Karen Fann

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Arizona Senate chief who led election audit retiring in 2023

The Republican who has served as president of the Arizona Senate for the past three years and oversaw an unprecedented review of 2020 election results in the state’s most populous county announced Monday she will not seek reelection in 2022. Sen. Karen Fann said in a statement that after nearly 30 years serving in local

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Yavapai Republican Men’s Forum: Protecting Arizona Election Integrity

Senate President Karen Fann and former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett will provide an update on where things stand with the audit being conducted by the Arizona Senate of the Maricopa County 2020 presidential election returns. Karen  Fann is the second female Senate President in the history of Arizona.  Senator Fann was first elected

Elections

Arizona Democrats call for audit probe, as federal panel starts its own

Arizona Democrats called on Attorney General Mark Brnovich to investigate the state Senate’s audit of Maricopa County election returns, which they said Friday is little more than a “sham audit” disguising a series of politically motivated attacks. Their demands come as a congressional panel has launched its own investigation into Cyber Ninjas, the private firm

Elections

County tells Arizona Senate to keep files, threatens lawsuit

Maricopa County officials on Friday directed the Arizona Senate and the auditors it hired to review the county’s 2020 election count to preserve documents for a possible lawsuit. The county made the demand in a letter after the auditors refused to back down from their claim that the county destroyed evidence by deleting an election

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

Elections

US Justice Department worried about Arizona Senate recount

The U.S. Department of Justice expressed concern Wednesday about ballot security and potential voter intimidation arising from the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate’s unprecedented private recount of the 2020 presidential election results in Maricopa County. In a letter to GOP Senate President Karen Fann, the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division said the Senate’s farming

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