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Congress likely won't weigh in on the growing threat of election subversion in the states. That's in addition to controversial GOP-backed efforts with highly dubious methodology to review already-audited election results in places like Maricopa County, Arizona that could be replicated in other states. 4 set standards to protect election officials and election results from partisan manipulation. I think that would be a favor to election officials. While the chances of Congress overturning the results of a future presidential election are probably slim, the lack of clarity and relatively low bar to objecting election results leaves the law more open to partisan manipulation and abuse.
Persons: Chuck Schumer, Democratic Sen, Joe Manchin, Manchin, Mitch McConnell, Sen, Lisa Murkowski's, Read, Louisa Boyer, Julio Cortez, , David Becker, Eric Gay, Brian Kemp, Brad Raffensperger, Bill, Katie Hobbs, Mark Brnovich —, Becker, Raffensperger, Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Erin Schaff, Matthew Seligman, Seligman, Siegelman, Kamala Harris, Kevin Kosar Organizations: Republican, Senate, Democratic, Charleston Gazette, GOP, Justice, Trump, Edmondson High School, Congressional, Baltimore AP, Protect Democracy, United Democracy Center, Election Innovation, Research, New York Times, Chamber, Texas Capitol, AP, demotes, State, Board, House Democrats, Capitol, Electoral, The New York Times, American Enterprise Institute, ECA, Democrat, AEI Locations: Baltimore, Maricopa County , Arizona, Texas, Austin , Texas, Arizona, Georgia, November’s, Washington, Pennsylvania
Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming criticized the Arizona audit as "an effort to subvert democracy." Cheney has rejected Republican efforts to continue litigating the 2020 presidential election. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who was ousted from the House Republican leadership team over her challenges to former President Donald Trump's false election claims, blasted the GOP-led election audit being conducted in Arizona. 3 House Republican, Cheney remained defiant in her efforts against Trump. "Nobody thought we would still be dealing with the 2020 election at this point," she recently told TIME.
Persons: Liz Cheney, Cheney, Katie Hobbs, Donald Trump's, Trump, Joe Biden's, waver, Kevin McCarthy of, Steve Scalise, Cheney wasn't, Read, Elise Stefanik, Biden, Bill Clinton Organizations: Arizona, House Republican, GOP, Republican, Republicans, Electoral, Kevin McCarthy of California, Justice, Trump, Democratic, Democrat Locations: Wyoming, Arizona, Maricopa County, Louisiana, New York, Maricopa
PHOENIX — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Thursday he’s running for U.S. Senate, becoming the third major candidate seeking the Republican nomination to take on Democrat Mark Kelly. He says he used his post as attorney general to take on “crony capitalists” and government overreach, while promoting religious liberty, border security and election integrity. Kelly, a retired astronaut, won a special election last year to finish the late John McCain’s Senate term. As attorney general, Brnovich has picked a number of high-profile fights, including suing the Arizona Board of Regents — which is typically his client — over plans to build a hotel at Arizona State University. Before he was elected attorney general in 2014, Brnovich was a federal prosecutor and head of the state Gaming Department, which regulates gambling.
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Georgia state Sens. Burt Jones and Brandon Beach made the trip Tuesday seeking "a blueprint for a statewide forensic audit" in Georgia, a conservative radio host said. Contractors with Cyber Ninjas in Phoenix examine and recount ballots cast in the 2020 general election in Maricopa County on May 6. Pro-Trump supporters rally to defy the election results hours after Joe Biden was named president-elect outside the Maricopa County elections building in Phoenix on Nov. 7. Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, said the partisan ballot review in Maricopa County effectively creates a road map for Republicans elsewhere to undermine election results they don't like.
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Christina Bobb, a correspondent for the far-right news network OAN, has been both covering the Arizona election audit and fundraising for the effort. Bobb was aiding AZ Senate Republicans with the effort as early as December, according to new documents. A correspondent for the far-right One America News Network, who is covering the ongoing Maricopa County election audit, has also been aiding the GOP-backed recount effort since at least December and using her visibility on the pro-Trump channel to fundraise for the controversial audit. In an impromptu CNN interview last week, Fann cited OAN's live coverage of the audit as proof that the entire process has been transparent. On April 9, Bobb tweeted about her organization and asked her followers to donate to support the Arizona audit.
Persons: Christina Bobb, Bobb, Karen Fann, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Fann, Katie Hobbs, Rudy Giuliani, Carrie Levine, Donald J, Trump, Giuliani, Kyung Lah, OAN, OAN's Bobb, BuzzFeed, AZCentral, Biden Organizations: AZ, Republicans, America News Network, GOP, Trump, The Center, Public Integrity, Arizona, Republican, Democratic, US Justice Department, Fann, Public, Center for Public, BuzzFeed, CNN, Voices, KTAR Locations: Arizona, Maricopa County, Fann, OAN, Maricopa, Georgia, Alaska, Virginia, Wisconsin
Live Live Updates: Biden Revokes and Replaces Trump’s Order Seeking TikTok Ban The Trump administration fought to ban TikTok and force its Chinese-owned parent company, ByteDance, to sell the app. Biden revokes and replaces Trump’s executive order that sought to ban TikTok. President Biden is set to revoke a Trump-era executive order that sought to ban TikTok from U.S. app stores. After Google resisted complying, the Justice Department under Mr. Biden kept the effort going until dropping it last Wednesday. President Biden is set to leave for Europe on Air Force One, but the press plane that will accompany him ran into delays.
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New emails detail the efforts by Trump and Giuliani to challenge the 2020 Arizona election results. State Sen. Karen Fann boasted of a call from Trump over the GOP push to "prove any fraud." After being criticized by a constituent for supporting an audit, Fann acknowledged that President Joe Biden had indeed won the presidential election in Arizona. "Biden won ... 45% of all Arizona voters thinks there is a problem with the election system. When Biden won Arizona last year, he also carried Maricopa by a 50% to 48% margin.
Persons: Giuliani, State Sen, Karen Fann, Fann, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Rudy, Joe Biden, Read, Donald Trump's, Bill Clinton, Katie Hobbs, They're Organizations: Trump, State, GOP, New, New York City, Democratic, Arizona Locations: Arizona, Maricopa County, New York, Maricopa
In Wisconsin, the Republican state House speaker recently hired a team of retired police officers and an attorney to probe the 2020 election. "We truly are in uncharted waters," she said, calling the efforts more than six months after the 2020 election "unsustainable" for U.S. democracy. We are now more than six months past the 2020 election. "We certainly pursued everything that was in our domain as Legislature," Cutler said of litigation or reviews of the 2020 election in its aftermath. "Our 2020 election was safe; it was fair; it was secure," Pitts said.
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of State Katie Hobbs is documenting irregularities with the Maricopa County election audit. Hobbs told CNN on Thursday that the GOP-commissioned audit is "prime for cooking the books." Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has once again slammed the GOP-backed audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, suggesting that it was "prime for cooking the books." Jen Fifield, a reporter with The Arizona Republic, noticed blue pens being used back in April, when she raised the issue with Cyber Ninjas. Insider has contacted Cyber Ninjas and the Arizona Senate Republican Party for comment.
Persons: Katie Hobbs, Hobbs, Joe Biden, , CNN's Jake Tapper, Insider's Grace Panetta, Jen Fifield, Fifield Organizations: CNN, GOP, Arizona, Republican, The Arizona, Arizona Senate Republican Party Locations: Maricopa County, Arizona, Florida, The Arizona Republic
Republicans and Trump loyalists nationwide are still pushing for reviews of the 2020 election. He won 50.3% of the county while Trump won 48.1%, according to Politico. Favorito told the AP he voted for Don Blankenship, the US Constitution Party candidate in the 2020 election. Biden won 52.9% of the state while Trump won 45.5% of the state, according to Politico. Biden beat Trump in Michigan, a state Trump won in 2016, by 154,188 votes.
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Trump met a Pennsylvania state senator in Trump Tower, The Washington Post reported. The senator, Doug Mastriano, wants a 2020 election audit in his state modeled on the one in Arizona. Trump hosted Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano at Trump Tower in New York City, where they discussed launching a 2020 election audit in Pennsylvania, which Biden won, The Post reported. The Arizona audit, which commissioned in April by the state's GOP-controlled Senate, has been mired in controversy. The result of the Arizona audit cannot be used to invalidate the result of the 2020 presidential election, and its result will likely face legal challenges.
Persons: Trump, Doug Mastriano, Donald Trump, Sen, Biden, Mastriano, Katie Hobbs, Hobbs, Joe Biden, Maggie Haberman Organizations: Washington Post, The Washington Post, Pennsylvania, Trump, Post, Wednesday, Arizona, GOP, Observers, Republicans, The Post, The New York Times Locations: Pennsylvania, Trump, Arizona, The, New York City, Phoenix, Maricopa County
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat who has faced a barrage of criticism from Republicans about the 2020 election, is running for governor, she announced in a video Wednesday morning. That’s why I’m running.”I’m running for Governor to deliver transparency, accountability, and results for Arizonans -- just like I’ve done my whole career. As the state’s top election official, Hobbs was a frequent target of stolen election conspiracy theories and was harassed and threatened for her work and defense of the state's system. President Joe Biden won the state in 2020 by approximately 10,000 votes and numerous state and county reviews and audits have revealed that the election system was secure and produced accurate results. Hobbs has positioned herself as a key defender of the state’s election system and opponent of the audit and her announcement video suggests she will seek to capitalize on that fight in her bid.
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Observers of the ongoing Arizona election audit have alleged several security and equipment concerns. Secretary of State Katie Hobbs shared a summary of incidents witnesses have noted in the past week. Observers of the ongoing audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County, Arizona have alleged several problematic incidents last week during the controversial recount. Among the observations are security concerns, equipment concerns, communication concerns, and policy or press changes. Observers noted Cyber Ninjas software malfunctions that forced the company to roll back an update in the middle of the day.
Persons: Katie Hobbs, Witnesses, Joe Biden, Hobbes, Ken Bennett, Bennett, Randy Pullen, Pullen, Trump Organizations: GOP, Trump, Democrat, Republican Locations: Arizona, Maricopa County , Arizona, Maricopa County, Montana
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, will run for governor in 2022, she announced Wednesday. Hobbs is an outspoken critic of the state's ongoing Maricopa County election audit. Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who rose to prominence defending the state's election results following the 2020 vote, announced Wednesday that she's launching a run for governor. Arizona's current governor, Republican Doug Ducey, is also term-limited and will be out in 2023. Before serving as Secretary of State, Hobbs served as a member of Arizona's Senate and House of Representatives.
Persons: Katie Hobbs, Hobbs, She's, Republican Doug Ducey, Kimberly Yee, Kari Lake, Mark Brnovich Organizations: Democrat, Twitter, GOP, Republican, Fox, Republicans, State Locations: Arizona, Maricopa County
Pennsylvania lawmakers who backed false claims of election fraud are visiting Arizona this week. The delegation will tour the site of a controversial, partisan audit of the vote in Maricopa County. A Pennsylvania lawmaker who spent thousands of dollars to bus protesters to the US Capitol on January 6 will be in Arizona this week to tour the site of a GOP-backed "audit" of the 2020 election. The visit will include a tour and getting "a brief from the forensic audit team," according to the account. The lawmaker will be accompanied by two other Pennsylvania Republicans: state Sen. Cris Dush and state Rep.
Persons: State Sen, Doug Mastriano, Joe Biden, WHYY, Mastriano, Mastriano's, Sen, Cris Dush, Rob Kauffman, Katie Hobbs Organizations: Capitol, GOP, State, Maricopa, Maricopa Arizona Audit, Arizona Republicans, Republicans, US Department of Justice, Democrat, US Department of Homeland Security Locations: Arizona, Maricopa County, Pennsylvania, Washington, Maricopa Arizona
The controversial bill removes voters from the state's Permanent Early Voting List, a method that voters used en masse in the 2020 election. A longtime voting activist in Georgia and well-known conspiracy theorist, Garland Favorito, is spearheading a campaign in Fulton County to review the 2020 election results. Favorito told the AP he voted for Don Blankenship, the US Constitution Party candidate in the 2020 election. It was the first major election-related bill signed into law in a swing state after the 2020 election. Biden won 52.9% of the state while Trump won 45.5% of the state, according to Politico.
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Republicans in Arizona's state legislature voted Tuesday to strip the Democratic Secretary of State of election powers. The move comes one day after Katie Hobbs slammed the GOP-led 2020 election audit happening in Maricopa County. The measure would transfer authority over elections lawsuits to the state's Republican attorney general. Republicans in Arizona's state legislature passed a measure on Tuesday to strip Democrat Katie Hobbs of her election powers as Secretary of State after she criticized the state's controversial, GOP-led audit of the 2020 election. Earlier this month, the Maricopa County Attorney's office sent state leaders and audit vendors a "hold" letter instructing them to retain all documents and audit communications — the first official sign that Maricopa County leaders are considering post-audit legal action.
Persons: Katie Hobbs, Hobbs, Mark Brnovich, Brnovich, Regina Cobb, Sen, David Gowan, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Trump Organizations: Democratic, GOP, Republican, State, AZ Central, State Bar of, Brnovich, Twitter, Arizona's, Arizona's GOP, Maricopa Locations: Arizona's, Maricopa County, State Bar of Arizona, Arizona, Red
Arizona Republicans passed a measure on Tuesday to strip Democrat Katie Hobbs, the current secretary of state, of her ability to defend election lawsuits, a seemingly partisan retaliation for her sharp criticism of the party's controversial election audit. The bill also states that the attorney general cannot represent or provide legal advice to the Secretary of State, which is generally the chief elections administrator, or the Department of State on any matters through June 30, 2023. State and federal experts and law enforcement officials have questioned the legality and prudence of the auditors and their efforts. Hobbs called the bill an attack on Arizona voters in a statement posted on Twitter. “The most extreme members of our legislature think they can stop me from doing my job and working on behalf of Arizona voters.
Persons: Katie Hobbs, Hobbs, general's, Donald Trump, Trump, Joe Biden's, ” Hobbs, Organizations: Arizona Republicans, Republican, State, Department of State, Republicans, Cyber, Justice, Twitter Locations: Arizona, Florida, State
Maricopa County leaders signaled that a lawsuit may be possible following the 2020 election audit. The county attorney requested that Senate leaders and audit vendors retain all documents and communications. The Maricopa County Attorney's office sent Arizona Senate leaders and vendors of the GOP's controversial "audit" of the 2020 election a "hold" letter Friday evening, instructing them to retain all documents and audit communications. The request is the first official sign that Maricopa County leaders are considering post-audit legal action. "It is clear the Arizona Senate and its contractors do not intend to retract false allegations defaming the County and its employees," Maricopa County Chairman Jack Sellers told KTAR News.
Persons: Matt Galka Fox, Donald Trump, Jack Sellers, KTAR, Fann, Petersen, Ken Bennett, Allister Adel's, Brahm Resnik, Ken Bennett responsed, Katie Hobbs, Hobbs, Joe Biden, Trump Organizations: Twitter, Arizona Senate, Maricopa, Arizona, Republican, GOP, Trump, KTAR Locations: Maricopa, Maricopa County, Arizona
State Senate Republicans subpoenaed nearly 400 of Maricopa County's election machines, along with ballots cast by voters in November's election, to facilitate an unusual audit of the election results. In Arizona, the secretary of state can decertify machinery in consultation with the state's Election Equipment Certification Committee, a three-person panel appointed by Hobbs. The unanimous suggestion was to decommission and replace the election machines, she wrote. The county's most recent expense for election equipment was a $6.1 million contract in 2019 with Dominion. Hobbs and the county supervisors have been vocal critics of the audit.
Persons: Katie Hobbs, Hobbs, Joe Biden's, Donald Trump's, Fields, Megan Gilbertson, Gilbertson, Jack Sellers, Karen Fann, Sellers Organizations: Republicans, NBC News, State, GOP, Republican, Supervisors, Arizona Republicans, Justice, Department of Homeland Security, county's Elections, Dominion Locations: Arizona, Maricopa County, Maricopa, November's, Florida
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has told Maricopa County to decommission its voting machines. In a letter, Hobbs said she had "grave concerns" the equipment had been compromised by Cyber Ninjas. Earlier this year, Arizona's GOP-controlled Senate chose the private firm, Cyber Ninjas, to carry out another count of the ballots in Maricopa County, which President Joe Biden won by more than 45,000 votes. Cyber Ninjas has no experience in elections work and is led by a man who promoted false, pro-Trump conspiracy theories last fall. Dominion Voting Systems, whose equipment is used in Maricopa County, said it shared concerns about Cyber Ninjas' handling of its machines.
Persons: Katie Hobbs, Hobbs, Joe Biden, Biden's, Fields Moseley, Karen Fann, Biden Organizations: Cyber, Republican, Arizona's GOP, Supervisors, US Department of Homeland Security, Democrat, of, Voting Systems, US Justice Department's Civil, Division, Arizona Democrats Locations: Arizona, Maricopa County, China, Maricopa
Voting Machines in Arizona Recount Should Be Replaced, Election Official Says
  + stars: | 2021-05-20 | by ( Michael Wines | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
Arizona’s top elections official on Thursday urged the state’s most populous county to replace hundreds of voting machines that have been examined as part of a Republican-backed review of the state’s November election. The request added fuel to charges by impartial election observers and voting rights advocates that the review, ordered in December by the Republicans who control the State Senate, had become a political sham. In a letter to officials of Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix, the elections official, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, said it was unclear whether companies hired to conduct the review had sufficiently safeguarded the equipment from tampering during their review of votes. Ms. Hobbs, a Democrat, recommended that the county replace its 385 voting machines and nine vote tabulators because “the lack of physical security and transparency means we cannot be certain who accessed the voting equipment and what might have been done to them.”
Persons: Katie Hobbs, Hobbs, Organizations: Republican, Republicans, State Senate Locations: Maricopa County, Phoenix
An Arizona elections board has described the vote recount as a "circus" that weakens democracy. The recount of the 2020 election ballots was backed by Trump, who maintains votes were stolen from him. A Republican-led voting-supervision board in Arizona's Maricopa County has described the state's vote recount as a "laughing stock" that's eroding faith in democracy. "These accusations are false, defamatory, and beneath the dignity of the Senate," the board of supervisors said in the letter. "They are an insult to the dedicated public servants in the Maricopa County Elections Department and Office of the Recorder, who work incredibly long hours conducting the County's elections with integrity and honor."
Persons: Trump, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Matt York, Jack Sellers, GOP Arizona Sen, Warren Petersen, Katie Hobbs Organizations: Observers, Republican, GOP, Republicans, Democrat, Arizona Senate, Maricopa County Elections Department, Office, AP, The Washington, GOP Arizona Locations: Arizona, Maricopa County, state's, Phoenix , Arizona, Republic ., Republic
PHOENIX — Republicans in the Arizona Senate have signed a lease to continue their slow-moving audit of the 2020 election results in Maricopa County through the end of June. The state Senate and its contractors had rented the Veterans Memorial Coliseum through Friday, when they must vacate the old basketball arena because it is booked for high school graduations next week. Republicans have hired Cyber Ninjas, a Florida-based cybersecurity firm, to oversee an unprecedented, partisan review of the 2020 election in Arizona’s largest county. Fann proposed allowing its contractor to view data from the routers at county facilities under supervision of the sheriff's office. “It’s clearer by the day: the people hired by the Senate are in way over their heads," Sellers said.
Persons: Donald Trump, Ken Bennett, Katie Hobbs, Karen Fann, Jack Sellers, Fann, , , Trump, Sellers Organizations: PHOENIX, Republicans, Arizona Senate, Veterans Memorial Coliseum, coliseum, Democratic, Republican, of Supervisors, Dominion Voting Systems Inc, U.S, Election, Commission, Fake, Lamestream Media, Supervisors Locations: Arizona, Maricopa County, Florida, Arizona’s
Arizona will periodically remove infrequent mail voters from the state's ballot list after Republican Gov. The bill remove infrequent voters from the state’s Permanent Early Voting List, turning it into an “active” early voting list. I am disappointed that he signed this bill into law.”“The default for most Arizona voters is voting by mail. We've had it for 25 years, 75 percent of Arizonans are on the Permanent Early Vote List,” she said in a call with reporters last month ahead of the first vote. Republicans say the measure is about shoring up trust in Arizona’s elections, and updating the rules due to increased usage of mail voting.
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