Beat: Impact: Voting


An observer overlooks as Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas, Thursday, May 6, 2021,  at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. The audit, ordered by the Arizona Senate, has the U.S. Department of Justice saying it is concerned about ballot security and potential voter intimidation arising from the unprecedented private recount of the 2020 presidential election results. (AP Photo/Matt York, Pool)
What’s the Price Tag on the Senate’s Partisan Review of the 2020 Election?

Although the full price of the so-called audit of the 2020 presidential election results is unknown, it’s costing the state a lot of money.

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Experts Slam Cyber Ninjas’ ‘Half-Baked’ Audit of Election Results in Arizona Ahead of Final Findings

Election experts from both sides of the political aisle are cautioning the public about the audit's unreliable findings.

Members of the group "Arizona Republicans Who Believe In Treating Others With Respect" hold signs in support of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, during evening rush hour in Phoenix, Arizona on October 16, 2020. - Arizona has not elected a Democrat since Bill Clinton's second win in 1996, but is undergoing major demographic changes. The state best known abroad for the Grand Canyon is seeing a rapid growth in urban areas, among young college-educated voters, and in its robust Latino community -- groups that tend to favor the Democratic Party. But key to next month's election is that the average Arizona voter, whether Republican or Democrat, tends to be more moderate and is "tired of the President's behavior and the rhetoric coming from his campaign," according to Arizona State University politics lecturer Gina Woodall.
Party Poopers: Independent Voter Registrations Surge as Parties Fall

Republican, Democratic and Libertarian parties all saw drops in registration from the general election, while unaffiliated voters made strong gains.

Rev. Jesse Jackson (C), listens during a sit-in demonstration outside the office of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) on July 26, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Pressure to End the Filibuster Is Mounting for Kyrsten Sinema as 39 Protesters Arrested During Phoenix Sit-In

Police arrested 39 protestors outside Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s office on Monday as they called on the senator to support ending the filibuster

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Arizona Democrats Call for Audit Probe, As Federal Panel Starts Its Own

A federal investigation launched last week into the private firm that was contracted to do the audit of Maricopa County's 2020 election results.

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AP Investigation Finds Only 4 Voter Fraud Cases From 2020 Election in Arizona Have Led to Charges

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.

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House to Probe if Arizona Audit Is ‘Effort to Promote Baseless Conspiracy Theories’

The House Oversight Committee informed Cyber Ninjas that it is investigating the 'audit' it's conducting for Republicans in the Arizona state Senate.