A House seat won by a Republican may turn into a Democratic win.
It is because these 38,706 Republican votes are in danger of being excluded.
These election officials are threatening to destroy a GOP House win.
Cochise County in southeastern Arizona refused Monday to certify the 2022 election and Nov. 28 was the deadline set by Arizona law for counties within the state to approve the official tally of votes for the 2022 election.
Officials in Cochise County moved certification of the election to Dec. 2 because the Republican members of the board want to question experts, including Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, the future governor of Arizona, regarding the “accreditation of voting machines.”
State Elections Director Kori Lorick threatened that if the votes in Cochise County aren’t certified by next week they will have to exclude Cochise County’s votes.
That would result in a U.S. House seat and state schools chief flipping from a Republican to a Democrat.
Republican Juan Ciscomani is the projected winner for Arizona’s 6th Congressional District but he could lose his seat to Democrat Kirsten Engel.
Ciscomani received 50.7% of the votes, a narrow win over Engel with 49.3%. However, without Cochise County’s numbers it would reportedly flip the seat in favor of Engel.
Hobbs on Monday filed a lawsuit to force Cochise County officials to approve the election results.
“The Board of Supervisors had all of the information they needed to certify this election and failed to uphold their responsibility for Cochise voters,” Sophia Solis, a spokeswoman for Hobbs, said in an email according to AP.
There were wide-scale voting problems in Arizona’s Maricopa County during the midterm elections.
Roving attorneys tasked with observing election processes in the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) Election Integrity program alleged that 72 of the 115 centers they visited, or roughly 60%, saw “material problems with the tabulators not being able to tabulate ballots,” according to a memo reported by The Daily Caller.
“In many cases, the printer/tabulator issues persisted from the beginning of Election Day until the end of Election Day,” roving attorney Mark Sonnenklar wrote. “It seems very clear that the printer/tabulator failures on Election Day at 62.61% of the vote centers observed by 11 roving attorneys, and the resulting long lines at a majority of all vote centers, led to substantial voter suppression.”
He said that many voters had to wait an hour or two to receive a ballot for voting.
“It is certainly safe to assume that many voters refused to wait in such lines, left the vote center, and did not return to vote later,” Sonnenklar added. “A survey of the electorate could easily confirm such an assumption.”
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