New Discovery Made About Arizona Elections

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Two rural counties in Arizona have decided to delay certifying the ballots in their counties, following claims by the GOP that some voters had been disenfranchised.

Cochise County, one of the rural counties and a Republican-leaning area, on Friday (November 18) decided to delay its certification following the claims of three conspiracy theorists claimed that voting machines hadn’t been certified.

The three conspiracy theorists convinced two of Cochise’s three supervisors to delay certifying the county’s results until the November 28 deadline.

However, during a Friday (November 18) meeting, Arizona Elections Director Kori Lorick described the voting machines not being certified as an “administrative error.”

Lorick explained that while the labs that test voting machines hadn’t received updated information by the time voting commenced on Election Day, the U.S. Assistance Commission confirmed they were compliant.

She also explained that those attempting to delay the certification of the vote had approached the courts, only for their claims to be denied by the Arizona Supreme Court.

The second rural county, Mohave County, decided to delay the certification of the vote in solidarity with the concerns the GOP has raised about voting in the state’s largest county, Maricopa County.

Three of the county’s five Republicans who comprise the Board of Supervisors voted to delay certifying the vote.

Mohave County’s Supervisor, Hildy Angius, explained frustration that the county’s officials “have to pay the price” because of what occurred in Maricopa County.

Angius added that irrespective of what happened with the vote, she wanted “everyone to know it has nothing to do with Mohave County.”