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Two of the Cochise County Supervisors have taken the unusual step of suing their own Elections Director, in their pursuit of expanding a hand count of ballots to 16 of the county’s 17 Vote Centers.

Bisbee site big enough for the hand count

Lisa Marra is sticking to the state laws calling for a limited hand count audit of the machine counts. Supervisors Tom Crosby and Peggy Judd filed the suit, saying Marra “has refused to comply with the Board’s lawful command to conduct an expanded hand count.”

They ask the Court to order her to either conduct the hand count or turn over the ballots to Republican Recorder David Stevens – a former state legislator who has complained about Arizona’s elections laws.

The case has been assigned to Pima County Superior Court Judge Casey McGinley.

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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