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Republican Sen. Ken Bennett stressed during his testimony the bipartisan roots of the bill, which is an idea long promoted by Democratic election activist John Brakey.

A Republican bill supported by Democratic Secretary of State Adrian Fontes that would make ballot images a public record cleared its first hurdle Wednesday, despite concerns from Democrats about privacy issues. Read more»

A map of voting locations in Santa Cruz County.

When John Brakey filed a public records request with Santa Cruz County seeking copies of its cast vote records for the 2022 primary election, the county denied the request. But they didn’t stop there. The county then sued the Tucson man and his group. Read more»

John Brakey has been been leading Arizona's progressive Democrats' crusade for elections integrity for 15 years. Now he may be on the brink of either saving or ruining democracy.

John Brakey helped launch the "election integrity" crusade in Pima County as a liberal Democrat. Here's hoping he isn't destroying the democracy he's spent 15 years trying to save by lending his name to the shambolic Maricopa "fraudit." Read more» 1

Audit workers pack up at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on May 14, 2021, as the Senate's election audit prepared for a one-week hiatus.

The controversial election 'audit' ordered by Arizona Senate President Karen Fann is officially on hold until May 24, with materials now in storage in trucks, cleared out to make way for a week of high school graduations scheduled at the coliseum. Read more»