Elections

Brandon Mejia

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- The question of whether Arizona gets to keep its ban on "ballot harvesting'' could turn on  whether a now-ejected state legislator who first proposed the law was trying to suppress minority votes -- and how his motive affected his colleagues.

MATT YORK / AP

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- The question of whether state senators get access to Maricopa County's voting equipment and ballots could turn on the question of whether they dotted their i's and crossed their t's.

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Facing some blistering criticism and the possibility of harming Republican reelection efforts, a Southern Arizona lawmaker has pulled the plug on a proposal to let the legislature override the choice of voters for president.

MATT YORK / AP

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- An audit of the Maricopa County voting equipment came up absolutely clean according to county officials.

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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