Damage done: Audit leader’s testimony sets off nationwide wave of misinformation
From the state Capitol in Phoenix to Mar-A-Lago in Florida, people are falsely claiming that the Arizona Senate’s election review showed that tens of thousands of illegitimate votes were counted in Maricopa County. Lawmakers are saying it. Prominent statewide candidates are saying it. Former President Donald Trump is saying it. Who’s not saying it? The […]
Fact vs fiction: Getting to the bottom of what ‘audit’ leaders claimed
Leaders of the Senate’s election review made claims last week that have roiled right-wing media outlets and bolstered claims from Trump supporters that there is definitive evidence of election fraud in Arizona. But several of those claims were swiftly debunked, and others were unsupported by any evidence and have been refuted by elections officials. The […]
Judge: Senate must disclose who is funding its election review
A judge said the Arizona Senate’s reasoning for why it rejected a public records request for documents relating to the ongoing ballot review — including who is funding the effort — would lead to the “absurd result” of effectively gutting state public records law and “erode any sense of transparency” in government. Maricopa County Superior […]
Senate indicates more election review subpoenas are likely
The Arizona State Senate might issue more subpoenas related to an ongoing review of the Maricopa County 2020 election, which has been going on since late April.
‘The Big lie is just that, a big lie’: In Philly, Biden calls for concerted effort to fight assaults on voting rights
PHILADELPHIA — Returning to the state that handed him the White House, President Joe Biden made a passionate plea Tuesday for Americans to rise up and protect their voting rights from a series of restrictive measures pushed by Republicans in Washington and in state capitols nationwide.
Fann says audit team, Maricopa County have different ballot totals
The number of ballots counted by the Arizona Senate’s self-styled audit didn’t match Maricopa County’s official total from the 2020 general election, which prompted the election review team to acquire machines for a new tally, Senate President Karen Fann said in a radio interview on Tuesday.
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.
Group connected to Sidney Powell says it is raising money for the Arizona audit
A new group linked to conspiracy theorist and former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell says it is raising money to fund the Arizona Senate’s so-called election audit.
Election conspiracy film stars promoted vigilante action against officials
At a question-and-answer session following the premiere of a conspiracy theory film that had unprecedented access to the people conducting the Arizona Senate’s review of Maricopa County’s 2020 election results, the film’s participants said their baseless allegations of election fraud warranted “drastic” action.
Audit leader Doug Logan appears in conspiracy theorist election film
The CEO of a Florida-based firm chosen to conduct the review of Maricopa County’s election results appeared in a conspiracy theorist film riddled with falsehoods about the 2020 election and directed by a man whose previous work claimed aliens were behind 9/11. Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan had previously been speculated to be the voice […]
False Arizona claims play part in suspension of Giuliani law license
Among the claims that led a New York disciplinary panel to suspend Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s license to practice law were a series of baseless claims he made falsely alleging that tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants voted in the 2020 general election in Arizona.
New audit concerns: Cellphones, guns, WiFi microscopes and software glitches
Observers sent by Secretary of State Katie Hobbs to monitor the Arizona Senate’s election audit say they’ve raised a litany of concerns about security, equipment, communication, policies and procedures over the past month.