Cochise County in Arizona has voted against certifying the 2022 election results on the grounds of the voting machines weren’t properly accredited. But state election officials deny that claim, proof was provided. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs herself has brought a lawsuit against those election officials. Hobbs was already declared the winner. It is unknown who is telling the truth if proof was provided or not.
The County isn’t sure
GOP Supervisor Tom Crosby noted, “In that group’s opinion, the secretary [of state] has not been responsive in providing proof of lawful accreditation of voting machine laboratories. In my opinion, that lack of response would seem to suggest the inability to provide the requested proof by the secretary.”
Sophia Solis is a spokeswoman for Hobbs. She emailed the Associated Press that the officials had what they needed, “The Board of Supervisors had all of the information they needed to certify this election and failed to uphold their responsibility for Cochise voters.”
Just a reminder that Katie Hobbs is attempting to bully her way into the Governor’s seat by threatening Election Officials who have very serious concerns about the election with a FELONY. https://t.co/DdQiGWTGMy
— Republican Party of Arizona (@AZGOP) November 30, 2022
The County is in hot water
Hobbs isn’t happy. She refused to debate and barely campaigned. She tweeted out, “Cochise County had a statutory duty to certify the results of the 2022 General Election by today. My office has filed a lawsuit to ensure all voters have their votes [count].”
Lake hasn’t conceded and pointed out that Hobbs is the chief state election official. Kari Lake’s War Room tweeted out, “This is an egregious abuse of power but when has that ever stopped you before?”
The County needs to be careful
Trump weighed in on this through Truth Social, “Massive numbers of ‘BROKEN’ voting machines in Republican Districts on Election Day. Mechanics sent in to ‘FIX’ them made them worse. Kari had to be taken to a Democrat area, which was working perfectly, to vote. Her opponent ran the Election.”
Hobbs should have recused herself from controlling results and Lake called for that. Now Hobbs is under suspicion of whether the election is legitimate. Democrats see nothing wrong with overseeing their own election.