Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan, appearing before a state committee looking at possible irregularities in the state’s presidential primary, on March 22, 2016, confirmed that there was voter fraud committed, and the problem apparently surrounds voter registration information which was changed prior to the election from Democrat or Republican, to no party affiliation or independent, making those voters cast provisional ballots, which were not counted on election night.
During her testimony yesterday at the Arizona state capitol, located in Phoenix, Arizona, Reagan was asked what her office has been doing in regards to thousands of voter registration records whose party affiliation was changed from Democrat or Republican, to independent or no party affiliation, preventing thousands of voters from casting a normal ballot. Those voters whose registration information did not match the list available to poll workers were forced to cast provisional ballots, which were not counted on election night.
When asked if she knew for certain that voter registration had been changed, Reagan answered, “yes”, then continued to address the issue, stating:
This was something that I know happens, and I know it happened to people in this room. It’s not hearsay. It happened to someone in my own office. One of my employees was registered as a particular party, went to go vote, and I don’t want to divulge his personal details, but it happened to him.
She noted that the elections division was individually cross-checking voter information in the state’s database of voter registrations to determine if the changes were made prior to election day. The entire group of provisional ballots will be reviewed to see if the voter was registered as a Democrat or Republican prior to Arizona’s primary election.
As the primaries are closed to only include voters registered as Democrat, Republican, or Green Party, those persons whose state information showed they were independent or had no party affiliation were only permitted to cast a provisional ballot; not an official ballot to be counted.
A very unhappy group of voters demanded a re-vote, saying they had been disenfranchised illegally, however, Secretary Reagan was unfazed, and declared that provisional ballots will eventually be counted if they can somehow determine that party affiliation had been improperly changed in the state’s registration system. Regan flatly ruled out the possibility of a re-vote, and stated that her office will do all within its power to make sure the voting rights of all citizens are respected and honored.