Kari Lake granted new trial, must prove Maricopa County ignored signature-verification rules

BY: - May 15, 2023

Kari Lake will have one last chance to argue in court that her 17,000-vote loss 2022 election should be overturned — but to actually do so, she will have to prove conclusively that Maricopa County brazenly failed to verify tens of thousands of early voter signatures and that, in doing so, the county affected the […]

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A judge is mulling Lake’s last-ditch attempt to overturn the 2022 election

BY: - May 15, 2023

Kari Lake’s remaining hope of overturning the 2022 election is in the hands of a Maricopa County Superior Court judge after a May 12 hearing in which Maricopa County said her last-ditch effort is built on demonstrably false claims of malfeasance for which she has no evidence. Lake, a Trump-endorsed election denier, lost her bid […]

Fact-checking Trump’s ‘lightning round’ of lies at the CNN town hall

BY: - May 11, 2023

Former President Donald Trump’s town hall event felt like a lightning round of false and misleading claims — most of which we’ve heard before. Among them: He claimed the conservative group True the Vote found Democrats “stuffing ballot boxes” with “millions of votes” and it was caught “on government cameras.” It did not. Trump falsely […]

Pinal County’s election director saw glaring errors, cashed out, then fled

BY: - May 5, 2023

By the time Virginia Ross appeared before Pinal County’s supervisors one last time, she had already sold her house. The elections director just needed the supervisors to vote “yes” on Nov. 21, finalizing the November election, and she would be on her way to retirement. “I stand by the results,” she assured them. A lot […]


Here’s how reporters should cover Trump’s 2024 campaign

BY: - May 4, 2023

On the evening of Jan. 6, 2021, CNN personalities tried to interpret for viewers across the world what had transpired that day in the nation’s capital. “I would just like to remind our viewers that President Trump now for years has referred to journalists as the enemy of the American people,” anchor Jake Tapper said, […]

Legislators want the option to make their addresses private

BY: - May 3, 2023

A bill that would allow public officials to hide their addresses from constituents is on its way to the desk of Gov. Katie Hobbs after garnering bipartisan support in both the Arizona state House and Senate.  Senate Bill 1061, sponsored by Republican Sen. T.J. Shope, of Coolidge, would allow elected officials and election officials to […]

A top GOP lawyer wants to crack down on the college vote. Some states already are.

BY: - April 28, 2023

A top Republican election lawyer recently caused a stir when she told GOP donors that the party should work to make it harder for college students to vote in key states. But the comments from Cleta Mitchell, who worked closely with then-President Donald Trump to try to overturn the 2020 election, are perhaps less surprising […]

Cochise County hires elections director who has spread election misinformation

BY: - April 26, 2023

An Arizona county that refused to certify the 2022 election has hired a new elections director who repeatedly spread false claims about widespread election fraud. The Cochise County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted 2-1 to hire Bob Bartelsmeyer, La Paz County’s elections director for the past year, to run the county’s elections, after he […]

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Cochise County ready to hire elections director who spread false claims of 2020 election rigging

BY: - April 25, 2023

Cochise County is close to hiring an elections director who has repeatedly shared false claims about widespread election fraud on Facebook, including claims that the 2020 presidential election was rigged against former President Donald Trump. Bob Bartelsmeyer, currently the elections director in La Paz County, was chosen by Cochise County Recorder David Stevens for the […]

Both Republicans tapped to replace Liz Harris are closely aligned with her

BY: - April 24, 2023

The two Republicans nominated to replace expelled lawmaker Liz Harris both have strong connections to the conspiracy-pushing lawmaker.  Harris, a real estate agent, built an online fan base by pushing unfounded conspiracy theories around the 2020 election and rose to newfound fame during the partisan hand-count of the 2020 Presidential election in Maricopa County.  Last […]


It should be no surprise ‘the most pro-life’ Trump is waffling on abortion

BY: - April 24, 2023

It’s not that former President Donald Trump says one thing and does another. It’s that he says and does whatever he wants, but very purposefully. Both must provide him with some sort of personal, business or political advantage. As anti-abortion stalwarts are now learning, Trump won’t say anything if that benefits him the most. One […]

AZGOP must pay Secretary of State’s legal fees for ‘bad-faith’ 2020 election lawsuit: appeals court

BY: - April 20, 2023

An Arizona appellate court ruled Thursday that the Arizona Republican Party and its lawyers must pay the attorneys’ fees for the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office in a lawsuit that challenged how Maricopa County audited ballots in the 2020 election and sought to stop the county from certifying Donald Trump’s loss. The lawsuit challenged procedures […]