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Kelly Townsend drops Az congressional bid to challenge Wendy Rogers

In what might be the closely watched legislative race of 2022, Sen. Kelly Townsend is withdrawing from her short-lived congressional campaign to challenge recently censured Sen. Wendy Rogers in the Republican primary.... Read more»

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Finchem, Ward subpoenaed by Congress over Trump efforts to overturn election

2 Arizona Republicans are among 6 people issued subpoenas Tuesday by the House Jan. 6 Committee, with state Rep. Mark Finchem and state GOP Chair Kelli Ward told to turn over documents and appear for depositions next month.... Read more»

Arizona GOP proposals aim to revamp hand-count audits done after every election

A proposal approved by an Arizona Senate committee would overhaul the way counties conduct post-election hand count audits of ballots - county recorders would select county employees of the appropriate party if one or more political party didn’t take part in the partial hand count. ... Read more»

Az GOP chair Kelli Ward sues to block subpoena from Congress Jan. 6 cmte

Kelli Ward, the chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party, and her husband, Michael Ward, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday challenging a subpoena from the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.... Read more»

Trump likely to bring baggage with bragging to faithful in Florence rally

When he comes to Florence Saturday for his first rally of this election year, Trump returns as a former president with thousands of donors in the state, a firm hand on the party and GOP candidates clamoring for his backing.... Read more»1

Turning Point USA event brought extremists and politicians together in Phoenix

Far-right extremists, some with white nationalist beliefs, converged and met with politicians from across the country and state at Turning Point USA’s “AmericaFest” just before Christmas in downtown Phoenix for four days.... Read more»

Arizona has permitted all-mail elections for 30 years

The all-mail elections underway across Arizona for school district bond and override issues, which raised concerns among several Republican political figures this week, have been permitted by state law for 30 years. ... Read more»

Az Republican senator tweets swastika, compares COVID vaccines to Holocaust

After comparing vaccine supporters to Nazis and sharing an image of needles in the shape of a swastika on social media, Republican state Sen. Kelly Townsend dismissed a Jewish organization who admonished her to “learn your history.”... Read more»

Unproven ivermectin gains popularity as alternative COVID treatment among vaccine skeptics

Some Arizonans are seeking ivermectin, the unproven alternative treatment for COVID-19 that has become popular among conservatives as both a way to prevent and treat infections, leading to an uptick in calls to poison control centers and at least one hospitalization.... Read more»

FactCheck

Debunking Trump’s latest Arizona election claims

After a contractor hired by state Senate Republicans to look into the results of the 2020 Arizona election provided an update on its findings at a legislative hearing on July 15, former President Donald Trump issued a series of false and misleading statements about what it has uncovered.... Read more»

Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar's history of extremism

Paul Gosar, a Republican congressman from Arizona, has supported the Bundy clan, pushed antisemitic conspiracy theories, and spoken at an event organized by a white nationalist.... Read more»

Arizona Gov. Ducey vetoes 22 bills, says nothing will be signed until budget is approved

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is ratcheting up the pressure on GOP lawmakers to reach an agreement on the budget, vowing not to sign any other legislation that reaches his desk until he gets a budget, and backing up his threat by vetoing 22 bills.... Read more»

Everything we know about who is funding the Arizona election 'audit'

The Arizona Senate’s 'audit' of Maricopa County’s election results is still underway and a number of pro-Trump and conspiracy-minded groups are raising money for it, though it is unclear how much money has been raised, how much the audit will cost and who will receive that money. ... Read more»

Arizona Senate hires a 'Stop the Steal' advocate to lead 2020 election audit

The audit team that Senate President Karen Fann selected to examine the 2020 general election in Maricopa County will be led by a company owned by an advocate of the “Stop the Steal” movement who repeatedly alleged on social media that the election was rigged against former President Donald Trump. ... Read more»

Judge orders AZGOP and its attorneys to pay secretary of state’s legal fees

The Arizona Republican Party and its attorneys owe Secretary of State Katie Hobbs more than $18,000 in attorney fees for filing what a judge deemed a groundless lawsuit brought in bad faith, without legal justification and possibly for the purpose of undermining the legitimacy of the 2020 general election.... Read more»

OANN story on Maricopa County election riddled with falsehoods

A report on controversies surrounding the 2020 election in Maricopa County by One America News Network, a right-wing cable news network known for spreading conspiracy theories and misinformation, contains troves of false information.... Read more»

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