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Cyber Ninjas, flouting court order, refuse to turn over public records to Arizona Senate

Cyber Ninjas won’t hand over all of the documents that Senate President Karen Fann requested from the review it conducted of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, despite an order by the Arizona Court of Appeals that all such records be made public.... Read more»

Arizona 'audit' contractors won’t have to release records pending appeal

The companies conducting the controversial review of the election in Maricopa County won’t have to turn over internal documents and communications while the Senate appeals a judge’s ruling ordering that they be released under Arizona public records law.... Read more»

Judge rejects Az Senate’s immunity claim, orders release of ‘audit’ records

Superior Court Judge Michael Kemp ordered the Arizona Senate to immediately turn over records related to the ongoing review of the 2020 election; an order the attorney for Senate President Karen Fann has previously stated they will appeal.... Read more»

Arizona election 'audit' continues, but judge orders release of guiding documents

The Arizona election 'audit' won’t be halted, but a judge rejected arguments to seal documents outlining the procedures that are guiding how the review ordered by state Senate Republicans is carried out.... Read more»

Dems won’t post $1M bond, so Arizona election audit won’t be paused

A brief weekend pause in the Arizona Senate’s election 'audit' that a judge ordered on Friday won’t happen because the Arizona Democratic Party declined to put up a $1 million bond that the judge requested to cover any expenses that the Senate wrongfully incurs due to the halt.... Read more»

Judge dismisses GOP election lawsuit but says Az senators can refile

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Randall Warner dismissed a lawsuit filed by two Arizona senators, stating they made the wrong argument in attempting to force the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to comply with subpoenas related to the 2020 election, but they’re welcome to try again.... Read more»

Conservative attorney planning lawsuit over Ducey’s stay-at-home order

A prominent Republican attorney plans to take Gov. Doug Ducey to court in an attempt to overturn the stay-at-home order he imposed to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, presuming that order is still in effect by the end of the week.... Read more»

Supreme Court’s 'InvestInEd' ruling breaks no new ground, stokes political feuds

Eight weeks after it ordered the #InvestInEd school-funding tax initiative pulled from this fall’s ballot, the Arizona Supreme Court explained its 5-2 ruling Friday in a 23-page opinion that critics blasted as “a very political decision.”... Read more»

Tucson city election system will stand, after Supreme Court rejects GOP appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court let stand an appeals court ruling that said Tucson’s hybrid election system – primaries by ward and general elections at-large – does not infringe on the right to vote by city residents. The denial ends two-year court battle by Republican critics.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

GOP challenge to Tucson elections goes South, again

It didn't take Nostradamus to foresee an 11-judge federal court panel upholding Tucson's hybrid election system and cashiering Tucson Republicans' hopes for a court fix to their political woes. When it comes to equal protection, all Tucson voters are equally privileged or equally screwed, the judges ruled.... Read more»

Tucson’s hybrid city elections upheld by full 9th Circuit

A federal appeals court reaffirmed Tucson’s hybrid city election system, rejecting Republican claims that it violates the one-person, one-vote principle. The full 9th Circuit said Tucson's elections – in which Council members are nominated by ward and run at-large in the general election – is allowed under the federal system that “permits ‘innovation and experimentation.’”... Read more»1

What the Devil won't tell you

When judges attack: Future brightens for Tucson's hybrid elections

So I'm not a betting man. If I were, after a watching last week's re-hearing of a case about Tucson's elections, I would bet a week's pay that Tucson Republicans' jubilation about a federal appeals court's previous body slam of the city's hybrid system will be very short lived. Here's why.... Read more»1

Clean Elections looking into Corp Comm texts

Arizona election regulators have taken note of records showing that Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump was in regular contact with the campaigns of candidates he supported and a “dark money” group that helped get them elected, and they want to inspect those records themselves.... Read more»2