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Secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem and attorney general candidate Abraham Hamadeh at a campaign event.

After hearing a hodgepodge of claims from three losing GOP candidates alleging inaccuracies in the midterm election, Arizona judges rejected many of the most far-reaching and unsubstantiated claims, but are allowing other claims to move forward. Read more»

Abe Hamadeh speaks at a candidate forum hosted by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Sept. 15, 2022, as Kris Mayes watches. Hamadeh's challenge to Mayes' win in the race for attorney general goes to trial on Friday.

Abraham Hamadeh got the green light from a Mohave County Superior Court judge to go to trial with a lawsuit that has been criticized by opponents for lacking any concrete evidence over an Arizona election he says was compromised by misconduct.  Read more»

To come out victorious in the trial, Lake’s attorneys will have to prove that any lack of compliance with chain-of-custody rules was intentional and that it led to Lake losing the race.

A judge dismissed seven of nine counts in Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s lawsuit that challenges the outcome of her race, setting a high bar for what she’ll have to prove at a two-day trial, set to begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday - to win the suit.  Read more»

The napping elephant is the symbol of the Pima County Republican Party.

Any list of important democratic institutions must include the Republican Party. The party's failures in Pima County are adding an extra 20,000 votes to Democrats statewide and that's proving decisive. Read more»

State Sen. Sonny Borrelli, R-Lake Havasu City, speaks in a 2017 Senate committee hearing. Borrelli did not attend a hearing Friday on his suit challenging the results of the governor's race in Maricopa County.

An election lawsuit brought by Lake Havasu Republican Sonny Borrelli that challenged the election of Katie Hobbs as Arizona governor was dismissed late Friday afternoon. Read more»

Kari Lake might get a chance next week to inspect a small number of ballots cast in Maricopa County in the 2022 midterm election, a judge ordered Friday. Read more»

Kari Lake speaks at a campaign event in Scottsdale on Oct. 19, 2022, as an attendee records her on a cell phone.

Kari Lake has failed to identify even one illegal ballot cast, point out a single person who was denied the right to vote or identify any specific instances of fraud, meaning the election challenge must be dismissed, the secretary of state and Maricopa County officials argued in filings. Read more»

The defendants in Kari Lake's lawsuit seeking to overturn her loss in the midterm election plan to ask for the case to be dismissed, they told a Maricopa County Superior Court judge Tuesday morning. Read more»

Mark Finchem on Aug. 2, 2022, at an election night party for Kari Lake.

A lawsuit filed by Mark Finchem last week seeking to overturn his election loss in the secretary of state race will move forward without failed Republican congressional candidate Jeff Zink after an amended complaint was filed this week. Read more»

Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake at a campaign event in Tucson.

Kari Lake’s lawsuit seeking to overturn the 2022 election and re-do voting will be swiftly thrown out because the claims it makes aren’t supported by any evidence and are overly generic, according to legal experts. Read more»

Why some printers had problems and others didn’t is unclear.

As Maricopa County investigates what exactly caused machines to reject thousands of voters’ ballots on Election Day, an analysis of technical evidence found that local officials may have pushed the county’s ballot printers past their limits. Read more»

In the email, Hebert flagged two tweets from a user with the handle '@normal_every' with the name 'What are you hiding?' The account, whose description read 'stop them from stealing,' has since been suspended. 

Arizona Republicans are in an uproar over a request from the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office to censor two tweets in the immediate aftermath of the January 2021 attack by supporters of Donald Trump - but Katie Hobbs wasn’t running for office when her office made the requests. Read more»

An election worker gathers ballots at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center on Nov. 10, 2022.

Online posts falsely claim that while 540,000 voters went to the polls in Maricopa County on Election Day, county officials only counted 248,000 ballots - but the total voters included people dropping off mail-in ballots - which are considered early votes - and provisional ballots that day. Read more»

About 94% of Arizonans across the political spectrum and 93% of surveyed GOP voters said failure to concede an election is not enough to halt the official certification process.

An overwhelming majority of Arizona voters trust elections and don’t want to see baseless challenges to their outcomes - a resounding consensus that is a stark contrast to the narrative of election deniers that has come to characterize the state. Read more»

Arizona voters have taken punches over the decades but their vote in the midterms may have saved democracy in a very specific way.

I have something serious to be thankful for and that's you, Arizona. You might have saved democracy in America. Voters here fixed bayonets and charged down Little Round Top, routing the rebel army right back toward the village of Gettysburg (metaphorically of course). Read more»

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