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.

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 […]

Arizona Democrats surged to large leads. Now, they wait to see if their advantage holds.

By: , and - November 8, 2022

With Republicans expected to show up at the polls in person in droves on Election Day, Democrats knew they would need a large advantage among early voters to have a chance at winning hotly contested statewide races. And with all of those early ballots counted, they had bigger than expected leads in many of those […]

Judge rejects last-minute GOP plea to keep Maricopa County polls open longer

By: - November 8, 2022

Polls in Maricopa County closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday as scheduled after a Maricopa County judge denied an 11th-hour request from Republicans to extend voting hours to 10 p.m.   GOP Candidates Kari Lake and Blake Masters, along with the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, filed the suit late Tuesday against Maricopa […]

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Everything you need to know about Election Day in Arizona

By: and - November 8, 2022

It’s Election Day, and while many voters in Arizona have already cast their early ballots via mail, there’s still time to drop off your ballot or to vote in person.  The polls will be open until 7 p.m., but results won’t be made public until 8 p.m. And don’t count on knowing final outcomes for […]

Republican early ballot turnout down, but the GOP is expected to surge on Election Day

By: - November 8, 2022

Democrats are leading turnout among early voters, but analysts expect Republicans to decimate that deficit when they show up to vote in-person on Election Day.  “Republicans are underperforming right now compared to historic norms, but that’s because they’re going to show up on Election Day,” Paul Bentz, a pollster and political consultant at HighGround Public […]

Latino voters largely favor Democrats, but economic concerns could lead them to vote Republican in 2022

By: - November 3, 2022

Latino voters in Arizona are still likely to lean heavily Democratic this midterm election, aligning with the left on social issues like abortion and gun control — but they remain skeptical of Democrats’ ability to fix the economy, according to a Univision News poll released this week.  “Latinos tend to be more socially liberal, but […]

Pinal County rejected a push for an expanded hand-count of 2022 ballots

By: - November 2, 2022

Pinal County won’t follow in the footsteps of Cochise County to expand a standard post-election hand-count audit of ballots this month.  The Pinal County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday voted down a proposal to expand the post-election audit after lengthy, and at times contentious, public comments — the majority of which were against an expanded […]

Kari Lake wants an AZ law banning Big Tech ‘censorship’ of conservatives

By: - November 1, 2022

Kari Lake wants to implement laws in Arizona that stop social media platforms from censoring speech from Arizonans on their sites, Lake told conservative talk show host Steven Crowder in an interview Tuesday.  “It is absolutely outrageous and it should be criminal to take somebody who’s running for office and take their voice away for […]

Kari Lake says Arizona’s strict abortion laws will put more rapists in jail. Critics say that’s nonsense.

By: - October 26, 2022

Kari Lake claimed in an interview on Sunday that new abortion restrictions could lead to “locking up a lot more rapists.” But exactly how that would happen is unclear, and critics say the idea is utter hogwash. Lake, the Republican nominee for governor, made the assertion during a televised interview by KTAR radio host Mike […]

More reports of voter intimidation at Valley ballot drop boxes are being referred to prosecutors

By: - October 24, 2022

The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office has forwarded four new reports of voter intimidation near ballot drop boxes to state and federal law enforcement, and it is asking the FBI to investigate a death threat sent to Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and the state election director. One voter, whose name was redacted from a […]

Mark Finchem has found more campaign support from outside Arizona than any other candidate

By: and - October 24, 2022

Mark Finchem, the Republican nominee for secretary of state, has been a minor player in Arizona politics since becoming a state legislator in 2015. But in the past two years, he’s built a national profile as one of the most ardent backers of baseless claims that the 2020 election was marred by widespread fraud — […]

Republicans and Democrats court Arizona’s Latino voters

By: - October 24, 2022

If you’re a Latino voter in Arizona, both Republican and Democratic candidates are ramping up their efforts to ensure their messages resonate with you. And for good reason, as Latinos make up around 32% of Arizona’s population and nearly one in four voters. The Latino voting population in Arizona is far from homogenous, with varied […]