A very brief summation of the Court hearing:

No notice of appearance by counsel was filed, so the individual county supervisors appeared representing themselves individually. Judge McGinley finds it is appropriate to proceed without assistance of counsel given the nature of the case.


Supervisor Crosby moved for a delay of proceedings for 4-5 days to allow counsel they tried to hire, but who did not file an appearance, to get up to speed.

This motion was denied because it would have rendered the emergency proceeding moot. The state canvass of the election has to be completed by Monday, and that would mean Cochise County’s votes would not be included in the state canvass.

The Court finds that the Board exceeded its lawful authority by delaying certification of the canvass of the vote for reasons not provided for by state statute.

A writ of mandamus is warranted in both cases. Judge McGinley orders the Board to meet today by 3:30 p.m. and to certify the canvass of the vote today by 5:00 p.m.

Note: If the Board fails to comply, the Secretary of State’s attorney indicated  he would return to court to immediately seek contempt of court proceedings tomorrow against the offending supervisors.

If you are saying to yourself, “they couldn’t be that stupid, could they?,” you have not been paying attention. They have regularly been that stupid so far.

We are now on the clock.

UPDATE: What a clown show!

Tom Crosby and Peggy Judd need to be recalled for their unlawful conduct over the past month. This should not be tolerated. They have demonstrated for all the world to see that they are unfit to hold public office.