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Fann picks Trump-allied firm with history of false election statements to audit Maricopa election

BY: - February 3, 2021

Senate President Karen Fann has chosen as its election auditor a firm that produced a widely discredited report on voting in Michigan, and which includes a Trump campaign associate with a well-documented history of spreading false and baseless claims about the 2020 election.

Maricopa County rejects Senate election subpoena demands, spawning contempt charges

BY: - February 2, 2021

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors did not comply with the Arizona Senate’s request to set a date for turning over materials that Republican lawmakers subpoenaed for a proposed audit of the 2020 general election.

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Editor’s Thought Bubble: What’s up with the Senate audit?

BY: - February 2, 2021

Something strange is afoot with the state Senate’s planned audit of the Maricopa County election. I know, I know — it’s shocking that a politically motivated, quixotic quest to uncover imagined rampant fraud that didn’t benefit any Democrats outside of Joe Biden and Mark Kelly wouldn’t be on the up-and-up. But hear me out. For […]

Senate wants Maricopa County to set date to comply with election subpoena

BY: - February 1, 2021

The Arizona Senate wants Maricopa County to say by noon on Tuesday when it will provide the equipment, materials and data it wants for a controversial audit of the 2020 general election.

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Kelli Ward demanded an audit of a local GOP leadership election before refusing one of her election

BY: - February 1, 2021

Less than two months before refusing calls for an audit of her re-election to lead the Arizona Republican Party, AZGOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward demanded GOP leaders in a north Phoenix legislative district conduct an audit of the party’s December organizing election.

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Maricopa County supervisors order election audit in response to allegations

BY: - January 27, 2021

Rampant but baseless allegations of fraud and misconduct in the 2020 general election prompted the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to order an audit of equipment used to tally the November vote, a move the supervisors hope will instill confidence in an election that some Republicans have spent more than two months undermining.

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Maricopa County supervisors will vote on forensic election audit

BY: - January 26, 2021

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will vote on whether to conduct a forensic audit of the county’s election equipment and software, acting unilaterally while negotiations continue over disputed subpoenas from the Arizona Senate, which wants to conduct an audit of its own.

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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.