The Yuma County Recorder's Office is refuting voter fraud claims by the Arizona Republican Party. County Recorder Robyn Stallworth-Pouqette said a press release sent out by Communications Director Matt Roberts is not correct.
Stallworth-Pouqette believes the party's accusations about voter fraud are unfounded and based on opinion rather than fact. That's why she joins Arizona State Secretary Ken Bennett in denying the rumors. Stallworth-Pouqette said she even allowed an attorney representing the Republican Party into her office to review the situation.
That attorney looked into 113 signatures she believed were fraudulent, but Stallworth-Pouqette said she did not compare the signatures to any voter record. The county recorder adds she's disappointed by these ongoing claims because they undermine the integrity of the process. Stallworth-Pouqette said, "I believe that the information that's being funneled into the public is irresponsible based on the exact numbers that they're using and not substantiating. I would not say that if the numbers themselves had been completely verified and gone through the proper channels to verify that what they believed was the case was definitely the case."
The Yuma County Recorder's Office said it takes accusations of voter fraud seriously. An investigation though won't get launched until a formal complaint backed with solid evidence is properly filed.