Arizona Counties Delay Certification of 2022 Election Results
The Board of Supervisors in Mohave County, Arizona moved to delay certification of its 2022 midterm election results after Cochise County enacted a similar delay, citing Election Day-issues with voting machines in Maricopa County.
Key Quote: "Arizonans deserve a full report and accounting of the myriad problems that occurred in relation to Maricopa County’s administration of the 2022 General Election," Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Wright wrote in a letter to the county attorney's office on Saturday. A member of Mohave County's Board of Supervisors called the move "a statement of solidarity with other counties who are doing this."
For Context: Dozens of polling stations in Maricopa County ran out of paper ballots on Election Day and machines at some polling places weren't working properly, impacting roughly 17,000 voters. Republican Kari Lake has refused to concede the state's gubernatorial race to Democrat Katie Hobbs, claiming that the issues disenfranchised her supporters.
How the Media Covered it: Right-rated outlets highlighted this story prominently, while few left- and center-rated sources covered it. Fox News featured the story in one of the top spots on its homepage Tuesday morning. Insider's headline said the delay was based on "unproven voting machine claims."
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From the LeftGOP election officials in two Arizona counties are delaying certifying their votes on the basis of unproven voting machine claims
Two Republican-controlled election boards in Arizona are delaying certifying their midterm election results on the basis of unproven claims that voters were disenfranchised because of problems with voting machines.
The decision was made in protest against what some Republicans claim are irregularities in the midterm vote in Maricopa County, the state's largest county.
Cochise County in southeastern Arizona voted on Friday to delay certifying the election result — and made no promise to do so before the deadline for certification was up.
The board of supervisors in Mohave County, northwest...
From the RightArizona county delays certification of election results in 'political statement'
The Board of Supervisors in Mohave County, Arizona moved to delay certification of the midterm election results on Monday in protest of voting issues in Maricopa County, becoming the second county to do so.
In a split vote, board members decided to wait until the Nov. 28 deadline to certify the election results as a "political statement" of "solidarity" with those upset with the voting machine issues that plagued Maricopa County, the state's most populous county. The move comes as Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Wright sent a letter Saturday to the Maricopa County Attorney's...
From the CenterTwo Arizona counties delay certification of 2022 election results
Two rural Arizona counties have voted to delay certifying their ballot canvasses as some in the GOP claim voters were disenfranchised.
Cochise County, a Republican-leaning area in the state’s southeastern corner, delayed its certification on Friday after three conspiracy theorists claimed the county’s vote-counting machines were not properly certified.
The three men convinced Cochise’s two Republican supervisors to delay certifying the results until a Nov. 28 deadline in a 2-1 vote.
Arizona Elections Director Kori Lorick refuted the allegations at Friday’s meeting, detailing that although the labs used to test voting...