Arizona county’s plan to hand-count ballots blocked by judge


              FILE - Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, May 6, 2021. A judge has blocked a rural Arizona county's plan to hand-count all the ballots in the Nov. 8, 2022, election. The full hand-count was ordered by Republican officials in Cochise County who have made unfounded claims that vote-counting machines are untrustworthy. The ruling on Monday, Nov. 7, from Pima County Superior Court Judge Casey F. McGinley came after a full-day hearing late the week before, in which opponents spoke out against the proposal. (AP Photo/Matt York, Pool,File)
            
              FILE - Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas, in Phoenix on May 6, 2021. A judge has blocked a rural Arizona county's plan to hand-count all the ballots in the Nov. 8, 2022, election. The full hand-count was ordered by Republican officials in Cochise County who have made unfounded claims that vote-counting machines are untrustworthy. The ruling on Monday, Nov. 7, from Pima County Superior Court Judge Casey F. McGinley came after a full-day hearing late the week before, in which opponents spoke out against the proposal. (AP Photo/Matt York, Pool, File)
            
              FILE - Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake arrives to a rally with former President Donald Trump on Oct. 9, 2022, in Mesa, Ariz. The Republicans running for Arizona's three top statewide offices have said they would not have signed off on the presidential results if they had held office in 2020 and have signaled that they want to overhaul the battleground state's elections.(AP Photo/Matt York, File)
Arizona county’s plan to hand-count ballots blocked by judge