November 4, 2020
Sharpies do not invalidate ballots.
- Matt Schlapp, Chair of CPAC (Conservative Political Action Committee) tweeted on Wednesday: “AZ update: apparently the use of sharpie pens in gop precincts is causing ballots to be invalidated. Could be huge numbers of mostly Trump supporters. More to come.” (We can’t link to it because Twitter won’t allow us to copy it as part of their “fact checking” efforts – but here is the source).
- Maricopa County issued a statement in response but the Arizona Attorney General is investigating these claims.
- Why It Matters: Some media outlets called the state of Arizona for Joe Biden early on Election Night and the Trump team immediately challenged the call – saying it was too early. This claim has surfaced as one reason why Biden remains ahead in the ballot count while vote counting continues.
Good source on Arizona election results: CLICK HERE
Straight forward, local read on this particular topic: CLICK HERE
One commentator on #SharpieGate: CLICK HERE
by Jenna Lee,