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Caitlin Sievers

Caitlin Sievers

Caitlin joined the Arizona Mirror in 2022 with almost 10 years of experience as a reporter and editor, holding local government leaders accountable from newsrooms across the West and Midwest. She's won statewide awards in Nebraska, Indiana and Wisconsin for reporting, photography and commentary.

Maricopa County certified the 2022 election amid controversy and complaints

By: - November 28, 2022

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors certified its 2022 election results Monday at the close of an acrimonious meeting full of yelling and interruptions from a crowd angry about the administration of the election and what they claimed was voter disenfranchisement.  The supervisors voted unanimously to certify the election at the end of a more […]

Maricopa County to respond to AG next week, plans to certify election on time

By: - November 22, 2022

Maricopa County will respond Monday to a letter from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office demanding details on Election Day problems, but county officials “will not be distracted from their statutory duty to prepare for the canvass,” an attorney for the county told the Arizona Mirror.  To comply with state law, the county must canvass and […]

Kris Mayes comes out ahead of Abe Hamadeh, recount triggered

By: - November 21, 2022

With nearly 2.6 million votes tallied in this month’s election, Kris Mayes has won the closest contest in Arizona history for statewide office, defeating Republican nominee Abe Hamadeh for attorney general by just 510 votes. But the lead isn’t the final word on the election: The narrow margin triggers an automatic recount under state law.  […]

Abe Hamadeh and Kris Mayes separated by just 143 votes in attorney general race

By: - November 17, 2022

Republican Abe Hamadeh, who trails by dozens of votes in the race for attorney general, is the only candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump in a statewide contest that still had a chance to come out ahead.  Fellow Trump-endorsed Republicans Kari Lake and Mark Finchem have refused to concede in races for governor and […]

Tom Horne wins race for Arizona schools chief, ousting Kathy Hoffman

By: - November 17, 2022

Republican Tom Horne will be Arizona’s new superintendent of public instruction, emerging victorious from a contest with Democratic incumbent Kathy Hoffman that saw the lead change hands several times since Election Day.  As of Thursday afternoon, Horne had 50.2% of the vote to Hoffman’s 49.8%, with 9,014 votes separating them.  Under a new state law, […]

Maricopa County supervisors defend the 2022 election against public criticism

By: - November 16, 2022

Yelling, interruptions and scathing criticisms were hurled at the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Wednesday, during the board’s first meeting following a midterm election whose administration has been called into question locally and across the country.  Nearly two dozen spoke during the public comment portion of the Wednesday morning meeting, most of them there to […]

Katie Hobbs celebrates victory, Kari Lake does not concede

By: - November 15, 2022

Governor-elect Katie Hobbs walked into a crowded room of jubilant Democratic supporters Tuesday morning in Phoenix, to give a victory speech after a contentious race that she was not favored to win.  Meanwhile, her Republican opponent Kari Lake had not conceded the race and continued to criticize elections in Maricopa County, with Lake’s campaign even […]

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Katie Hobbs will be Arizona’s next governor

By: - November 14, 2022

Democrat Katie Hobbs has been projected as the winner of the Arizona race for governor after six days of vote counting in a tight race that left Arizonans and others across the country on the edge of their seats.  The Associated Press declared Hobbs the winner over Republican Kari Lake Monday evening after Maricopa County, […]

Republicans are falsely claiming that Arizona used to know final election results on Election Day

By: - November 14, 2022

Republicans in Arizona and elsewhere have insisted that the days-long tabulation of early ballots, particularly in Maricopa County, is a new phenomenon that is aimed at undercutting faith in the elections and harming GOP candidates. They’re flat wrong about the history, however: Final election results have never been available on Election Night in any Arizona […]

Democrats expand their leads in Arizona races

By: - November 10, 2022

After tens of thousands more votes were added to the tally Thursday in Arizona’s midterm election, Democratic candidates for statewide office increased their leads over their Republican opponents.  But results were far from final with more than 570,000 ballots in Arizona left to be counted, including some 330,000 uncounted ballots in Maricopa County. Republicans are […]

Maricopa County claps back at what they say are false election claims

By: - November 10, 2022

Republican commentators and candidates are espousing theories about elections in Maricopa County, unsupported by facts, that have spread like wildfire on social media. And the county is attempting to quell them.  Republican candidate for governor Kari Lake said during an interview with a Newsmax reporter that Maricopa County is “slow-rolling” Tuesday’s election results to delay […]

Arizona Republicans slash Democratic leads, say they expect to win

By: - November 9, 2022

As more votes were tallied Wednesday, Republican candidates in Arizona began to catch up to their Democratic opponents who took early leads, but full results won’t be available for several days, at the earliest.  And with the eyes of the nation on the Grand Canyon State, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs went from a 14-point […]