What to know about Cochise supervisors who defied Arizona election law

Peggy Judd and Tom Crosby thrust Cochise County into the national spotlight with a series of legal adventures that propelled them to the forefront of election skepticism and landed them in court.

From a rural and scenic corner of southeastern Arizona, the two Republican supervisors attempted to throw sand into the gears of the electoral process, from an attempt last month to hand count every ballot to a deliberately exceeding the deadline for certifying election results.

For their efforts, they and the county were sued for violating election law. They drew admiration from election deniers, condemnation from outraged Democrats, and amusement from onlookers.

Here’s some info on the duo, which appears to be testing the limits of public and legal patience. It should be noted that the two did not complain about the victories won by GOP candidates in the Cochise County ballot.

Board chair Ann English, the only Democrat on the three-member panel, watched in exasperation as her colleagues defied legal advice and pushed ahead with votes that turned into legal bait.

“How many times must you deliberately not follow the law?” asked English.

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Judd is a two-term supervisor from the town of Willcox in the north of the county, where she was born and raised.

She served one term in the Arizona House of Representatives a decade ago, where she was an ordinary backbencher known more for her husband’s constant companionship than for his legislative priorities.

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