Republicans in Arizona, Pennsylvania counties decline to certify midterm election results


The moves have already led to litigation.

ByTal Axelrod
Video byJessie DiMartino
November 29, 2022, 9:10 PM

Republican officials in two counties in Arizona and Pennsylvania declined on Monday to certify their midterm election results, with some citing broader, baseless concerns about the integrity of the voting system that have become commonplace among conservatives.

Republicans on the board of supervisors of Cochise County in Arizona and the election board of Luzerne County in Pennsylvania voted against motions to certify the election results there.

Though Cochise County residents voted for GOP gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake and GOP Senate nominee Blake Masters, both candidates ultimately lost their statewide races.

Luzerne County residents voted for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro and GOP Senate nominee Mehmet Oz, with Shapiro ultimately winning his bid and Oz falling short statewide.