Are graphic elements within data frames accessible using ArcPy?

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07-24-2019 10:06 AM
ZoeZaloudek
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Are graphic elements within data frames accessible using ArcPy?

I'm attempting to adjust a graphic element that I have in a MXD using ArcPy.  However, it is not an element from the page layout (layout view), it is within a data frame (data view).  I can't use the ListLayoutElements function because: "ListLayoutElements only returns elements from a page layout and not map annotation elements that may exist within a data frame."

There's no way to accomplish this task manually - my script needs to export many images and the extent of the data frame changes for every image.  Big picture: I'm trying to work around label overprints of an inset data frame just like the "Don't ignore data frames" problem in this thread:

How do I force Maplex to ignore transparent polygons, not ignore Data Frames? 

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