(PresidentialHill.com)- A judge ordered a Cochise County’s board of supervisors in Arizona to certify its election results, according to The Epoch Times. The county reportedly certified the results after missing its deadline on November 28 by three days.
Judge Casey McGinley of the Pima County Superior Court ruled that the failure of the two Republican supervisors to certify the results on time was illegal. Of the three-supervisor panel, Anne English, a lone Democrat, voted against the measure to postpone the results, going against Republicans Peggy Judd and Tom Crosby.
State officials in the state will now be able to follow through with statewide certification.
Cochise County’s board of supervisors originally wanted to postpone the certification to address the claims that the voting equipment was not properly certified itself in accordance with the law. But election officials claim that the equipment was approved.
The county, which borders Mexico, has reportedly always been a Republican and conservative stronghold.
After the county wanted to postpone the certification, Governor-elect and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs decided to file a lawsuit against them. She said that their failure to do so will “sow greater confusion and doubt about the integrity of Arizona’s election system.”
But confusion and doubt are already circulating amongst voters in the state.
Hobbs, who won by a razor-thin margin against Republican challenger Kari Lake, who herself always polled consistently ahead in the polls, also threatened Mojave County with felony charges if they did not certify her election, according to Just the News.
Arizona state Rep. Jake Hoffman called Hobbs’ threats toward county board members an abuse of power and conflict of interest, saying that the secretary of state is essentially managing her own election as she is still performing the election duties despite being a candidate herself.
Problems during election day occurred throughout the entire state. At least 72 voting centers in Maricopa County alone reportedly experienced issues, including tabulators rejecting ballots and long lines for voting.