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Protestors in support of former President Donald Trump gather outside Veterans Memorial Coliseum where ballots from the 2020 general election wait to be counted on May 1, 2021. The Maricopa County ballot recount comes after two election audits found no evidence of widespread fraud in Arizona.

Arizona Republicans are continuing their parade of election conspiracy theorists spreading unproven claims in legislative hearings, even after a report from the former Attorney General’s office showed that all of the 2020 election fraud theories it investigated were baseless. Read more»

Arizona is one of several states that rejected top-ticket candidates in the midterms who embraced the false conspiracy theory that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.

Democrats' dissent wasn’t enough to stop the Arizona House Municipal Oversight and Elections Committee from passing four Republican-sponsored bills aimed to instill faith in the election process back into voters, whom Republicans say have less trust following recent elections. Read more»

Democrats on the panel balked at jeopardizing the private votes of Arizonans — a right guaranteed by state law.

Fueled by election conspiracy theories and axes to grind against political opponents, Arizona Republican legislators gave initial approval to a slate of bills that served as veiled rebukes against the 2022 midterm elections and the officials who oversaw them. Read more»

The bill faced scrutiny from the state’s largest domestic violence advocacy organization, the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.

A Republican bill aimed at shielding Arizona domestic violence shelters from gender discrimination claims could run afoul of federal employment law and could also be a way to exclude transgender individuals. Read more»