Like Watching Your Mother-In-Law Driving off a Cliff in Your Brand New Car

Matthew G. Saroff
2 min readDec 1, 2022

It appears that the presence of insane vote deniers in a number of county offices in Arizona might have the effect of flipping the results of a US House and the state superintendent race.

This is probably not going to stand, with the Chochise County supervisors might end up in jail, but it’s likely that this will be settled in court, and Republicans will win the House seat and the superintendent election.

That is as it should be, votes should be counted, even if they come from, whacko, my parents are first cousins, X-Files wannabe, black helicopter, tinfoil hat wearing, stupid, dim-witted, thinks pro wrestling is real, lunatics.

I’m really appreciating the irony that the Republicans will have to fight the certify the results of the election in order to save two elections.

It’s ironic, in the way that the Alanis Morrissette actually isn’t song isn’t.

Farther and farther down the rabbit hole we tumble in the Arizona election that has no end.

It’s a strange and surreal place where up is down and black is white and the two Republican members of the Cochise County Board of Supervisors have lost their ever-living minds.

It seems Supervisors Peggy Judd and Tom Crosby had this bright this idea that if they just declined to certify the election results in their ruby-red county that …

Well, I’m not sure what they thought would happen, but their decision to essentially disenfranchise their own voters — most of them Republicans − seems to be a protest of Maricopa County’s election. A protest that, if it stands, could actually land the supervisors in jail and another Democrat in Congress.

Without Cochise County’s vote, Republican Juan Ciscomani would lose what should be his southern Arizona congressional seat to Democrat Kirsten Engel. The supervisors’ shenanigans also could flip the state superintendent’s race from Republican Tom Horne to Democrat Kathy Hoffman and dash Republican Abe Hamadeh’s chances of overtaking Democrat Kris Mayes when the attorney general’s race is recounted next month.

Geniuses, those Cochise County officials.

It is delicious schadenfreude.