Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

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.

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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.

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Editor’s Thought Bubble: GOP senators want to arrest people to prove the Big Lie

BY: - February 4, 2021

Any notion that the Republican Party was no longer beholden to Trump now that he isn’t president and doesn’t wield the bully pulpit afforded by the office (or by Twitter) was laid to rest yesterday by the Arizona Senate. In service of the Big Lie that Trump really won the election but it was stolen from […]

Senate GOP all back arresting Maricopa County supervisors for contempt

BY: - February 3, 2021

All 16 Republicans in the Arizona Senate co-sponsored a resolution calling for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to be held in contempt and arrested for refusing to comply with wide-ranging subpoenas for election equipment and materials.

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.

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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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.