Will Arizona Officials Face Charges For Vote Certification Delay? : The NPR Politics Podcast Under a court order, officials in Republican-controlled Cochise County, Ariz., finally certified their local midterm elections results after they missed the state's legal deadline and put more than 47,000 people's votes at risk. A bipartisan pair of former officials in the state are calling for the two members who initially voted against certification to be criminally investigated.

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Will Arizona Officials Face Charges For Vote Certification Delay?

Will Arizona Officials Face Charges For Vote Certification Delay?

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Boxes of scanned ballots sit on a pallet at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center on November 09, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Under a court order, officials in Republican-controlled Cochise County, Ariz., finally certified their local midterm elections results after they missed the state's legal deadline and put more than 47,000 people's votes at risk. A bipartisan pair of former officials in the state are calling for the two members who initially voted against certification to be criminally investigated.

This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Research and fact-checking by Katherine Swartz.

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Correction Dec. 6, 2022

A previous version of the story's audio contained the wrong date for an Arizona election certification deadline. The deadline was November 28, not November 8.