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Shadegg report from 'audit' finds no internet connection for ballot tabulation equipment

Maricopa County’s ballot tabulation system was never connected to the internet during the 2020 election and there were no routers to inspect, concluded a team of experts assembled by former Congressman John Shadegg as part of the so-called “audit” of the last presidential election. ... Read more»

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Gates expresses ‘great concerns’ about future of Arizona election integrity

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates told a national panel Wednesday he has “great concerns about the future” of election integrity in Arizona, after threats following the 2020 election and as election deniers run for Secretary of State in 2022. ... Read more»

Special master chooses experts for Arizona 'audit' examination of routers and logs

The special master who is overseeing the examination of Maricopa County’s routers as part of the so-called “audit” of the 2020 election has selected his team of experts, and the Senate has provided him with a list of questions it wants answered. ... Read more»

Maricopa County rebuts Arizona 'audit' findings, GOP's bogus election claims

Nearly every claim that Senate President Karen Fann’s so-called audit team made about the 2020 general election was either inaccurate, misleading or patently false, according to a long-awaited rebuttal by Maricopa County.... Read more»

Biggs says he 'doesn’t know' Trump lost Arizona as Congress questions Arizona’s election 'audit'

It didn’t take long for Thursday’s congressional hearing about a controversial ballot review in Arizona to demonstrate the persistent misinformation about the validity of last year’s presidential election as Arizona Republican Andy Biggs incorrectly claimed "we don't know" who won.... Read more»

Cyber Ninjas CEO refuses to testify at congressional hearing on Arizona 'audit'

Doug Logan, CEO of Cyber Ninjas, was asked to testify about the Arizona 'audit' by the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee. He is refusing to participate.... Read more»

Maricopa Supe bashed GOP colleagues for lack of 'audit' support, claimed dead people voted

Before the Senate began it's so-called audit, Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri criticized his colleagues on the Board of Supervisors for not supporting the Senate's review of the 2020 election, speculating that two of them were worried about what such a review would show about their own narrow victories in November in a newly released recording.... Read more»

Az senator wants state AG to punish Maricopa County for defying 'audit' subpoena

State Sen. Sonny Borrelli is asking the attorney general to punish Maricopa County for refusing to comply with a recent subpoena related to the ongoing “audit” of the 2020 general election — a case that could be politically tricky for AG Mark Brnovich.... Read more»2

Political feud, retirement benefits prompt early resignation by Maricopa treasurer

Looking to get an earlier start on his retirement and on a proposed recall effort against his rivals on the Board of Supervisors, Maricopa County Treasurer Royce Flora announced he would resign on New Year's Eve.... Read more»

Ducey signs ‘electronic adjudication’ bill to speed ballot counting

The first new law of 2020 will allow Maricopa County to more quickly resolve errors in the 2020 election.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Google Assistant coming for thousands of Tucson jobs

Artificial intelligence is an economic asteroid we can all see coming, so voters must question our civic leaders right now about that issue as the bot industry draws one of its first beads on a leading Tucson industry.... Read more»

Will Common Core math standards survive — and who's behind them?

Jason Zimba and the other writers of the Common Core knew the transition would be tough, but they never imagined conflicts over bad homework would fuel political battles and threaten the very existence of their dream to remodel American education.... Read more»1

Analysis

Technology skills only scratch surface of digital divide

The realities of the “digital divide” are increasingly apparent. In a consumer culture that equates status with early adoption of the newest iPhone, access to new technology necessarily splits pretty clearly along socio-economic class lines. According to U.S. census data, for example, more than 30 million homes have no broadband access, most of them concentrated in some of the poorest parts of the country.... Read more»

Slim comes 2nd: Is Mexico's president a monopoly buster?

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto vows big changes with the economic reforms he's pushing and they've already taken more than a little change from the pockets of mega-mogul Carlos Slim, who lost the title of the world's richest man.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

Why income inequality is a losing issue and how to fix it

Most Americans don’t care about income inequality. But they do want everyone to get a fair chance.... Read more»

Carlos Slim again tops Forbes billionaires list

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim has again topped Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's billionaires. ... Read more»

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