Can voters trust the results from Arizona’s primary election? Readers weigh in

Volunteers check voter registration lists to make sure prospective voters are qualified.

Opinion: How secure was the election, and how trustworthy are its results? Members of our Voices: Engaging Arizona Facebook group weigh in.

Arizona Republic

Some candidates made claims of cheating, without proof, before votes were tallied in the Aug. 2 primary election.

How secure and trustworthy do you think the results were?

We asked readers in our Voices: Engaging Arizona Facebook group to weigh in. Following are excerpts from their conversation.

I’ve worked the polls. They’re secure

Mary Westheimer, Phoenix: As a pollworker for 14 years, I am intimately aware of how our elections are run. The management of our elections is thorough and committed to the ideals of democracy. This has not changed during the time I have participated. It isn’t perfect, but I have watched the process continue to improve over the years and have never had reason to doubt their integrity.

Hearsay, conjecture are not evidence

Peter Townsend, Prescott Valley: Barring any information coming out in the following days, I have no reason to believe the election results are other than honest and fair. Unless there is incontrovertible evidence through the use of video or other recording devices (or some other evidence) that definitively show abuses and improprieties and that stands up along with substantiated corroborating evidence, I see no reason to question the election results. It must be something that can be proven in court and is not simply hearsay or conjecture.


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