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The Ninth Circuit intervened in December and ordered Conradson to be issued a press pass pending his and his employer’s appeal before the court.

The Ninth Circuit seems likely to reverse a federal judge’s denial of a restraining order that would eradicate part of Maricopa County’s journalist-vetting criteria - used to bar Jordan Conradson a press pass granting access to voting centers during the November 2022 election. Read more»

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

A judge on Dec. 24 dismissed Kari Lake’s claim that there was no chain of custody for 300,000 mail-in ballots in Maricopa County, Arizona, during the 2022 election, yet posts on social media continue to spread the baseless claim. Read more»

County supervisors across the state faced immense political pressure not to certify their county’s election results — which is a ministerial duty in state law.

Despite months of preparation for the 2022 midterms, Maricopa County couldn’t pull off a perfectly smooth election and other Arizona counties made headlines for their election woes as well, but there are lessons that could enable officials to make Arizona elections stronger. Read more»

Kari Lake on Dec. 20, 2022, at a Turning Point USA event.

Kari Lake still wants a "redo" of the governor's race that she lost by more than 17,000 votes, even after Katie Hobbs was sworn in as governor Monday. Read more»

Kris Mayes at a September election forum.

Kris Mayes maintained her win in the race for Arizona attorney general after the results of a recount were released Thursday, with the Democrat prevailing by 280 votes over Republican Abe Hamadeh. Most of the vote shifts were in Pinal County, where officials blamed 'human errors.' Read more»

Kari Lake and her lawyers will not face sanctions for bringing a suit that challenged her loss in the race for Arizona governor, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday.  Read more»

Kari Lake at a campaign event in Tucson.

Kari Lake, the losing Republican candidate for Arizona governor, has lost in a courtroom after failing to convince a judge that intentional misconduct was behind her defeat at the polls. "The court cannot accept speculation or conjecture in place of clear and convincing evidence," the judge said. Read more»

Abe Hamadeh in September 2022.

Abraham Hamadeh’s bid to throw out the results of the race for Arizona attorney general that he lost based on unsubstantiated allegations of misconduct failed to convince a Mohave County Superior Court Judge on Friday. Read more»

Kari Lake at a campaign event in Tucson.

The judge in Kari Lake’s election lawsuit challenging the outcome of the midterm governor’s race had not issued a decision as of early Friday morning, after both sides rested their cases on Thursday.  Read more»

The trial is set to start 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23 and Hamadeh will have to show proof that ballots were incorrectly counted and that they exist in numbers great enough to overturn his 511-vote loss. 

A last-minute request from Abraham Hamadeh to increase the number of election documents he can inspect ahead of a trial to decide whether misconduct cost him the attorney general race was denied by a judge on Thursday.  Read more»

Lake’s attorneys are attempting to prove that a Maricopa County employee intentionally tampered with Election Day ballot-on-demand printers at voting centers and that Maricopa County failed to follow chain-of-custody rules for early ballots dropped off on Election Day.

Kari Lake’s legal team failed to provide a smoking gun on the first day of trial in her election suit to in an effort to prove her claims that a Maricopa County employee tampered with ballot printers or intentionally failed to follow chain-of-custody rules.  Read more»

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»

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»

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»

Republican state Rep. Mark Finchem speaking with attendees at rally for Donald Trump in Florence on Jan. 15, 2022.

In a filing riddled with errors and new evidence-free claims of forgery and election malfeasance, the attorney for failed GOP secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem says there are no grounds for a judge to dismiss the challenge to the election results without conducting a hearing on the claims. Read more»

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