The supervisors of Cochise County, located in the southeastern area of Arizona, voted on Monday to delay the certification of the results from its 2022 midterm elections, despite the deadline for certifying the results being on Nov. 28.
“There is no reason for us to delay,” English said.
Marc Elias, a Democratic election attorney, threatened on social media to sue the county for its failure to certify the election results on time, telling his followers to “stay tuned.”
The delay of the county’s certification comes after Republicans experienced disappointing results from the midterm elections, including in Arizona where gubernatorial Republican candidate Kari Lake lost to Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs. Blake Masters, a Republican candidate for Arizona’s Senate race, also failed to secure a victory against incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly (D).
Lake filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County on Wednesday, asking the Arizona Superior Court to require officials to produce records on how they conducted the midterm elections. Maricopa County unanimously voted to certify the results on Monday after a contentious meeting.