Several thousand early, provisional ballots still to be counted

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- Several thousand early ballots from this week’s election still have yet to be counted.

Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell has announced that 44,788 ballots were tabulated on Saturday.

Purcell added that approximately 200,000 early ballots still have yet to be counted, along with another 122,000 provisional ballots.

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The number of uncounted provisional and early ballots has been a topic of controversy this week.

Some activist groups have asked that the Department of Justice investigate the situation because they feel that some precincts, especially those in predominately Latino areas, may have been treated differently.

Secretary of State Ken Bennett has stated that there’s no evidence that certain precincts have been treated differently, adding that every provisional ballot will be checked.