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Arizona County Sued for Refusing to Certify Election Results

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Arizona County Sued for Refusing to Certify Election Results

Arizona County Sued for Refusing to Certify Election Results

Arizona County Sued , for Refusing to Certify Election Results.

NBC News reports that GOP-controlled Cochise County was sued by AZ Secretary of State Katie Hobbs on Nov.

28.

The state's statutory deadline for certifying midterm election results fell on the same day.

Earlier that day, county officials voted to delay certifying election results until Dec.

2.

AZ must certify results for the state by Dec.

8 whether all counties have done so or not.

Absent this Court’s intervention, the Secretary will have no choice but to complete the statewide canvass by December 8 without Cochise County’s votes included, Via lawsuit.

Thus, the Board’s inaction not only violates the plain language of the statute, but also undermines a basic tenet of free and fair elections in this state: ensuring that every Arizonan’s voice is heard, Via lawsuit.

NBC News reports that Ann English, the only Democrat on the Cochise County Board of Supervisors, said, "there is no reason for us to delay.".

We have been presented materials that was asked for at the last meeting from both sides, and I feel that you both have the information necessary in order to make this decision, Ann English, Cochise County Board of Supervisors Member, via NBC News.

Hobbs is set to become the state's next governor.


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