Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs told CNBC that “allegations of widespread electoral fraud in Arizona are absolutely unfounded” as Maricopa County’s electoral officials continue to count the votes.
President Donald Trump has accused Democrats of trying to steal elections with no evidence as counts are still pending in several battlefield states. The Trump campaign has filed voting-related lawsuits in several states. A crowd of protesters claimed Trump’s voice was stolen when they gathered outside the Maricopa County counting center Wednesday night. The ballot papers, in turn, could not be scanned and counted.
Hobbs told host Shepard Smith that the president’s comments on electoral fraud “make our jobs difficult.”
“There is no evidence of it and it is nothing that we have seen here,” Hobbs said in an interview on Thursday evening “The news with Shepard Smith. “
Hobbs added that their state’s election workers were employees hired by the counties and were required to comply with the law regarding the election. Arizona is still too close to call, according to NBC News. Hobbs said Maricopa County expects to count the majority of its ballots over the weekend.