Tag Archives: Arizona

AZ Family Changes Mind About Vax After Mother Dies

Phoenix’s Fox News affiliate reports: Ysmael Vega is mourning his wife who died of virus complications on July 13. He’s currently recovering from the virus and pneumonia. Fernanda Vega, 47, was loved by her four children, 10 grandchildren and all her friends. She worked in the healthcare industry for years. On July 13, Fernanda went to the emergency room. Ysmael …

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QAnon AZ Senator Declares Support For Confederates

Mediaite reports: Arizona Republican state Sen. Wendy Rogers had some thoughts on Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians changing its name to the Guardians starting next season. The move comes after years of lobbying by activist groups who said the current team name is offensive to Native Americans. Most curiously, she declared she likes Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, but …

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62% Of AZ Republicans: “Audit” Will Show Trump Won

The Hill reports: A majority of Arizona Republicans in a new poll said that a partisan election audit there will show that former President Trump won the state’s 11 Electoral College votes instead of President Biden. Sixty-two percent of Arizona Republicans said in a new OH Predictive Insights poll that Trump will receive more votes in the state after the …

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Politico Brutally Fact-Checks Trump’s AZ “Fraudit” Lies

Politico reports: TRUMP: “168,000 fraudulent ballots printed on illegal paper (unofficial ballots)” THE FACTS: All of that is false. The ballots were not unofficial or printed on illegal paper, and even [Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug] Logan never alleged they were fraudulent. TRUMP, citing “74,000 mail in ballots received that were never mailed (magically appearing ballots).” THE FACTS: No, there were …

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AP Fact-Checks Latest QAnon/GOP Arizona Election Lies

The Associated Press reports: Cyber Ninjas, the cybersecurity consulting firm hired by Arizona Senate Republicans to oversee a partisan review of the 2020 election, on Thursday pushed a false narrative that Maricopa County received thousands of mail-in ballots that had no record of being sent out to voters. The false claim has reverberated online in the day since Logan’s comments, …

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AP Tally Smacks Down Cultists’ Arizona Election Lies

The Associated Press reports: Arizona county election officials have identified fewer than 200 cases of potential voter fraud out of more than 3 million ballots cast in last year’s presidential election, undercutting former President Donald Trump’s claims of a stolen election as his allies continue a disputed ballot review in the state’s most populous county. The 182 cases represent instances …

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QAnon AZ Senator Demands Do-Over Of 2020 Election

The Washington Post reports: Arizona’s Republicans held onto the state Senate last year, which was very good news for Wendy Rogers. The Air Force veteran, who’d lost five out of five previous elections, defeated a fellow Republican by accusing her of being soft on crime. In Phoenix, Rogers cast decisive votes to alter the state’s election laws and audit its …

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House Dems Open Probe Into QAnon Arizona “Audit”

Politico reports: The House Oversight Committee is launching an investigation into the ballot review being run by the Republican-controlled state Senate in Arizona, the committee announced on Wednesday. “Americans’ right to vote is protected by the Constitution and is the cornerstone of our democratic system of government,” Oversight Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), who helms the …

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QAnon AZ Senate Leader: Audit Numbers “Don’t Match”

Phoenix’s KTAR News reports: Arizona Senate President Karen Fann said Tuesday the number of 2020 general election ballots tallied during the ongoing audit she authorized doesn’t match the total documented by Maricopa County, but the Republican didn’t know how far off the counts were. “They haven’t released a number yet, if you will, however we do know that those numbers …

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AZ Republican Charged With Using Dead Mom’s Ballot

The Arizona Mirror reports: A grand jury has indicted a Scottsdale Republican woman for allegedly casting her dead mother’s early ballot in the November election in a rare prosecution for voter fraud in Arizona. Tracey Kay McKee, 63, faces one count of illegal voting and one count of perjury, according to the state grand jury’s May 7 indictment. Illegal voting …

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AZ Sec Of State Seeks Probe Into Trump And Allies

The Hill reports: Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) is calling on state Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) to look into reports that former President Trump and his allies attempted to make contact with election supervisors in Maricopa County in the weeks following the November election. Hobbs, in a request sent via email Wednesday and shared on Twitter, cited …

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Trump And Allies Tried To Stop Ballot Counting In AZ

The New York Times reports: President Donald J. Trump twice sought to talk on the phone with the Republican leader of Arizona’s most populous county last winter as the Trump campaign and its allies tried unsuccessfully to reverse Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s narrow victory in the state’s presidential contest, according to the Republican official and records obtained by The Arizona …

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Arizona “Audit” Workers Complain Of Sex Harassment

Phoenix’s CBS News affiliate reports: Women who worked at the Arizona Election Audit endured sexual harassment for weeks, even after submitting written accounts of what was taking place. That is according to a former employee who spoke to Arizona’s Family Investigates. Arizona’s Family agreed to conceal the employee’s identity because she says she was a victim of the sexual harassment …

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SCOTUS Sides With AZ GOP On Voter Suppression Laws

CBNC reports: The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 6-3 to uphold Arizona voting rules supported by Republicans that Democrats alleged unlawfully discriminated against the state’s Native American, Hispanic and Black voters. The case concerned two Arizona voting rules that a federal appeals court found to be in violation of the Voting Rights Act, citing their disproportionate impact on minorities. One …

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AZ County Dumps Voting Machines Tainted By “Audit”

The Washington Post reports: Arizona’s Maricopa County announced Monday that it will replace voting equipment that was turned over to a private contractor for a Republican-commissioned review of the 2020 presidential election, concerned that the process compromised the security of the machines. Officials from Maricopa, the state’s largest county and home to Phoenix, provided no estimates of the costs involved …

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Arizona “Audit” Leader Stars In New QAnon Movie

The Daily Beast reports: The head of Arizona Republicans’ controversial “audit” of 2020 presidential ballots was revealed Saturday as the anonymous star of a new movie claiming the election was stolen, raising questions about how credible any upcoming report from the supposed audit could be. The revelation of Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan’s involvement in the conspiracy theory movie The …

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10 Arrested At Protest Outside Sinema’s AZ Office

Phoenix’s CBS News affiliate reports: Ten people were arrested Tuesday during a protest outside the Phoenix office of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema. The demonstration came the day after the Democratic Senator voiced her support of the “filibuster,” a Senate rule that requires 60 votes to pass most bills. Those who oppose the filibuster say lawmakers use it to block legislation. Protesters …

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Evacuations As Arizona Wildfire Spreads In Record Heat

CNN reports: One of Arizona’s largest wildfires has scorched more than 139,000 acres and continues to spread rapidly as weather conditions are expected to remain hot and dry. More than 1,000 people are fighting to tame the Telegraph Fire, burning east of Phoenix, as it has grown and began merging with the neighboring Mescal Fire. Both fires have charred more …

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AZ State Rep Threatens To Imprison Merrick Garland

Media Matters reports: Arizona Republican state Sen. Wendy Rogers, a supporter of the “audit” and self-proclaimed member of the militia group the Oath Keepers, tweeted, “You will not touch Arizona ballots or machines unless you want to spend time in an Arizona prison.” (The tweet was written up by right-wing blog The Gateway Pundit.) The next day, former Trump White …

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Arizona AG Launches Run To Unseat Sen. Mark Kelly

NBC News reports: 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. Brnovich, who is in his second term as the state’s top law-enforcement officer, is the best-known GOP candidate and the only one with political experience. Brnovich has drawn the ire …

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