Guest Podcast from First Ride with Gina Swoboda: A Catastrophic Voter Suppression Tsunami on November 8 in Maricopa County, AZ

November 23rd, 2022

First aired on November 18, 2022 and Shared by permission from First Right a podcast of the Voter Reference Foundation

From the moment polls opened at the large voting centers in Maricopa County on November 8, 2022, until they finally closed that evening, there was nothing resembling a normal election day process in literally half of the voting centers:   massive voting equipment failure, mismanagement, and misinformation from county officials….resulting in thousands, if not tens of thousands, of voters who, for myriad reasons, may well have been denied their right to vote. 

Gina Swoboda, President of the Voter Reference Foundation and state leader of the AZ Election Integrity Coalition, was a guest last week on First Right, the organization’s podcast.  

Gina describes the system for voting in Maricopa County, the steady deterioration of election administration, management, and reliability in that County over the past several election cycles, and the gory details of what happened on November 8.

The outpouring of citizen reports, narratives, and sharing / documenting of personal experiences as voters, election workers, poll observers, and volunteer attorneys reveal a day of chaos where those in charge continued to misinform and mislead the public, the voters, election workers at the polls, and the media as to what was happening.   Those officials claimed that problems had been ‘fixed’ when they weren’t.  They gave multiple sets of instructions that caused even more problems and that contradicted established procedures, and through it all, presided over a complete breakdown of order, lawful voting, and the protection of the sacred right to vote guaranteed to every citizen in the country – but which was far from guaranteed in Maricopa County, AZ on November 8.

The Election Integrity Network has now published eyewitness reports from members of the AZ Election Integrity Coalition that Gina Swoboda has ably lead for the past year.   EIN added these reports to our website at, in order that these citizen observers’ and election workers’ voices would be heard.

The problems of Maricopa County are shocking.  

Watch/listen to Gina Swoboda and read the stories of the people who were there.  Share this episode of First Right and send the link to the Maricopa County reports at the EIN website:  

Let’s not allow these voices and their truths to be discarded.  Don’t let the ‘observer deniers’ refusal to read, listen and learn to be the final word about Maricopa County’s lawless 2022 general election.   

The truth is here.  Amplify it.   Help tell the story that Gina Swoboda shares in this podcast.  Support our fellow Americans in Maricopa County who have been so mistreated by those entrusted with running their elections and who completely failed to uphold their responsibilities to protect every citizen’s right to vote.  That simply didn’t happen in Maricopa County in 2022. Again.