Veterans Memorial Coliseum

election denier, Senate, settlement, Cyber Ninjas, American Oversight
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. 

Aug 18, 2021

County wants Senate to pay $2.8M for voting machines

Maricopa County officials are sending a bill for $2.8 million to the state Senate to cover the cost of having to acquire new voting machines.

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.

election denier, Senate, settlement, Cyber Ninjas, American Oversight
Jul 16, 2021

Election audit overshadows work in Senate

In some ways, the most important event of the 2021 legislative session didn’t even happen at the Capitol.

Jun 18, 2021

Visiting politicians at ‘Madhouse’ to see ‘first domino’

Delegates from roughly a dozen states have made the pilgrimage to Arizona in hopes of replicating the state Senate’s partisan election audit, but legal and political barriers will probably keep them from succeeding.

Arizona Senate Election Audit
Jun 3, 2021

Some lawmakers want to eliminate voting machines

Some Republican lawmakers are considering long-term changes to how Arizonans’ votes are counted as the hand recount of Maricopa County’s 2.1 million ballots drags on at Veterans Memorial Coliseum more than six months after the election.

May 18, 2021

Fann threatens Maricopa County with more subpoenas

Senate President Karen Fann said lawmakers may have to take new steps -- including new subpoenas and possibly going back to court -- to get information that Maricopa County election officials are refusing to provide about their ballots and equipment.

May 13, 2021

GOP senators keep distance from election audit

With their ongoing audit, as with all discourse about the 2020 election, almost all Senate Republicans have fallen into one of two camps: banging the drum about election fraud claims believed by huge segments of their base, or ignoring the recount a few blocks north to focus on legislation.

May 13, 2021

Senate won’t pursue more subpoenas – for now

Senate Republican leaders are not going to subpoena Maricopa County supervisors, at least for the time being in the ongoing battle over information they want to conduct their audit of the 2020 general election.

May 5, 2021

Hobbs threatens more litigation over Senate audit

The state's top election officials is threatening to go to court unless the procedures being used by the Senate in its special ballot audit are changed.

Apr 28, 2021

Judge: Audit policies, procedures open to public

Arizonans are entitled to see the policies and procedures being used in the Senate's audit of the 2020 election returns, a judge has ruled.

Apr 27, 2021

Media to get day in court over Senate election audit

A judge on Tuesday said he has yet to be convinced that the rights of Maricopa County voters are being protected in the audit being conducted at the demand of the state Senate.