Election 2020

GOP lawmaker Alexander Kolodin sanctioned for 2020 ‘kraken’ lawsuit, other election cases

BY: - December 14, 2023

A GOP legislator was admonished by the State Bar of Arizona and placed on probation last week for his role in lawsuits challenging the 2020 election, including the infamous “kraken” lawsuit that made implausible and evidence-free claims of massive election fraud. State Rep. Alexander Kolodin was also disciplined for representing two Republican legislators and a […]

Key Trump attorney in fake elector plot to meet with AZ prosecutors: report

BY: - December 8, 2023

The attorney for Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign who was a leading architect of the plan to organize fake presidential electors in Arizona and other battleground states that the twice-impeached president lost is set to meet with prosecutors in the Grand Canyon State on Monday. Attorney General Kris Mayes earlier this year launched an investigation into […]

AZGOP must pay Secretary of State’s legal fees for ‘bad-faith’ 2020 election lawsuit: appeals court

BY: - April 20, 2023

An Arizona appellate court ruled Thursday that the Arizona Republican Party and its lawyers must pay the attorneys’ fees for the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office in a lawsuit that challenged how Maricopa County audited ballots in the 2020 election and sought to stop the county from certifying Donald Trump’s loss. The lawsuit challenged procedures […]

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Pursuing power with propaganda: The ties that bind Brnovich and Fox News

BY: - February 24, 2023

Maybe Mark Brnovich should get a job hosting a show on Fox News.  It’s clear that Arizona’s former attorney general and the propaganda channel’s premier hosts share the same instinct for lying to their followers about invented election fraud claims for purely selfish reasons.  On Wednesday, the world learned that Brnovich both hid the results […]

GOP Arizona legislators, including leaders of the House and Senate, subpoenaed to testify in special counsel probe of Trump

BY: - February 17, 2023

At least three Arizona Republican state legislators have been subpoenaed by the U.S. Justice Department’s special counsel, Jack Smith, as part of the criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump and his efforts to reverse his 2020 election loss. The federal grand jury subpoenas were issued to Senate President Warren Petersen, Sen. Sonny Borrelli and […]

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Mark Finchem talks about Ali Alexander, the Capitol attack and Trump ties in J6 deposition

BY: - December 30, 2022

Oro Valley Republican Mark Finchem has been publicly tight-lipped about his whereabouts on Jan. 6 and his connections to #StopTheSteal organizer Ali Alexander, but his testimony to the Congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection gives new insight into a man who has been instrumental in misinformation around Arizona’s electoral process.  On Friday, the U.S. […]

Clint Hickman

Iowa man arrested for threatening to lynch a GOP Maricopa county supervisor over fictitious election fraud claims

BY: - October 6, 2022

A 64-year-old Iowa man has been arrested for threatening to lynch Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman and an employee of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for not investigating claims of fictitious voter fraud.  “When we come to lynch your stupid lying Commie [expletive], you’ll remember that you lied on the [expletive] Bible, you piece of […]

The J6 committee can get phone records for AZGOP leader Kelli Ward and her husband

BY: - September 22, 2022

The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has the right to see phone records for Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward and her husband, Michael, a federal judge ruled Thursday. The subpoena from the House Select Committee on January 6th sought phone records from T-Mobile between Nov. 1, 2020, through […]

Tucson vets slam U.S. Senate candidate Blake Masters

BY: - September 16, 2022

A group of Tucson veterans fired back at Blake Masters’ incendiary comments on the military this week, saying he isn’t a fit representative for the more than half a million veterans in the state.  “A man like Blake Masters, who has no respect for our service – he has no business representing us anywhere, let […]

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The Senate can use legislative privilege to shield some ‘audit’ records: Arizona Supreme Court

BY: - August 31, 2022

If the Arizona Senate provides more detailed explanations for why it says some records related to the partisan election review it conducted in 2021 are privileged and can’t be made public, those records should remain secret, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. In a long-running legal battle over records related to the so-called “audit” of […]

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On Jan. 6, I was bewildered. Now, I’m outraged.

BY: - August 12, 2022

Ahead of the first hearing of the Jan.6 Select Committee I had the opportunity, due to my more than 40 years in law enforcement, to share my thoughts as part of a panel discussion about what had happened on that terrible day, and what I expected to come from the hearings. I shared that I […]

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Senate ‘audit’ leaders Doug Logan and Ben Cotton are facing a Michigan criminal probe

BY: - August 8, 2022

Doug Logan, the CEO of the Florida-based firm hired by the Arizona Senate to conduct the partisan “audit” of the 2020 Maricopa County election, is under investigation for allegedly illegally obtaining Michigan voting machines and breaking into them.  The office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat, has petitioned the Michigan Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating […]