Elections

There is virtually ‘no way’ for Senate election audit to violate ballot secrecy

There’s little risk that the Arizona Senate’s audit of the 2020 general election in Maricopa County will compromise the secrecy of voters’ ballots, according to the county recorder’s office.

Judge sides with Senate, says Maricopa must turn over election materials for audit

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors must turn over ballots and tabulation machines to Senate Republican leaders so they can conduct an audit of the 2020 general election, a judge ruled.

Audits find no problems with Maricopa County election machines

Forensic audits that Maricopa County commissioned to investigate the ballot tabulation machines used in the 2020 elections came back with a clean bill of health, finding no evidence of hacking, malware, vote switching or internet connectivity.

OANN report on Maricopa County election riddled with falsehoods

A report on controversies surrounding the 2020 general election in Maricopa County by One America News Network, a right-wing cable news network known for spreading conspiracy theories and misinformation, contains troves of false information

Bill would require people, groups registering voters to register with elections officials

Republicans called it an “intergrity bill,” one would increase transparency and stop “voter registration fraud” and incompetent people who don’t fill out voter registration forms correctly, while Democrats called it a solution in search of a problem, grounded on a conspiracy theory.

Senate passes subpoena bill as litigation continues in election audit dispute

If a judge rules that the law doesn’t give the legislature the authority to subpoena ballots and tabulation machines from Maricopa County so it can conduct an audit into debunked conspiracy theories that the 2020 election was rigged, the Senate took a big step Thursday to grant that power to itself.

Judge will settle Senate subpoena fight with Maricopa County

A judge will determine whether the Arizona Senate has the authority to subpoena ballots, tabulation machines and other equipment and data from Maricopa County for a purported audit of the 2020 election.

Arizona leads nation in proposals to suppress votes, groups say

Local and national civic advocacy groups are paying close attention to a laundry list of proposed legislation in Arizona that would make it harder for voters to participate in elections. 

Mark Finchem owes $15k for his ‘election integrity hearing,’ and he’s raising it from supporters online

Oro Valley Republican Mark Finchem is asking his followers to give him money so he can pay off the $15,500 he spent to host an unofficial election integrity hearing in November that was attended...

Bill would make counties give ballots, election equipment to legislature

The Republican senator who issued subpoenas for 2.1 million Maricopa County ballots and all of the county’s election equipment is pushing legislation that would require counties to turn those things over to lawmakers.
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