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Jeremy Duda

Jeremy Duda

Jeremy Duda is a Phoenix native and began his career in journalism in 2003 after graduating from the University of Arizona. Jeremy Duda previously served as the Mirror's associate Editor. Prior to joining the Arizona Mirror, he worked at the Arizona Capitol Times, where he spent eight years covering the Governor's Office and two years as editor of the Yellow Sheet Report. Before that, he wrote for the Hobbs News-Sun of Hobbs, NM, and the Daily Herald of Provo, Utah. Jeremy is also the author of the history book “If This Be Treason: the American Rogues and Rebels Who Walked the Line Between Dissent and Betrayal.”

Maricopa County ‘audit’ response slams claims as false and misleading

By: - October 7, 2021

The findings of the so-called “audit” of the 2020 election regarding voters allegedly casting ballots from the wrong address, deleted files, improper internet connections and improperly verified early ballot envelopes are false or misleading, according to a rebuttal that Maricopa County issued. Throughout their more than three hours of testimony in the Arizona Senate, the […]

Tribes may get less voice in new congressional district

By: - October 5, 2021

Navajo and other Native American voters could find they have less say in who represents them in Arizona’s sprawling, northernmost congressional district, which has traditionally been among the most competitive in the state. As the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission spent its second day adjusting the lines on preliminary maps, several commissioners raised the possibility that […]

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In first moves to draw political maps, Arizona redistricting panel eyes major changes

By: - October 4, 2021

On their long-awaited first day of mapmaking, the five members of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission proposed a raft of changes that would be dramatic departures from the current congressional and legislative districts. The commissioners met at Phoenix City Council chambers on Monday, the first of two consecutive days of meetings, to make their first […]

Armed with the public’s thoughts, Redistricting Commission set to start making maps

By: - October 4, 2021

When the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission meets on Monday to make its first changes to its grid maps, it will do so armed with the concerns and desires of dozens of people who attended a series of recent meetings to make recommendations about how the state’s new legislative and congressional districts should look. The grid […]

‘Audit’ expert Shiva Ayyadurai didn’t understand election procedures. He made a number of false signature claims.

By: - October 1, 2021

The audience in the Senate gallery oohed and aahed as Shiva Ayyadurai drew its attention to a “verified and approved” stamp that appeared behind a triangle on the image of an early ballot envelope, unsubtly suggesting that it might have been pre-printed that way.  “It’s almost as though it was imaged on there. I don’t […]

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Arizona redistricting panel to make first changes to grid maps next week

By: - September 28, 2021

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission will begin adjusting its grid maps next week, the first time it will take an active role in drawing what will ultimately become the congressional and legislative districts that the state will use for the next decade. On Sept. 14, the commission approved two grid maps drawn by its consultants. […]

Kari Lake wins Trump’s endorsement for governor

By: - September 28, 2021

Kari Lake has carried the mantle of Donald Trump as she has surged to the forefront of the Republican primary for governor, and she now gets to carry the former president’s endorsement, as well, a prize that GOP insiders say locks up her status as the frontrunner.  Trump on Tuesday endorsed Lake in the five-way […]

Court strikes down bans on mask mandates, critical race theory and more

By: - September 27, 2021

A Maricopa County judge struck down a ban on public schools imposing face mask mandates and a host of other policy changes that lawmakers inserted into the state budget, and with them, may have forced a fundamental change in the way the legislature does business when it passes its annual budget each year. The ruling […]

Arizona ‘audit’: A multitude of unsubstantiated claims and no proof of fraud

By: - September 24, 2021

The long-awaited and repeatedly delayed report of the Senate’s purported “audit” of the election in Maricopa County featured a plethora of unsubstantiated allegations that files were deleted, equipment was improperly connected to the internet, signatures weren’t properly verified and ineligible voters may have cast ballots.  The county vehemently denied all of the allegations, and said […]

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Arizona ‘audit’ finds Biden won (by more votes) and no evidence of fraud

By: - September 23, 2021

After months of work and some $6 million spent, a so-called audit that Trump supporters claimed would show that the election had been stolen from the defeated president found that Joe Biden actually won Arizona by more votes than the official tally — and it found no conclusive evidence that the election had been influenced […]

Frank Pratt died on Sept. 21

Frank Pratt, veteran Pinal County Republican lawmaker, dies at 79

By: - September 21, 2021

Frank Pratt, one of the most senior members of the state legislature, passed away after a long illness, House Speaker Rusty Bowers announced on Tuesday. Pratt, 79, is survived by his wife, Janice, his son, Bryan, and his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was first elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2008. He […]

Chucri to resign after recordings of him bashing colleagues over ‘audit’ become public

By: - September 21, 2021

Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri announced that he will resign his seat after a recording surfaced in which he criticized his colleagues on the Board of Supervisors for not supporting the Senate’s review of the 2020 election, speculating that two of them were worried about what such a review would show about their own narrow […]