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As other state legislatures — namely Pennsylvania’s and Wisconsin’s — have initiated their own sham election investigations, proponents of the Big Lie are increasingly looking to replicate the Arizona “audit” in their own states. #AZBigLie
Records we’ve obtained show that those activists were frequently in touch with those involved in the Arizona effort.

In June 2021, Randy Pullen, who served as “audit” spokesman, received a text from William “Sparky” Smith, who was from the Election Integrity Project group.
Smith said that he was seeking info for an audit of 13 counties that his organization was looking to conduct in California. “We would like for our 4-6 member team to meet with Az Audit officials who can give details of the logistics,” Smith wrote. Pullen asked how he could help.
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Citing the unfounded allegations of fraud that motivated the Arizona Senate’s sham “audit,” state legislators have made the state a national leader in advancing voter-suppression legislation. #AZBigLie Image
This year, Arizona state lawmakers put forward a huge number of election-related bills seeking to impose new restrictions on voting. CNN called Arizona “ground zero” for election changes. #AZBigLie…
Many of those bills won’t pass, but others have. In May 2021, Gov. Doug Ducey signed SB 1485 which dramatically curtailed Arizona’s popular vote-by-mail program.…
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We’ve uncovered more than 90,000 pages of records that show the politically biased and conspiracy rooted-origins of the Arizona “audit.”

But the state Senate continues to withhold records. Here are important remaining questions:
Who paid for the “audit” and what was the total cost? Public records have provided details about costs and subcontractors, but the public still needs to see additional documentation regarding how much money was raised and how much was paid to various subcontractors.
What role did funders or prominent supporters play in the execution of the “audit”? We have seen a number of indications that funders or other “audit” supporters played operational roles.
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The Arizona Senate’s election “audit” was led and encouraged by people with a political interest in finding evidence of wrongdoing or voting irregularities. That predetermined conclusion was the goal, and the “audit” was tainted by that bias. #AZBigLie
Partisan actors operating under the (false) assumption that voter fraud occurred in Maricopa County and elsewhere have been involved at nearly every stage of the “audit” process.
Early communications we obtained reveal that Senate President Karen Fann and others were in frequent contact with these election deniers, and messages suggest that Fann was sympathetic to calls for the election to be overturned because of alleged fraud.
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