Former Cochise County Election Director Receives $130,000 Settlement from State Fund Because She Refused to Act Illegally

This relates to the effort of some election officials to require a hand count of the 2022 ballots in Cochise County, AZ, despite the legal conclusions of the relevant county election lawyers that such a hand count would be illegal under state law. Lisa Marra, former Cochise County Elections Director, argued she was constructively discharged from her position, after she refused to participate in a hand count, because other election officials created such a toxic work environment for her. Story here.

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