Arizona governor and secretary of state at odds over video ballot assistance

Gov. Doug Ducey’s office and Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs are at odds over a potentially illegal move to help disadvantaged voters via video chat or telephone.

Yuma County Recorder Robyn Stallworth Pouquette, a Republican, emailed Ducey’s office Monday about new guidance she’d received from Hobbs’ office regarding assisting voters using video or audio assistance when requested and no others are able to help.

“As all counties have faced challenges due to COVID-19, security and integrity remain a priority and I feel strongly that the recommendations diminish security and integrity and I do not feel I’m able to accommodate any such requests for the
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