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Jovan Pulitzer’s fraud claims are 'utter rubbish,' fellow 'audit' researcher told Arizona Senate

A researcher the Arizona Senate hired to double-check an analysis of ballots by election conspiracy theorist Jovan Pulitzer said his claims that there were upwards of 12,000 counterfeit ballots were “utter rubbish.”... Read more»

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Arizona justices to decide if public has right to see Cyber Ninja election 'audit' records

The Arizona Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday over whether the Arizona Senate has the authority to conceal records from an "audit" of the 2020 presidential election that found President Joe Biden was lawfully elected. ... Read more»

Arizona Senate has spent $500,000 on election 'audit' legal fees

The Arizona Senate has spent more than $500,000 in taxpayer money related to the partisan election review it conducted in 2021, including on legal battles over public records and access to the audit facility.... Read more»

Constitutional ban on 'critical race theory' in Az schools, universities one vote away from November ballot

The proposed Republican constitutional amendment that would make it unconstitutional for Arizona public schools, colleges and universities to teach so-called “critical race theory” goes before the full Senate for vote, and if passed, it will go directly to the November ballot. ... Read more»

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»

Here we go again: Townsend issues subpoena to Maricopa County for election records

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is facing another legislative subpoena - issued by state Sen. Kelly Townsend - centering on records related to a dubious analysis conducted by someone who presented a series of debunked findings as part of last year’s so-called “audit” report.... Read more»

State judge rules Arizona's voter-approved Invest in Education Act is unconstitutional

A Maricopa County judge on Friday declared that a voter-approved income tax hike on wealthy Arizonans to fund public schools violates the state Constitution, though he made clear that he wasn’t particularly happy about it. ... Read more»

New report highlights Roger Stone’s efforts on behalf of Trump allies in Arizona

A new investigation into Donald Trump ally Roger Stone sheds light on his push for pardons for two Republican members of Arizona’s congressional delegation and work behind the scenes to overturn the 2020 election with people who would later support the Maricopa County “audit.”... Read more»

Arizona Senate votes to censure Wendy Rogers for threatening her colleagues

In the wake of her speech to a white nationalist conference and a string of offensive and inflammatory social media posts, the Arizona Senate voted to censure Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers.... Read more»

Az Senate GOP leader says Wendy Rogers could face censure for white nationalist speech

Discussions are underway at the Arizona Senate about possibly censuring Sen. Wendy Rogers over her recent inflammatory comments and her speech to a white nationalist conference over the weekend, according to the chamber’s second-ranking Republican. ... Read more»

Az schools dodge massive cuts as Leg raises spending cap for this year

The state Senate voted Monday to raise the aggregate expenditure limit for K-12 schools, heading off a funding crisis and allowing Arizona schools to use nearly nearly $1.2 billion that would have otherwise gone to waste.... Read more»

No Republican candidates for Arizona governor are calling for school cuts to be stopped

Arizona's Republican gubernatorial hopefuls aren't voicing any support for legislation to avert nearly $1.2 billion in education cuts this school year. ... Read more»

There’s no such thing as 'smart' ballot boxes. A GOP proposal would require them in Az

Early voters in Arizona would be barred from putting their ballots in mailboxes and would instead be required to put them in ballot drop boxes that would take a picture of every voter if under a Republican proposal that won preliminary approval last week. ... Read more»

Auditor general: Arizona election audits wouldn’t begin until 2024 cycle

Turning the Arizona Auditor General’s Office into an elections oversight unit will be a substantial undertaking that will require time and resources, and that means it won’t conduct election audits until after this year, a Senate committee was told Thursday. ... Read more»

Arizona 'audit' contractor slams 'grifters,' airs grievances with Cyber Ninjas in new report

Shiva Ayyadurai, the subcontractor who conducted a botched analysis of Maricopa County’s ballot affidavits as part of the Senate’s review of the 2020 election, slammed the “audit” leaders as “self-serving grifters” in a new report.... Read more»

Az House passes measure to avoid school funding cuts, but Senate appears 1 GOP vote short

The push to temporarily raise Arizona’s spending limit for K-12 schools and avoid nearly $1.2 billion in cuts that could close classrooms passed easily in the state House of Representatives but stalled out in the Senate.... Read more»

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