Published On: Tue, Jun 22nd, 2021
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Arizona Republicans Advance Two Election Bills: ‘Biggest Yellow Flag for Voter Fraud’

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Arizona House Republicans moved to advance two election-related bills, including when recounts can be initiated and about how mismatched signatures should be handled. On Monday, the House approved an amendment to  Senate Bill 1241 that would mandate county election authorities to refer mismatched signatures to the Attorney General’s office or county attorneys for a potential investigation. That bill passed 31–29 along party lines. The other bill that passed, Senate Bill 1083, would expand the circumstances in which a recount would be initiated after a close election. Arizona’s current law stipulates that the margin of victory as to be within one-tenth of the 1 percent of the vote total between the top two candidates, or between 10 and 200 votes. But Senate Bill 1083 would require a recount if the margin of victory is within 0.5 percent of the combined vote total, according to the text of the measure. The bill was …

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