Katie Hobbs dismisses Election Day problems in Maricopa County: “Things happen”

PHOENIX — Democratic Governor-elect Katie Hobbs dismissed criticism of Election Day operations in Maricopa County and rejected the suggestion that any voters were disenfranchised.

During a televised interview on November 21, Fox 10 Phoenix’s Steve Nielsen stated that “there were issues obviously in Maricopa County with the tabulators” and asked the Democrat “whether or not there was disenfranchisement” in light of “the current AG race” where the candidates are “only separated by a few hundred votes.” She responded in the negative.

“The fact is that sometimes things happen and there’s always backup plans for that and Maricopa County had a backup plan,” Hobbs responded. “Box 3 is that backup plan. There is no single person who showed up to vote on Election Day in Maricopa County that wasn’t given the opportunity to cast a ballot …”

Hobbs recently named Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo to her transition team. At her victory speech one week earlier, the Democrat stated plainly, “I’m thrilled to know that I will be handing the keys of the Secretary of State’s Office to Adrian Fontes.”