Arizona Senate settles suit over election audit for $150K
American Oversight announced an over $150,000 settlement in a public records lawsuit against the Arizona Senate, which fought to withhold records involving a partisan audit of the 2020 election.
Cochise County considers hand-counting ballots, but lawyer says no
The advice from Chief Deputy Cochise County Attorney Christine Roberts seemed to stun two members of the county board who are pushing the hand-count.
Arizona GOP candidates Lake, Finchem appeal ruling against hand counts
Lawyers representing governor candidate Kari Lake and secretary of state hopeful Mark Finchem filed a notice saying they would ask the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to revive their lawsuit.
Arizona Supreme Court makes ruling on Maricopa County 2020 election audit lawsuit
American Oversight filed the lawsuit last year to get access to about 1,000 records sent between Republican Senate President Karen Fann and Cyber Ninjas, the Florida-based group that conducted the audit.
Top election officials in Yavapai County leave amid threats
County Recorder Leslie Hoffman said that she is fed up with the “nastiness” and has accepted a job outside the county. She said longtime elections director Lynn Constabile is leaving for the same reason.
January 6 hearing: Local 'heroes' rebuffed Trump, then faced threats
The panel focused on Trump’s efforts to undo Joe Biden’s victory in a most local way — by leaning on officials in key battleground states to reject ballots outright or to submit alternative electors for the final tally in Congress.
Records show coordinated Arizona ballot collection scheme
Guillermina Fuentes, 66, and a second woman were indicted in December 2020 on one count of ballot abuse, a practice commonly known as “ballot harvesting” that was made illegal under a 2016 state law.
Ginni Thomas’ emails deepen her involvement in 2020 election
The revelations first published by The Washington Post on May 20 show that Ginni Thomas was more involved than previously known in efforts, based on unsubstantiated claims of fraud, to overturn Biden’s victory and keep then-President Donald Trump in office.
Arizona AG Brnovich's letter offers no proof of 2020 election fraud
Attorney General Mark Brnovich largely reiterated concerns raised by a widely panned election review conducted last year by supporters of former President Donald Trump on behalf of state Senate Republicans.
Arizona election audit: Final report finds no Maricopa County data issues
The report compiled by an outside special master and released by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors “should be a final stake in the heart of the Senate’s so-called ‘audit,’” Board Chairman Bill Gates said in a statement.
Arizona Senate GOP revives controversial election bill
Republicans passed the bill out of the Senate Government Committee in a 4-3 party-line vote, but it is almost certain to die in a vote of the full Senate or in the House.
GOP tensions rise as Arizona Senate votes down more election bills
Among the bills killed were measures that would have created new criminal charges for a variety of missteps by election workers and contractors; created new rights for election observers, including the right to question election officials during counting; set new requirements for post-election audits and recordkeeping; required a unique serial number on each ballot.
Arizona Supreme Court won’t consider Cyber Ninjas appeal of daily $50K fine
Cyber Ninjas has tried repeatedly to get the Arizona Supreme Court to weigh in on lower court rulings that found it is subject to the state public records law, but the justices have declined to take the case.
Arizona high court to decide if Senate 2020 election audit records kept secret
The state’s highest court said it will consider whether the Arizona Court of Appeals and a trial court properly rejected the Senate’s claim that the records were protected under legislative privilege.
No charges for 151 Arizona votes vetted over 2020 election fraud claims
The findings in Pima County provide yet another official rebuttal of former President Donald Trump’s claims that voter fraud led to his loss in Arizona and other battleground states.
Cyber Ninjas chief wants to start new firm with same workers
Doug Logan did not say whether his new firm would do essentially the same work as Cyber Ninjas, who ran the 2020 election audit, but he said his efforts have been running into obstacles.
Cyber Ninjas faces daily $50K fine over Arizona election audit records
The judge found Cyber Ninjas in contempt for its failure to turn over documents, which two Maricopa County judges and the state Court of Appeals have ruled are subject to the public records law.
Maricopa Co. releases new report on 2020 election, deems many claims misleading; here's what you need to know
Arizona election administrators and the mostly Republican leaders of Maricopa County have always maintained that the 2020 election audit was flawed.
Lawyer for Arizona Senate election audit firm wants to quit
The move to withdraw by attorney Jack Wilenchik is opposed by American Oversight, a government watchdog group that has for months been seeking records held by Florida-based Cyber Ninjas.
Far too little vote fraud to tip 2020 election to Trump, AP review finds
An Associated Press review in six states disputed by Trump has found fewer than 475 cases of potential voter fraud, a number that would have made no difference in the 2020 election.