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The Board of Supervisors for Cochise County in southeast Arizona voted to table certification of the 2022 general election until Friday missing a Monday deadline.

Voters in Cochise – which includes the county seat of Bisbee and the popular tourist town of Tombstone – cast approximately 47,000 ballots in the Nov. 8 election.

The board plans to take up certification of the election again on Friday after hearing arguments for and against the decision.

The board’s chair, Democrat Ann English, said Monday, “There is no reason for us to delay” certifying the election, but Republican supervisors, Tom Crosby and Peggy Judd voted her down, NPR reported. Prior to the election, the board had voted to conduct a full hand count audit of the ballots over concerns about the accuracy and security of tabulation machines. Read more…