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Kari Lake speaks at a campaign event at The Maverick in 2022.

Kari Lake will have a chance to argue in court that her 17,000-vote election loss in 2022 should be overturned — but she will have to prove that Maricopa County brazenly failed to verify tens of thousands of early voter signatures and that, in doing so, the county affected the outcome. Read more»

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meets on Jan. 5, 2022.

Supporters of former state Rep. Liz Harris are irate with the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, and they let the board members know that on Wednesday, with one of them even falsely accusing a Phoenix city councilman of opening the board meeting with a prayer to the devil. Read more»

Immediately after Election Day, county election officials began an internal investigation into the problems. The county has not yet released the results of this internal review.

Many of Maricopa County’s ballot printers were not able to handle the thickness and length of the county’s ballots, causing the printers’ failure across the county on Election Day, according to the results of an independent review released Monday. Read more»

Maricopa County remained the fastest-growing county in the nation with a population over 4.5 million people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Maricopa County added 56,831 residents between July 2021 and June 2022, the largest population growth for a county in the nation, with an estimated 4.5 million residents last year - the second straight year the county led the nation in population growth. Read more»

Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman holds a claim about the 2020 General Election made by Senate contractors Cyber Ninjas during a Jan 5, 2022, hearing.

A 64-year-old Iowa man has been arrested for threatening to lynch Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman and an employee of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for not investigating claims of fictitious voter fraud, continuing a trend of threats faced by election officials. Read more»

Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman addresses the board of supervisors during the 2020 passing of the gavel ceremony; the beginning of a year that would see the county dealing with a pandemic and contentious election. A year after the election, Hickman said he and county election workers still get threats.

It’s been a year since the 2020 elections, but Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman said he continues to get threats for his part in certifying the election - the anger began election night and escalated after Jan. 6, when he arrived home to find police guarding his house. Read more»

Sen. Sonny Borrelli at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona.

A top-ranking Senate Republican told a Pinal County woman who claims to have found shredded 2020 ballots in a trash bin that she should turn them over to him and warned against trusting the Republican attorney general with the “smoking gun” evidence of election fraud. Read more» 1

A protester holds a sign outside the Executive Tower in Phoenix on Dec. 14, 2020. The protesters believe Donald Trump won re-election in 2020 and objected to the state casting its electoral votes for Joe Biden.

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors ordered an audit of equipment used to tally the November vote to determine whether Maricopa County’s ballot tabulation machines have been hacked in any way. The county will contract with two auditors certified by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. A proposed settlement agreement between the Senate and the county would require the Senate to use an EAC-approved auditor. Read more»

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»

Election workers process ballots in Maricopa County over the weekend of Nov. 7, 2020, where webcams, like the one that captured this image, streamed events live.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will go to court to fight subpoenas issued by the Senate Judiciary Committee instead of turning over the election records and equipment that Republican lawmakers are demanding. Read more»

A protester holds a sign outside the Executive Tower in Phoenix on Dec. 14, 2020. The protesters believe Donald Trump won re-election in 2020 and objected to the state casting its electoral votes for Joe Biden.

Amid false claims of election fraud spread by President Donald Trump and Arizona Republican leaders, the Arizona Senate will issue subpoenas to inspect and audit ballot counting machines in Maricopa County, a top Republican senator announced Monday at the conclusion of a six-hour-long legislative hearing into the November election. Read more»

A state judge blocked Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes on Friday from mailing ballots to all eligible voters in the county as an effort to minimize human interaction during the state’s presidential primary on Tuesday due to the coronavirus outbreak. Read more»

After the 4-1 vote, a member of Moms Demand Action voiced concerns about protecting Maricopa County residents from gun violence.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, in a tense public meeting Wednesday morning, voted 4-1 to declare Maricopa as a “Second Amendment Preservation County.” Read more»

Gov. Jan Brewer helps dedicate a makeover of the State Capitol grounds completed with donated materials, volunteers and state inmate labor.

In honor of Arizona’s approaching 100th birthday, Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza is sporting more trees and a spruced-up lawn following a nine-month makeover of the State Capitol grounds. Read more» 1