Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

Arizona election audit

Maricopa County demands Senate preserve election audit documents for litigation

BY: - May 21, 2021

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors sent Senate President Karen Fann a letter indicating that the county may sue her over what it says are false allegations that it deleted files from a hard drive.

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Hobbs: Maricopa County can’t use voting machines given to Senate auditors

BY: - May 20, 2021

Maricopa County should no longer use hundreds of voting machines because Senate President Karen Fann turned them over to an unaccredited company as part of her election audit, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs told the county.

Arizona’s election auditors are ‘making it up as they go,’ expert observers say

BY: - May 19, 2021

Observers sent by the Arizona Secretary of State’s office to the Senate’s audit of the Maricopa County election shared concerns with reporters Wednesday saying that auditors are making up procedures as they go and that security issues continue to be a concern. 

Top GOP senator: Shredded ballots will ‘evaporate’ if given to the AG

BY: - March 11, 2021

A top-ranking Senate Republican said the Republican AG can't be trusted with alleged election fraud evidence and that “high-level people” might murder him because of his efforts to force the Senate-led election audit.

Finchem’s new conspiracy theory: There’s no evidence because the supervisors destroyed it

BY: - March 3, 2021

One Republican legislator who has built a national following by falsely insisting there was widespread fraud in the 2020 election in Arizona is now pushing a new evidence-free conspiracy theory: A planned audit by the Arizona Senate might turn up nothing because Maricopa County officials “destroyed evidence” when they conducted two audits of the election […]

Senate searching for place to store subpoenaed ballots

BY: - March 3, 2021

Maricopa County won’t let the Arizona Senate use its facilities to conduct an audit of the 2020 general election, and the Senate is now trying to figure out where to store the nearly 2.1 million paper ballots it subpoenaed.

Judge sides with Senate, says Maricopa must turn over election materials for audit

BY: - February 26, 2021

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors must turn over ballots and tabulation machines to Senate Republican leaders so they can conduct an audit of the 2020 general election, a judge ruled.

Audits find no problems with Maricopa County election machines

BY: - February 23, 2021

Forensic audits that Maricopa County commissioned to investigate the ballot tabulation machines used in the 2020 elections came back with a clean bill of health, finding no evidence of hacking, malware, vote switching or internet connectivity.

Judge will settle Senate subpoena fight with Maricopa County

BY: - February 17, 2021

A judge will determine whether the Arizona Senate has the authority to subpoena ballots, tabulation machines and other equipment and data from Maricopa County for a purported audit of the 2020 election.

Bill would make counties give ballots, election equipment to legislature

BY: - February 11, 2021

The Republican senator who issued subpoenas for 2.1 million Maricopa County ballots and all of the county’s election equipment is pushing legislation that would require counties to turn those things over to lawmakers.

Maricopa County asks judge to strike down Senate subpoenas

BY: - February 5, 2021

As the Arizona Senate prepares to vote on whether to hold the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in contempt for refusing to comply with subpoenas for a trove of equipment, data and ballots from the 2020 general election, the county is asking a judge to quash the subpoenas, arguing that they’re unlawful and invalid on several grounds.

COMMENTARY

Arresting opponents of the Big Lie is now the Republican way

BY: - February 5, 2021

Make no mistake: Devotion to Donald Trump is still the foundation upon which the Republican Party is built. You don’t need to look any further than the Arizona Senate to see the lengths to which GOP elected officials will go to prove their fealty to both Trump and the Big Lie that the election was stolen from him.