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Jerod MacDonald-Evoy

Jerod MacDonald-Evoy

Reporter Jerod MacDonald-Evoy joins the Arizona Mirror from the Arizona Republic, where he spent 4 years covering everything from dark money in politics to Catholic priest sexual abuse scandals. Jerod has also won awards for his documentary films which have covered issues such as religious tolerance and surveillance technology used by police. He brings strong watchdog sensibilities and creative storytelling skills to the Arizona Mirror.

Tamper seals and deleted databases: Arizona audit myths and facts

By: - May 18, 2021

The Arizona Senate’s audit team and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors have been dueling over a litany of accusations that auditors bombastically pronounced on Twitter last week and that have sparked new conspiracy theories. The county has contended that the claims made by the audit team, headed by Florida based Cyber Ninjas, are false […]

The say their landlord ignored them and retaliated against them. Now they’re suing.

By: - May 14, 2021

Marc Collymore and Ashley Abrams moved to Tempe from Austin, Texas, to be closer to the Mayo Clinic for Collymore’s medical needs, but over the course of several months they would spend more time fighting their landlord than his health issues. The couple moved into an apartment managed by The Robinson Family Group in Tempe […]

Fann demands county answer audit questions, supervisors say new allegations are lies

By: - May 13, 2021

Senate President Karen Fann  is demanding that Maricopa County send officials to a special meeting Tuesday to answer lawmakers’ questions about issues related to the ongoing election audit she ordered, and the chairman of the board of supervisors responded by calling a special public meeting to rebut the audit team’s claims that he called “lies” […]

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Tom Horne running for GOP nomination for state schools chief on an anti-bilingual education platform

By: - May 13, 2021

Tom Horne, who held the position of superintendent of public instruction for eight years, announced Thursday he’s running for the office again, on a platform against bilingual education and critical race theory.  “Since I left office, much of my work has been undone,” said Horne, who was accompanied by Rep. David Cook, R-Globe, and Rep. […]

Mark Finchem sends cease and desist to recall campaign 

By: - May 13, 2021

State Rep. Mark Finchem who is currently running for Secretary of State, has sent a cease and desist letter to the group seeking to recall him from office. The Oro Valley Republican is facing a recall by Rural Arizonans for Accountability who say he stoked voter fraud conspiracies and has ties  to organizers of the […]

New law could keep police officers off Arizona’s ‘Brady list’

By: - May 12, 2021

Police officers accused of misconduct will have a chance to appeal before they’re put on a “bad cops” list, under a new state law signed by Gov. Doug Ducey.  The bill signed by Ducey requires that a prosecuting agency send a notice to any law enforcement officer at least 10 days before they consider placing […]

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Health officials look to combat declining COVID vaccination rates

By: - May 11, 2021

More than 2.5 million Arizonans have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but the numbers of people getting the shots are on the decline. “We’re starting to see demand begin to drop a little bit,” Dr. Cara Christ, Director of Arizona Department of Health Services, said to Arizona Mirror. While ADHS reports that tens of thousands […]

Finchem hopes audit will lead to reassignment of Arizona’s electoral votes

By: - May 10, 2021

Republican state representative and secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem told a QAnon talk show that he hopes the results of Arizona’s election audit will lead to the state’s 11 presidential electors being reassigned to former President Donald Trump.  Finchem, R-Oro Valley, appeared on RedPill78 hosted by Zak Paine on Saturday, and the two men […]

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Secretary of state’s observers raise concerns with audit

By: - May 6, 2021

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.  “What we are seeing here is outside what is normal ballot handling […]

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Maricopa courts stay the course after federal judge strikes down CDC eviction ban

By: - May 5, 2021

Maricopa County courts will continue enforcing the nationwide eviction moratorium the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic while the Department of Justice appeals a federal judge’s ruling that the agency lacked the authority to impose it in the first place. Judge Dabney Friedrich of the U.S. District […]

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Where was Anthony Kern on Jan. 6?

By: - May 5, 2021

Newly reviewed footage by Arizona Mirror raises new questions about former Republican lawmaker Anthony Kern’s activities around the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 as the lawmaker continues to participate in a recount of Maricopa County’s ballots from the 2020 general election.  Kern has continually insisted that he did not breach the Capitol and no footage […]

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Everything we know about who is funding the Arizona election audit

By: - May 3, 2021

The Arizona Senate’s audit of Maricopa County’s election results is still underway and a number of pro-Trump and conspiracy-minded groups are raising money for it, though it is unclear how much money has been raised, how much the audit will cost and who will receive that money.