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Officials in Arizona on Dec. 5 certified the results of the 2022 midterms after coercing supervisors in at least one county to certify vote tallies.

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, canvassed the election and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, oversaw the ceremony, which certified Hobbs as the winner of the gubernatorial race.

Hobbs, who refused to recuse herself from overseeing the election, cracked jokes and thanked voters during the brief ceremony, which Republican Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Arizona Supreme Court Justice Robert Brutinel also attended.

“These signed and sealed documents now constitute the official canvass and results of the Nov. 8, 2022, general election,” Hobbs said. Read more…