Arizona certifies Presidential Preference election results

Two weeks ago Arizona made national headlines because of problems involving the state's Presidential Preference Election. People waited for hours in lines after the number of polling places got cut from 200 in 2012 to just 60 in Maricopa County.

- Two weeks ago Arizona made national headlines because of problems involving the state's Presidential Preference Election. People waited for hours in lines after the number of polling places got cut from 200 in 2012 to just 60 in Maricopa County.

Despite the controversy, the results are now official and in the books as the Arizona Secretary of State made it official that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won.

Turnout was 52% this year, compared to 51% in 2008. But even as Michelle Reagan certified the results, she admitted there could be a legal battle ahead.

The Bernie Sanders campaign has already signaled it is looking into a possible lawsuit over the voting issues. These issues including long lines and some voters reporting the county had their registration wrong forcing them to cast provisional ballots.

Reagan said any legal challenges to the voting results had to be filed by Friday. The DOJ says they are also looking into the results. Days ago it sent a letter to Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell asking for voter registration lists and polling place information.

The federal government wants to know if the county considered how slashing polls would affect minority communities.

Reagan today said her office is purely administrative and just there to add up the totals of all 15 counties, in total there were 470,000 Democratic ballots cast, and 625,000 Republican ballots cast, and 860 Green party ballots.

Reagan today said her office will comply with any federal investigation.

There will be two public meetings held to discuss the voting debacle.

April 11 at the Cartwright School District near 51st Avenue and Indian School, and another on April 13 in Central Phoenix at the Church of the Beatitudes at 5:30 p.m. 


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