Arizona Vows Recourse For County Not Certifying Votes

Arizona Vows Recourse For County Not Certifying Votes
FILE - Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, May 6, 2021. A judge has blocked a rural Arizona county's plan to hand-count all the ballots in the Nov. 8, 2022, election. The full hand-count was ordered by Republican officials in Cochise County who have made unfounded claims that vote-counting machines are untrustworthy. The ruling on Monday, Nov. 7, from Pima County Superior Court Judge Casey F. McGinley came after a full-day hearing late the week before, in which opponents spoke out against the proposal. (AP Photo/Matt York, Pool,File)

At a glance

  • The board vote 2-1 to delay the certification and demanded the state prove that voter tabulation machines were certified for accuracy.
  • A spokesperson for the Arizona secretary of state said the office as a result of the delay will “use all available legal remedies to compel compliance with Arizona law and protect voters’ right to have their votes counted.”
  • The spokesperson said the office has already  documentation that confirmed the county’s election equipment was properly certified.

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