Election 2020

Contempt resolution fails after Boyer breaks with Senate GOP colleagues

Unanimous Republican support for a resolution to hold the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in contempt amid a dispute over a proposed audit of the 2020 general election fractured after a lone GOP senator broke ranks with his colleagues.

Editor’s Thought Bubble: Will the Senate continue to lie to voters?

Today is the day we'll find out just how terrified Arizona Senate Republicans are of their voters: Will they vote to hold the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in contempt, subjecting them to arrest...

Maricopa County asks judge to strike down Senate subpoenas

As the Arizona Senate prepares to vote on whether to hold the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in contempt for refusing to comply with subpoenas for a trove of equipment, data and ballots from the 2020 general election, the county is asking a judge to quash the subpoenas, arguing that they’re unlawful and invalid on several grounds.

Arresting opponents of the Big Lie is now the Republican way

Make no mistake: Devotion to Donald Trump is still the foundation upon which the Republican Party is built. You don’t need to look any further than the Arizona Senate to see the lengths to which GOP elected officials will go to prove their fealty to both Trump and the Big Lie that the election was stolen from him.

Editor’s Thought Bubble: GOP senators want to arrest people to prove the Big Lie

Any notion that the Republican Party was no longer beholden to Trump now that he isn't president and doesn't wield the bully pulpit afforded by the office (or by Twitter) was laid to rest...

Senate GOP all back arresting Maricopa County supervisors for contempt

All 16 Republicans in the Arizona Senate co-sponsored a resolution calling for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to be held in contempt and arrested for refusing to comply with wide-ranging subpoenas for election equipment and materials.

Fann picks Trump-allied firm with history of false election statements to audit Maricopa election

Senate President Karen Fann has chosen as its election auditor a firm that produced a widely discredited report on voting in Michigan, and which includes a Trump campaign associate with a well-documented history of spreading false and baseless claims about the 2020 election.

Maricopa County rejects Senate election subpoena demands, spawning contempt charges

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors did not comply with the Arizona Senate’s request to set a date for turning over materials that Republican lawmakers subpoenaed for a proposed audit of the 2020 general election.

Editor’s Thought Bubble: What’s up with the Senate audit?

Something strange is afoot with the state Senate's planned audit of the Maricopa County election. I know, I know -- it's shocking that a politically motivated, quixotic quest to uncover imagined rampant fraud that...

Senate wants Maricopa County to set date to comply with election subpoena

The Arizona Senate wants Maricopa County to say by noon on Tuesday when it will provide the equipment, materials and data it wants for a controversial audit of the 2020 general election.
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