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Secretary of State candidates Mark Finchem, on the left, and Adrian Fontes, on the right, during a debate Thursday night, televised on Arizona PBS.

Mark Finchem, the Republican candidate for secretary of state, continually dodged questions and spouted conspiracy theories in a televised debate Thursday night against his Democratic opponent, Adrian Fontes. Read more»

Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True the Vote, at a U.S. Senate hearing in 2015.

A defamation and computer fraud lawsuit filed this week against Texas-based True the Vote asks a judge to essentially determine whether the election-integrity group’s campaign against a small election vendor constitutes slanderous lies or a participation in criminal acts. Read more»

Sheriff Mark Lamb of Pinal County in 2018. Lamb also runs Protect America Now, one of the organizations in partnership with True the Vote, the conservative nonprofit behind the film “2000 Mules".

Conservative nonprofit True the Vote has announced it will partner with conservative sheriffs’ groups to fuel investigations into 2020 voter fraud allegations and increase surveillance of voting - but a spate of new state laws bans private grants for elections. Read more»

A worker for Pima County receives ballots at a drive-thru for voters during the November 2020 election.

With the state's primary election just days away, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona appointed a dstrict election officer who will oversee complaints of voter rights violations and claims of election fraud, officials said Thursday. Read more»

Catherine Engelbrecht speaks at the Tea Party Patriots American Policy Summit in Phoenix in 2011.

True the Vote has raised millions in donations with claims that it discovered tide-turning voter fraud - instead, the Texas-based nonprofit organization has engaged in a series of questionable transactions that enriches the founder and key executives. Read more»

Dinesh D'Souza speaking at CPAC 2012.

The supposed evidence in ‘2000 Mules’, a conservative film now playing in select theaters around the country, is speculative and does not provide “determinative, definitive” proof of widespread voter fraud, as former President Donald Trump has claimed. Read more»