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The responsibilities of county supervisors are clearly laid out in state law and the state’s Election Procedures Manual and they are non-negotiable.

Tom Crosby and Peggy Judd - the Republican Cochise County supervisors who refused to certify the election results - should be investigated and criminally prosecuted, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said in a letter to state and county attorneys.  Read more»

Cochise County is facing a lawsuit from Secretary of State Katie Hobbs for its failure to certify the results, which it is required to do so under state law. 

Former Democratic Attorney General Terry Goddard and Republican Maricopa County Attorney Richard Romley are asking state and county prosecutors to open a criminal investigation into Republican Cochise County supervisors who have refused to certify the election results. Read more»

Under state law, all Arizona counties must conduct a hand count audit of machine-tabulated results if the county’s political parties participate and provide workers.

Cochise County Republican Supervisors Tom Crosby and Peggy Judd are suing the county’s elections director, Lisa Marra, asking a judge to order her to give access to midterm election ballots so the county recorder can conduct an expanded hand count audit. Read more»

The border wall east of Douglas, Ariz. near Geronimo Trail Road in June 2021.

The Cochise County Attorney's Office will not pursue charges against the Border Patrol agent who shot and killed a Mexican man during a violent incident in rugged terrain near the Arizona-New Mexico border in February. Read more»

Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels, speaking during a Senate hearing in 2015.

Despite recent protests across the nation and state over "stay at home" orders, law enforcement officials in Southern Arizona say they have found little need to enforce COVID-19 pandemic-related restrictions. Read more»