Elections

Senate audit packs up, begins week-long hiatus

The controversial election audit ordered by Senate President Karen Fann is officially on hold, scheduled to return later this month. Since April 23, Fan’s audit team has counted ballots, examined paper, investigated tabulation machines and...

Community groups tell Fann to stop Senate election audit, focus on struggling Arizonans

Two community groups and Democratic lawmakers asked Senate President Karen Fann to stop the controversial election audit and focus instead on hearing from families struggling to recover economically from the pandemic as lawmakers hammer...

Fann demands county answer audit questions, supervisors say new allegations are lies

Senate President Karen Fann  is demanding that Maricopa County send officials to a special meeting Tuesday to answer lawmakers’ questions about issues related to the ongoing election audit she ordered, and the chairman of...

Bennett says he’s regained control of audit Twitter account

The official Twitter account for the Senate’s election audit is back under audit officials’ control after spokesman Ken Bennett handed control of the account to unknown volunteers. For much of the time since the audit...

Senators deadlock on major U.S. elections bill in committee vote

WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats on Tuesday tackled a massive voting reforms bill in committee in a heated daylong debate. But the final vote on the bill by the Senate Rules Committee was a 9-9 tie, which means...

Ducey signs bill to remove inactive voters from early ballot list

The Permanent Early Voting List is no longer permanent. On Tuesday, Gov. Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1485, which will allow voters who are signed up to automatically receive early ballots for every election to...

Finchem hopes audit will lead to reassignment of Arizona’s electoral votes

Republican state representative and secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem told a QAnon talk show that he hopes the results of Arizona’s election audit will lead to the state’s 11 presidential electors being reassigned...

Boyer: Audit “makes us look like idiots”

Sen. Paul Boyer sharply criticized the increasingly beleaguered election audit, becoming the first member of the Senate’s Republican caucus to publicly raise objections. “It makes us look like idiots,” Boyer told the New York Times....

Fann tells DOJ she scrapped audit plans to knock on voters’ doors

Senate President Karen Fann has halted plans for a controversial provision of her election audit that called for auditors to knock on voters’ doors to confirm voter registration information, she informed the U.S. Department...

Governor sidesteps questions on audit amid mounting issues

Gov. Doug Ducey declined to comment on the state Senate’s ongoing audit of the 2020 election, an event that has attracted national attention over the past several weeks as auditors chase bizarre conspiracy theories,...
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