Senate election audit

Oct 20, 2021

Senate lawyer wants 720 documents withheld

The attorney for the Senate is asking a judge to delay any move to force lawmakers to immediately surrender some audit documents. 

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Oct 7, 2021

Senate wants host of Ninja records protected

A judge on Thursday said he's not ready to cite the Arizona Senate and Karen Fann, its president, for contempt of court.

Oct 7, 2021

Senate panel chair hot seat in 2022

Some conservatives who want to see the Legislature take a harder line on election issues are hoping Sen. Kelly Townsend, R-Mesa, who is the Government Committee’s vice chairwoman, be appointed to lead it.

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 24, 2021

Ninja report insinuates wrongdoing, Fann calls for probe

Senate election auditors provided no evidence of widespread fraud Friday but dangled enough insinuations of impropriety to give Donald Trump supporters an inkling of hope that future investigations will uncover wrongdoing in connection with the 2020 general election in Maricopa County.  The auditors’ presentation did not divert significantly from draft copies of their report obt[...]

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Sep 23, 2021

Ninja report likely to spur election legislation

As the first reports of the Arizona Senate’s review of 2020 general election results in Maricopa County are released, progressive voting rights groups worry about how the findings will be used as the basis for legislation next session. 

Sep 14, 2021

Ninja records public, Supreme Court decides

The Arizona Senate has no legal excuse to refuse to publicly produce the records of the firm it hired to audit the 2020 election returns.

Jul 27, 2021

Audit Twitter accounts suspended, Bennett frozen out

When the Arizona audit began, the public had two avenues to receive information – former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett and the Arizona Audit Twitter account – three months later, it has neither.