Editor’s Thought Bubble: Republicans will keep moving the election audit goalposts

BY: - January 22, 2021

Wednesday was a messaging tug-of-war between the state Senate and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors over those legislative subpoenas aimed to auditing the county’s November election, but a couple things seem clear to me. Talks are ongoing between the Senate and the county’s attorneys, and I suspect a deal is likely imminent that would see […]

Senate announces election audit agreement, but Maricopa County says there isn’t one

BY: - January 20, 2021

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday agreed to drop its legal fight challenging sweeping subpoenas for voting machines, ballots and other election materials that the Arizona Senate issued and will instead turn over the requested items so lawmakers can conduct an audit of Joe Biden’s win in the November election.

Judge reschedules arguments due to new subpoena in election audit fight

BY: - January 13, 2021

The new legislative subpoena isn’t the same as the old subpoena, at least in terms of deciding whether the Arizona Senate can demand ballots, registration records, voting machines and other materials from the 2020 election, a Maricopa County judge said Wednesday.

Senate issues subpoenas for all ballots, voting machines to audit Maricopa County election

BY: - December 15, 2020

The Arizona Senate is ordering the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to turn over its ballot-counting machines, software, security logs, administrative passwords and all of the 2,089,563 ballots cast in the November election so lawmakers can conduct their own forensic audit.

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AZGOP sues over use of vote centers for county election audit

BY: - November 13, 2020

The Arizona Republican Party is going to court to challenge a nearly decade-old provision in the secretary of state’s election procedures manual, which by statute has the force of law.

School district official indicted for stealing public money

BY: - December 5, 2019

An audit prompted after school district officials in a small central Arizona town learned that the district’s business manager was embezzling led to Amanda Holcomb’s indictment by state prosecutors last month on 21 counts.

Indicted county assessor Petersen suspended 120 days

BY: - October 28, 2019

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Monday to suspend county assessor Paul Petersen, who is facing state and federal charges over his adoption business, alleging neglect of his official duties.