Elections

Maricopa County, Senate reach agreement to end subpoena fight over routers

BY: - September 17, 2021

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors reached an agreement with the Senate over subpoenas issued for routers and digital logs, heading off a fight in the Arizona Supreme Court that could have potentially cost the county hundreds of millions of dollars. The agreement reached Friday will allow the county to keep its routers out of […]

Cyber Ninjas, flouting court order, refuse to turn over public records to the Senate

BY: - September 17, 2021

Cyber Ninjas won’t hand over all of the documents that Senate President Karen Fann requested from the review it conducted of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, despite an order by the Arizona Court of Appeals that all such records be made public. Attorney Jack Wilenchik, who represents the Florida-based company that led the election […]

COMMENTARY
Donald Trump

The GOP: In Trump (and no one else) we trust

BY: - September 16, 2021

News about the outcome of the recall election in California combined with the latest revelations about the chaotic final days of the Trump administration got me to wondering: So, Republicans, you’re still okay with Donald Trump leading your party? In the Republican-led campaign to oust California’s Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom — which, thank God, failed […]

Arizona audit

Senate plans to release 2020 election ‘audit’ report on Sept. 24

BY: - September 16, 2021

The Arizona Senate will release its long-awaited and repeatedly delayed election “audit” report to the public on Sept. 24. Senate President Karen Fann and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Warren Petersen, who jointly issued the subpoenas that initiated the review of the 2020 general election in Maricopa County, will receive the report on the Senate floor […]

Activist group says it meant to allege ‘ghost’ votes from a nonexistent address

BY: - September 16, 2021

The leader of an activist group that issued a report last week full of baseless allegations of election irregularities provided an unusual explanation as to why she falsely claimed that two mail-in ballots were cast from a vacant lot: She meant to attribute those votes to an address that doesn’t actually exist and where she […]

TaiAnna Yee signs a petition

Campaign to block tax cuts hires signature-gatherers ahead of September deadline

BY: - September 15, 2021

The Invest in Arizona coalition seeking to let voters decide the fate of a massive tax-cut package approved by Republican lawmakers this year has ramped up hiring of paid circulators to gather signatures ahead of a deadline that is less than two weeks away.   In order to force a public vote in 2022 on three […]

election audit

Senate asks Cyber Ninjas for ‘audit’ documents after Supreme Court rejection

BY: - September 15, 2021

Senate President Karen Fann has asked Cyber Ninjas to provide her with all documents in the company’s possession that are related to the review it led of the 2020 general election in Maricopa County. In a letter to Cyber Ninjas on Tuesday, Fann, R-Prescott, asked the company to immediately provide records it and its subcontractors […]

‘Audit’ documents are public records: Arizona Supreme Court declines Fann’s appeal

BY: - September 14, 2021

Communications between subcontractors, invoices and a host of other records related to the state Senate’s self-styled audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County must be released as public records after the Arizona Supreme Court declined to hear Senate President Karen Fann’s appeal of an appellate court ruling.  The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled last […]

Revised voting rights bill rolled out in U.S. Senate, with Manchin on board

BY: - September 14, 2021

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a revamped voting rights bill that would expand voter registration as well as create nonpartisan redistricting committees, but the measure is still likely to face an uphill battle in an evenly divided Senate. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said he will bring the legislation to the floor of […]

Trump endorses Mark Finchem in secretary of state race

BY: - September 13, 2021

Donald Trump endorsed state Rep. Mark Finchem in the crowded Republican primary for secretary of state, throwing his support behind a candidate who one of Arizona’s most vocal proponents of the false allegations that the 2020 presidential election was rigged.  In an endorsement statement he issued on Monday, Trump called Finchem “a true warrior” and […]

Voter ‘canvass’ features big allegations, zero evidence, outright falsehoods

BY: - September 10, 2021

Nestled against the foothills of Estrella Mountain Regional Park, a nearly 3,000-square-foot house sits on an allegedly vacant lot. According to a report issued by conservative activists who have spent much of the past year since the election knocking on doors across Maricopa County and asking people about their voting history, the address in Goodyear […]

Beset by delays, ‘audit’ team plans to submit full draft report to Senate next week

BY: - September 9, 2021

The team that conducted the controversial review of the 2020 general election in Maricopa County plans to submit its full draft report to the Senate next week, after several weeks of delays. Randy Pullen, a spokesman for the self-styled election audit, said the team expects to submit the draft report to the Senate on Wednesday […]