Donald Trump claimed on Friday that two provinces in Arizona are guilty of corruption because they give the voters a do-over if the signatures on the incoming ballot papers do not match those of the election officials.
But from Friday night the whole state is at the same level.
In a tweet when Air Force One hovered over the Atlantic and transported it to France, the president suggested that the outcome in fairness could be reason enough to throw away the results of a tight senate contest and start again.
& # 39; Just outside – in Arizona SIGNATURES DO NOT AGREE. Electoral corruption – Call for a new election? We must protect our democracy! & # 39; he wrote on Twitter.
Trump snatched Friday morning outside the White House that, in Arizona, all of a sudden, out of the wilderness, they find a lot of votes & # 39 ;.
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, the Democrat in the race, jumped late in the leading role on Republican Rep. Martha McSally as more votes were counted. There are still more than 300,000 to be counted because of a decades-old computer system that has not been built to handle this year's tidal wave of ballots, cast with a stamp instead of a click.
Some Republicans have made allegations of fraud, because the counting of the votes starts to skip in the democratic area.
President Donald Trump has suggested that the process of counting the votes in the US Senate elections in Arizona is full of corruption because officials in two large districts with a democratic majority allow voters to establish their signatures for up to five days after a election if they do not match state files
A supporter crosses her fingers as she talks to the Democratic American Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema, who jumped 9000 votes ahead Thursday when more ballots were counted
Arizona Republican deputy Martha McSallyled on the election day, but now threatens to lose; four Republican party organizations have filed a lawsuit to force Arizona to use the same standard in all 15 state counties
A judge Friday heard a lawsuit by the GOP to limit the count or expand it in the conservative, rural areas of the state.
Four local Republican parties filed the lawsuit on Wednesday night, challenging the two largest provinces of the state to allow voters to solve problems with their ballot papers after the election day.
If the signature on the electoral registration does not match that on the sealed envelope, both Maricopa and Pima County allow voters to help them fix it, or to heal & # 39; cure, up to five days after the election day. .
Arizona Republicans and Democrats have agreed on Friday to give rural voters the same extra chance to clear their signatures that Democratic friendly urban provinces like. The settlement was announced on Friday afternoon in a courtroom in Phoenix.
The provinces have until November 14 to address the problem. There is every indication that counting the votes will take so long.
Only a few thousand votes would have been influenced by the series, but everyone will count in the razor elections.
Trump raced Friday morning outside the White House that, in Arizona, suddenly, from the desert, they find a lot of votes & # 39;
The presidential network hovered on the idea of deleting the Arizona election, something he does not have the power over
Employees at the Maricopa County Recorder & # 39; s Office have cast their vote in Phoenix on Thursday
Sinema, the Democrat, attracted the rage of the Republicans during the campaign to say years ago that Americans should be allowed to fight overseas for the Taliban
Sinema advantage is only 9,000 of the 1.9 million votes counted; she had been behind since Tuesday. Her main role came from the two provinces mentioned by the Republicans in their lawsuit, the provinces Maricopa and Pima.
Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes said that counting can continue for another week. We know that there is urgency, but we want to do it right, not soon, "he said.
Arizona is notorious for its slow voices, even though about 75 percent of the votes are cast by post. Each of these ballots has to go through a difficult verification process.
If the signature on the envelope does not match the signature in the electoral file, election officials can contact the voter to try to resolve the difference. Such situations occur, for example, when voters have Parkinson's disease and can no longer sign as in the past or because their signature changes over the years.
The GOP court case focuses on that & # 39; cure & # 39; process. It asks the judge to either stop Maricopa and Pima from contacting voters to confirm their votes after the election day or to allow the rest of the state to do so. At least two other provinces in rural areas also have cures & # 39; after the election day, but not several other countries.
Democrats argued that the GOP tries to prevent votes being counted. & # 39; The Republican party is doing everything to silence thousands of Arizonians who are already casting their vote, & # 39; said group leader Felicia Rotellini in a statement.
GOP lawyer Brett Johnson said in an interview that the party would be happy if the end result is that the national provinces are ordered to extend their recovery period and more votes are counted. & # 39; At the end of the day, each vote must be treated in the same way, & # 39; said Johnson.
The Senate match between McSally and Sinema remains too close to call and there are still more than 300,000 ballots left to count
Maricopa County, Arizona & # 39; s election computers were built in the 1980s when few people voted by mail, and can only process 75,000 of those notes per day
The junior republican senator of the state, Jon Kyl, has made a statement in which he tries to frame the lawsuit as a matter of equal protection rather than restricting urban voices. Every legal vote in Arizona must be counted, & # 39; said Kyl. & # 39; And the voting laws in our state must be uniformly applied to the card. & # 39;
During a brief hearing on Thursday, a district official said that only 5,600 ballots were in issue in her county and that the percentage was similar in the 14 smaller provinces. More than 2.2 million votes were cast worldwide.
More than 600,000 mail-in ballots were left to process all day from Wednesday, about 75 percent in Maricopa County. This enormous amount has put pressure on a system that spends a lot of time verifying the signatures of the postmark.
Fontes said that the computer system of his office from the eighties is partly the fault. It was introduced when Maricopa was much smaller and only a handful of inhabitants voted by post.
He said the system only allowed his office to count for about 75,000 votes per day. There are another 375,000 votes open in Maricopa County only from Thursday evening.
McSally flew A-10 warthogs into missions in Iraq, where they recorded more than 100 combat hours
The two Senate campaigns have long supported a slow number of votes. McSally is no stranger to this problem. It took 12 days for The Associated Press to declare a winner in McSally's first race for Congress, which she hardly lost in 2012.
On Thursday she tweeted: & # 39; Woke up this morning for a long and painful process. I have been here before and now, here I am again. The dental chair. & # 39; She confirmed a picture of herself leaning toward the dentist's office and about to have her teeth examined.
Sinema also had to wait for finality in her first election of Congress that year, sweating six long days of vote counts. She had the upper hand.