Counties in AZ, PA Delay Certification of 2022 Results
On Monday, Republican officials in two counties in Arizona and Pennsylvania delayed certification of their 2022 election results, citing concerns about disenfranchisement due to paper ballot shortages and voting difficulties on Election Day.
For Context: Both Cochise County in Arizona and Luzerne County in Pennsylvania were required by state law to certify their election results by Monday. Cochise County officials voted to forgo the deadline, and the Luzerne County board was deadlocked in a 2-2 vote. The Board of Supervisors in Mohave County, Arizona had already moved to delay certification of its 2022 midterm election results, citing issues with voting machines in Maricopa County.
Key Quote: "Denying even one voter the right to vote is inexcusable, and too many were turned away, denying numerous voters their most basic right. The only solution to this voter disenfranchisement is decertifying," Robin Coshan of Dallas Township told the board in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
How the Media Covered it: Right-rated outlets generally focused on the impact of the shortage of paper ballots. Left-rated sources focused more on unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud.
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Cochise County voted Monday to ignore the state’s deadline and delay its certification of the midterm election results.
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Pennsylvania’s Luzerne County deadlocked in a vote to certify the Nov. 8 election results Monday, which was a deadline set by state law. The county had a shortage of paper ballots, leading to voters being turned away at the polls. A judge had ordered precincts to stay open an additional two hours on Election Day.
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