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Jerod MacDonald-Evoy

Jerod MacDonald-Evoy

Reporter Jerod MacDonald-Evoy joins the Arizona Mirror from the Arizona Republic, where he spent 4 years covering everything from dark money in politics to Catholic priest sexual abuse scandals. Jerod has also won awards for his documentary films which have covered issues such as religious tolerance and surveillance technology used by police. He brings strong watchdog sensibilities and creative storytelling skills to the Arizona Mirror.

Former top prosecutors: GOP Cochise supervisors should face charges for failing to certify the election

By: - November 29, 2022

Former Democratic Attorney General Terry Goddard and Republican Maricopa County Attorney Richard Romley are asking state and county prosecutors to open a criminal investigation into Republican Cochise County supervisors who have refused to certify the election results.  In a letter to Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Cochise County Attorney Brian McIntyre, Goddard and Romley said […]

Big increase in write-ins for governor’s race in Arizona midterm

By: - November 24, 2022

The midterm election in Arizona garnered a high voter turnout of around 63% and led to some of the tightest races in Arizona history, but how exactly did Arizonans’ choices or lack thereof, compare to previous elections?  One area that saw some increases was the number of write-in votes in some races. In this year’s […]

Abe Hamadeh files lawsuit challenging election results, citing Maricopa County problems

By: - November 22, 2022

Abe Hamadeh, the Republican nominee for attorney general, filed a lawsuit late Tuesday alleging that Maricopa County officials bungled Election Day so severely that it cost him a victory in the race, which he lost by just 510 votes.  “Arizonans demand answers and deserve transparency about the gross incompetence and mismanagement of the General Election […]

These election deniers and conspiracy theorists won their elections

By: - November 22, 2022

While voters rejected Kari Lake and other Republican candidates for statewide office who touted election conspiracy theories, they sent several others to the state Capitol. Some of those conspiracy-touting state legislators are set to be in major positions of power, including overseeing committees that will soon pass legislation aimed at the election systems they’ve said […]

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 […]

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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 […]

The Department of Justice will be monitoring polling places in Arizona

By: - November 7, 2022

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday that it will be sending personnel to monitor the polls in five counties in Arizona and 23 other states as voter intimidation complaints reach double digits in the state.  The DOJ Civil Rights Division will monitor polling locations in Maricopa, Navajo, Pima, Pinal and Yavapai counties on Election […]

Rallying with Obama, Democrats strike hopeful tone ahead of midterm elections

By: - November 2, 2022

With former President Barack Obama in town to campaign with them, Democratic candidates running for office tried to strike a more hopeful tone at a campaign rally with only six days to go before Election Day.  “We are the party of hope,” U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego said to the crowd gathered at Cesar Chavez High […]

Temporary restraining order issued in Arizona drop box intimidation case 

By: - November 1, 2022

A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order against a group that has been monitoring drop boxes in Arizona, saying they can’t spread misinformation about voting, among other limitations.

Voting advocates ponder shifting tactics because of drop box intimidation

By: - November 1, 2022

Groups that help voters are concerned that, if efforts by conspiracy theorists and extremists continue at drop boxes, they’ll have to shift focus — and, for the first time ever, tell voters to not vote in certain ways.  “We have two weeks left to educate these people and we are afraid people just won’t vote,” […]

DOJ weighs in on ballot drop box intimidation lawsuit

By: - October 31, 2022

The Department of Justice has given a glimpse of its legal opinion on a case seeking a temporary restraining order in federal court against a group that is surveilling drop boxes across the state.  Two separate lawsuits have been filed aiming to stop extremist groups from surveilling drop boxes in Maricopa and Yavapai counties. The […]

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Mark Finchem has raised nearly $10,000 from Oath Keepers

By: - October 31, 2022

Mark Finchem has received nearly $10,000 in donations from people linked to the far-right extremist group the Oath Keepers, according to an Arizona Mirror analysis.  The Mirror compared campaign finance records for Finchem’s campaign for secretary of state with names in a leaked database of Oath Keepers members that was published by the journalism collective […]