Elections

Education advocates file signatures to force vote on Ducey’s tax cuts in 2022

BY: - September 28, 2021

Education advocacy groups on Tuesday filed hundreds of thousands of signatures to block Gov. Doug Ducey’s sweeping income tax cuts, the largest in state history, from going into effect and forcing a public vote on them.  For that to actually happen, at least 118,823 of the 215,787 signatures the Invest in Arizona coalition submitted on […]

Kari Lake wins Trump’s endorsement for governor

BY: - September 28, 2021

Kari Lake has carried the mantle of Donald Trump as she has surged to the forefront of the Republican primary for governor, and she now gets to carry the former president’s endorsement, as well, a prize that GOP insiders say locks up her status as the frontrunner.  Trump on Tuesday endorsed Lake in the five-way […]

The ‘audit’ found no evidence of fraud. But Republicans say it’s the smoking gun they wanted.

BY: - September 24, 2021

The long-awaited results of the Arizona Senate’s “audit” of the 2020 election in Maricopa County unequivocally concluded there was no evidence of fraud, but that didn’t stop leading Arizona Republicans from claiming that the election review was the smoking gun needed to prove the claims they’ve been repeating since last November. “Today is vindication day,” […]

Arizona ‘audit’: A multitude of unsubstantiated claims and no proof of fraud

BY: - September 24, 2021

The long-awaited and repeatedly delayed report of the Senate’s purported “audit” of the election in Maricopa County featured a plethora of unsubstantiated allegations that files were deleted, equipment was improperly connected to the internet, signatures weren’t properly verified and ineligible voters may have cast ballots.  The county vehemently denied all of the allegations, and said […]

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Congressional Dems want to grill Cyber Ninjas about ‘questionable audit’

BY: - September 24, 2021

WASHINGTON — After Cyber Ninjas, the the company that oversaw a months-long review of Arizona’s election results, refused to cooperate with document requests from the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee, congressional Democrats are now demanding the company’s officials appear at a hearing next month. Top Democrats on that panel, Reps. Carolyn Maloney of New […]

‘Audit’ leaders rolled out the red carpet for ‘friendly’ right-wing media

BY: - September 24, 2021

Since the Arizona Senate’s self-styled “audit” of the Maricopa County 2020 election began in April, it has been cheered on by right-wing media entities personalities, and documents released by the Senate show just how deep the relationship they have with the auditors goes — and how they received special treatment denied to most other journalists. […]

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Arizona ‘audit’ finds Biden won (by more votes) and no evidence of fraud

BY: - September 23, 2021

After months of work and some $6 million spent, a so-called audit that Trump supporters claimed would show that the election had been stolen from the defeated president found that Joe Biden actually won Arizona by more votes than the official tally — and it found no conclusive evidence that the election had been influenced […]

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Doug Logan masterminded banning the media from the Arizona ‘audit’

BY: - September 22, 2021

The plan to bar journalists from covering the Senate’s self-styled “audit” of the 2020 election in Maricopa County and only let them into Veterans Memorial Coliseum if they agreed to work 30 hours as volunteer observers was hatched and implemented by Doug Logan, the man hired to lead the election review. Logan pushed ahead with […]

Chucri to resign after recordings of him bashing colleagues over ‘audit’ become public

BY: - September 21, 2021

Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri announced that he will resign his seat after a recording surfaced in which he criticized his colleagues on the Board of Supervisors for not supporting the Senate’s review of the 2020 election, speculating that two of them were worried about what such a review would show about their own narrow […]

Dem lawmaker Aaron Lieberman resigns to run for governor

BY: - September 20, 2021

State Rep. Aaron Lieberman resigned his seat to focus on his campaign for governor. Lieberman, a Democrat from Paradise Valley, is seeking the Democratic nomination in next year’s gubernatorial race. He faces Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and former Arizona Department of Commerce Director Marco Lopez. Lieberman said he was “all in” on running for […]

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 […]