Final Arizona county certifies November elections, under court order

The board of supervisors for the state's rural Cochise County certified the results after a judge ordered them to do so by 5 p.m. Thursday.

Updated: December 2, 2022 - 8:48am

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The final county in Arizona has certified its November election results, after missing a state imposed deadline.

The board of supervisors for the state's rural Cochise County on Thursday certified the results after a judge ordered them to do so by 5 p.m. 

The board voted 2-0, with one member absent. 

The two Republicans on the board delayed certification over concerns about vote-counting machines having been properly certified.The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office said the machines were tested and certified, according to CNN.

Peggy Judd, one of the two Republican supervisors who initially voted to delay certification, said she was "not ashamed" about changing her vote to "yes" and did so in response to the court order.

The other "yes" vote Thursday was from the board's only Democrat, Chairwoman Ann English, the cable news network also reports.

The third member of the board, Republican Tom Crosby, did not attend the meeting.

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