The ratification of the 2022 election is being withheld by two counties in Arizona.
According to the Associated Press, one of them, Mohave County, made the move just to express concern over alleged election irregularities in Maricopa County.
Another county that refuses to certify voting machines is Cochise County, according to The Daily Wire, where two Republican county supervisors claim that the certification of the voting machines was improper.
Republicans are in charge of both counties, Cochise in the southeast and Mohave in the northwest.
The outcome of the governor’s and attorney general’s contests is at risk.
Although the traditional media has declared the Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs the winner of the governor’s race, Republican Kari Lake, a former Phoenix television news anchor, has highlighted vote anomalies and refused to accept.
Republican state attorney general Mark Brnovich’s office requested a report from Maricopa County officials on how they handled the election on November 8 on Saturday.
In a letter to the Maricopa County County Attorney, Jennifer Wright, the director of Brnovich’s Election Integrity Unit, stated that the attorney general’s office “has received hundreds of complaints since Election Day pertaining to issues related to the administration of the 2022 General Election in Maricopa County.”
“These complaints go beyond pure speculation, but include first-hand witness accounts that raise concerns regarding Maricopa’s lawful compliance with Arizona election law.”
Maricopa County, the most populated county in Arizona, is the location of the Phoenix metro region.
Maricopa County experienced issues when some of the ballots could not be read by the tabulation devices. According to the AP, voters were instructed to place their ballots in a “secure box” for subsequent tabulation.
Prior to Monday’s certification of the election by Maricopa County, Wright wants an explanation of the machine issues.
She also wants to know what happened when voters left polling places to go to locations where tabulators were at work, as well as how untabulated ballots at the polls became mixed up.
Arizonans, in Wright’s opinion, “Arizonans deserve a full report and accounting of the myriad problems that occurred in relation to Maricopa County administration of the 2022 general election,”
More on this story via The Western Journal:
The tabulation machine problem affected 17,000 ballots, the AP said. Election Day voting — which tends to favor Republicans — totaled only 16 percent of the 1.56 million Maricopa County votes.
In conjunction with the Mohave County board of supervisor’s vote not to certify the election, assessor Jeanne Kentch said local votes had been “worth less than they were prior to this vote due to the mismanagement and disfunction of the Maricopa County Elections Department.”
Acknowledging that the county’s action was merely symbolic, board of supervisors member Ron Gould said, “It is purely a political statement. But it’s the only way we can make that statement.” CONTINUE READING…