Correction: Sharpiegate appears to be completely unfounded. Arizona’s State Attorney General confirmed after an investigation that the use of sharpies did not invalidate any votes in Maricopa County.
Democrat poll workers gave Republicans in Arizona sharpies to fill out their ballots allegedly knowing the machine won’t tally a sharpie mark.
I didn’t report Sharpiegate because we were told it was a conspiracy theory and it’s not real, but it’s still alive.
— Gadi Schwartz (@GadiNBC) November 5, 2020
There is anecdotal evidence to the contrary.
This woman said something different:
— A Girl in Pittsburgh (@agirlinpitt) November 4, 2020
Mr. Schipp (and others) said something different:
— Kyle Shipp (@NoShippSherlock) November 4, 2020
Left-wing fact-checkers say it’s false:
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) November 4, 2020
IT IS BEING INVESTIGATED
Arizona State Senator-elect Kelly Townsend, currently a State House Representative, confirms, after speaking to the Maricopa County Recorder’s office staff, that sharpiegate is under investigation. She urges Maricopa County residents to aid in the effort.
In a Facebook post, Townsend wrote that she was informed that the Maricopa County Recorder’s office is “verifying spoiled ballots caused by the Sharpie incident.”
Additionally, Townsend reported that, as of Wednesday night, “the only observers there are Democrats. No Republicans have volunteered to observe.” Townsend then urged voters to contact Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelly Ward to volunteer as observers.
Where is the GOP and where is Bill Barr? Calling Christopher Wray!
A lawsuit has also been filed:
Here’s caption in the #AZ #Sharpiegate lawsuit @PILFoundation JUST FILED to have our client’s right to #vote upheld. Her #Sharpie ballot was CANCELLED without CURE. We seek class status of all the voter who had their #CivilRights denied. #Arizona #Election2020 @JessieJaneDuff pic.twitter.com/ypnTCbrSCh
— J. Christian Adams (@ElectionLawCtr) November 4, 2020