Trump’s Speech Couldn’t Be Clearer and Kari Lake, Arizona County Will Delay Certification of 2022 Election Results After Court Stops Full ‘Hand Recount’, Until Nov. 28 .
Published on 21.11.2022
Donald Trump: “We are not going to let these atrocities and abuses continue…we are going to stand up to these tyrants and we are going to take their power away from them and we are going to restore government to the people…”
Arizona County will delay certification of 2022 election results after court halts full ‘manual recount’.
“Tom Rice, Brian Steiner and Daniel Wood were able to persuade the two Republicans who control the Cochise County Board of Supervisors that their claims were valid enough for them to delay certification”…
Arizona’s midterm elections have once again been extended as problems with voting machines and ballot printing have once again cast a dark veil over a crucial race for the state. . It will now be delayed even longer due to events in Cochise County.
A legal effort in Red County Cochise to conduct a comprehensive “manual recount” audit of ballots has been legally snuffed out, thanks in part to the efforts of Democratic super lawyer Marc Elias.
“Hours after my team filed a lawsuit in court to stop this illegal plan, Cochise County withdrew their lawsuit,” Marc Elias tweeted, along with a celebratory emoji. “Hey @AZGOP,” he added partisanly.
Hours after my team took legal action to stop this illegal plan, Cochise County withdrew its lawsuit.
Hours after my team filed a lawsuit to stop this illegal plan, Cochise County withdrew their lawsuit.🥳 Hey @AZGOP
USA: Arizona Attorney General’s Office sends letter to Maricopa County regarding 2022 Midterm Election Day irregularities. Click here to see the article.
First : Arizona’s Current Mood
second: I’m ashamed to say that I wouldn’t give that man a second of attention if I saw him on the street. After watching that speech, however, I am now in awe of his eloquence and patriotism. Maricopa County is the new Zimbabwe.
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is demanding answers to the ‘myriad issues’ faced by Maricopa County voters on Election Day, breathing new life into the Republican gubernatorial candidate’s campaign. @KariLake. »
” UPDATE : Republican supervisors in Cochise County, Arizona, have moved to withdraw their lawsuit seeking to force a manual audit of ballots cast on Election Day at 16 of the county’s 17 voting centers,” Democracy Docket reports. . “Opponents argued that this plan would violate state law.”
The manual recount effort was halted because the county’s two Republican supervisors, Peggy Judd and Tom Crosby, were unable to fund the legal effort, since the county required them to pursue the matter personally.
“The withdrawal request comes after the county’s two Republican supervisors failed to get their lawsuit paid during a county board meeting yesterday,” Democracy Docket adds. “Supervisors initially said they would pay for manual count disputes themselves. »
The lawsuit had argued that the underlying reason for the manual recount was that the voting machines were not certified. According to the Associated Press, the plaintiffs claimed that the United States Election Assistance Commission let testing companies’ certifications expire, which “voided certifications for vote tabulation equipment used in the state.” . However, the state’s chief electoral officer vouched that the machines and testing company were properly certified.
As the lawsuit indicates, the Attorney General’s race was not subject to an automatic recount, although Arizona law allows recounts in special circumstances, as justified by the Arizona legislature. State.
“Plaintiffs seek to withdraw their petition because, at the time the petition was considered, there was no clear automatic statewide recount,” the plaintiffs’ motion to withdraw reads. “It is now clear that the race for Attorney General is within the ½ of 1 margin and more likely than not will require a statewide recount. ”
“Further, because the Elections Department will be using different machines and software, it achieves some of the purposes envisioned by plaintiffs in that it will or will not validate the closest statewide race.” on the ballot,” the motion adds.
Earlier in November, a judge ruled that county supervisors exceeded their legal authority by undertaking a full manual recount of Cochise County ballots. The Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans and a voter in the county filed a lawsuit and asked the court to stop the full manual recount, calling it “illegal, chaotic, time-consuming and unnecessary.”
The Arizona secretary of state’s office, led by gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs, who did not recuse herself for the 2022 election, applauded the effort and her office had participated in the legal effort to block manual recount audit.
“Drastic changes to electoral processes, especially during an election, would create chaos and confusion,” Allie Bones, the assistant secretary of state, said in a statement. The secretary of state’s office “filed a friend of the court brief and argued last month that a full manual count is not authorized by law,” the Arizona Republic reported.
Still, a Pima County judge, who was assigned to the lawsuit due to a change of venue, said a more restricted manual recount was allowed by state law.
Judge Casey McGinley noted that “State law provides that a small number of ballots cast in precincts and a fraction of mail-in ballots be counted manually, and that no additional manual counting be performed only when significant discrepancies are found,” according to the Arizona Republic.
However, despite the defeat of legal efforts by Republican county supervisors to force a full manual recount, the county is delaying certification of state election results until November 28.
“Tom Rice, Brian Steiner and Daniel Wood successfully persuaded the two Republicans who control the Cochise County Board of Supervisors that their claims were valid enough to delay certification until the date November 28 deadline“, reports the AP.
In Arizona, the election cannot be certified until all counties have certified the results. Gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and Arizona secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem did not give way, while attorney general candidate Abraham “Abe” Hamadeh, is behind by about 570 votes. A recount is triggered in races where the margin is less than 0.5% under state law.
Kari Lake’s margin in her run with Katie Hobbs is 0.6%, just outside the legal parameters for an automatic recount. The interruption of voting in Maricopa County on Election Day was seen by some critics as tantamount to “voter suppression.”