2020 election

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 […]

Fencing goes up around Capitol again, as police brace for Jan. 6 rally

BY: - September 17, 2021

WASHINGTON – Fences, cameras and barricades went up around the Capitol early Thursday, as federal and local police braced for possible violence at a Saturday rally defending those who were arrested in the Jan. 6 insurrection. Organizers of the “Justice for J6” rally said they expect as many as 700 people – but if anyone […]

COMMENTARY
Donald Trump

The GOP: In Trump (and no one else) we trust

BY: - September 16, 2021

News about the outcome of the recall election in California combined with the latest revelations about the chaotic final days of the Trump administration got me to wondering: So, Republicans, you’re still okay with Donald Trump leading your party? In the Republican-led campaign to oust California’s Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom — which, thank God, failed […]

Arizona audit

Senate plans to release 2020 election ‘audit’ report on Sept. 24

BY: - September 16, 2021

The Arizona Senate will release its long-awaited and repeatedly delayed election “audit” report to the public on Sept. 24. Senate President Karen Fann and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Warren Petersen, who jointly issued the subpoenas that initiated the review of the 2020 general election in Maricopa County, will receive the report on the Senate floor […]

Activist group says it meant to allege ‘ghost’ votes from a nonexistent address

BY: - September 16, 2021

The leader of an activist group that issued a report last week full of baseless allegations of election irregularities provided an unusual explanation as to why she falsely claimed that two mail-in ballots were cast from a vacant lot: She meant to attribute those votes to an address that doesn’t actually exist and where she […]

Stephanie Grisham

Arizona lobbyist says Stephanie Grisham told her election fraud claims were bogus

BY: - September 15, 2021

A prominent Arizona lobbyist said former White House press secretary and veteran Arizona politico Stephanie Grisham told her that the fraud rumors that gained traction after the 2020 election were false. POLITICO Playbook reported Wednesday that lobbyist Gretchen Jacobs texted Grisham on Dec. 12, a little more than a month after the election, to ask […]

election audit

Senate asks Cyber Ninjas for ‘audit’ documents after Supreme Court rejection

BY: - September 15, 2021

Senate President Karen Fann has asked Cyber Ninjas to provide her with all documents in the company’s possession that are related to the review it led of the 2020 general election in Maricopa County. In a letter to Cyber Ninjas on Tuesday, Fann, R-Prescott, asked the company to immediately provide records it and its subcontractors […]

‘Audit’ documents are public records: Arizona Supreme Court declines Fann’s appeal

BY: - September 14, 2021

Communications between subcontractors, invoices and a host of other records related to the state Senate’s self-styled audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County must be released as public records after the Arizona Supreme Court declined to hear Senate President Karen Fann’s appeal of an appellate court ruling.  The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled last […]

Voter ‘canvass’ features big allegations, zero evidence, outright falsehoods

BY: - September 10, 2021

Nestled against the foothills of Estrella Mountain Regional Park, a nearly 3,000-square-foot house sits on an allegedly vacant lot. According to a report issued by conservative activists who have spent much of the past year since the election knocking on doors across Maricopa County and asking people about their voting history, the address in Goodyear […]

Conan Hayes

Did surfer-turned-conspiracy-superspreader Conan Hayes work at the AZ ‘audit’?

BY: - September 8, 2021

Conan Hayes may not be a household name, but the surf wear clothing brand he started, RVCA, may be recognizable to many.  The former professional surfer made millions from the company before selling it to the larger apparel company Billabong, but lately he has been focused on something entirely different: proving Donald Trump’s 2020 election […]

Democrat Pete Rios rebuffed offer to be ‘audit’ co-liaison alongside Ken Bennett

BY: - September 3, 2021

Former Secretary of State Ken Bennett asked former Democratic state Sen. Pete Rios to be his co-liaison on the controversial review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County. A batch of documents that the Arizona Senate released under court order to American Oversight, a liberal watchdog group, include a text message that Rios sent to […]