Democratic Arizona AG Kris Mayes Gets Grand Jury to Indict Two Cochise County Supervisors With Felonies Over Delaying Certification of Election

Democratic Attorney General Kris Mayes, who narrowly won her election by 280 votes – the closest statewide race in Arizona’s history – convinced a grand jury to indict two Cochise County Supervisors for briefly delaying certification of the 2022 election in order to investigate the laws that were broken. Cochise County Supervisors Tom Crosby and Peggy Judd, both Republicans, also unsuccessfully attempted to conduct a hand count of the election. Mayes sued them over the delay last November.

“The repeated attempts to undermine our democracy are unacceptable,” Mayes said in a press release. She said the indictment alleged that “on or between October 11, 2022, and December 1, 2022, Judd and Crosby conspired to delay the canvass of votes cast in Cochise County in the November 2022 General Election.” She said this also interfered with the Secretary of State’s statewide canvassing.

State Senator Wendy Rogers (R-Flagstaff), who chairs the powerful Senate Elections Committee and champions election integrity, posted on X, “BASED. BRAVE. TENACIOUS. Mark my word, those who stand strong in the face of jackbooted thuggery will never yield and will be the LAST ONES STANDING till the end. Supervisors Peggy Judd and Tom Crosby should wear this as a badge of honor.”

The pair are charged with one count of conspiracy and one count of interference with an election officer, both class 5 felonies. They appeared before a grand jury earlier this month. Democrat Ann English, the other supervisor on the board, opposed delaying the certification and is not being prosecuted.

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