Maricopa County officials blast AG Brnovich for ‘false’ report on his 2020 election probe

BY: - May 4, 2022

In a scathing letter, Maricopa County officials laid into Attorney General Mark Brnovich for issuing a report last month that was “full of false innuendo and misrepresentations” about the 2020 election. “When election integrity is challenged, we have the collective responsibility to investigate and report our conclusions thoroughly and honestly. We have. You have not,” […]

Election lies boost the bottom lines of prominent Republican candidates

BY: - April 18, 2022

A handful of Arizona Republican candidates who have built national profiles by embracing former President Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election found their campaigns getting a big financial boost from voters outside Arizona in the first three months of 2022. State Sen. Wendy Rogers, perhaps the legislature’s most vocal proponent of the thoroughly debunked […]

Brnovich discloses ‘interim’ findings of civil election probe, angering some Republicans

BY: and - April 6, 2022

True believers in the baseless conspiracy theory that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump were left disappointed by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Wednesday after he released an “interim report” that made clear his investigators are conducting a civil — and not a criminal — probe, and that they had uncovered little […]

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Every voter’s name, address and ballot would be published online after every election under GOP proposal

BY: - March 22, 2022

Every voter who casts a ballot would have their name and address published online by election officials under a proposal being backed by Republican legislators.  The secretary of state would also have to say whether each voter cast their ballot early or in person on Election Day. The measure is one of a host of […]

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New report highlights Roger Stone’s efforts on behalf of Trump allies in Arizona

BY: - March 4, 2022

A new investigation by the Washington Post into Donald Trump ally Roger Stone sheds light on his efforts on behalf of Arizona allies.

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Auditor general: election audits wouldn’t begin until 2024 cycle

BY: - February 18, 2022

Turning the Arizona Auditor General’s Office into an elections oversight unit will be a substantial undertaking that will require time and resources, and that means it won’t conduct election audits until after this year, a Senate committee was told Thursday.  Auditor General Lindsay Perry explained to the Senate Government Committee that her office will need […]

Arizona ‘audit’ contractor slams ‘grifters,’ airs grievances with Cyber Ninjas in new report

BY: - February 17, 2022

Shiva Ayyadurai, the subcontractor who conducted a botched analysis of Maricopa County’s ballot affidavits as part of the Senate’s review of the 2020 election, slammed the “audit” leaders as “self-serving grifters” in a new report. Ayyadurai completed an analysis of the digital images of nearly 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County during the last […]

Voting machines have been used in Arizona since 1881, but a GOP bill would bar them

BY: - February 17, 2022

Voting would return to 19th Century methods — with their glacial pace and flawed accuracy -– and reduce voter access under legislation Republicans approved in a legislative committee that would ban machines from counting votes, critics said.  The proposal is rooted in the Big Lie, a belief that the 2020 election was “stolen” from Donald […]

GOP proposals aim to revamp hand-count audits done after every election

BY: - February 11, 2022

A proposal approved by a Senate committee would overhaul the way counties conduct post-election hand count audits of ballots.  After every election, counties must conduct a hand count of ballots from 2% of its precincts and 1% of the early ballots cast to ensure they match up with the tallies from the machines used to […]

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Bogus election fraud claims spur changes to drop boxes, passwords, election observers

BY: - February 10, 2022

Bills based on unfounded and debunked claims of fraud that have become orthodoxy among Republicans passed the first hurdle to becoming law Thursday after a committee hearing full of misinformation about the 2020 election.  The Senate Government Committee on Thursday heard a litany of election related bills, one of which stemmed directly from claims made […]

Nearly 90% of Arizona voters use early ballots. Republicans would eliminate that to combat imagined fraud.

BY: - February 8, 2022

Driven by false claims that the 2020 election was plagued by fraud that changed the outcome in statewide races — but not their own victories — Republican legislators on Monday gave initial approval to a host of proposals that critics say will make it harder for Arizonans to vote. The changes include doing away with […]

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To stop the most onerous election restrictions from passing, Democrats are relying on GOP defectors

BY: - February 7, 2022

WASHINGTON – Arizona Democratic Party Chair Raquel Terán concedes that Democrats don’t have the numbers on their own to rebuff Republican election reform bills so she turned Thursday to an unlikely source for help: Republicans. Terán, speaking on a panel of Democratic leaders from swing states, said it will likely take help from across the […]