No, pens provided by Arizona election officials aren't part of a plot to rig state primary

Our only agenda is to publish the truth so you can be an informed participant in democracy. We need your help. More Info Maricopa County will provi...

August 7, 2022
2:26 AM

Our only agenda is to publish the truth so you can be an informed participant in democracy. We need your help. More Info Maricopa County will provide Pentel pens in voting booths for Arizona's Aug. 2 primary. County elections officials say these pens help the voting process because they dry quickly. Voters feed their ballots into tabulation equipment after voting in person in Maricopa. If the ink is wet, residue can build up inside the tabulator and require cleaning. Remember Sharpiegate, the baseless 2020 election fraud claim that made Maricopa County, Arizona, an Election Night social media sensation? Viral videos claimed that ballots marked with Sharpie pens were being invalidated.