People in Arizona seemed to be more shocked than the nation that their state is going blue. However, a video has surfaced that suggests Trump votes were invalidated.
User “dowhatlightsyou” posted a concerning video of two people talking. According to the man speaking they were invalidating votes by handing out sharpie pens to people when voters are supposed to be using ball-point pens only to fill out their ballot. The woman in the video said that a man came out and yell at her three times to stop handing out the ballpoints pens, allowing sharpies to be used. The user also reported that she was only allowed to use a sharpie when she went to vote.
There is NO way this State is blue!!! WHY?! THIS!!! I saw this video on Twitter and YES… I too; was given a Sharpie at my polling place in Pinal County to vote!!! I call BS!!! @dougducey @realDonaldTrump @DonaldJTrumpJr @kayleighmcenany pic.twitter.com/WPOaZHjMJg
— DoWhatLightsYouUp (@dowhatlightsyou) November 4, 2020
A local ABC news affiliate reported receiving several messages that sharpies were being handed out and those that used the sharpies to fill out their ballots were not counted.
Democrat stronghold Maricopa county-issued instructions that sharpies were fine and published a video about.
Did you know we use Sharpies in the Vote Centers so the ink doesn’t smudge as ballots are counted onsite? New offset columns on the ballots means bleed through won’t impact your vote! Find a location before the polls close at 7 p.m. today at https://t.co/8YEmXbWyRL. pic.twitter.com/KKG2O8rQhf
— Maricopa County Elections Department (@MaricopaVote) November 3, 2020
Maricopa county said that if the machine spits the ballot back out and rejects it they’ll give you another one.
The question though is that if sharpie pens cause ballots to be rejected why are they allowing them?
Just use regular pens and avoid having a problem altogether.