2020 election

‘Audit’ team vacates fairgrounds, though more space may be needed

BY: - July 30, 2021

For the first time since the election review began in April, the state Senate’s team of self-styled auditors has vacated the state fairgrounds near downtown Phoenix. The nearly 2.1 million ballots from the 2020 general election were returned to Maricopa County election officials on Thursday, and as of Friday, all of the team’s remaining equipment […]

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UPDATED: Ken Bennett strikes deal to stay on as Senate’s ‘audit’ liaison

BY: - July 28, 2021

Former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett said Wendnesday morning that he intended to step down as the Senate’s liaison to the ballot review of the Maricopa County election amid growing tensions between auditors and Bennett, before reversing course hours later and saying he would stay in his role. Bennett said late Wednesday afternoon that […]

Fact vs fiction: Getting to the bottom of what ‘audit’ leaders claimed

BY: - July 20, 2021

Leaders of the Senate’s election review made claims last week that have roiled right-wing media outlets and bolstered claims from Trump supporters that there is definitive evidence of election fraud in Arizona. But several of those claims were swiftly debunked, and others were unsupported by any evidence and have been refuted by elections officials. The […]

Senate indicates more election review subpoenas are likely

BY: - July 15, 2021

The Arizona State Senate might issue more subpoenas related to an ongoing review of the Maricopa County 2020 election, which has been going on since late April. 

‘The Big lie is just that, a big lie’: In Philly, Biden calls for concerted effort to fight assaults on voting rights

BY: - July 13, 2021

PHILADELPHIA — Returning to the state that handed him the White House, President Joe Biden made a passionate plea Tuesday for Americans to rise up and protect their voting rights from a series of restrictive measures pushed by Republicans in Washington and in state capitols nationwide.   

Fann says audit team, Maricopa County have different ballot totals

BY: - July 13, 2021

The number of ballots counted by the Arizona Senate’s self-styled audit didn’t match Maricopa County’s official total from the 2020 general election, which prompted the election review team to acquire machines for a new tally, Senate President Karen Fann said in a radio interview on Tuesday. 

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Scottsdale woman indicted for casting dead mother’s ballot

BY: - July 13, 2021

A grand jury has indicted a Scottsdale Republican woman for allegedly casting her dead mother’s early ballot in the November election in a rare prosecution for voter fraud in Arizona. 

Group connected to Sidney Powell says it is raising money for the Arizona audit

BY: - July 8, 2021

A new group linked to conspiracy theorist and former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell says it is raising money to fund the Arizona Senate’s so-called election audit.

False Arizona claims play part in suspension of Giuliani law license

BY: - June 24, 2021

Among the claims that led a New York disciplinary panel to suspend Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s license to practice law were a series of baseless claims he made falsely alleging that tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants voted in the 2020 general election in Arizona. 

New audit concerns: Cellphones, guns, WiFi microscopes and software glitches

BY: - June 24, 2021

Observers sent by Secretary of State Katie Hobbs to monitor the Arizona Senate’s election audit say they’ve raised a litany of concerns about security, equipment, communication, policies and procedures over the past month.

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Shawnna Bolick, author of bill to reject voters’ presidential choice, running to be top elections official

BY: - June 22, 2021

State Rep. Shawnna Bolick, who sponsored legislation earlier this year that would have allowed the legislature to reject voters’ selection in presidential races, is running to become Arizona’s top elections official. 

The Arizona audit ties to the conspiracy theory film debuting this week

BY: - June 22, 2021

A conspiracy theory film that portrays the Arizona audit as critical in proving widely debunked election fraud claims and that was filmed in part at the Arizona audit features several people involved in the audit, including those funding it.