Republican Party

censure, Chaplik, Harris
Jun 1, 2023

More GOP PCs are censuring their lawmakers

A recent trend is growing among Arizona Republican precinct committees of censuring their state elected Republicans after the expulsion of a former Republican lawmaker.

Lake, Hobbs, Fontes, Maricopa County, election contest
May 12, 2023

Attorney for Lake claims he has ‘bombshell’ evidence tabulators were contaminated

An attorney for failed gubernatorial hopeful Kari Lake told a judge Friday he has new "bombshell'' evidence that on-site ballot tabulators either were intentionally tinkered with or infected with malware, requiring the results of the election be thrown out.

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.

elections, lawsuit
Feb 16, 2023

‘Subject-matter experts’ on elections draw skepticism

Skepticism surrounding the 2020 and 2022 elections brought “subject-matter experts” into county board meetings, courts and legislative committees around Arizona. The experts contend their qualifications are applicable to assessing elections. But elections officials and those working in the elections field say the know-how touted by subject matter experts does not always translate and can, at t[...]

vote by mail, early voting, Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, GOP, ballots, voters
Jan 17, 2023

Court allows vote by mail despite GOP’s efforts to kill practice

All Arizonans will continue to be able to vote by mail despite efforts by the state Republican Party to kill the practice. The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday rejected arguments by a lawyer for the GOP and Kelli Ward, its chair, that allowing people to vote from their own homes or anywhere other than a polling place violates a constitutional requirement for a secret ballot.

lawsuit, Pima County, apartment, fatal shooting
Oct 6, 2022

GOP files lawsuits against Maricopa County over elections

The lawsuits mark a continued trend of mistrust, scrutiny and demand for transparency from elections officials stemming from the 2020 election.  

Sep 3, 2021

Trump allies tied to election audit, records show

Senate President Karen Fann regularly insists the Senate’s audit of Maricopa County’s 2020 election has nothing to do with former President Trump, but recently released court-ordered records paint a different picture.

May 21, 2021

Stephen Richer prefers boring, takes on Trump

There’s a lot of unintentional irony surrounding Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer.

Feb 3, 2021

Arizona election laws work – don’t try to suppress voters

Something insidious is happening in the Arizona Legislature. After an election that saw a record high turnout, exemplary election administration in Arizona, and no instances of voter or election fraud, Republican legislators would like to change the election laws.

Dec 10, 2020

GOP divide spurs call to arms, doxing

Protesters rallied outside House Speaker Rusty Bowers’ home December 8 and a self-declared candidate for Arizona governor threatened to remove Gov. Doug Ducey through non-legal means this week as intraparty Republican conflict reached new heights of intimidation and innuendo. The branch of the party that cannot and will not accept the results of the presidential […]

Dec 4, 2020

Dissension in AZGOP as Trump dumps Ducey

He may not have realized it at the moment, but ignoring that call may have ended a close relationship with the most powerful man in the world and escalated dissension in the Arizona Republican Party.

Nov 19, 2020

Ducey: Threats against Hobbs ‘unacceptable’

Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday he has seen no evidence of "widespread fraud or irregularity'' in the conduct of the Arizona election.