PHOENIX (AP) — Two county council Republicans in rural southeastern Arizona approved a proposal 2-1 Monday to hand-count all ballots in the Nov. 8 election after rejecting a differently worded motion during a chaotic meeting.

Cochise County Supervisors Peggy Judd and Tom Crosby voted in favor of the measure after rejecting the first proposal, which called for 100 volunteers who had already been vetted and trained to count hands. A third board member, Chair Ann English, is a Democrat who voted against both proposals, arguing that the country’s insurance would not protect her from pending lawsuits.

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