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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 […]

Immigration groups call for end to deportations, Title 42 and shut down of ICE detention facilities

BY: - September 24, 2021

Lucia Fierros wants the privately-owned immigration detention centers where her brothers were detained in 2018 to shut down.  “We demand more humanity,” Fierros said in Spanish. “We demand that no more families be deported.” Fierros, 48, is a Tempe resident and spoke outside the field offices of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in central Phoenix […]

‘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 […]

GOP lawmakers will appear alongside white nationalists, Nazi apologists, at rally to support insurrectionists

BY: - September 23, 2021

A rally planned for Saturday at the Arizona Capitol that aims to support “political prisoners” of the January 6 insurrection will feature speakers who are white nationalists, have endorsed Nazi ideology and are facing charges for storming the U.S. Capitol alongside GOP legislators.  The event is organized by a group that boasts two officials from […]

New poll finds broad support, even among Trump voters, for a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants

BY: - September 23, 2021

Arizona voters overwhelmingly support a pathway to citizenship for some immigrants who meet some conditions for eligibility, according to a poll released Wednesday.  The survey of 323 Arizona voters between Sept. 10 and 18 found broad support, even among Trump voters, for “earned citizenship” for undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children (often called […]

Orphaned, infected, in crisis: How the coronavirus pandemic is traumatizing kids

BY: - September 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — The coronavirus pandemic has brought heartbreaking consequences for millions of U.S. children, even as most avoided serious illness themselves, pediatric experts told Congress on Wednesday. Take, for instance, a young girl from Tennessee named Sophia, whose story was relayed by Dr. Margaret Rush, president of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University. Within […]

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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 […]

Frank Pratt died on Sept. 21

Frank Pratt, veteran Pinal County Republican lawmaker, dies at 79

BY: - September 21, 2021

Frank Pratt, one of the most senior members of the state legislature, passed away after a long illness, House Speaker Rusty Bowers announced on Tuesday. Pratt, 79, is survived by his wife, Janice, his son, Bryan, and his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was first elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2008. He […]

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 […]