Arizona County Officials Charged With ‘Interference’ in 2022 Election

A grand jury in Arizona indicted two Republican county supervisors for their refusal to certify the state’s 2022 election results before the proper deadline.

Cochise County Supervisors Tom Crosby and Peggy Judd have been charged with “interference with an election officer and conspiracy.”

Both charges come as Class 5 felonies, which carry six months to two and a half years of prison time.

According to state law, counties must certify canvasses within 20 days of an election, and both Croby and Judd have been accused of conspiring with one another to illegally interfere with the election.

“The repeated attempts to undermine our democracy are unacceptable,” Attorney General Kris Mayes said.

“I took an oath to uphold the rule of law, and my office will continue to enforce Arizona’s election laws and support our election officials as they carry out the duties and responsibilities of their offices.”

Republican Attorney Dennis Wilenchik said the conspiracy charge is meritless and “nonsensical” because there was no agreement between the two supervisors to interfere with the election.

“The Indictment is the product of nothing but political partisanship,” Wilenchik said.