2020 election

Finchem, Lake, Senate, House, Secretary of State, 2024 primary
Sep 12, 2023

Lake and Finchem want panel to reconsider dismissal of lawsuit

Failed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem want a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel to reconsider the dismissal of their lawsuit seeking to ban electronic voting systems.  

Maricopa County, Arizona Republican Party,presidential preference, election, GOP, Republicans,
Aug 29, 2023

Maricopa County Republican Committee wants state GOP to cancel Arizona’s usual presidential preference elections

The Maricopa County Republican Committee wants the state GOP to cancel Arizona's normal presidential preference election and instead hold its own vote -- one that would not include any mail-in balloting and would require anyone who wants to vote to show up and vote in-person on Election Day.

Trump, electors, 2020 election, indictment
Aug 2, 2023

How Trump fake electors scheme became a ‘corrupt plan,’ according to the indictment

The role that fake slates of electors played in Donald Trump's effort to cling to power after his defeat in the 2020 election is at the center of a four-count indictment released against the former president Tuesday.

election, Bill Gates
Jun 2, 2023

Supervisor Bill Gates says he’s not running for re-election

Maricopa County Supervisor Bill Gates, who worked to bat down election misinformation and a hostile political landscape in 2020 and 2022, announced Thursday that he's not running for re-election.

Pinal County, elections, ballots, VoteBeat, Cyber Ninjas, ballots
May 26, 2023

After botching election results, Arizona county wants to try hand-counting ballots

After human error in Pinal County’s midterm election caused officials to initially fail to count hundreds of ballots, the county’s supervisors now want to try counting ballots by hand.

Lake, Hobbs, election, Supreme Court
May 16, 2023

Judge grants Lake another day in court, allows for more review of signature verification count

A judge granted failed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake another day in court. But the ruling issued by Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson last night only allows for additional review of the signature verification count remanded by the Arizona Supreme Court.

2020 election, Maricopa County, Cyber Ninjas, Republican Party, GOP, ballots,
Apr 21, 2023

Court upholds ruling declaring GOP lawsuit after 2020 election was groundless

The state Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling declaring a lawsuit filed by the Arizona Republican Party after the 2020 election was groundless and filed in bad faith and ordering the party to pay more than $18,000 in legal fees.

public records, Kuppersmith, emails, lawmakers, Bowers, Heap, Campaign for Accountability
Feb 16, 2023

Arizona ethics take another step backward

Recently, many in Arizona rightfully took issue when the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature voted to exempt itself from the state’s public records law. The change also allows members to delete their emails after 90 days. This move was universally condemned by state Democrats, yet few Republicans offered any explanation for the change. 

U.S. Capitol, Trump, Biden, sedition, Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, seditious conspiracy, election,
Jan 23, 2023

Four Oath Keepers, including Arizona man, convicted of Jan. 6 seditious conspiracy

Four members of the Oath Keepers, including one Arizona man, were convicted Monday of seditious conspiracy in the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol attack in the second major trial of far-right extremists accused of plotting to forcibly keep President Donald Trump in power.

Arizona, Lake, Hobbs, election contest, ballots, printer, tabulation
Dec 9, 2022

After midterms, GOP reconsidering antipathy to mail ballots

Republicans in Arizona and other parts of the country have handed Democrats an advantage in balloting due to former President Donald Trump's false claims about the risks of mail voting. Conservative conspiracy theorists urged GOP voters to wait until Election Day before casting their ballots and spun tales about how such a strategy would prevent Democrats from rigging voting machines to steal the [...]

election, Maricopa County, Clark County Election Department, ballots, Trump, Lake, Hobbs, election fraud, ballots, vote, Ohio, Nevada, Arizona, LaRose,
Nov 18, 2022

Lengthy vote counts frustrate, but don’t signal problems

Lengthy vote counts can frustrate candidates and their supporters, but they don't indicate anything is wrong with the voting or the tallying of ballots.

vote, election, general election, Department of Justice, polls, ballots, ballot monitors, Maricopa County, Pima County, Navajo County, Pinal County, Maricopa County, Clean Elections USA, U.S. Attorney, Voting Rights Act
Nov 7, 2022

Feds will be watching polling in five Arizona counties

Federal officials will be watching polling Tuesday in five Arizona counties. But no one is saying how the Department of Justice selected those five -- or exactly what form that monitoring will take.