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Maricopa County officials blast AG Brnovich for 'false' report on his 2020 election probe

In a scathing letter, Maricopa County officials laid into Attorney General Mark Brnovich for issuing a report last month that was "full of false innuendo and misrepresentations" about the 2020 election.... Read more»

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What the Devil won't tell you

No joke: It's time to treat Arizona fraudit like a threat to the republic

Yes, the Trump supporters behind the Arizona election fraudit are idiots, but they are the most dangerous idiots in U.S. history.They must be stopped. Sitting out 2022 is not an option. Their report is a blatant attempt to justify Republican moves to toss out democracy.... Read more»1

Maricopa Supervisors appoint Raquel Terán to state Senate

State Rep. Raquel Terán will be moving from the Arizona House of Representatives to the Senate, replacing former Sen. Tony Navarrete, who resigned last month after being charged with counts of alleged child sex abuse.... Read more»

Arizona election redistricting consultant defends work on Latino district maps

A mapping consultant selected by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission says some of its past work has been mischaracterized, while critics point to a track record from National Demographics Corporation that they say shows a history of disadvantaging Latino voters.... Read more»

Arizona’s election auditors are 'making it up as they go,' expert observers say

Observers sent by the Arizona Secretary of State’s office to the Senate’s audit of the Maricopa County election shared concerns with reporters Wednesday saying that auditors are making up procedures as they go and that security issues continue to be a concern. ... Read more»

Secretary of state’s observers raise concerns with Arizona 'audit'

Observers with the Arizona’s Secretary of State’s Office who were granted access to the state Senate’s 'audit' of the Maricopa County election said they witnessed concerning issues in regards to security of computers, ballots and a general lack of procedures around the process. ... 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»

Finchem’s newest 'election fraud' conspiracy claim: Maricopa supervisors 'destroyed evidence'

Rep. Mark Finchem, an Oro Valley Republican who has built a national following by falsely insisting there was widespread fraud in the 2020 election in Arizona is now pushing a new evidence-free conspiracy theory: A planned audit by the Arizona Senate might turn up nothing because Maricopa County officials “destroyed evidence” when they conducted two audits of the election last month.... Read more»

Audits find no problems with Maricopa County election machines

The results of two forensic audits commissioned by Maricopa County of ballot tabulation machines used in the 2020 election found no evidence of hacking, malware, vote switching or internet connectivity. ... Read more»

Bill would make counties turn over ballots, election equipment to Arizona Legislature

Sen. Warren Petersen, who issued subpoenas for 2.1 million Maricopa County ballots and all of the county’s election equipment is pushing legislation that would require counties to turn those things over to lawmakers. Sen. Martin Quezada, a Phoenix Democrat, said the bill seemed like an admission that the Senate didn’t actually have the authority for its subpoenas, and wondered why Republicans couldn’t let the courts settle the dispute.... Read more»

Az Senate GOP all back arresting Maricopa County supervisors for contempt

All 16 Republicans in the Arizona Senate co-sponsored a resolution calling for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to be held in contempt and arrested for refusing to comply with wide-ranging subpoenas for election equipment and materials. The supervisors have challenged the subpoenas in court, and a judge has not yet ruled on the legality of the subpoena.... Read more»

Maricopa County supervisors order election audit in response to allegations

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors ordered an audit of equipment used to tally the November vote to determine whether Maricopa County’s ballot tabulation machines have been hacked in any way. The county will contract with two auditors certified by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. A proposed settlement agreement between the Senate and the county would require the Senate to use an EAC-approved auditor.... Read more»

Political feud, retirement benefits prompt early resignation by Maricopa treasurer

Looking to get an earlier start on his retirement and on a proposed recall effort against his rivals on the Board of Supervisors, Maricopa County Treasurer Royce Flora announced he would resign on New Year's Eve.... Read more»

Maricopa County will fight legislature’s election subpoenas in court

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will go to court to fight subpoenas issued by the Senate Judiciary Committee instead of turning over the election records and equipment that Republican lawmakers are demanding.... Read more»

Arizona electoral votes go to Biden, as Trump loyalists maintain he won re-election

Eleven presidential electors in Arizona cast their votes on Monday morning for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. By Monday afternoon, as electors in other states did the same, Biden had won enough votes to clinch the presidency.... Read more»

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