Appeals court: Counties can’t conduct full hand-count audits of Arizona elections
Arizona counties do not have the legal authority to order hand counts of all their ballots in an election, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. The case dates back to almost a year ago, when the Arizona Alliance for Retired Americans challenged the Cochise County Board of Supervisors and Cochise County Recorder David Stevens […]
AZ spent $2.1 million on golf, Super Bowl tickets to woo CEOs. It may be unconstitutional.
State auditors say the Arizona Commerce Authority spent $2.4 million on travel, luxury hotel rooms, alcohol and tickets to events — including Super Bowl LVII and the Waste Management Phoenix Open — in an effort to woo CEOs to relocate or expand their companies to Arizona. And that may violate a constitutional provision barring Arizona […]
Kari Lake’s star trial witness was involved in the 2020 election ‘audit’
The star expert witness in Kari Lake’s imminent election challenge trial did work for the Arizona Senate’s debunked 2020 partisan election “audit” and was one of the speakers at the infamous Election Committee hearing that led to former Rep. Liz Harris being kicked out of the legislature. After five months of dismissals and appeals in […]
A bill to enable do-it-yourself election audits sparks rare bipartisan interest in Arizona
Behind closed doors this month, in a caucus room that typically holds members from just one party, in a state defined by its political divisiveness, a rare bipartisan parley unfolded. State Sen. Ken Bennett paced around the room explaining his idea for a Do-It-Yourself election audit. He wanted to create a path making it possible […]
Hand-count audits find no problems with Arizona ballot tabulators
Hand-count audits of the November election results in 12 Arizona counties found no problems with electronic ballot tabulators, but three counties didn’t conduct the post-election audits required by law. State law calls for counties to perform a partial hand count of ballots after each election. Representatives of each recognized political party in the county randomly […]
Iowa man arrested for threatening to lynch a GOP Maricopa county supervisor over fictitious election fraud claims
A 64-year-old Iowa man has been arrested for threatening to lynch Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman and an employee of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for not investigating claims of fictitious voter fraud. “When we come to lynch your stupid lying Commie [expletive], you’ll remember that you lied on the [expletive] Bible, you piece of […]
The Senate can use legislative privilege to shield some ‘audit’ records: Arizona Supreme Court
If the Arizona Senate provides more detailed explanations for why it says some records related to the partisan election review it conducted in 2021 are privileged and can’t be made public, those records should remain secret, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. In a long-running legal battle over records related to the so-called “audit” of […]
After criticizing the ‘audit,’ Stephen Richer received death threats. A Missouri man is now facing federal charges.
A Missouri man was indicted Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Justice for threatening to kill Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer because he opposed the Arizona Senate’s partisan election review, leaving a voicemail on the Republican’s cell phone telling him that “other people from other states are watching your ass.” “So, I see you’re for […]
Senate ‘audit’ leaders Doug Logan and Ben Cotton are facing a Michigan criminal probe
Doug Logan, the CEO of the Florida-based firm hired by the Arizona Senate to conduct the partisan “audit” of the 2020 Maricopa County election, is under investigation for allegedly illegally obtaining Michigan voting machines and breaking into them. The office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat, has petitioned the Michigan Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating […]
Brnovich: Senate ‘audit’ dead wrong it its claims that deceased voters cast 2020 ballots
The Arizona Senate’s partisan “audit” last year claimed 282 dead voters cast a ballot in the 2020 general election in Maricopa County, but Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said only one of those was genuine, according to a letter he sent to the Senate on Monday. “Our agents investigated all individuals that Cyber Ninjas reported […]
Backers of proposal to make sweeping changes to Arizona elections file more than double the needed signatures
Supporters of a sweeping effort to overhaul Arizona’s election and campaign finance laws filed more than 475,000 signatures on Thursday in hopes of qualifying for the November ballot. “This is what democracy looks like!” bellowed Roy Tatem, the political director for Our Voice Our Vote, as he and other volunteers and supporters of the Arizona […]
OAN correspondents’ organization supplied volunteers for the Arizona “audit”
An 501(c)4 organization run by two One America News Network correspondents, one of whom worked with President Donald Trump’s legal team, supplied volunteers to the Arizona Senate’s “audit” of the 2020 Presidential election.