Maricopa County now says counting of ballots won’t be done until NEXT WEEK

Maricopa County officials have shifted the goalposts on when Arizona’s largest county will complete the counting process from Tuesday’s midterm elections, another inexplicable delay that further drags out a problem-ridden process and undermines voter confidence.

On Thursday, CNN caught up with the chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Bill Gates,  who told a network reporter that there are around 400,000 ballots left and that the job won’t be finished until “early next week,” keeping the nation in the dark on the critical Senate race that could determine which party controls the upper chamber of Congress as well as whether Republican Kari Lake will be elected as governor with the job of cleaning up the mess that has made the state into a laughingstock.

CNN’s Sara Sidner tried to pin Gates down on an exact date when the suspense would end but got a typically vague answer from the bureaucrat who spoke from inside the county’s election center in a segment that sought to manage expectations that the election results in some areas wouldn’t be known for several days. This is what President Joe Biden and Democrat stooges in the media were saying even before the polls opened on Tuesday.

Before the segment wrapped, anchor Ana Cabrera asked Sidner to get an estimate from Gates on when the over 400,000 ballots would be counted.

(Video: CNN)

“You know, we do this to you every day,” the apologetic reporter said.

“I’m just going to have to do it to you again,” she said laughing nervously. “When do you anticipate the votes will be counted, in total those 400,000 plus votes?”

Gates replied as Cabrera appeared to wince, “Well, we have, we will be going into next week, there’s some onesies twosies, again pursuant to Arizona law,” he said. “I think we’ll see the lion’s share here wrap up by early next week.”

“Early next week? Can you give me a day? Are we talking Monday?” prodded the reporter.

“Maybe, as long as you won’t hold me to it…” he said, not committing to an exact day for when the counting would be done, leaving the door open for additional delays.

Twitter users are clearly getting anxious over Arizona’s third-world elections and expressed their dismay about the failure to deliver results on the night of the election.

“Maricopa County’s incompetence is a “threat to our democracy,” tweeted Abe Hamadeh, the GOP candidate who is vying to become Arizona’s attorney general.

“Arizona DESERVES results on Election Day,” Hamadeh also wrote on Wednesday night. “This is an embarrassment. Maricopa County needs accountability.”

“I think Fetterman could do a better job running Maricopa County’s elections,” Hamadeh, who is absolutely on fire, also tweeted, referring of course to Pennsylvania’s new mentally incapacitated U.S. Senator John Fetterman.

Other reactions.

The eyes of the nation are on Maricopa County which came up way short in what should have been a moment to celebrate “our democracy” but only looks like a banana republic.

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