Redistricting mapping consultant defends work on Latino districts
A mapping consultant selected by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission says critics mischaracterized some of its past work, including on the Arizona legislative districts it helped draw 20 years ago.
Recall effort against 4 Maricopa County supervisors falls short
Four Maricopa County supervisors won’t face recall elections after a campaign to oust them failed to collect enough signatures.
Democrats file last-minute lawsuit to block Senate election audit
The Arizona Democratic Party and the lone Democrat on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors brought a last-minute lawsuit attempting to halt the state Senate’s election audit, which is scheduled to begin Friday.
Warning that election audit would feed conspiracy theories interrupted by people yelling conspiracy theories
A press conference Monday to denounce the planned state Senate audit of the 2020 election because it is driven by and will further feed conspiracy theories about the election was interrupted by a small group of pro-Trump protesters shouting conspiracy theories about the election.
Finchem’s new conspiracy theory: There’s no evidence because the supervisors destroyed it
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 […]
Audits find no problems with Maricopa County election machines
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.
Bill would make counties give ballots, election equipment to legislature
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.
Senate GOP all back arresting Maricopa County supervisors for contempt
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 supervisors order election audit in response to allegations
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.
Maricopa County will fight legislature’s election subpoenas in court
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors will go to court to fight subpoenas issued by the Senate Judiciary Committee instead of turning over the election records and equipment that Republican lawmakers are demanding.
Arizona electoral votes go to Biden, as Trump loyalists maintain he won re-election
Eleven presidential electors in Arizona cast their votes on Monday morning for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. By Monday afternoon, as electors in other states did the same, Biden had won enough votes to clinch the presidency.
Maricopa County has no plans for full hand recount of ballots
Maricopa County has no plans to conduct a full audit or hand count of all ballots cast in the 2020 general election to rebut unfounded allegations of fraud and malfeasance, despite demands for such a recount by President Donald Trump and other prominent Arizona Republican officials.