Updated: January 22, 2021
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: FACTS & RUMORS
Dominion in Arizona
For the past decade, Dominion has proudly served Maricopa County, Arizona.
In the 2020 election, Dominion has been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories and false allegations of fraud, all of which have been discredited by reliable fact-checkers and public officials from both sides of the aisle. Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Clint Hickman, a Republican, stated there is "no evidence of fraud or misconduct." Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs underscored the facts saying, "I cannot overstate how these pervasive, vague, and unsupported claims of election misconduct are undermining the foundation of our democracy. Facts matter in a court of law, and the facts remain that this historic election had tremendous turnout and was both secure and accurate."
Arizona certified its election results on November 30.
HERE ARE THE FACTS:
State and county election officials run Arizona elections, counting and verifying election results—not private companies like Dominion.
- Every single vote can be audited with hand counts.
- Maricopa County's post-election hand count audit showed a 100% match with the counts from Dominion machines.
All Dominion machines underwent certification and logic and accuracy testing before the election as mandated under Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.) 16-449.
- Testing was done publicly and conducted by bipartisan election inspectors.
There were no issues with the use of Sharpie pens in Arizona.
- The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors assured voters that "sharpies do not invalidate ballots." the county “did extensive testing on multiple different types of ink with [their] new vote tabulation equipment."
- Dominion Voting machines can read Sharpies, and Dominion has previously stated that "Sharpie pens are safe and reliable to use on ballots, and recommended due to their quick-drying ink."
- Per the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, "if a ballot has issues that impact its ability to be scanned, it can be hand counted."