The battle against corruption won’t be an easy one, but it must be fought.
Arizona board members in a southeastern county are fighting the battle on the frontlines.
the Cochise County board of supervisors have decided to delay certification of the 2022 midterm elections until November 28th.
They did so after hearing from three election experts, who have already filed several similar claims in Arizona over the last year.
The courts have continued to dismiss these claims, but two Cochise county board members believe that the truth of what occurred in Arizona during the last election needs to be discovered.
Board members Tom Crosby and Peggy Judd voted to give the three men time to prove their case.
AZ county board members refuse to certify election results https://t.co/lYLRC1xWq0
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 22, 2022
Fox News reported on these board members taking a stand against corruption:
The board overseeing a southeastern Arizona county whose Republican leaders had hoped to recount all Election Day ballots on Friday delayed certifying the results of last week’s vote after hearing from a trio of conspiracy theorists who alleged that counting machines were not certified.
The three men, or some combination of them, have filed at least four cases raising similar claims before the Arizona Supreme Court since 2021 seeking to have the state’s 2020 election results thrown out. The court has dismissed all of them for lack of evidence, waiting too long after the election was certified or asking for relief that could not be granted, in increasingly harsh language.
But Tom Rice, Brian Steiner and Daniel Wood managed to persuade the two Republicans who control the Cochise County board of supervisors that their claims were valid enough for them to delay the certification until a Nov. 28 deadline.
Other counties in AZ have followed suit as well:
One supervisor said they (as well as two other counties) were approached to not certify/delay the certification of mid-term results.
They did not specify who they were approached by.
— Nicole Grigg (@NicoleSGrigg) November 21, 2022
2 more counties join Cochise County to NOT certify the bs ran election
— Josh Barnett for Congress (AZ-01) (@BarnettforAZ) November 21, 2022
Mohave County has become the second Arizona county to delay certification of the November midterm elections after Cochise County did the same on Friday. https://t.co/1dY0UmlwJ6
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) November 22, 2022
Bombshell rocks Arizona’s election!https://t.co/zpFPsMOds8
— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) November 20, 2022
The board of supervisors in Cochise County, Arizona, has delayed certifying the results of last week's election after hearing from a trio of conspiracy theorists who alleged that vote counting machines were not certified. https://t.co/66WaCTt6vP
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 19, 2022
AP News provided more details from Cochise county:
The move is the latest drama in the Republican-heavy county in recent weeks, which started when GOP board members Tom Crosby and Peggy Judd voted to have all the ballots in last week’s election counted by hand to determine if the machine counts were accurate.
Crosby also defended a lawsuit he and Judd filed against the county elections director earlier this week seeking to force the hand-count. They dropped the case against Lisa Marra on Wednesday.
“If our presenters’ request is met by the proof that our machines are indeed legally and lawfully accredited, then indeed we should accept the results,” Crosby said. “However, if the machines have not been lawfully certificated, then the converse is also true. We cannot verify this election now.”
Crosby and Judd then voted to delay certification, with Crosby saying he believed Wood, Steiner and Rice needed to be provided proof since they were “the experts.”
Arizona’s assistant AG refuses to certify the ‘result’ of the gubernatorial election! She is demanding explanations for why there were so many discrepancies on Election Day, & beyond, saying ‘These complaints go beyond pure speculation!’
No response from Hobbs team yet.
— 🇺🇸ProudArmyBrat (@leslibless) November 20, 2022
48% of Maricopa County poll locations reportedly had malfunctioning equipment on Election Day.
Maricopa accounts for 62% of Arizona.
How is it fair or legal to certify the Arizona election results given these widespread voting problems?
— Paul A. Szypula 🇺🇸 (@Bubblebathgirl) November 19, 2022