November 10, 2012
Washington, D.C. -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) released the following statement today on the situation in Arizona, where as of Friday, nearly 525,000 votes remain uncounted out of 1.8 million total ballots cast. In Maricopa County alone, over 350,000 votes remain uncounted.
“All of the votes in Arizona must be counted promptly, accurately and equally. The uncounted votes in Maricopa County alone represent a major portion of the total votes cast in Arizona on Tuesday.
“In light of the Supreme Court’s decision to hear challenges to the Voting Rights Act, we are reminded that the right to vote is the foundation of our democracy. That right is not secure when some votes are counted while others are suppressed or ignored. I expect state and local officials in Arizona to ensure that every vote is counted promptly, accurately and equally.”