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Arizona inauguration date set as election issues

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) – Arizona’s newly elected state officials will be inaugurated on Thursday, January 5th.

Newly elected and re-elected state officials will join Governor-elect Katie Hobbs in taking the oath of office.

But issues related to recounts and uncertified votes could create complications.

With Cochise County Board of Directors‘ Refusal to confirm the county’s election campaign by last Monday’s deadline has some wondering if those votes will be counted in the statewide election campaign on Monday, December 5.

Hobbs, in his capacity as Secretary of State, filed a lawsuit against the districtand said: “My office has filed a lawsuit to ensure all voters have their votes [counted].”

Sophia Solis, the foreign minister’s deputy director of communications, told KGUN 9:

The Secretary of State will fulfill her legal responsibility to promote the 2022 general election.

Arizona voters should know that when voting, the Secretary of State will do everything in her power to ensure her vote is counted and her voice heard.

This is our law firm’s duty under state and federal law. If a district has not certified the district’s results by the Minister’s deadline for certifying state results, it has no choice but to proceed with certification under the Act.

Tom Horne, the new Superintendent of Public Instruction, has already declared victory in his race for office. His opponent, current and outgoing Superintendent Kathy Hoffman, has already conceded.

The outcome of the superintendent race could change without the votes from Cochise. Horne himself is not concerned.

“We are preparing to take office; current Superintendent Kathy Hoffman has been very gracious and has agreed to a friendly transition,” Horne told KGUN 9.

“We are working towards this and are not affected by this because I think the Board of Directors will take the necessary action to ensure that all of these important races are not undone,” said Horne.

Under Arizona law, no election result is official until The national bidding process has ended.

The total number of Cochise County votes would also affect the results of the Congressional District 6 race, but not the governor, secretary of state, or treasurer race.

That Race for Attorney General, will be sent to the recount after the election. Only 510 votes separate the two candidates Abe Hamadeh and Kris Mayes.

Hobbs compiled members of her transition team and Inaugural Committee to prepare for taking office in January. She has also appointed her chief of staff, current Deputy Secretary of State Allie Bones.

“Over the past twenty years, I’ve had the privilege of working with Allie Bones on some of Arizona’s greatest challenges,” said Hobbs. “From working for safe elections to supporting our local businesses with Allie on my team. We always got the job done.”

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Anne Simmons is a digital content producer for KGUN 9. Anne started watching television while she was a student at the University of Arizona. Before joining KGUN, she managed several Bay Area public access television stations and worked as a video producer in the nonprofit sector. Share your story ideas and important topics with Anne via email [email protected] or by connecting on Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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