The Big Lie

Judge will settle Senate subpoena fight with Maricopa County

BY: - February 17, 2021

A judge will determine whether the Arizona Senate has the authority to subpoena ballots, tabulation machines and other equipment and data from Maricopa County for a purported audit of the 2020 election.

Mark Finchem owes $15k for his ‘election integrity hearing,’ and he’s raising it from supporters online

BY: - February 16, 2021

Oro Valley Republican Mark Finchem is asking his followers to give him money so he can pay off the $15,500 he spent to host an unofficial election integrity hearing in November that was attended by Donald Trump’s lead attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and served as a forum for unfounded conspiracy theories and baseless allegations that Joe […]

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Editor’s Thought Bubble: It’s definitely not what it looks like

BY: - February 12, 2021

In what is totally not a concession that their subpoena authority doesn’t allow them to demand that counties turn over ballots and election equipment, Republican senators are now pushing a bill to change state law to force counties to turn over ballots and election equipment if lawmakers subpoena it. And don’t dare think that the legislation undercuts the […]

Bill would make counties give ballots, election equipment to legislature

BY: - February 11, 2021

The Republican senator who issued subpoenas for 2.1 million Maricopa County ballots and all of the county’s election equipment is pushing legislation that would require counties to turn those things over to lawmakers.

Richer defends Maricopa County audit amid GOP lawmakers’ criticism

BY: - February 10, 2021

Maricopa County’s top elections official pushed back against criticism from fellow Republicans in the Arizona Senate who claim the county’s audit of its ballot tabulation machines, as well as the companies that are conducting them, are insufficient.

There wouldn’t have been a #StopTheSteal campaign in Arizona without Mark Finchem

BY: - February 10, 2021

The lead organizer of the Jan. 6 rally in Washington, D.C., that turned into a deadly coup attempt said Arizona’s #StopTheSteal movement started with one man: Mark Finchem.

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Editor’s Thought Bubble: Will the Senate continue to lie to voters?

BY: - February 8, 2021

Today is the day we’ll find out just how terrified Arizona Senate Republicans are of their voters: Will they vote to hold the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in contempt, subjecting them to arrest and criminal charges, because they are challenging a Senate subpoena in court? If they do, make no mistake that it is […]

Maricopa County asks judge to strike down Senate subpoenas

BY: - February 5, 2021

As the Arizona Senate prepares to vote on whether to hold the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in contempt for refusing to comply with subpoenas for a trove of equipment, data and ballots from the 2020 general election, the county is asking a judge to quash the subpoenas, arguing that they’re unlawful and invalid on several grounds.

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Arresting opponents of the Big Lie is now the Republican way

BY: - February 5, 2021

Make no mistake: Devotion to Donald Trump is still the foundation upon which the Republican Party is built. You don’t need to look any further than the Arizona Senate to see the lengths to which GOP elected officials will go to prove their fealty to both Trump and the Big Lie that the election was stolen from him.