BREAKING: Four Arizona Counties Delay Election Certification

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Historic denial of election data is happening in the state of Arizona because the midterm elections earlier in November were completely suspicious and election officials really had no choice other than to say ‘NO’ to lousy election results.

Fox news has gone to the dark side and labeled the historical problems with election integrity as nothing more than ‘conspiracy theories,’ when in fact, thousands of eyewitness statements have been collected showing that the election problems in the largest of AZ’s counties were very, very disturbing and highly corrupt.

Listen to the sour grapes at Fox News over election officials taking a legal stand against the very weird election and denying election data for the time being:

“The board overseeing a southeastern Arizona county whose Republican leaders had hoped to recount all Election Day ballots on Friday delayed certifying the results of last week’s vote after hearing from a trio of conspiracy theorists who alleged that counting machines were not certified.

The three men, or some combination of them, have filed at least four cases raising similar claims before the Arizona Supreme Court since 2021 seeking to have the state’s 2020 election results thrown out. The court has dismissed all of them for lack of evidence, waiting too long after the election was certified or asking for relief that could not be granted, in increasingly harsh language.

But Tom Rice, Brian Steiner and Daniel Wood managed to persuade the two Republicans who control the Cochise County board of supervisors that their claims were valid enough for them to delay the certification until a Nov. 28 deadline.”

Fox News joins the lapdog media, attempting to discredit this legal and proper action.

Here is what Independent media is reporting:

Four out of Arizona counties say that they will hold off on certifying the 2022 midterm elections. Gila, Cochise, Mohave, and Yavapai have refused to approve the suspect election. Arizona only has 15 counties in the state.

Seth Kessel, a leading high-profile election integrity activist, posted some information on his Truth Social account about the 2022 AZ results:

Dr. Kelli Ward is a long-time Conservative activist and leader in Arizona and head of the state Republican party as the AZGOP chairwoman.

Ward oversaw the corrupt AZ election in 2020 and communicated daily to the public for the last two years about her election integrity findings and concerns.

On Monday, she tweeted:

“Voters in all rural counties in Arizona are being disenfranchised by Maricopa County’s incompetence/malfeasance. I’m happy to see that my county (Mohave) voted to delay certification. #ElectionIntegrity,” Dr. Kelli Ward 🇺🇸 (@kelliwardaz)posted on Twitter on November 21, 2022.

“The Cochise County Board in southeast Arizona delayed the certification of the suspect midterm elections on Friday,” Jim Hoft reported for The Gateway Pundit, adding:

“Republicans in the state had 72% of the turnout on election day. Democrats had only a 17% turnout. But for some reason, the remaining ballots after election day broke even between the two parties – despite Republicans holding strong leads in the polls.”

Secretary of State candidate Mark Finchem said this action sets precedent for other Arizona counties to do the same.

“Cochise County BOS just motioned to table the certification of the election until November 28th, when they expect to review all evidence of the proof of legal certification by the accredited Election Assistance Commission labs to use the tabulation machines,” Finchem said.

“This now establishes precedent to do the same in other counties now that Cochise County is validating their results. Arizona cannot certify any election results until all counties have rendered certified results,” Mark Finchem #JustFollowTheLaw VoteFinchem.com (@RealMarkFinchem) posted on Twitter on November 19, 2022.

The Arizona Attorney General’s office on Saturday sent a letter to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office demanding explanations for the election issues before the results can be certified.

“The Elections Integrity Unit of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office has received hundreds of complaints since Election Day pertaining to issues related to the administration of the 2022 General Election in Maricopa County,” Wright wrote.

“These complaints go beyond pure speculation, but include first-hand witness accounts that raise concerns regarding Maricopa’s lawful compliance with Arizona election law.”

In Fox News bitter and pouty coverage of the historic story, watch as they discredit everyone who raised a concern about the election:

“The three claimed the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission allowed certifications for testing companies to lapse, and that voided the certifications of vote tabulation equipment used across the state.

That came despite testimony from the state’s elections director that the machines and the testing company were indeed certified.

“The equipment used in Cochise County is properly certified under both federal and state laws and requirements,” state Elections Director Kori Lorick told the board. “The claims that the SLI testing labs were not properly accredited are false.”

The move is the latest drama in the Republican-heavy county in recent weeks, which started when GOP board members Tom Crosby and Peggy Judd voted to have all the ballots in last week’s election counted by hand to determine if the machine counts were accurate.

Crosby also defended a lawsuit he and Judd filed against the county elections director earlier this week seeking to force the hand-count. They dropped the case against Lisa Marra on Wednesday.

“If our presenters’ request is met by the proof that our machines are indeed legally and lawfully accredited, then indeed we should accept the results,” Crosby said. “However, if the machines have not been lawfully certificated, then the converse is also true. We cannot verify this election now.”

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