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.


Arizona’s conspiracy candidates

By: - August 10, 2022

The man many believe was behind some of the infamous Q posts may have lost his bid to run for office in Arizona but a multitude of candidates with conspiratorial beliefs, including QAnon, won in Republican primaries this month, giving them a chance at being elected to public office in November.  Ron Watkins, the man […]

Doug Logan Cyber Ninjas

Senate ‘audit’ leaders Doug Logan and Ben Cotton are facing a Michigan criminal probe

By: - August 8, 2022

Doug Logan, the CEO of the Florida-based firm hired by the Arizona Senate to conduct the partisan “audit” of the 2020 Maricopa County election, is under investigation for allegedly illegally obtaining Michigan voting machines and breaking into them.  The office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat, has petitioned the Michigan Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating […]

Blake Masters abortion

Democrats launch campaign highlighting Blake Masters’ ‘extreme’ abortion position

By: - August 4, 2022

Two days after Blake Masters won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, Democrats are launching an ad campaign about his “extreme” position on abortion.  “Three years ago, I had an ectopic pregnancy, and if I didn’t make it into the OR within a couple minutes, I was going to bleed out and die,” a woman […]

Kari Lake

Kari Lake declares victory in the Republican governor’s primary

By: - August 3, 2022

Kari Lake said her slim lead in the GOP gubernatorial primary election would hold up and she declared victory Wednesday afternoon, even as more than 100,000 ballots were being counted in Maricopa County.  Lake, who leads by about 12,000 votes over wealthy developer Karrin Taylor Robson as of Wednesday evening, baselessly claimed that she overcame […]

Katie Hobbs

Katie Hobbs wins Dem primary, Kari Lake surges to lead in GOP nomination

By: - August 2, 2022

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs secured the Democratic nomination for Governor and former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes appears to have secured the nomination to be the Democratic nominee to replace her.  Hobbs handily defeated her opponent, Marco Lopez, winning more than 73% of the vote as of 9 p.m. Tuesday night.  “This fight […]

Republicans are urging vigilantes to watch ballot drop boxes, polling locations, to sniff out fraud

By: - August 2, 2022

At a nearly 4-hour “election security forum,” Lake Havasu Republican Sonny Borrelli and Oro Valley Republican Representative Mark Finchem both had the same message for the fired up audience in attendance: Watch the drop boxes.  “We need to be force multipliers,” Borrelli told the crowd in Tempe Saturday. “We need to have people camped on […]

Brnovich: Senate ‘audit’ dead wrong it its claims that deceased voters cast 2020 ballots

By: - August 1, 2022

The Arizona Senate’s partisan “audit” last year claimed 282 dead voters cast a ballot in the 2020 general election in Maricopa County, but Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said only one of those was genuine, according to a letter he sent to the Senate on Monday.  “Our agents investigated all individuals that Cyber Ninjas reported […]

Karrin Taylor Robson will have to pay for using Doug Ducey’s state plane

By: - July 27, 2022

After flying to Tucson on her family’s private jet for a campaign event Friday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Karrin Taylor Robson hitched a ride back home on Gov. Doug Ducey’s state plane because her jet was ferrying former Vice President Mike Pence to Nevada. And Robson’s campaign will have to reimburse the state for not just […]


These Arizona QAnon candidates want your vote

By: - July 25, 2022

Jerone Davison, a former NFL player mounting a long-shot bid for Congress in Arizona, is certain that federal law enforcement is responsible for children being murdered in mass school shootings, like the one that left 19 fourth-graders and two teachers dead in Texas in May.  “The FBI is not a friend of this country,” Davison […]

Karrin Taylor Robson

Robson campaign denies she flew from Scottsdale to Glendale to campaign with Mike Pence

By: - July 22, 2022

Karrin Taylor Robson’s campaign says the Republican candidate for governor didn’t hop on a private plane for an 11-minute flight from one Valley suburb to another to attend a campaign event Friday, despite claims from Democrats that she did exactly that.  “Neither Karrin nor any other participants in today’s campaign event in Peoria were on […]

Donald Trump and Mike Pence will hold dueling campaign events in Arizona on Friday

By: - July 21, 2022

Former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence will hold dueling events in Arizona on Friday, each supporting a different Republican candidate for governor — further cementing the divides between the party’s Trump loyalists and those seeking to move away from the former president’s legacy.  Trump will be holding his “Save America Rally” […]

The FEC has questions about how a PAC backing Blake Masters is disclosing its spending

By: - July 20, 2022

A political action committee funded almost entirely by tech-billionaire Peter Thiel is facing questions from the Federal Elections Commission about whether it properly reported independent expenditures in support of U.S. Senate candidate Blake Masters.  The Saving Arizona PAC is mostly funded by Thiel, who gave the PAC $10 million, according to recent campaign finance reports, […]