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Activists for hand-counting ballots don’t acknowledge drawbacks

BY: - July 25, 2023

Votebeat is a nonprofit news organization reporting on voting access and election administration across the U.S. Despite widespread coverage of the follies of hand-counting ballots, the quest to expand use of the method continues. This year alone, there have been 16 bills in 8 states that would ban the use of tabulators. It’s a really […]

Preparing for the fight against 2024 election misinformation

BY: - June 15, 2023

A year out before the Presidential election used to be considered the calm time for election officials and watchers, but 2020 changed all that. Now election administrators and the people who assist them are trying to get ahead of what may come 509 days from now.  “This is supposed to be the quietest time in […]

Kari Lake’s star trial witness was involved in the 2020 election ‘audit’

BY: - May 16, 2023

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 […]

Mark Brnovich’s office debunked election fraud claims. He kept those conclusions secret.

BY: - February 22, 2023

While conspiracy theories continued to spread online about alleged voter fraud, former Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s Office had already concluded that those allegations were factually inaccurate — but he kept those conclusions hidden from the public.  Kris Mayes, who was elected to replace Brnovich in November, released three documents on Wednesday that showed that […]

Kari Lake seeks to overturn her election loss citing ‘intentional misconduct,’ but provides no evidence

BY: - December 10, 2022

Kari Lake is demanding that the courts overturn Katie Hobbs’ victory in last month’s midterm and instead declare the former television news anchor governor-elect or, barring that, entirely throw out the 2022 election and re-do it. In a sprawling lawsuit that claims the election in Maricopa County was irredeemably flawed by “intentional misconduct,” including the […]

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Iowa man arrested for threatening to lynch a GOP Maricopa county supervisor over fictitious election fraud claims

BY: - October 6, 2022

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 […]

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Senate ‘audit’ leaders Doug Logan and Ben Cotton are facing a Michigan criminal probe

BY: - August 8, 2022

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

BY: - August 1, 2022

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 […]

OAN correspondents’ organization supplied volunteers for the Arizona “audit”

BY: - June 7, 2022

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.

Jovan Pulitzer’s fraud claims are ‘utter rubbish,’ fellow ‘audit’ researcher told the Arizona Senate

BY: and - May 12, 2022

A researcher the Arizona Senate hired to double-check an analysis of ballots by election conspiracy theorist Jovan Pulitzer said his claims that there were upwards of 12,000 counterfeit ballots were “utter rubbish.” A trove of newly released documents related to the Arizona Senate’s partisan review of the 2020 presidential election shows that EchoMail CEO Shiva […]

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‘Audit’ records show Cyber Ninjas went deep into debt, despite pro-Trump donations

BY: - May 11, 2022

Newly released documents by the watchdog group American Oversight show that the Arizona Senate’s partisan review of the 2020 presidential election in Maricopa County went over its proposed budget and spent more money than it had available to it.  More than a thousand pages of records that were in the possession of Cyber Ninjas, the […]

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The Arizona Senate has spent $500,000 on election ‘audit’ legal fees

BY: - May 5, 2022

The Arizona Senate has spent more than $500,000 in taxpayer money related to the partisan election review it conducted in 2021, including on legal battles over public records and access to the audit facility. Senate Republicans hired Phoenix-based law firm Statecraft to represent it on matters related to the so-called “audit” of the 2020 election […]