Board approves presidential primary results

Posted at 5:22 AM, Mar 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-30 16:02:33-04
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has approved results from last week's Presidential Preference Election.
Election officials have been quizzed since last Tuesday's presidential primary, during which people had to wait five hours to cast a ballot at some locations.
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors gathered Wednesday to do the official canvass and formally approve the results. The county's top two election officials provided a breakdown of the voting numbers and faced questioning about how the primary was carried out.
The board approved the results by a 4-1 margin.
Supervisor Steve Gallardo said the state Legislature is to blame for cutting funding to counties to carry out elections.
The county had only 60 polling places despite there being more than 2 million registered voters in the county.