PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Maricopa County has released a new website designed to address what it's calling misinformation being spread amid the Arizona Senate's election audit. The website, JustTheFacts.Vote, will explain the state's election laws and provide in-depth information on how the county conducts its elections.
Election department staff will address the "often-complex world of elections and make it understandable for residents who may have honest questions about why things are done a certain way," the county said in a news release on Friday. The website is divided into two sections: "facts" and "mythbusters." Several videos posted showcase security and privacy measures taken by the county when voters cast their ballot.
The website's release comes as allegations surfaced that about 74,000 more early ballots were counted than were requested in the county. Earlier this week, a spokesperson for the Maricopa County Recorder told Arizona's Family that 2.3 million early ballots were requested while only 1.9 million were returned.