On Monday, Cochise County Supervisors voted 2-1 to delay the certification of the 2022 midterm election.
Reporter Mary Jo Pitzl tweeted: “On 2-1 vote, the board decides to call a Friday meeting to have further presentation on the accreditation of the voting machines. This delays certification. Supervisor Crosby wants presentations from @SecretaryHobbs and people who spoke 11/18 about alleged issues w/accreditation.”
On 2-1 vote, the board decides to call a Friday meeting to have further presentation on the accreditation of the voting machines. This delays certification. Supervisor Crosby wants presentations from @SecretaryHobbs and people who spoke 11/18 about alleged issues w/accreditation
— Mary Jo Pitzl (@maryjpitzl) November 28, 2022
Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who refused to even debate Kari Lake, had a miraculous showing to ‘win’ the gubernatorial election.
Hobbs managed to ‘win’ despite Democrats having only 17% of Election Day voters.
After a weeklong counting process, Hobbs scored over 50% of the vote.
Now, Katie Hobbs has sued Cochise County for failing to certify the fraudulent results.
See how that works!
Wait till she googles the words "conflict of interest."
— Kari Lake War Room (@KariLakeWarRoom) November 29, 2022
Officials in rural, Republican-controlled Cochise County of southeastern Arizona, near Tucson, voted to delay certifying the results of this year’s midterm elections and to miss the state’s legal deadline of Monday, despite finding no legitimate problems with the local counts.
“There is no reason for us to delay,” said the Democratic chair of the county’s board of supervisors, Ann English, whose vote was outnumbered by the county’s two Republican supervisors, Tom Crosby and Peggy Judd.
The move risks the exclusion of more than 47,000 Arizonans’ votes from the state’s final, official tally, and it has set off court action. The nonprofit Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans and a Cochise County voter, represented in part by the Elias Law Group, are suing the county supervisors to try to force them to certify by Thursday.
Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who was elected this month to be Arizona’s next governor, filed court papers also asking a state court to order the county’s supervisors to certify by Thursday so that Hobbs can complete the statewide certification by Dec. 8, the last possible day allowed after the Dec. 5 deadline under state law.
Meanwhile, Kari Lake has filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County officials over a public records request.