Maricopa County is one of the counties that decides elections in the state of Arizona, one of the most important swing states in the country.

The County has consistently been one of the slowest since the 2016 Presidential election, as there is still 18 percent of the vote out in the county that will likely decide the Governors election between Republican Kari Lake and Democrat Katie Hobbs.

The Maricopa County Supervisor, Bill Gates, lashed out at Republican candidate Kari Lake for criticizing the long amount of time that it takes the County to tabulate votes.

He called it Lake’s comments ‘offensive’, saying that election workers are currently working 14 to 18 hours a day to tabulate votes.

Meanwhile, Florida tabulated over 95 percent of its total votes by the end of the night on Tuesday.

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The Daily Caller Reports

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Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates criticized Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake of Arizona Thursday over her criticism of the slow pace of the vote count.

“Quite frankly it’s offensive for Kari Lake to say that these people behind me are slow rolling this when they’re working 14 to 18 hours. So I really hope this is the end of that now. We can be patient and respect the results when they come out,” Gates said in remarks to a local station that were broadcast on CNN Friday.

Lake, who currently trails Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, 50.7% to 49.3% with 78% of the votes in according to the New York Times, accused election officials of “slow rolling” the count during a Thursday appearance on Newsmax, telling guest host Bianca de la Garza that she expected to win and changes to the state’s election processes would be a top priority.

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