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Elections

‘Botched’: Arizona GOP’s ballot count ends, troubles persist

Arizona Republicans’ partisan review of the 2020 election results got off to a rocky start when their contractors broke rules for counting ballots and election experts warned the work was dangerous for democracy. When the auditors stopped the counting and returned the ballots this week, it hadn’t gotten better. In the last week alone, the

Elections

Records show pressure by Trump, allies on Arizona officials

Newly released records show the top Republicans in Arizona’s largest county dodged calls from Donald Trump and his allies in the aftermath of the 2020 election, as the then-president sought to prevent the certification of Joe Biden’s victory in key battleground states. The records — including voicemails and text messages — shed light on another

Politics

Arizona Electoral College votes confirm Biden win

Arizona’s 11 Electoral College members cast their votes for Democrat Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris Monday, following state law that requires delegates from the party whose candidates received the most votes to back the winning candidate. The 11 electors chosen by the Democratic party were charged with representing Biden after he won the

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