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Ad agency exec Beau Lane joins GOP primary for secretary of state

BY: - June 29, 2021

The already crowded Republican primary for secretary of state got a new entrant on Tuesday with the addition of advertising and marketing firm executive Beau Lane.

Documents shed light on security at Arizona audit

BY: - June 23, 2021

Documents released by the Arizona Senate shed new light on agreements between the legislative chamber and the groups providing private security services to the audit of Maricopa County’s 2020 election results. 

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Shawnna Bolick, author of bill to reject voters’ presidential choice, running to be top elections official

BY: - June 22, 2021

State Rep. Shawnna Bolick, who sponsored legislation earlier this year that would have allowed the legislature to reject voters’ selection in presidential races, is running to become Arizona’s top elections official. 

Finchem recall campaign pulls the plug on trying to force an election

BY: - June 15, 2021

The recall campaign against Oro Valley Republican lawmaker Mark Finchem has ended after the group conducting the recall determined it would not be able to collect the needed signatures by the looming July 8 deadline. 

Bolding running for secretary of state, will face Fontes in Dem primary

BY: - June 14, 2021

House Minority Leader Reginald Bolding is running for Arizona secretary of state, setting up a Democratic primary battle against former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes.

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Inspired by Mike Lindell, Republicans demand information from elections officials

BY: - June 8, 2021

Fantastical and baseless claims of voter fraud made in a video last week by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell are the basis for a series of public records requests two Republican state legislators have filed with elections officials across Arizona.

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Mark Finchem was much closer to the Jan. 6 insurrection than he claimed

BY: - June 2, 2021

Newly discovered footage taken during the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot shows Arizona GOP legislator Mark Finchem was much closer to the day’s violence than he has previously claimed. 

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GOP secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem will appear on QAnon talk show

BY: - April 26, 2021

Oro Valley Republican state legislator and secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem is scheduled to appear on a popular far-right QAnon talk show in May. 

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GOP secretary of state candidate Finchem accused of breaking campaign finance law

BY: - April 14, 2021

A liberal watchdog group is accusing Oro Valley Republican legislator and secretary of state hopeful Mark Finchem of violating Arizona campaign finance law by asking supporters to donate to his personal PayPal and Venmo accounts to pay off an unofficial election integrity hearing. 

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Leading proponent of election fraud conspiracy theories wants to oversee Arizona elections

BY: - March 29, 2021

State Rep. Mark Finchem, one of the legislature’s leading proponents of the baseless allegations and conspiracy theories claiming former President Donald Trump was cheated out of the 2020 election, is running to be Arizona’s top elections official.

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 […]

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Schools chief rejects GOP request to defund school district for ‘1619 Project’ lessons

BY: - March 3, 2021

The Arizona Department of Education won’t act on a request from a Republican state lawmaker to take funding away from a Phoenix school district that serves low-income students because it adopted curriculum from “The 1619 Project,” which examines the legacy slavery in the U.S.