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Judge Forces Arizona County to Certify Midterm Results Immediately

TheDailyBeast
TheDailyBeast
 2022-12-02
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After two Republican election officials from a rural Arizona county refused to certify midterm results by this week’s deadline, an Arizona judge said the move broke the law and ordered them to certify on Thursday, according to The Associated Press. The Cochise County’s board of supervisors argued the machines that counted ballots weren’t certified to use in the midterms, though state and federal officials negate that. Secretary of State and Governor-elect Katie Hobbs filed a lawsuit on Monday claiming the law requires the county to certify the election—otherwise known as a canvass—adding that she must certify the election statewide on Dec. 5 and can only delay it until Dec. 8. The board’s only Democrat, Supervisor Ann English, said the issues are a “circus” that doesn’t need to have to happen, AP reported. “I’ve had enough. I think the public’s had enough. So I’m asking for a swift resolution of this if that’s possible,” she said. One of the supervisors responsible for twice blocking the election, Peggy Judd, said, “I am not ashamed of anything I did. And today I feel I must, because of a court ruling and because of my own health and situations that are going on in our life, I feel like I must follow what the judge did today.”

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Ben Gonzales
12-02

If they don't certify the votes by the 8th the Republicans can lose not just state winners but federal winners. The thousands of votes will be trashed.

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Charles Howe
12-02

It is time to stop playing games. Everyone that has lost has accepted their loss gracefully. Time for Lake to face the to face the facts. She lost by 20,000 votes for God's sake!!

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Joshua
12-02

when your a red state they have too stop count after 10 like their IQs! surprised Kari isn't calling saying she needs them too find 11780 votes lmao

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