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Elections

Senators review draft of election audit, as critics redouble attacks

Arizona Senate Republicans are expected to begin their review Wednesday of a partial Maricopa County election audit, but critics are not waiting until then to target the report as little more than “invalid and unreliable” partisan propaganda. A full report by Cyber Ninjas was delayed after several company officials were diagnosed with COVID-19, among other

Secretary of State race

Shawnna Bolick Announces Campaign for Arizona Secretary of State

Representative Shawnna Bolick announced her campaign for Arizona Secretary of State with a call to “secure our elections and make the office work for all Arizonans again.” “It’s time to secure our elections once and for all and de-politicize the office of Secretary of State,” said Shawnna Bolick. “51% of voters now believe cheating likely

Elections

Arizona Senate assures Feds election recount is secure

The Republican president of the Arizona Senate said in a letter Friday to the U.S. Justice Department that ballots being recounted from November’s presidential election are secure and the department’s worries about voter intimidation are unfounded. The letter from Senate President Karen Fann came two days after the head of the department’s Civil Rights Division

State

Hobbs, other state officials discuss 2020 election ‘conspiracy circus’

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs told a national panel Thursday that the best way to combat election misinformation is with truth, even if “there are some folks who are never going to believe anything I say.” Her comments came during a call with election officials from the battleground states of Ohio, Michigan and Georgia,

State

Hobbs calls for expanded voting rights, blasts GOP election proposals

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said the 2020 elections “challenged our democracy in ways we’ve never seen before” but that officials still managed to deliver a safe, secure election with record-breaking turnout in the midst of a pandemic. Hobbs, speaking as part of a panel of election officials Tuesday, also blasted what she called

Legal Beat

Supreme Court to review Arizona voting laws overturned as discriminatory

The Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear Arizona’s defense of two election laws, on ballot-collecting and out-of-precinct voting, that were struck down by a lower court earlier this year as racially discriminatory. The controversial voting restrictions are still in effect, as the lower court’s ruling was put on hold for a potential Supreme

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