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Mon Nov 28, 2022, 10:44 PM Nov 2022

G.O.P.-Controlled County in Arizona Holds Up Election Results [View all]

G.O.P.-Controlled County in Arizona Holds Up Election Results

Republican local officials are threatening to disrupt the final tally of midterm votes in one more sign of the politicization of elections.


By Charles Homans at NY Times
Nov. 28, 2022
Updated 9:51 p.m.


Republican officials in an Arizona county voted on Monday to hold up certification of local results in this month’s midterm elections, reflecting an expansion of partisan battles into obscure elements of the election system and largely uncharted legal territory.

The Cochise County board of supervisors refused to certify the results, although members cited no issues with the count or problems in the vote. In Mohave County, Republican supervisors delayed a vote to certify the election, but then backtracked and certified the vote on Monday.

The move is unlikely to significantly stall the final results of this year’s elections; state officials have said that if necessary they will pursue legal action to force the board’s certification. But it represents a newfound willingness by some Republican officeholders to officially dispute statewide election results they dislike, even when the local outcomes are not in doubt.

“Our small counties, we’re just sick and tired of getting kicked around and not being respected,” said Peggy Judd, one of two Republican supervisors in Cochise who voted to delay the certification of county results until Friday.


Fine, don't certify the Cochise county votes, and toss them all out. royable Nov 2022 #1
+10000000000000000 Celerity Nov 2022 #2
Bingo. roamer65 Nov 2022 #3
Agree nt Roisin Ni Fiachra Nov 2022 #5
"we're just sick and tired of getting kicked around"? chriscan64 Nov 2022 #4
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