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4 Jun
BREAKING: @weareoversight public records lawsuit against State Senate President @FannKfann (et al) results in new trove of documents being released.

bit.ly/2TJW0JC

(h/t @modernista64)
DM me with any finds in the 500 page trove.
Although, @weareoversight has helpfully highlighted a dozen or two. (Right hand column)
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28 Apr
LIVE-TWEETING today's court arguments on the #AZaudit, beginning at 10:30.

We'll be joined by election security consultant and triple threat @ThePolitiKat and all around threat (and election attorney) @TomRyanLaw!

Ct filings, more: bit.ly/AZlaw1186
And, you can follow along with us (and keep us on our toes) by watching here (Ct's site): bit.ly/3tOmM0m
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27 Apr
Some personal ANALYSIS of today's hearing and where we're at. (From a post-hearing interview with
@NicoleValdesTV):
"I don’t see either Judge Martin or the AZ Supreme Court shutting down the Senate/Ninjas audit/recount at this point. The unfortunate origin... 1/4
...of this legal dispute is that this audit is extra-legal – we never anticipated this kind of post-election game. So, the State Senate – the body that passes the election integrity laws we already have in place – did not lay down any procedures ----let alone laws ---- to...
2/4
...to be followed by the Cyber Ninjas.

That problem was exacerbated because @maricopacounty, @SecretaryHobbs, @azdemparty & even the media kept WAITING for procedures to become public. So, they didn't go to the courts...
3/4
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27 Apr
NUTSHELL:
1. There is no court order currently hanging over the audit. (Which doesn't mean they should go haywire, natch.)
2. Hearing tomorrow at 10:30 on whether to put an order back in place.
3. No change in media/public access. First Amdmt Coalition is now in case, but...
...for limited purpose of fighting Cyber Ninjas efforts to file their procedures under seal.
4. @SecretaryHobbs also in, Staci Burks out. (Libertarians want to file amicus brief.)
5. (you fill in what you feel belongs here)
--PW
6. more analysis later, at bit.ly/AZlaw1184

As we note on the blog, this was started when we started a legal news program on @SunSoundsofAZ. We are resuming that program this week!

If you appreciate our coverage, PLEASE donate: bit.ly/SunSoundsDonat…
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27 Apr
LIVE TWEETING, 11am COURT HEARING On Maricopa County Election Audit/Recount.

TUNE IN here for play-by-play and commentary from the @ArizonasLaw, @tomryanlaw and @ThePolitiKat.

MORE court filings and updates: bit.ly/AZlaw1184
While we're waiting, I'm happy to announce that we were able to help convince the Superior Court to treat this as a "high profile" case. That means the court filings will be publicly available much more quickly and online.
--PW
Roopali Desai for the Plaintiffs' is now on line. Just waiting for the Kolodin Klown Kar show to roll up for the defense. -The "I" TR
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8 Dec 20
STARTING MOMENTARILY:

"Arizona Kraken" case, oral argument on three Motions to Dismiss

(Most recent article: bit.ly/AZlaw1122)
Also, on a (very) related note:
EARLIER this a.m., we reported on the 1st Application for Attorneys' Fees in an Arizona election lawsuit. @SecretaryHobbs seeking $18k+ vs. @AZGOP for the 2% case.
bit.ly/AZlaw1124
Judge Humetewa asks parties to include arguments clarifying:
1) safe harbor date significance
2) who the heck the plaintiffs are - Trump electors, voters, lawmakers, etc
3) significance of Judge Warner's finding in State Court contest - awaiting AZ Supr Ct decision --PW
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21 Nov 20
SHARPIEGATE 2: Sterling coverage of Friday's trial by the unparalleled @tomryanlaw

MUST READ live-tweeting

(Threading for inclusion in article at bit.ly/AZlaw1112)
Ok, on line with the Sharpiegate hearing.
"Covid 19 had a significant impact on how we prepared for this election. Encountered significant issues with poll workers cancelling in the March Primary election. Went from precinct voting model to voting centers model."
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20 Nov 20
Thanks for GREAT coverage of this unreal "Sharpiegate 2: The Disaster" trial.
Dr. Sneeringer is still here, and Judge Mahoney is trying to referee his knowledge of a different voting system than the one used.
Dr. Sneeringer: "I know the industry."

Judge Mahoney DISALLOWS the witness. Expert, gone.
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12 Nov 20
UPDATES on Trump campaign's Arizona election irregularities lawsuit:
Parties arguing a Secy/State motion to remove the Trump campaign's declarations from persons submitted online.
Judge Kiley removes GOP's "Don't touch the green button" online declarations from evidence - the party solicited them online & on conservative media. The attys eliminated "spam" and others. Judge notes that means the solicitation process was unreliable.
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