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Jeremy Duda

Jeremy Duda

Associate Editor Jeremy Duda is a Phoenix native and began his career in journalism in 2003 after graduating from the University of Arizona. 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.”

Doug Logan Cyber Ninjas

Full ‘audit’ report delayed after Cyber Ninjas head, others get COVID-19

By: - August 23, 2021

The team that has worked since April reviewing the 2020 general election in Maricopa County submitted a partial draft report to the Arizona Senate on Monday, but the full report will be delayed because several members of the team — including Cyber Ninjas head Doug Logan — have tested positive for COVID-19. Senate President Karen […]

Election experts launch preemptive strike against Arizona ‘audit’ findings

By: - August 20, 2021

Elections experts watching the Arizona Senate’s self-styled audit say Americans should take a deeply skeptical view of the conclusions reached by people they deemed inexperienced contractors using defective procedures for the purpose of intentionally undermining the results of the presidential election and continuing an ongoing fundraising effort. The team conducting the so-called audit ordered by […]

Invest in Education Prop 208

Arizona Supreme Court sets the stage to overturn Prop 208 tax increase for school funding

By: and - August 19, 2021

The Arizona Supreme Court refused to block a voter-approved tax hike on the state’s top earners, rejecting a challenge brought by Republican lawmakers and a local business, who argued that the tax violated the state constitution. But the victory for public school advocates is likely only temporary, as the court ruled that Proposition 208’s spending […]

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Maricopa County: defying subpoena not illegal without Senate contempt resolution

By: - August 18, 2021

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is arguing that its refusal to comply with the Arizona Senate’s demand for routers used by the county’s elections department essentially isn’t illegal because the Senate lacks the ability to enforce its subpoena while it’s not in session. In the county’s response to a complaint that Sen. Sonny Borrelli, […]

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Maricopa County threatens to sue Senate to replace voting machines decertified by ‘audit’

By: - August 18, 2021

Maricopa County is threatening to take the Arizona Senate to court unless it pays $2.8 million to compensate the county for the cost of replacing voting machines that were handed over to the Senate’s election review team. The county on Wednesday filed a notice of claim, which is a statutorily required precursor to any lawsuit […]

Republican lawmakers launch ballot measure for voter ID on early ballots

By: - August 17, 2021

Prompted in part by concerns that voters lack trust in elections after nearly a year of baseless fraud claims promoted by former President Donald Trump and his allies, several Republican lawmakers and a conservative advocacy group want to give voters an opportunity to impose a new identification requirement for early ballots. The Arizonans for Voter […]

‘Audit’ team will provide draft report to Senate this week

By: - August 16, 2021

The team that conducted the troubled review of the 2020 election in Maricopa County will present a draft report of its findings to Senate President Karen Fann by Friday. Randy Pullen, a spokesman for the self-styled audit, said the team will submit its report to the Senate by the end of the week. The Senate […]

Judge says law doesn’t yet block Phoenix Union mask mandate

By: - August 16, 2021

Republican lawmakers can’t sidestep a provision of the Arizona Constitution that dictates when new laws go into effect by adding a retroactivity clause, a Maricopa County judge ruled in a case attempting to overturn Phoenix Union High School District’s new face mask mandate. Judge Randall Warner rejected a PUHSD teacher’s request to block the mask […]

‘Audit’ contractors won’t have to release records pending appeal

By: - August 11, 2021

The companies conducting the controversial review of the election in Maricopa County won’t have to turn over internal documents and communications while the Senate appeals a judge’s ruling ordering that they be released under Arizona public records law. A Maricopa County judge ruled last week that the state Senate must turn over documents such as […]

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Redistricting commission hears community concerns, partisan talking points on listening tour

By: - August 11, 2021

Florence, the seat of Pinal County, was a fitting place for the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission to begin its statewide listening tour. Residents of the rapidly growing county have aspired to anchor a congressional district, a hope that’s been dashed now in two consecutive redistricting cycles. Without a major population center, and with the bulk […]

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Redistricting commission chooses competitiveness metrics

By: - August 10, 2021

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission has selected the tools it will use to determine whether the new congressional and legislative districts it draws are competitive. On Tuesday, the commission chose two metrics to determine competitiveness. One will use the results from statewide races over the past three election cycles to determine how close the average […]

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Tony Navarrete resigns from state Senate amid child sex crimes charges

By: - August 10, 2021

State Sen. Tony Navarrete, who was arrested last week over allegations he sexually assaulted an underage boy, has resigned from the Arizona Senate. Navarrete submitted his resignation in an email to Senate President Karen Fann on Tuesday afternoon, effective immediately, according to a spokesman for the Senate Republicans. His shocking arrest prompted widespread calls to […]