Election 2020

Finchem’s new conspiracy theory: There’s no evidence because the supervisors destroyed it

One Republican legislator 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...

Senate searching for place to store subpoenaed ballots

Maricopa County won’t let the Arizona Senate use its facilities to conduct an audit of the 2020 general election, and the Senate is now trying to figure out where to store the nearly 2.1 million paper ballots it subpoenaed.

There is virtually ‘no way’ for Senate election audit to violate ballot secrecy

There’s little risk that the Arizona Senate’s audit of the 2020 general election in Maricopa County will compromise the secrecy of voters’ ballots, according to the county recorder’s office.

Judge sides with Senate, says Maricopa must turn over election materials for audit

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors must turn over ballots and tabulation machines to Senate Republican leaders so they can conduct an audit of the 2020 general election, a judge ruled.

Audits find no problems with Maricopa County election machines

Forensic audits that Maricopa County commissioned to investigate the ballot tabulation machines used in the 2020 elections came back with a clean bill of health, finding no evidence of hacking, malware, vote switching or internet connectivity.

Finchem broke the law by not disclosing payment from Trump, complaint alleges

A liberal watchdog group is asking the Secretary of State to investigate whether Mark Finchem violated Arizona law by not disclosing a payment from Trump to help overturn Arizona’s election results. 

OANN report on Maricopa County election riddled with falsehoods

A report on controversies surrounding the 2020 general election in Maricopa County by One America News Network, a right-wing cable news network known for spreading conspiracy theories and misinformation, contains troves of false information

Senate passes subpoena bill as litigation continues in election audit dispute

If a judge rules that the law doesn’t give the legislature the authority to subpoena ballots and tabulation machines from Maricopa County so it can conduct an audit into debunked conspiracy theories that the 2020 election was rigged, the Senate took a big step Thursday to grant that power to itself.

Finchem files ethics complaint against all Democrats over FBI referral

Oro Valley Republican Mark Finchem filed an ethics complaint against every Democratic member of the Arizona legislature Tuesday for a letter they sent last month asking the Department of Justice and FBI to investigate his and other lawmakers’ alleged roles in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. 

Judge will settle Senate subpoena fight with Maricopa County

A judge will determine whether the Arizona Senate has the authority to subpoena ballots, tabulation machines and other equipment and data from Maricopa County for a purported audit of the 2020 election.
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