- Arizona sued Cochise County for transferring voting oversight to County’s Republican recorder, who has cast doubts about past election results.
- The county’s board of supervisors made David W. Stevens, the Republican recorder, the interim elections director in a 2-1 vote.
- Kris Mayes, Arizona's Attorney General, filed a lawsuit against the county and called the power shift an “unqualified handover.”.
- The county was previously ordered by the court to stand down on two occasions for violating state law.
- The Republicans on the board saw no issues with the arrangement.
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Arizona Sues After County Puts an Election Skeptic in Charge of Voting
Arizona sued Cochise County for transferring voting oversight to a Republican recorder, who has cast doubts about past election results. The county was previously ordered to stand down for violating state law.