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Uline billionaire's group enlisting Trump supporters to hunt 'voter fraud' with flawed methods

The Voter Reference Foundation - closely linked to a super PAC predominantly funded by billionaire Richard Uihlein and led by Trump campaign operations director in Arizona Gina Swoboda - encourages crowdsourcing of voter rolls to find what they consider errors and anomalies.... Read more»

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Arizona Republican lawmakers move to clean up voter rolls

In a meeting riddled with false accusations of voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election, Republican senators approved bills in the Senate Government Committee to increase the monitoring of voter registration rolls and purge more voters from the voting rolls. ... Read more»

Despite lingering claims, election officials hope to put 2020 in the past

While bipartisan panel of election officials preferred to look forward to the 2022 general elections, other voting rights advocates said officials cannot afford to ignore the ongoing threat posed by election deniers.... Read more»

New study finds voting by mail does not increase risk of voting fraud

A first-of-its-kind study focused on the likelihood of various attacks on mail voting in the United States determined "that expanding mail voting is safe and should be used moving forward because it increases voter access and reduces the likelihood of adversarial interference."... Read more»

Scottsdale woman indicted for casting dead mother’s ballot

A grand jury has indicted a Scottsdale Republican woman for allegedly casting her dead mother’s early ballot in the November election in a rare prosecution for voter fraud in Arizona after the case was brought to the attention of the election integrity unit by a conservative Phoenix activist.... Read more»

Shawnna Bolick, author of bill to reject voters’ presidential choice, running to be top Az elections official

State Rep. Shawnna Bolick, who sponsored legislation earlier this year that would have allowed the legislature to reject voters' selection in presidential races, is running to become Arizona's top elections official.... Read more»

Az House passes bill for investigations of ballot signature mismatches

Prosecutorial agencies would have the opportunity to investigate possible voter fraud when county election officials can't verify the signatures on early ballots, under legislation approved by House Republicans.... Read more»

Arizona secretary of state, former TV anchor and others join 2022 governor race

Candidates are lining up to become Arizona’s next governor in 2022 - when Republican Doug Ducey terms out under state law - with Democrats Katie Hobbs and Marco Lopez joining Republicans Kari Lake, Kimberly Yee and Karrin Taylor Robson in the race.... Read more»

Bill would require people, groups registering voters to register with elections officials

House Bill 2373 would require every person and group that registers people to vote to get a unique identifier number from the county recorder if they submit more than 25 voter registration forms in a calendar year and then place their unique identification numbers on every voter registration form they submit. ... Read more»

Az Senate bill would permit outside parties to pay for election recounts

Anyone who thinks a recount of an election might change the outcome would have the opportunity to put their money where their mouth is under a new bill filed for the 2021 legislative session.... Read more»

Analysis

Election officials prepare for voter intimidation threat

Election officials across the country have begun reviewing security plans at early and Election Day voting sites, strengthening ties with local law enforcement and training poll workers to prepare for voter intimidation tactics.... Read more»

Supreme Court to review Arizona voting laws overturned as discriminatory

The Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear Arizona’s defense of two election laws, on ballot-collecting and out-of-precinct voting, that were struck down by a lower court earlier this year as racially discriminatory.... Read more»

Election experts warn of November disaster

After a presidential primary season plagued by long lines, confusion over mail-in voting and malfunctioning equipment, election experts are increasingly concerned about the resiliency of American democracy in the face of a global pandemic.... Read more»

Trump threatens Mich. over same policy Arizona will use on early ballots

President Donald Trump threatened to withhold federal funding from Michigan over a plan to give every voter in the state an opportunity to vote by mail in this year's elections – the same thing that Arizona election officials will do this year.... Read more»

Voting wars

Review of states with voter ID laws found no impersonation fraud

Politicians and voting rights advocates continue to clash over whether photo ID and other voting requirements are needed to prevent voter fraud, but a News21 analysis and recent court rulings show little evidence that such fraud is widespread.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: 2012 election analysis

Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez, talk show host Emil Franzi, Ward 2 Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, and Arizona Capitol Times Editor Jim Small.... Read more»

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