Arizona's Cochise County certifies election following courtroom order

The Cochise County, Ariz., board of supervisors licensed the county’s election outcomes on Thursday, after a state decide dominated that it was illegal for 2 GOP supervisors to not certify the outcomes by the state’s authorized deadline.

The board voted 2-0 to certify the outcomes from the Nov. 8 midterm elections, with one supervisor not attending Thursday’s emergency assembly. The vote permits state officers in Arizona to maneuver ahead with subsequent Monday’s statewide certification.

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D), now the state’s governor-elect, sued Cochise County earlier this week after two GOP members on the board voted to delay certification over an unsubstantiated conspiracy principle concerning the certification of voting machines and missed the state’s Monday deadline. 

Pima County Superior Courtroom Choose Casey McGinley on Thursday ordered the board of supervisors to certify the election outcomes by 5 p.m. that day.

The Luzerne County, Pa., elections board equally voted to certify that county’s election outcomes on Wednesday after it was sued for lacking a state deadline.