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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

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

Politics

Ballot count complete, but Republicans press ahead with challenges

Arizona elections officials finished counting the last of more than 3.4 million ballots over the weekend and are vowing to certify the results in the next two weeks, despite ongoing challenges from state Republicans. In the final unofficial count, President Donald Trump narrowed the gap with President-elect Joe Biden, but still trailed by 10,457 votes,

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