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.  

ballots, Cochise County, Stevens, elections
Aug 10, 2023

County tailors ballot project to politically connected firm 

As an Arizona county prepares to spend up to $1 million in state money to test anti-counterfeit features on ballots, it appears the project was tailored for one company in particular that has pushed the idea with the help of political allies in the state for more than two years. 

Lake, Finchem, sanctions, attorney
Aug 1, 2023

Finchem drops bid to overturn election results for SOS

Concluding there's probably no legal path to victory, Mark Finchem is dropping his bid to overturn the 2022 race for secretary of state.

Finchem, Lake, Senate, House, Secretary of State, 2024 primary
Jul 26, 2023

Finchem aims to get reelected to Legislature after losing SOS election

Rebuffed in his bid to become secretary of state, Mark Finchem now wants to go back to the Legislature.

sanctions, Lake, Finchem, frivolous lawsuit
Jul 14, 2023

Constitutional attorney will have to pay some of sanctions tied to Lake and Finchem’s lawsuit

Famed constitutional attorney Alan Dershowitz will have to pay a share of the sanctions imposed on the lawyers who brought what a trial judge called a frivolous lawsuit on behalf of failed candidates Kari Lake and Mark Finchem.

Lake, Finchem, sanctions, attorney
May 25, 2023

Attorney asks judge not to find him financially liable for sanctions tied to Lake and Finchem’s lawsuit

Nationally known constitutional lawyer Alan Dershowitz pleaded with a federal judge in Phoenix on Wednesday not to find him financially liable for sanctions levied against lawyers who filed what the judge ruled was a frivolous lawsuit on behalf of two failed Republican candidates.

Fontes, Hobbs, Mayes, Horne, inauguration
May 4, 2023

Committee denies Fontes’ request to use funds for private security detail

A Legislative committee on Thursday denied a request from Secretary of State Adrian Fontes to use $250,000 already in his office budget to pay for a private security detail to protect him and his family from "credible security threats,'' a move that comes after Gov. Katie Hobbs also denied a request to assign state troopers to protect Fontes.

Kern, Senate, Ortiz, Kolodin, attorneys, judges
Mar 15, 2023

Kern’s bill would target judges who sanction attorneys

A Glendale state senator who calls reports of a riot on Jan. 6, 2021, "a sham'' is now going after judges who sanction attorneys for filing what he believes are "good faith'' claims on behalf of clients.

Finchem, Fontes, Lake, Hobbs, election contest lawsuit, ballots, ink, Maricopa County, general election, campaign, donors, Trump, insurrection, U.S. Capitol, riots, lawsuit, GOP, Arizona Republican Party, ballots, early voting, election challenge, Maricopa County, Jan. 6
Mar 6, 2023

Judge orders Finchem to pay legal fees of Fontes

Calling his 2022 election challenge "groundless and not brought in good faith,'' a judge has ordered Mark Finchem and his attorney to pay the legal fees of successful secretary of state candidate Adrian Fontes.

Cochise County, elections, voters, recorder, Crosby, Judd, Stevens, conspiracy theories
Mar 1, 2023

Cochise County supervisors approve reorganization of election duties

The Cochise County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement to reorganize election duties under Recorder David Stevens in a 2-1 partisan vote.  

Brnovich, elections, Maricopa County, election deniers, general election, voting centers, Lake, Trump, Biden,
Feb 22, 2023

Brnovich’s office found most fraud allegations unfounded even before interim report

Former Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office found in a March 2022 report that a range of voter fraud allegations stemming from the Arizona Senate’s audit of the 2020 Maricopa County election were either “unfounded” or couldn’t be corroborated. 

Cochise County, elections, Trump, Biden
Feb 18, 2023

Republican losses fan election conspiracies in rural Arizona

Last year was a tough one for the election denial movement in Arizona. Its candidates for U.S. Senate, governor, secretary of state and attorney general all lost. But it's still thriving in rural Cochise County, a vivid example of how paranoia about elections fanned by former President Donald Trump maintains a stubborn grip in rural parts of the country.