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Az GOP legislators spoke at QAnon convention full of conspiracies and hate

Four Republican members of Arizona’s state legislature attended a QAnon convention in Las Vegas over the weekend that included speakers from the fringe of the conspiracy world as well as antisemitic imagery. ... Read more»

Analysis

The 'unstoppable' Republican gov candidate Kari Lake?

Since Kari Lake left Fox 10 as a news anchor in March, she’s become a phenomenon: shooting into the lead in the Arizona gubernatorial primary and surging to the front of the field with a populist conservative message and 27 years’ worth of name ID from her career in television. ... Read more»

Democrats, GOP push back against partisan election audits

Ten months after the 2020 presidential election, Republican state lawmakers in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are following Arizona in pushing investigations rooted in the false claim that the election was stolen.... Read more»

Who are the groups who paid to 'audit' the Arizona election?

The five pro-Trump organizations that have paid a combined almost $5.7 million to fund the Arizona Senate’s 'audit' are hardly household names, though several have been at the forefront of former President Donald Trump’s false narrative that fraud marred the 2020 election.... Read more»

Election conspiracy theorist groups paid $5.7M for Arizona 'audit'

The leader of the Arizona Senate’s election review released a list of financial contributors, showing the 'audit' has been funded by organizations that have aggressively promoted baseless conspiracy theories about the 2020 election — and in some cases sought to overturn results.... Read more»2

Twitter permanently suspends several accounts tied to the Arizona 'audit'

The official Twitter account of Arizona's 'audit' and a semi-official account dubbed the “Audit War Room” were permanently suspended Tuesday - as were multiple other accounts related to election reviews in other states - for violating rules on platform manipulation and spam. ... Read more»

Election conspiracy film stars promoted vigilante action against officials

At a question-and-answer session following the premiere of a conspiracy theory film that had unprecedented access to the people conducting the Arizona Senate’s review of Maricopa County’s 2020 election results, the film’s participants said their baseless allegations of election fraud warranted “drastic” action. ... Read more»

Arizona 'audit' leader Doug Logan appears in conspiracy theorist election film

The CEO of a Florida-based firm chosen to conduct the review of Maricopa County’s election results appeared in a conspiracy theorist film riddled with falsehoods about the 2020 election and directed by a man whose previous work claimed aliens were behind 9/11. ... 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»

Two GOP lawmakers promote QAnon on social media

Two Republican legislators used their social media accounts to promote the radical QAnon conspiracy movement over the Independence Day weekend.... Read more»1

FactCheck: What the Mueller report says about obstruction

In the hours after the public release of the redacted report from Robert Mueller, President Trump took to Twitter with a message that reads, in part, "NO OBSTRUCTION!" That's not at all that the report says, though.... Read more»

Mueller charges 13 Russians in election probe

Bringing the first indictment directly related to Russian election meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russian individuals and three organizations with illegally plotting to sow political discord and sway the election for then-candidate Donald Trump.... Read more»

Flynn pleads guilty of lying to FBI in Russia probe

President Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, pleaded guilty in a Washington, D.C. courtroom Friday morning to willfully and knowingly making "false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to the FBI about his conversations with Russia's ambassador.... Read more»

Factcheck: Timeline of Russia investigation

Key moments in the FBI probe of Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election ... Read more»