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Photos: America turns out for Election Day 2022

By Dylan Bouscher, Staff reports

Americans voted without major problems Tuesday in midterm elections receiving intense scrutiny after two years of false claims and conspiracy theories about how ballots are cast and counted.

With polls open across the country, no widespread problems with ballots, long lines or voter intimidation were reported, though there were hiccups in some places, which is typical on any Election Day.

One hitch garnered outsized attention: Vote tabulators malfunctioned in 20% of polling places in Arizona’s most populous county that includes Phoenix. While election officials assured the public that every vote in Maricopa County would be counted, the issue prompted an outcry from Republicans in a state where elections for governor and U.S. Senate are expected to be close and where skepticism of election systems has run deep within the GOP since 2020.

An adjudication board reviews ballots at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center on Nov. 8 in Phoenix. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) campaigns with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on November 8, 2022 in New York City. Hochul holds a slim lead in the polls against Republican candidate Rep. Lee Zeldin. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)
Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) campaigns with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Nov. 8 in New York City. (Photo: David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)
New York City Mayor Eric Adams casts his vote on November 8, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Alex Kent/Getty Images)
New York City Mayor Eric Adams casts his vote Nov. 8 in New York City. (Photo: Alex Kent/Getty Images)
Rose English, minority clerk, center, and her son James English, right, minority inspector, prepare voting materials in a private residents garage, a polling place, before polls open during the US midterm elections, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on November 8, 2022. (Photo by Rebecca Droke/AFP via Getty Images)
Rose English, minority clerk, center, and her son James English, right, minority inspector, prepare voting materials in a private resident’s garage, a polling place, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before polls open Nov. 8. (Photo: Rebecca Droke/AFP via Getty Images)
Voters cast their ballots at a polling location inside the Museum of Contemporary Art on November 8, 2022 in Arlington,Virginia. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)
Voters cast their ballots at a polling location inside the Museum of Contemporary Art on Nov. 8, 2022 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images)
A woman casts her vote in the 2022 midterm election on Election Day on November 8, 2022 on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
A woman casts her vote in the 2022 midterm election on Nov. 8 on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
Poll challengers oversee election inspectors at the Huntington Place convention center on November 08, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
Poll challengers oversee election inspectors at the Huntington Place convention center on Nov. 8 in Detroit. (Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
Election inspectors work during a shift at the Huntington Place convention center on November 08, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
Election inspectors work during a shift at the Huntington Place convention center on Nov. 8 in Detroit. (Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
Voters cast their ballots at the Paxico Community Senior Citizens Center on November 8, 2022 in Paxico, Kansas. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)
Voters cast their ballots at the Paxico Community Senior Citizens Center on Nov. 8 in Paxico, Kansas. (Photo: Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)
Denver election judge Danielle Puscatelli runs the ballot sorting system at the Denver Elections Division on November 8, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
An election judge runs the ballot-sorting system at the Denver Elections Division on Nov. 8, 2022 in Denver. (Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
Election workers (R) check in voters at a polling place at Galleria at Sunset on November 08, 2022 in Henderson, Nevada. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Election workers, at right, check in voters at a polling place at Galleria at Sunset on Nov. 8 in Henderson, Nevada. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Clark County Election Department poll workers check people in at a table as people vote at the Meadows Mall on November 08, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Clark County Election Department poll workers check people in at a table as voters fill out their ballots at the Meadows Mall on Nov. 8 in Las Vegas. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Marshall Bishop, left, and partner Doris Burnett, both of Las Vegas, vote at Desert Breeze Community Center on Election Day in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 8, 2022. (Photo by Ronda Churchill/AFP via Getty Images)
Marshall Bishop, left, and partner Doris Burnett, both of Las Vegas, vote at Desert Breeze Community Center on Nov. 8 in Las Vegas. (Photo: Ronda Churchill/AFP via Getty Images)
People line up in the rain to vote at a tent in a shopping center parking lot on November 08, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Voters line up in the rain to cast ballots at a tent in a shopping center parking lot on Nov. 8 in Las Vegas. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Campaign signs are shown near voters waiting in line at Desert Breeze Community Center on Election Day in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 8, 2022. (Photo by Ronda Churchill/AFP via Getty Images)
Campaign signs fill a grassy area at Desert Breeze Community Center on Nov. 8 in Las Vegas. (Photo: Ronda Churchill/AFP via Getty Images)
A voter gets information on where to drop off her ballots at the Utah County Justice and Health center on November 8, 2022 in Provo, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
A voter gets information on where to drop off her ballots at the Utah County Justice and Health Center on Nov. 8 in Provo, Utah. (Photo: George Frey/Getty Images)
An election worker prints a ballot out for a voter at the Utah County Justice and Health center on November 8, 2022 in Provo, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
An election worker prints out a ballot for a voter at the Utah County Justice and Health Center on Nov. 8 in Provo, Utah. (Photo: George Frey/Getty Images)
Voters cast their ballots at the Utah County Justice and Health center on November 8, 2022 in Provo, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
Voters cast their ballots at the Utah County Justice and Health Center on Nov. 8, 2022 in Provo, Utah. (Photo: George Frey/Getty Images)
Voters cast their ballots at the Utah County Justice and Health center on November 8, 2022 in Provo, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
Voters cast their ballots at the Utah County Justice and Health Center on Nov. 8, 2022 in Provo, Utah. (Photo: George Frey/Getty Images)
A voter has her ballot scanned at the Utah County Justice and Health center on November 8, 2022 in Provo, Utah. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
A voter has her ballot scanned at the Utah County Justice and Health Center on Nov. 8 in Provo, Utah. (Photo: George Frey/Getty Images)
A voter casts their ballot for the US midterm election, inside a voting center at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, California, on November 8, 2022. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images)
A voter casts a ballot at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles on Nov. 8. (Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images)

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