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Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates Discusses Approach To Replacing Voting Equipment

Maricopa County officials announced June 28 that they would not be reusing the voting equipment that has been in possession of Cyber Ninjas and other contractors involved in the state Senate Republicans’ audit of 2020 election results.

In May, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and all five Maricopa County supervisors expressed concern that the integrity of the county’s voting equipment had been compromised due to a questionable chain of custody that included non-certified auditing contractors.

The county has about 18 months and $3.3 million left on a lease with Dominion Voting Systems, the manufacturers of Maricopa County’s elections equipment. The county hasn’t elaborated on how the lease will be resolved or who will pay for new equipment: the county or the Senate.

To learn the latest about the county's approach to replacing the equipment, The Show spoke with Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates.

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