At least two counties in Arizona have confirmed that their certification of the 2022 election will be delayed as the state’s attorney general’s office wrote a letter claiming there’s evidence of “statutory violations” that occurred in Maricopa County on Election Day.
Republican-controlled Cochise County and Mohave County both voted to delay certification until the November 28 deadline.
The two Republican supervisors in Cochise voted Friday for the delay after some argued the county’s vote-counting machines were not properly certified. State Elections Director Kori Lorick, displeased with the vote, threatened the board that the state would sue if they did not certify on time.
In a split vote, Mohave County reportedly voted to delay as a protest against voting issues in Maricopa County, the state’s most populous county.
Pinal County and La Paz County,