Arizona County Certifies Election Results After Bucking Deadline, GOP Seat Flip Scare

An Arizona county's three-person board of supervisors certified the county election results Thursday after a court order and after the board's cert...

December 2, 2022
6:26 PM

An Arizona county's three-person board of supervisors certified the county election results Thursday after a court order and after the board's certification delay sparked fears that the uncertified results could flip a Republican-won congressional seat. Pima County Superior Court Judge Casey McGinley ordered the Cochise County board, comprising two Republicans and one Democrat, to convene on Thursday and certify the results by 5:00 p.m. local time, per the Arizona Republic. The order came after the two Republicans on the board expressed concerns about whether ballot tabulation machines were legal to use and proceeded to delay certification.

Ashley Oliver