Voting Certificate Avoids Chaos, Except in Arizona

SANTA FE — The certification of this year’s midterm election results appears to be proceeding smoothly and with little controversy across the country, with one small Arizona county being a rare exception, allaying fears that local commissions consumed by talks of election conspiracy are wreaking havoc would if they refuse to confirm the will of the electorate.

Orderly action was also taken in places where suspicions of fair elections ran deep, leading to bitter clashes at local public gatherings.

In Nevada, a state that has been a hotbed of electoral conspiracy allegations and movements to abandon voting machines in favor of hand-counting all ballots, all 17 counties met a Friday night deadline to confirm election results.

In rural Elko County, the county commission unanimously endorsed the results just weeks after questioning the reliability of the voting machines and expressing support for counting all ballots by hand.