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.

Mark Finchem

Finchem wants to ban voting machines and do hand counts, that is ‘unrealistic’

By: - October 12, 2022

There were 3,420,565 ballots cast in 2020 in Arizona — and if Mark Finchem had his way, every single one of them could be counted by hand.  As secretary of state, he would have unilateral authority to make that happen. While the secretary of state oversees Arizona’s elections, many of the role’s duties are ministerial […]


Fact check: Kari Lake’s fentanyl death claims are false

By: - October 10, 2022

GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s claim that fentanyl overdoses are the leading cause of death in Arizona is false, according to an Arizona Mirror fact check.  At a rally in Mesa with former president Donald Trump on Sunday, Lake claimed that fentanyl was the “number one cause of death” for those aged 18 to 45, […]

Clint Hickman

Iowa man arrested for threatening to lynch a GOP Maricopa county supervisor over fictitious election fraud claims

By: - October 6, 2022

A 64-year-old Iowa man has been arrested for threatening to lynch Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman and an employee of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for not investigating claims of fictitious voter fraud.  “When we come to lynch your stupid lying Commie [expletive], you’ll remember that you lied on the [expletive] Bible, you piece of […]


AZ and Google settle consumer fraud lawsuit for $85 million

By: - October 4, 2022

Arizona and Google announced a settlement Tuesday in a consumer fraud lawsuit, allowing the tech behemoth to pay $85 million instead of going to court later this month.  Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed the lawsuit against Google in 2020. The lawsuit was the result of a larger investigation that was prompted by 2018 reporting by […]

What does the 1864 abortion ban and the end of Roe mean for AZ women?

By: - October 3, 2022

With the 1864 territorial era ban on abortion in effect in Arizona, providers, patients, and even lawmakers, have been left confused about the legal and medical landscape, so the Arizona Mirror created this guide to help clear up some confusion. Last month, Pima County Superior Court Judge Kellie Johnson ruled that an injunction blocking the […]

GOP lawmaker backs Adrian Fontes over Mark Finchem to lead AZ elections

By: - September 29, 2022

A GOP legislator on Thursday endorsed Adrian Fontes, the Democratic nominee for secretary of state, over a member of his own caucus who has built his campaign on false and evidence-free claims that the 2020 election was rigged against Donald Trump.  “Most people are closer to the middle than they are to the extremes,” Republican […]

Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell says she won’t prosecute victims of rape, incest who get abortions

By: - September 27, 2022

Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell said in a statement Tuesday that she does not plan to prosecute women who seek an abortion in cases of rape or incest and will seek the court’s guidance if they are asked to prosecute such a case.  The statement from the county attorney comes after a near-total ban on […]

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An Arizona knife-maker says critics who call him racist are ‘dumb f****ing c***s.’ GOP politicians have lined up to do his podcast.

By: - September 27, 2022

Knife-maker Greg Medford has no love for those who wish to “cancel” him, and says they need a good “case of lead poisoning.” The Phoenix-based Medford says the “cancel culture mob” — even within the community of knife enthusiasts — can’t handle his “satirical” and “provocative” nature, but critics say he has a history of […]

mark kelly

Mark Kelly’s office was evacuated because of a bomb threat Monday

By: - September 26, 2022

U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly’s Phoenix office was evacuated briefly Monday afternoon after an unknown person left a voicemail implying there was a bomb in the building. Phoenix police responded and found no bomb.  U.S. Capitol Police are now investigating.  The office, located in Phoenix’s Biltmore neighborhood near 22nd Street and Camelback Road, was cleared and […]

Abe Hamadeh took a donation from a fake elector, then gave him a leadership role

By: - September 22, 2022

Republican candidate for Attorney General Abe Hamadeh accepted a $1,000 donation from a fake elector and then three months later appointed the elector to a position within his campaign.  Dr. Michael Ward, the husband of Arizona Republican Party chairwoman Kelli Ward, was one of 11 people who signed a bogus document in December 2020 claiming […]

Mark Finchem held a fundraiser with 9/11 truthers and QAnon influencers

By: - September 20, 2022

Republican Secretary of State nominee Mark Finchem held a fundraiser in California on Sunday that was hosted by a conspiracy theorist who believes 9/11 was orchestrated by the U.S. government and attended by a prominent QAnon influencer.  Nicole Nogrady, who hosted the event, has shared a litany of debunked stories and posts concerning COVID-19, abortion […]

Mark Finchem criticized for using antisemitic trope

By: - September 15, 2022

Oro Valley Republican Representative and candidate for Secretary of State Mark Finchem is being criticized for his continued use of an antisemitic trope in an attack on his Democratic opponent Adrian Fontes. The trope is connected to a QAnon conspiracy theory In a tweet Wednesday, Finchem said that Democratic politicians are all “liars and deceivers” […]