Attorneys for the Cochise County Recorder and Board of Supervisors are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to take control of their appeal to permit a hand count of all ballots cast in Tuesday’s election.

The Court has the authority to yank the appeal of the Superior Court Judge’s injunction prohibiting the extra-legal hand count from the intermediate Court of Appeals.

The County says the transfer is necessary so that they can finish a hand count before certification of the results is required before the official canvassing of the results later this month. The request also cites the tabulator issues in Maricopa County as a factor in why “voter confidence in the accuracy of electronic tabulation is at an all-time low,” although they cite no support for that claim. 

Here is their Mequest:

This article was reported by AZ Law founder Paul Weich. Paul was running for a seat in Arizona’s House of Representatives.

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