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Kari Lake

Democrats shouldn’t underestimate Kari Lake and her Trumpian appeal

BY: - July 28, 2021

If I had to wager a guess right now on who will win the Republican nomination for Arizona governor, I’d place all my chips on Kari Lake, the former television anchor and MAGA enthusiast. Lake exudes all the qualities important in today’s Republican party. Like Donald Trump in 2016, Lake has no experience in public […]

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Mr. Potato Head ruminates on Trump, coup tourists and Sasquatch

BY: - July 27, 2021

It’s been awhile since Arizona Mirror columnist, playwright and sometimes satirist James E. Garcia has checked in with Mr. Potato Head, America’s favorite gender-neutral tuber turned high-dollar consultant for Republican politicos. Garcia recently caught up with Head backstage at the Arizona Federal Theatre, where thousands had gathered for a weekend rally in Phoenix by former […]

After being booed at Trump rally, Ugenti-Rita criticizes the Senate’s election ‘audit’

BY: - July 26, 2021

After being booed off the stage at a weekend rally headlined by former President Donald Trump, Republican state senator and secretary of state hopeful Michelle Ugenti-Rita publicly lashed out at the Senate’s “botched” election review and defended her record on election integrity over criticism for voting against a fellow GOP senator’s election legislation. Ugenti-Rita, a […]

‘The Big lie is just that, a big lie’: In Philly, Biden calls for concerted effort to fight assaults on voting rights

BY: - July 13, 2021

PHILADELPHIA — Returning to the state that handed him the White House, President Joe Biden made a passionate plea Tuesday for Americans to rise up and protect their voting rights from a series of restrictive measures pushed by Republicans in Washington and in state capitols nationwide.   

Blake Masters enters U.S. Senate race with ally Peter Thiel’s backing

BY: - July 12, 2021

Tech executive Blake Masters has joined the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate in 2022, launching a campaign that’s expected to get a big financial boost from his boss, entrepreneur, venture capitalist and former Trump advisor Peter Thiel.

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The through-line from the Big Lie to the lies about critical race theory

BY: - July 9, 2021

The mounting attack by Republican lawmakers across the country against multicultural education is the lie behind the “Big Lie” that Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election.

Group connected to Sidney Powell says it is raising money for the Arizona audit

BY: - July 8, 2021

A new group linked to conspiracy theorist and former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell says it is raising money to fund the Arizona Senate’s so-called election audit.

Poll: Arizonans don’t want to re-elect Biden, but will support him over Trump

BY: - June 29, 2021

Arizonans don’t want to re-elect President Joe Biden to another term in 2024, but will again give the state’s 11 electoral votes to him if he’s running against Donald Trump, according to a poll released Tuesday. And U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has better job approval ratings from Republican voters than from her fellow Democrats, who […]

Audit leader Doug Logan appears in conspiracy theorist election film

BY: - June 26, 2021

The CEO of a Florida-based firm chosen to conduct the review of Maricopa County’s election results appeared in a conspiracy theorist film riddled with falsehoods about the 2020 election and directed by a man whose previous work claimed aliens were behind 9/11.  Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan had previously been speculated to be the voice […]

False Arizona claims play part in suspension of Giuliani law license

BY: - June 24, 2021

Among the claims that led a New York disciplinary panel to suspend Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s license to practice law were a series of baseless claims he made falsely alleging that tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants voted in the 2020 general election in Arizona. 

New audit concerns: Cellphones, guns, WiFi microscopes and software glitches

BY: - June 24, 2021

Observers sent by Secretary of State Katie Hobbs to monitor the Arizona Senate’s election audit say they’ve raised a litany of concerns about security, equipment, communication, policies and procedures over the past month.

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For today’s GOP, our democracy is no longer worth defending

BY: - June 23, 2021

Today, the courage and willingness to protect the idea that everyone who’s qualified to vote deserves a chance to vote has all but vanished in the GOP.