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Arizona Attorney General’s Office Launches Investigation Into Maricopa County

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s office informed the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in a letter sent on Friday that it has launched an investigation into allegations the county has not “compl[ied] with valid and enforceable legislative subpoenas that originated from the AZ State Senate.”

FILE - In this May 6, 2021 file photo, Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. For some conspiracy theorists, the 2020 election still hasn’t ended. Trump supporters are pushing …

Georgia Asks Judge to Dismiss DOJ Election Integrity Lawsuit

Georgia asked a federal court on Wednesday to dismiss the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit that alleges the state’s 2021 Election Integrity Act (SB 202) violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which prohibits racial discrimination.

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - NOVEMBER 16: Gwinnett County election workers handle ballots as part of the recount for the 2020 presidential election at the Beauty P. Baldwin Voter Registrations and Elections Building on November 16, 2020 in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Officials are hoping to finish the hand counting of ballots before the …

Poll: Most Arizona Republicans Believe Audit Will Show Trump Won State

A poll released by OH Insights on Monday shows that most Arizona Republicans believe the forensic election audit of Maricopa County being conducted by the Arizona State Senate will show that former President Donald Trump, not President Biden, won the state’s 2020 election.

This combination of pictures created on October 30, 2020 shows Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Covid-19 at The Queen theater on October 23, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware and US President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a Make America Great Again rally as he …

Pennsylvania Sec. of State: Don’t Comply with GOP State Senator’s Election Audit Request

Pennsylvania’s Acting Secretary of State Veronica W. Degraffenreid told all 67 counties in the state on Thursday not to comply with a request for “information and materials needed to conduct a forensic audit of the 2020 General Election,” made by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-Franklin), who chairs the Intergovernmental Operations Committee, on Wednesday.

An election worker puts mail in ballots through a counting machine at the Salt Lake County election office in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 29, 2020. (Photo by GEORGE FREY / AFP) (Photo by GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images)

Brian Kemp, Brad Raffensperger Blast DOJ Lawsuit Against Georgia Election Integrity Law

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger pushed back quickly on Friday to the Department of Justice announcement earlier in the day that it had filed a lawsuit against the State of Georgia, Secretary of State Raffensperger, and the Georgia State Election Board in federal district court alleging the intended purpose of the state’s Election Integrity Act of 2021 is to disenfranchise black voters, a violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

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Pennsylvania GOP State Senator Wants 2020 Election Audit

A prominent Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate said on Monday he wants a full audit of the 2020 election in the state, similar to the ongoing Maricopa County audit ordered by the Arizona State Senate.

In this file photo, an electoral worker organizes vote-by-mail ballots at the Miami-Dade County Election Department in Miami, Florida on October 19, 2020. (Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP via Getty Images)