Election 2020

Everything we know about who is funding the Arizona election audit

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. 

Audit using unproven technology developed by ‘failed inventor’ Jovan Pulitzer

Policies and procedures recently released by the Florida based firm auditing Maricopa County’s election along with observations of the auditing process reveal that auditors are scouring the 2.1 million ballots for “counterfeits” by using an unproven process created by the man who developed one of the “worst inventions” ever. 

Recall effort against 4 Maricopa County supervisors falls short

Four Maricopa County supervisors won’t face recall elections after a campaign to oust them failed to collect enough signatures.

Cyber Ninjas releases its election audit policies after court order

Following a judge’s ruling that the Arizona Senate’s election audit team can’t keep its policies and procedures secret, lead audit contractor Cyber Ninjas submitted nearly two hundreds pages to the court detailing its practices.

Election audit continues, but judge orders release of documents guiding the audit

The election audit ordered by Senate Republicans won’t be halted because Democrats haven't shown that voter privacy has been violated, a judge ruled Wednesday. 

Editor’s Thought Bubble: A victory for media access is a victory for the public

As of yesterday afternoon, local reporters were allowed into Veterans Memorial Coliseum to do their jobs covering the audit being conducted by Senate Republicans and their team of thoroughly biased, conspiracy-theory-spreading, auditors who sought to overturn the 2020 election because they disagreed with the outcome.

Judge rejects call for secret election audit hearing from auditors, Senate Republicans

A Wednesday court hearing to determine whether election auditors hired by Arizona Senate Republicans can shield the policies and procedures guiding their work from the public will take place in open court after a judge on Tuesday rejected an attempt by the auditors and Republicans to bar the press and the public from the court.

Experts raise concerns about processes, transparency as election audit begins

As the Arizona Senate’s historic recount and audit of the 2020 general election in Maricopa County kicked off, outside the watchful eye of journalists who were banned from attending, election integrity experts raised a number of concerns about what they deemed an alarming lack of policies or knowledge of proper procedures by the auditing team.

Dems won’t post $1M bond, so 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.

Senate won’t say who is funding the election audit or allow media access

A heated press conference on the eve of the Arizona Senate’s audit of the Maricopa County presidential election revealed key information about how the audit will unfold in the coming weeks and laid bare issues with media access and transparency about who is paying for the audit. 
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