Maricopa County certifies primary election as Bernie Sanders campaign weighs challenge
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors certified results of last week's presidential preference election, and while board members braced for protests like those that rocked a House hearing Monday, just 11 people voiced frustration about how the election was handled.
Most of the 200 seats in the board's auditorium were empty. After about three hours, the board accepted the election results on a 4-1 vote, with Supervisor Steve Gallardo, the board's lone Democrat, dissenting.
After the vote, an attorney for Democrat Bernie Sanders' campaign said the candidate is considering challenging the results. The attorney, Chris Sautter, contended some provisional ballots that were not counted because they were deemed by elections officials to be cast by independents, could boost Sanders' Arizona delegate count.
Sanders' decision would likely come after the secretary of state certifies the statewide election results.