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Elections

Election officials can fight fraud; fighting misinformation is tougher

Maricopa County’s chief information security officer said the county was able to handle cyberthreats to the 2020 elections, but handling public perception of the results in the face of rampant social media misinformation has been more of a challenge. “We all saw in 2020 that the vast majority of what was communicated through media, social

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

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