Meanwhile in the Insane Hellscape Known as Arizona

Matthew G. Saroff
2 min readDec 4, 2022

Under threat of jailing from a judge, Cochise County supervisors voted to certify the vote, which has the effect of swinging two elections to the Democrats, which as I have noted before, is a good thing.Votes should be counted, no matter who makes them.

Also, former Newscaster, and runner up to the title of poster child for going off of anti-psychotic medications, Kari Lake, as well as her legal team, got sanctioned for their bullsh%$ voter fraud suit:

A judge in Arizona on Thursday ordered the governing board of a ruby-red county in the southeastern corner of the state to certify the results of the Nov. 8 election, finding that its members had no authority to shirk a duty required under state law.

“You will meet today,” Superior Court Judge Casey F. McGinley told the three members of the Cochise County Board of Supervisors. “You will canvass the election no later than 5 o’clock.”

When the board convened at 3:30 p.m., with one Republican absent, the two remaining supervisors, one Republican and one Democrat, voted to certify the results.

The surrender, under court order, ended a standoff in Cochise County that threatened to upend the state’s process for affirming the will of more than 2.5 million Arizona voters. The ensuing chaos could have undermined the projected victories of Republicans in a U.S. House seat and the statewide race for schools superintendent.


The denouement in Cochise County played out as a federal judge, also on Thursday, sanctioned lawyers for Kari Lake and Mark Finchem, the unsuccessful GOP candidates for governor and secretary of state, respectively. Taken together, the orders show how judges are scorning efforts to politicize ministerial roles and undermine election administration.

The federal judge, John Tuchi of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, wrote that sanctions would “make clear that the Court will not condone litigants … furthering false narratives that baselessly undermine public trust at a time of increasing disinformation about, and distrust in, the democratic process.”

This won’t stop the bullsh%$ about stolen elections, but hopefully it will make it more difficult for these nut jobs getting credulous coverage.