An error in Arizona’s vote count has revived President Donald Trump reelection campaign’s hope to win the state. The error early on election night said 98 percent of votes were counted, when it was really only 86 percent prompting FOX News to call the state for Biden shortly after polls closed. Due to the error, 850WFTL is not calling Arizona for Biden at this time.
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs says the count of 450-thousand ballots continues.
Meanwhile, a lawsuit has been filed on behalf of several voters in Maricopa County alleging that poll workers handed out Sharpie permanent markers at polling places and disenfranchised voters.
Maricopa County says it prefers voters to use Sharpies to mark their ballots and if for some reason the ballot cannot be read, then the ballot is tallied manually.
As of Wednesday night there were 630-thousand ballots that had not been counted in Arizona so the 11 Electoral votes which some news outlets awarded to Biden on Election night are still up for grabs.
Also, a U.S. Postal Service Insider told Project Veritas founder and CEO James O’Keefe his supervisor instructed mail carriers at his work site here that all new ballot envelopes should be segregated in bins, so that postal clerks could fraudulently hand-postmark them as received Nov. 3.
The Insider said he was shocked when Barlow Branch morning supervisor Jonathan Clarke told a group of mail carriers how late ballots would be handled.
Michigan law states that ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 3, to be counted. This deadline was affirmed by the Michigan Court of Appeals.
“Our Project Veritas Insider is taking an enormous risk to get out the truth,” said O’Keefe, who interviewed the Insider on a video teleconference call.
“Mail-in ballots are always a problem because there is no chain of custody between voter and the actual ballot box,” O’Keefe said.
The Insider said there was a process set up for the post office workers involved in the bogus postmark scheme.
“We were told to collect any ballots that we find in mailboxes, collection boxes, et cetera, for outgoing mail, at the end of the day, we are supposed to separate them from the standard letter mail, so they can hand-stamp them with yesterday’s date—and put them through the Express Mail system—to get wherever they need to go,” the Insider said.
“For clarification, today is the fourth of November,” he said.
James O’Keefe: “Hand-stamp them with Nov. 3’s date?”
USPS Insider: “Yes.”
O’Keefe: “That seems wrong—”
USPS Insider: “Yeah, that’s why I am coming forward with this information. That is a very shady—in addition to, as far as I am aware, we’re not supposed to be counting ballots that are postmarked after the third of November here in the state of Michigan.”
Michigan and its 16 Electoral College votes are at the center of the tightly contested 2020 presidential election between President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.