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Jovan Pulitzer’s fraud claims are 'utter rubbish,' fellow 'audit' researcher told Arizona Senate

A researcher the Arizona Senate hired to double-check an analysis of ballots by election conspiracy theorist Jovan Pulitzer said his claims that there were upwards of 12,000 counterfeit ballots were “utter rubbish.”... Read more»

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Republican-backed measure to restrict filming of police officers passes Arizona Senate committee

Legislation which would make it illegal to film police officers within eight feet of them is closer to becoming Arizona law, despite concerns that it could hinder efforts to document misconduct.... Read more»

Az GOP 'smart' ballot drop boxes come with a hefty price tag, if they’re ever created

Republicans hope to replace outside ballot drop boxes with “smart” boxes that don’t yet exist and will cost 500% more than the ones that Arizona counties already use, based on the unfounded claim that ballot-box stuffing helped steal the election from former President Trump.... Read more»

There’s no such thing as 'smart' ballot boxes. A GOP proposal would require them in Az

Early voters in Arizona would be barred from putting their ballots in mailboxes and would instead be required to put them in ballot drop boxes that would take a picture of every voter if under a Republican proposal that won preliminary approval last week. ... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Cancel Legislature of 2022 seeks to muzzle Arizona's progressives & other undesireables

Gay people, teachers, transgender students and F. Scott Fitzgerald are in the sights of Arizona Republicans, who seek to silence the politically and culturally disobedient.... Read more»1

Permanent election 'audit' could be staffed by Cyber Ninjas under Az Senate bill

An Arizona Senate committee voted Thursday to advance an election reform bill that would create a permanent election audit team under the under the auditor general's office, which currently does not field an elections audit team.... Read more»

Auditor general: Arizona election audits wouldn’t begin until 2024 cycle

Turning the Arizona Auditor General’s Office into an elections oversight unit will be a substantial undertaking that will require time and resources, and that means it won’t conduct election audits until after this year, a Senate committee was told Thursday. ... Read more»

Senate panel advances study committee on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples

Senate Bill 1215, which would establish a study committee for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples (MMIP) in Arizona.... Read more»

Newest Arizona GOP election proposal would allow lawmakers to reject election results

Lawmakers would have the power to reject election results under a sweeping piece of legislation sponsored by Republican Rep. John Fillmore that would make seismic changes to the way elections are conducted in Arizona. ... Read more»

Lies about the 2020 election propel Arizona bills aimed at combating non-existent fraud

Cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd that espoused conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential vote, the Senate Government Committee advanced a slew of bills aimed at curbing or alleviating concerns about election fraud in Arizona, despite little evidence of such incidents. ... Read more»

Nativist Republicans call on Arizona Gov. Ducey to militarize border to stop 'invasion'

Ken Cuccinelli - a top Citizenship and Immigration Services official in Donald Trump’s administration - spoke at the Arizona Capitol while flanked by several Republican state legislators to urge Gov. Doug Ducey to use Arizona’s National Guard to turn immigrants back at the border. ... Read more»

Arizona AG’s office says Maricopa County must provide routers to Senate 'audit'

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors broke the law by refusing to comply with a subpoena for the routers used by its elections department, regardless of whether the Senate has the power to enforce that demand, the Attorney General’s Office has concluded.... Read more»

Maricopa County: Defying 'audit' subpoena not illegal unless Az Senate votes for contempt measure

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is arguing that its refusal to comply with the Arizona Senate’s demand for routers used by the county’s elections department essentially isn’t illegal because the Senate lacks the ability to enforce its subpoena while it’s not in session.... Read more»

'Audit' team will provide draft report to Arizona Senate this week

The team that conducted the troubled review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County - led by Cyber Ninjas, an unknown cybersecurity company out of Florida - will present a draft report of its findings to Senate President Karen Fann by Friday.... Read more»

Az GOP legislators spread debunked election claims at MyPillow CEO's 'Cyber Symposium'

3 Arizona GOP lawmakers spread long-debunked claims about the 2020 election at a “Cyber Symposium” organized by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, where one of the cybersecurity experts Lindell hired said that Lindell failed to provide the data he had promised to deliver. ... Read more»

Az senator wants state AG to punish Maricopa County for defying 'audit' subpoena

State Sen. Sonny Borrelli is asking the attorney general to punish Maricopa County for refusing to comply with a recent subpoena related to the ongoing “audit” of the 2020 general election — a case that could be politically tricky for AG Mark Brnovich.... Read more»2

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