Trend – The Big Lie

State election officials at U.S. Senate hearing discuss threats to workers, call for funding

BY: - March 29, 2023

WASHINGTON — Election officials on Tuesday detailed to the U.S. Senate Rules Committee how their states countered threats to election workers and worked to combat misinformation and disinformation during the 2022 midterm election. With the 2024 presidential election closely approaching, Senate Rules Committee Chair Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she was concerned about threats to election […]

‘Conspiracy theories’ still dominate Arizona Senate Elections Committee

BY: - March 21, 2023

Nearly a month after Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes released documents further disproving claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 election, Senate Republicans continue to make such claims in the election committee. “They didn’t find criminal fraud, something they could actually attach a criminal charge to,” Republican state Senator Sonny Borrelli said, his voice raising in […]

Bill to protect ‘Big Lie’ lawyers from punishment advances with GOP support

BY: - March 15, 2023

A bill that would punish the State Bar of Arizona and the Arizona Supreme Court if they discipline attorneys for bringing baseless election fraud complaints in Arizona courts has continued to make its way towards becoming law.  The bill from Sen. Anthony Kern, R-Glendale, prohibits both the State Bar and the Arizona Supreme Court from […]

Kari Lake asks Supreme Court to take up her case to overturn the 2022 election

BY: - March 1, 2023

Kari Lake, the failed Republican candidate for governor, has asked the Arizona Supreme Court to review the decisions in her election contest case after the case was shot down by both the Maricopa County Superior Court and Arizona Court of Appeals.  “The undisputed facts, and the violations of law, show that Maricopa’s 2022 election must […]

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Arizona GOP legislators continue to give oxygen to disproven election conspiracies

BY: - February 24, 2023

Arizona legislative Republicans are continuing their parade of ever-more dubious election conspiracy theorists spreading unproven claims in legislative hearings, even after a report from the Republican former Attorney General’s office showed that all of the 2020 election fraud theories it investigated were baseless.  Since early January, the Republican-controlled elections committees in both the state House […]

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Pursuing power with propaganda: The ties that bind Brnovich and Fox News

BY: - February 24, 2023

Maybe Mark Brnovich should get a job hosting a show on Fox News.  It’s clear that Arizona’s former attorney general and the propaganda channel’s premier hosts share the same instinct for lying to their followers about invented election fraud claims for purely selfish reasons.  On Wednesday, the world learned that Brnovich both hid the results […]

Mark Brnovich’s office debunked election fraud claims. He kept those conclusions secret.

BY: - February 22, 2023

While conspiracy theories continued to spread online about alleged voter fraud, former Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s Office had already concluded that those allegations were factually inaccurate — but he kept those conclusions hidden from the public.  Kris Mayes, who was elected to replace Brnovich in November, released three documents on Wednesday that showed that […]

GOP Arizona legislators, including leaders of the House and Senate, subpoenaed to testify in special counsel probe of Trump

BY: - February 17, 2023

At least three Arizona Republican state legislators have been subpoenaed by the U.S. Justice Department’s special counsel, Jack Smith, as part of the criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump and his efforts to reverse his 2020 election loss. The federal grand jury subpoenas were issued to Senate President Warren Petersen, Sen. Sonny Borrelli and […]

Kari Lake loses election challenge appeal 

BY: - February 16, 2023

An Arizona court has shot down Kari Lake’s election challenge appeal, writing “that voters were able to cast their ballots, that votes were counted correctly, and that no other basis justifies setting aside the election results.” Lake, a Trump-endorsed Republican and a believer in the “Big Lie” that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from […]

Republicans want to audit the 2022 midterm elections in Maricopa County

BY: - February 14, 2023

Republicans, still stung by Arizonans rejection of the party’s top nominees in the 2022 midterm elections, are calling for a hand-count audit of the election — but only in Maricopa County.  Legislation approved by a Senate panel on Feb. 13 orders election officials in a “county with 2 million persons or more” to select four […]

Sanctions for bogus election lawsuits spurs GOP proposal to protect attorneys from punishment

BY: - February 14, 2023

Angry at lawyers being disciplined for making baseless election fraud complaints in Arizona courts, a Republican legislator says the State Bar of Arizona and the Arizona Supreme Court should be barred from punishing those attorneys and be heavily fined if they do so.  The bill from Sen. Anthony Kern, R-Glendale, prohibits both the State Bar […]

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Kari Lake says her Iowa roots fuel her fight to overturn Arizona midterm results

BY: - February 13, 2023

BETTENDORF, Iowa — Former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake said her Iowa upbringing is one source of her fighter mentality, motivating her to challenge the results of the election that she lost in 2022 and potentially run for U.S. Senate next year. Lake, a Republican, said some may assume she was visiting Iowa because she […]