Election 2022

Hand-count audits find no problems with Arizona ballot tabulators

BY: - December 2, 2022

Hand-count audits of the November election results in 12 Arizona counties found no problems with electronic ballot tabulators, but three counties didn’t conduct the post-election audits required by law. State law calls for counties to perform a partial hand count of ballots after each election. Representatives of each recognized political party in the county randomly […]

Cochise County certifies election results after ordered to by a judge

BY: - December 1, 2022

After being ordered to do so by a judge just 90 minutes earlier, the Cochise County Board of Supervisors voted Thursday afternoon to certify its election results.  Earlier Thursday, Pima County Superior Court Judge Casey McGinley ordered the supervisors to meet at 3:30 p.m. to certify the canvass of their county’s midterm election results after […]

A record-setting number of women will serve in state legislatures in 2023

BY: - December 1, 2022

WASHINGTON — A record number of women will soon serve in state legislatures, breaking the previous cap of female lawmakers by at least 69 seats and bringing total representation to more than 32%, according to the Center for American Women and Politics.  States will have at least 2,376 female lawmakers in 2023, including both women […]

Majority of Arizonans trust elections, despite persistence of election denialism

BY: - November 30, 2022

An overwhelming majority of Arizona voters trust elections and don’t want to see baseless challenges to their outcomes, according to a recent poll. Secure Democracy Foundation, a nonpartisan election policy advocacy group based in Washington D.C., conducted polls in five battleground states ahead of the midterms. Despite persistent and baseless allegations that elections in the […]

The Cochise County supervisors didn’t question election equipment when they won in 2020

BY: - November 30, 2022

The two Republican Cochise County supervisors who have so far refused to certify the Nov. 8 election because of ostensible concerns about the trustworthiness of electronic ballot tabulators weren’t concerned when that same equipment confirmed their electoral victories in 2020. Supervisors Tom Crosby and Peggy Judd were both elected to the Cochise County Board of […]

The out-of-state conspiracy theorists pushing for a ‘revote’ in Arizona

BY: - November 30, 2022

On Monday, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously certified the 2022 election after a more than four-hour long meeting full of conspiratorial rantings, stirred on by out-of-state actors who have been driving forces behind other Arizona — and national — election conspiracies for the past two years.  In total, 41 people appeared before the […]

Judge throws out Abe Hamadeh’s bid to overturn the election because it’s too early to challenge the results

BY: - November 29, 2022

An attempt by Abe Hamadeh, the Republican candidate for attorney general to overturn the election results in a race he lost was dismissed Tuesday afternoon because he ignored a state law requiring election challenges be filed after the election has been certified.  Hamadeh filed a lawsuit last week challenging the election, which he lost to […]

Former top prosecutors: GOP Cochise supervisors should face charges for failing to certify the election

BY: - November 29, 2022

Former Democratic Attorney General Terry Goddard and Republican Maricopa County Attorney Richard Romley are asking state and county prosecutors to open a criminal investigation into Republican Cochise County supervisors who have refused to certify the election results.  In a letter to Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Cochise County Attorney Brian McIntyre, Goddard and Romley said […]

County supervisors in Arizona face intense public pressure to reject election results, but most certify anyway

BY: - November 29, 2022

Lydia Abril placed a Bible on the podium, adjusted the microphone, and told the elected officials in front of her that she wanted to pass along a message from God. “Justice? You high and mighty politicians don’t even know the meaning of the word,” Abril read aloud from Psalm 58. The crowd behind her raised […]

After refusing to certify its election, Cochise County faces lawsuits to force it to do so

BY: - November 28, 2022

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs on Monday filed a lawsuit to force Cochise County officials to approve the results of this month’s election after Republicans on the board of supervisors failed to meet a deadline to canvass the election. The board’s refusal to approve the election results stems from a stubborn insistence that the […]

Abe Hamadeh’s election challenge lawsuit moves forward, for now

BY: - November 28, 2022

A Maricopa County judge gave a tentative go-ahead to a lawsuit seeking to overturn the results of the attorney general’s race, amid criticism that it lacked sufficient evidence and was filed prematurely based on statutory guidelines, though he warned he may yet dismiss the legal challenge.  Last week, Abe Hamadeh, the Republican candidate for attorney […]

Maricopa County certified the 2022 election amid controversy and complaints

BY: - November 28, 2022

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors certified its 2022 election results Monday at the close of an acrimonious meeting full of yelling and interruptions from a crowd angry about the administration of the election and what they claimed was voter disenfranchisement.  The supervisors voted unanimously to certify the election at the end of a more […]