About a week and a half ago, I reported that copies of a Spanish-language voting pamphlet in Kansas had errors on it that didn’t appear on the English versions. Well, guess what? That happened again in Arizona, but Maricopa County put a fresh spin on the stale tale.
According to ABC 15, thousands of early ballots that were mailed this week have a mistake in the wording for Proposition 124, which is about changing pensions for firefighters and police officers. The bold-faced title that should lead into Prop 124 is just the repeated title from Prop 123, which is about education. The rest of the wording seems correct.
When ABC 15 reached out to the Arizona Secretary of State and the Maricopa County Recorder, their spokespeople neither offered an explanation for the mistake nor suggested any way to fix it. ABC 15 concluded with this:
The U.S. Justice Department is already investigating the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office for possible improprieties in the March 22 Presidential Preference Election. Polling locations were drastically reduced, leading to lengthy lines and voter frustration. Hispanic community activists had claimed the changes suppressed the vote, largely in poor, minority communities.
Arizona is having a really rough time lately.
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