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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services


PHOENIX -- Attorney General Mark Brnovich won't be pursuing an investigation into the complaints aired at an ad-hoc forum of Republican lawmakers earlier this week.

In an email Thursday, Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Wright told Rep. Kelly Townsend, who asked for the probe, that her agency's Elections Integrity Unit has received more than 2,000 complaints related to last month's general election. And Wright told the Mesa Republican the office is "actively reviewing every credible allegation.''

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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- A promise by Gov. Doug Ducey to protect state aid for schools during the pandemic is coming up short.

In some cases, a lot short.
Ducey announced in June he was setting aside $370 million in federal cash to cushion schools against budget shortfalls due to anticipated enrollment declines.

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX -- A court-ordered inspection of more than 1,600 ballots cast in the general election found just nine with errors in the presidential race -- not enough even if the error rate ran through all similar ballots to declare Donald Trump the victor here.

The disclosure came as Jack Wilenchik, attorney for state GOP Chair Kelli Ward, presented a series of witnesses Thursday who testified about seeing errors in how Maricopa County handled ballots that needed to be duplicated.

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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Supporters of President Trump filed suit in federal court Wednesday in their latest bid to throw out the results of the certified popular vote that awarded the state's 11 electors to Joe Biden.

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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services


PHOENIX -- Arizona is expected to receive "hundreds of thousands" of doses of vaccine for COVID-19 by the end of the month, state health chief Cara Christ said, with priority for health-care workers, vulnerable populations, residents of long-term care facilities and teachers.

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