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Bill Gates

Aug 23, 2023

Protecting Arizona election officials crucial ahead of upcoming elections

Instead of politicizing our election offices, we need to work together to ensure Arizona’s election officials have the proper resources to execute efficient, secure and streamlined elections. Ahead of critical state elections and the 2024 presidential elections, we need trust in our officials to do their job – free from harassment and threat. Our democracy depends on it. 

Kaiser, Bolick, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Senate
Jul 19, 2023

Former lawmaker Shawnna Bolick will join Senate

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Wednesday to appoint former lawmaker Shawnna Bolick to replace former Sen. Steve Kaiser in the Senate.

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.

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.

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Jan 5, 2023

Fontes at inauguration calls for prosecution of those who harass election workers

Arizona's new secretary of state called for the prosecution of people who harass those involved in running elections. In his inaugural address Thursday, Adrian Fontes spoke of the lessons he learned as a boy in Nogales about honor.

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Nov 28, 2022

Maricopa County supervisors certify election results, receive threats, criticism

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to certify the 2022 election after two hours of public comment and extensive presentations from election officials.  

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Nov 28, 2022

County responds to AG questions on elections

Maricopa County is slapping back at allegations by the Attorney General's Office that there were violations of state law in the handling of Election Day problems.

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Nov 23, 2022

Senate Government Committee head demands county produce election documents

The head of the Senate Government Committee is demanding that Maricopa County officials produce a laundry list of documents and records regarding the just completed general election.

Hobbs, transition team, governor, Secretary of State,
Nov 11, 2022

AP calls races for Kelly, Fontes; Hobbs, Mayes pad leads

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs and other Democrats got an unexpected boost from a batch of ballots counted in Maricopa County on Friday, widening their party’s lead in key races on a day that Republicans hoped would turn the tide in their favor. 

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Nov 10, 2022

Dems expand leads in key races, Election Day drop-offs could shift momentum

Democrats running for key statewide offices expanded narrow leads over their Republican opponents Thursday.

Oct 7, 2021

Cyber Ninjas skewered in Congress

Republican Maricopa County Supervisors Jack Sellers and Bill Gates testified to Congress October 7 that the county’s 2020 general election was secure and that the months-long review spearheaded by Arizona Senate Republicans undermined democracy. 

Sep 22, 2021

Supervisor Chucri resigns after secret recording released

A Republican official in Arizona resigned Tuesday from the board overseeing Maricopa County after a recording emerged of him criticizing his GOP colleagues for opposing a review of the 2020 election.