Maricopa County AZ spending $2.8 million on new voting machines following 2020 election audit

County officials voted 5-0 in Maricopa County to spend almost $3 million to replace election equipment following the GOP-led audit of the 2020 election, according to The Washington Examiner

The county board of supervisors voted on Wednesday to replace the equipment after it was disqualified for use following the audit on machines used in the last election.

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs warned officials that the machines would be decertified after access was given to the Florida-based auditing firm Cyber Ninjas, who have been criticized for their lack of experience in similar audits.

“Under the amended contract with Dominion Voting Systems, the County will acquire 385 new precinct tabulators and 9 new central counters as well as the election management hardware required to run them,” read a statement from Maricopa County.

The additional $2.8 million being allocated for the machines takes the voting machine equipment cost from $6.1 million to $9 million according to the county’s update.

“The frustrating thing is, those were perfectly good machines which passed all of our accuracy tests from the time we first got them in 2019,” said Jack Sellers, the Board of Supervisors chairman.

“When Senate leadership chose novices to conduct their audit rather than reputable, certified companies, they wasted an expensive investment that had served Maricopa County voters well in 2019 and 2020.”

Democrat on the Board of Supervisors, Steve Gallardo seemed to be holding a grudge about the Republican-led effort, telling the Washington Examiner in a statement he believes the Senate should foot the bill, considering their push for the audit:

“The Senate should be financially liable for replacing these voting machines because they and they alone are at fault for insisting on an unnecessary audit and then hiring an illegitimate company to conduct it.”

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Ruth Kitterman (@guest_382128)
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18 days ago

Don’t buy Dominion again.

Cheryl (@guest_382126)
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18 days ago

We all know if there was FRAUD in 2 states, there is more. Clean the WH out. Put Trump back in where he should have been. We would not be dealing with inflation, CRT, racism, the border opening, the disrespect of our POLICE and MILITARY. America would be a STRONG NATION. GOD BLESS THE USA!

Edward Harper (@guest_382124)
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18 days ago

Biden should be removed from office!

moosegringo (@guest_382397)
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Reply to  Edward Harper
16 days ago

He will be if both Air Force One and Two go down in flames – or because of mechanical issues.

Pattie P Kelly (@guest_382122)
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18 days ago

All the swing states should do a forensic audit and then get rid of all the illegal votes for Biden which would make him an unelected president and then hand the reins to President Trump again who won the 2020 election hands down. They are complaining about the “electoral votes” who gives a rat’s ass just take it away from Biden the president and thief and give them to President Trump who in my words is still President.

Katydid (@guest_382069)
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18 days ago

We can only hope that something will be done about the election fraud. But don’t bet the farm on it.

Drbbie (@guest_382082)
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Reply to  Katydid
18 days ago

The Fraud must be put out for all the world to see! This Biden Admi istration is trying to destroy America! Get rid of the please!!!!

Cindy (@guest_382039)
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19 days ago

But will anything be done? Thats the question

Jerry (@guest_382037)
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19 days ago

Why did Germany know the vote count on the3rd of Nov? Are votes was not to be on the Internet so any Country could see what was going on in the USA Election.

Cecelia Henderson (@guest_382036)
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19 days ago

Same machines, same controls, same result.

Lorraine Acquaviva (@guest_382032)
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19 days ago

This is disgusting too Our State Of Arizona and other States Donald Trump Won the Election Biden & Karlama should be DISQUALIFIED Election was Stolen Donald Trump be put into the White House . We have too STOP ALL THIS !!!!!!!

IH8LIBS (@guest_382031)
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19 days ago

DEMOCRATS SUCK…….

JOHN THE FOX (@guest_382030)
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19 days ago

INSTEAD OF REPLACING THOSE FRAUD MACHINES, THEY SHOULD BAN THEM!

Rowdy (@guest_382025)
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19 days ago

Is anyone involved in politics trust worthy? I am of the opinion the Federal Government in and out of DC is corrupt and needs replacing from top to bottom! We are at the point or at least close to the Point of no Return. America has become one of the most corrupt Nations on earth in my opinion.

cozycalico (@guest_382029)
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Reply to  Rowdy
19 days ago

Well you can thank the Dems for all of it. Piglosy and her team are out to destroy America and they are doing a good job of it with Biden in our White House. Audits should be done in all contested states and when done kick Biden out and I do mean kick. He is such an imposter along with the witch Kamala.

TIM (@guest_382024)
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19 days ago

IF THATS THE CASE THAT THE SENATE SHOULD PAY FOR THESE NEW MACHINES, BECAUSE THEY WANTED TO REVIEW ALL VOTES AND RECOUNTS, THEN PELOSI SHOULD BE MADE TO PAY HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAT SHE WASTED ON ALL HER WITCH HUNTS AGAINST TRUMP AND OTHERS, SHE KEEPS COMING UP WITH NEW SCHEMES THAT COST THE TAXPAYERS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. COME ON NANCY PELOSI YOUR RESPONSIBLE FOR WASTING BILLIONS, AND BIDEN IS GIVING EVERYONE IN HIS OFFICE JOBS {NEPETISM} FOR ALL HIS HIGH LEVEL APPOINTEES AND HAS GIVEN THEIR CHILDREN HIGH PAYING JOBS AND HIS WHITE HOUSE COSTS ARE OUT OF CONTROL, HE HAS SOMETHING LIKE ALMOST 600 EMPLOYEES WORKING IN THE WH. THERE IS NO NEED FOR ALL THESE EMPLOYEES , BIDEN WANTS BIG GOVT AND HE IS MAKING US PAY FOR IT. BIDEN FAMILY IS THE RAL THIEF IN THIS PICTURE ALONG WITH PELOSI AND HER HUSBAND INSIDER TRADING, THROW HER OUT OF CONGRESS AND PUT HER AND HIM IN JAIL. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND FORGIVE ME LORD BUT SCREW THE REST OF THE SCREWBALL DEMOCRATS YOU KNOW WHO THEY ARE GET EM LORD…….

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19 days ago

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R. B. Blackstone MRB (@guest_381915)
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19 days ago

Here is a novel idea.
How about we fire the entire Board of Supervisors and REPLACE THEM. The cost would be much less.
Then, How about we cancel all business with Dominion and pass a law they can never supply any device or software for elections in Arizona, EVER AGAIN. Then, SUE THEM for return of ALL money paid to them in the present contract since they breached that contract in multiple ways.
Then, charge both Dominion and the Board of Supervisors with Criminal Fraud, Treason, Sedition with a Foreign Government, convict and punish them to the full extent of the law.
Every voting Citizen of Arizona has been harmed and should be paid damages for Dominion and Board of Supervisors criminal acts. Class Action Lawsuit for Billion$$$ in damages.

Todd W Leclair (@guest_381914)
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19 days ago

Anything to put the blame on simeone else friggan democrats committed fraud they know it and no one should never ever trust a democrat again all they do is go continuously lie and make up fake b.s. to make ppl think they are smart but they are not their ignorant selfish no ey hungry power hungry politicians that I hope will loose every thing and same with the lying msm and big tech u needs to be sued for every thing they have and every single person involved in the election fraud should all be in prison that includes all msm members and all big tech workers every one of them are racist bigots the democrats worked with the kkk they are the ones who started segregation of blacks back in the 40s 50s 60s not Republican Republicans fought for equal rights and freed the slaves not the democrats all their doing is using the race card for their benefit like they did back in the 1900s all the way to 1970s do not believe the lies democrats tell u they are idiots that don’t belong at all in the white house they arw destroying the country and ppl freedoms

brent bray (@guest_382007)
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Reply to  Todd W Leclair
19 days ago

YES, you are spot on.

VindyVondieVoo (@guest_382013)
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Reply to  Todd W Leclair
19 days ago

What? I mean – all of what you write is ONE SENTENCE?!!! It’s not, really, and you should know that. Making it all one sentence (but even then, there is no punctuation at all!!!!!) makes it impossible to decipher, entirely. Please take a 4th grade reading and writing class before offering your “thoughts” again. The world will appreciate it very much. Thank you.

Todd W Leclair (@guest_382046)
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Reply to  VindyVondieVoo
18 days ago

Whatever sorry I didn’t go to collage and learn to write I was to busy making a living and not sitting on my ass collecting free money … so what.. who cares ur the only pos that said any thing negative u must be a pos Democrat u don’t know.me so judge me or my writing I’m not a journalist I’m a mechanic I actually get my hads dirty for a living not sit on a couch waiting for a check that I probably pay u for

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Carolyn (@guest_381913)
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19 days ago

We do not need any corrupt machines. We need manual votes and manual counting with bipartisan representation.

Leonard C King (@guest_381905)
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20 days ago

replaciing hackable dominion machines with Hackable already been programed to e squid new dominion machines does not sound like a good idea to me. forget the machines, money wasted . have to do this again next time around? you are pretty stupid

Hurricane (@guest_381902)
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20 days ago

WHAT GOOD IS SPENDINGALL THA MONEY IF THEY ARE GOING TO BUY THE DOMINION MACHINES? They are wasting the tax-payers money on another boondoggle.

New Immigrant (@guest_381901)
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20 days ago

Why would the Arizona Senate purchase the same machines and have the same Secretary of State in charge of certification?

MaryAnn Kenniger (@guest_381899)
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20 days ago

They should be replaced just because of inconsistencies that have nothing to do with audit causing the issues. So what machines are going to replace them? Not Dominion. How about just counting machines?

Mary (@guest_381898)
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20 days ago

I agree that all machines be deleted for voting on them, We need ballots taken to the places where we vote for ourselves and hand in Our ballots to a person who has too stamp it on the day, and a list check for the proper CANADATE we voted for and marked in Red for Trump, blue for whoever…then it will be done legally.. Seniors should get picked up so they can vote in person 2
In God’s Name AMEN

audrey (@guest_381896)
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20 days ago

remember everyone big tit pinky pelosi has stock in dominion machine company…………rest my case

David Druif (@guest_381895)
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20 days ago

So we are to believe once touched by a “NON EXPERT” these glorified computers cannot be re- certified by the same proof test that certified them the first time. Sounds to me like an excuse to get corrupt machines out of the spotlight.

guest (@guest_382043)
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Reply to  David Druif
18 days ago

i agree with you Dave, I just hope they are fully investigated and checked prior to disposal.

Katy Lied (@guest_381894)
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20 days ago

So we give Dominion millions more for hackable, untrustworthy equipment? Pretty mindless. That’s the only company on earth that makes voting systems? I’ll bet not.

Betty Kees (@guest_381892)
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20 days ago

Ok so now that this has been broken wide open there needs to be accountability as to who did this. Then it needs to be prison time for life.
Pelosi made the comment on national television that “No matter what President Donald Trump would not be in the White House” end quote
That should tell everyone who is responsible for this catastrophe

Bob Trahan (@guest_381890)
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20 days ago

Most knew exactly what to do. They weren’t novice. Libs will pass the buck and blame anything on everyone else.

derf (@guest_381904)
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Reply to  Bob Trahan
20 days ago

Bob Trahan i dont think passing the buck will work for them this time around . Now get sleepy Joe and Harris and Pelosi the heck out of office

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20 days ago

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cozycalico (@guest_381889)
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Reply to  EvaAdams
20 days ago

WE all know the last election was a fraud. Biden himself told us beforehand about the fraud that was set up and got away with it. He and those responsible should be in jail. PERIOD!!

Carol (@guest_381900)
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Reply to  cozycalico
20 days ago

Yes I saved it on my phone what he said

derf (@guest_381906)
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Reply to  cozycalico
20 days ago

Along with his son Hunter. Two peas in a pot.

THOMAS (@guest_381951)
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Reply to  cozycalico
19 days ago

Here are Biden’s exact words about the FRAUD …

“We have put together the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.”- Joe Biden, October 24, 2020

SomeDaySoon... (@guest_382041)
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Reply to  THOMAS
19 days ago

Straight from his ugly lying piehole, I watched the video too. Will come back to haunt the dirty career criminal

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