FACT CHECK: Did A County Sheriff’s Office In Arizona Discover Evidence Of Election Fraud?

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on Twitter purports that Arizona law enforcement officials have found evidence of voter fraud in the state.

Verdict: False

The video is a press conference from The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office addressing concerns over disbursement of voter ballots in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Fact Check:

Democrats have maintained control of the Senate, while Republicans flipped control of the House of Representatives, The Guardian reported. Democrat Katie Hobbs has been declared the winner of the Arizona Gubernatorial race, defeating Republican candidate Kari Lake, NBC News reported.

The Twitter post shares a video of a law enforcement press conference on potential “voting irregularities” during the midterms. “Alleged voter fraud in Arizona goes to the lowest levels of government, when Republican voters are denied ballots,” the caption reads.

The footage is not from any Arizona law enforcement or election officials. Rather, the video is from Tulsa County, Oklahoma Sheriff’s Office that did take place Nov. 8.

“WATCH LIVE,” the caption reads. “The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office is holding a press conference to discuss concerns regarding disbursement of voter ballot.” The video was shared by NewsChannel 8, home of “Good Morning Oklahoma.”

The video shows County Sheriff Vic Regalado discussing evidence sent to him by a concerned voter. Regalado says that video evidence suggests that Tulsa County polling locations were not allowing registered Republicans to vote in the city council race. He also details city council ballots were not distributed to all required voters, but it was a mistake that had since been rectified.

There is no credible news report that suggests there has been election fraud in the Arizona midterm elections. (RELATED: Did Top Military Leaders Apologize For Questioning The 2020 Election Following The 2022 Midterms?)

Check Your Fact has contacted several counties in Arizona, including Maricopa county, for comment on election fraud. This piece will be updated if a response is provided.

This is not the first time a misinformation about the midterms has been shared on social media. Check Your Fact recently debunked a post claiming the IRS donated to Governor-elect Katie Hobbs’ campaign.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter

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