Entity: Arizona Senate

Records Request to Multiple Entities for Communications Between Select Legislators and Former Vice President Pence or Proponents of the Big Lie

March 11, 2022
Records request to multiple entities across the Arizona Senate and the Arizona House of Representatives for records reflecting communications between former Vice President Mike Pence or known proponents of the Big Lie and Sen. Sonny Borrelli, former Sen. Eddie Farnsworth, or former Rep. Anthony Kern.

In the Documents: New Details About the Origins of the Arizona Senate’s Discredited Election ‘Audit’

March 7, 2022
Further review of records obtained by American Oversight in our investigation of the “audit” of Maricopa County’s 2020 election reveal a letter from a state senator to then-Vice President Pence asking that he not certify Biden’s victory.

Records Request to Multiple Entities for Communications Between Select Legislators and Proponents of the Big Lie

February 25, 2022
Records request to multiple entities across the Arizona Senate and the Arizona House of Representatives for records reflecting communications between known proponents of the Big Lie and Sen. Sonny Borrelli, former Sen. Eddie Farnsworth, or former Rep. Anthony Kern.

Records Request to Multiple Entities for Communications Between Select Legislators and Reince Priebus or the Big Lie

February 25, 2022
Records request to multiple entities across the Arizona Senate and the Arizona House of Representatives for records reflecting communications between former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus or known proponents of the Big Lie and Sen. Sonny Borrelli, former Sen. Eddie Farnsworth, or former Rep. Anthony Kern.

Records Request to Multiple Entities for Communications Between Select Legislators and Mark Meadows or Proponents of the Big Lie

February 25, 2022
Records request to multiple entities across the Arizona Senate and the Arizona House of Representatives for records reflecting communications between Mark Meadows or known proponents of the Big Lie and Sen. Sonny Borrelli, former Sen. Eddie Farnsworth, or former Rep. Anthony Kern.

Legislative Leaders in Arizona, Wisconsin Were Sent Memos Regarding the Ability of State Lawmakers to Alter Selection of Electors Following 2020 Election

February 1, 2022
The memos, obtained by American Oversight, suggest that in November 2020, Arizona Senate President Karen Fann and Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos sought legal advice about whether legislators had the power to alter the selection or actions of electors after the election had taken place.

No Records Response from Arizona Senate Regarding List of Potential Election Investigation Contractors Provided to Sen. Fann

January 25, 2022
The Arizona Senate stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for a list of potential election investigation contractors provided to Sen. Karen Fann.

December 2020 Emails to Arizona Lawmakers Reveal Election Deniers’ Plans for Scanning and Throwing Out ‘Invalid’ Ballots

January 24, 2022
The emails obtained by American Oversight, which outlined a plan to overturn Trump’s election loss in Arizona, also included members of Trump’s legal team.

Arizona Judge Orders Cyber Ninjas CEO to Sit for Deposition

January 18, 2022
The court warned that failure to appear at depositions scheduled for Jan. 27 could result in sanctions and potentially a civil arrest warrant. 

Arizona Senate Communications Regarding Select Members’ Participation in an ‘Election Integrity’ Phone Call

January 13, 2022
Records from the Arizona Senate in response to American Oversight's request for communications regarding an “election integrity” phone call. These records include communications between Sens. Sonny Borrelli, Wendy Rogers, Kelly Townsend, and a number of external entities.