on understaffed technology contractors, were fixed and polling places were operational by 11:30 a.m.

But by that time voters across the county had already reported to the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law hotline that they were unable to cast ballots.