Fontes Sues To Continue Virtual Harvesting For Isolated Voters’ Ballots

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In what some say is a thinly veiled attempt to implement virtual ballot harvesting under the guise of public safety, Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes is suing to be allowed to use virtual technology in November’s general election.

Last week Governor Doug Ducey and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs squabbled over issue. Ducey and other county election officials believe the changes Hobbs and Fontes want are illegal.

“The responsibility of election officials to uphold our constitution and the laws is not only a crucial responsibility, it should stand as the final test on whether changes to our election policies and procedures are appropriate — no exceptions,” Ducey responded o Hobbs. “The only was we can ensure the integrity of our election system is to refrain from changes in the middle of an election cycle. This isn’t the time to experiment.”

Ducey’s office has asked Attorney General Mark Brnovich to review the matter.