Jerod MacDonald-Evoy

Jerod MacDonald-Evoy

Reporter Jerod MacDonald-Evoy joined 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. He brings strong watchdog sensibilities and creative storytelling skills to the Arizona Mirror.

Finchem response to motion to dismiss rife with errors, evidence-free theories

By: - December 15, 2022

In a filing riddled with errors and new evidence-free claims of forgery and election malfeasance, the attorney for failed GOP secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem says there are no grounds for a judge to dismiss the challenge to the election results without conducting a hearing on the claims.  Finchem is seeking to overturn his […]

Flu is continuing to spread rapidly in Arizona

By: - December 14, 2022

The flu in Arizona is continuing to spread at a historically rapid rate as cases nationally continue to rise alongside COVID-19 ahead of the holidays, outpacing flu seasons from decades prior.  The most recent report on the flu in the state by the Arizona Department of Health Services reported 4,792 laboratory confirmed cases last week, […]

Fontes and Hobbs file motions to dismiss Finchem election suit

By: - December 14, 2022

Democratic Secretary of State-elect Adrian Fontes and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs have filed motions to dismiss Republican Mark Finchem’s lawsuit seeking to overturn his loss in the secretary of state race.  Last week, Finchem and failed congressional candidate Jeff Zink filed a suit demanding the courts overturn Fontes’ and Rueben Gallego’s midterm election wins, […]

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Finchem’s election challenge moves forward, GOP senator seeks to overturn the Maricopa County election

By: - December 13, 2022

A lawsuit filed by Mark Finchem last week seeking to overturn his election loss in the secretary of state race will move forward without failed Republican congressional candidate Jeff Zink after an amended complaint was filed this week.  Last week, Finchem and Zink filed a suit demanding the courts overturn Adrian Fontes and Rueben Gallego’s […]

Oath Keepers watched Maricopa County drop boxes, despite claims to the contrary

By: - December 12, 2022

Attorneys representing Melody Jennings, known online as “TrumperMel,” told a federal court back in October that none of her volunteer drop box watchers to her knowledge had extremist ties, but an analysis of a database of her volunteers by the Arizona Mirror found that isn’t true.  In the lead up to Election Day, Jennings gained […]

Former friends and foes unsurprised by Sinema’s defection from Democratic Party

By: , and - December 9, 2022

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema announced Friday morning that she was leaving the Democratic Party, a move that was not surprising to political observers and longtime former allies and foes of the senior senator who are now looking ahead to 2024.  “Clearly, it gets her out of the worst place she could possibly be, which is […]

Arizona voters split their tickets, citing protecting elections and preventing another January 6 insurrection

By: - December 8, 2022

Protecting elections and a backlash to the failed January 6 insurrection drove Republican and independent voters to split their tickets, giving Democrats in top races the support they needed to pull off unexpected victories, according to new polling data.  The data, compiled by Citizen Data and Protect Democracy, polled voters in five swing states: Arizona, […]

Health officials urge vaccinations for flu and COVID-19 ahead of holiday gatherings

By: - December 2, 2022

As the holidays loom, three respiratory illnesses are hitting the state and public health officials say now is the very best time for Arizonans to get vaccinated in order to be best protected come time for family gatherings.  “There is no time better than now to get vaccinated,” Eugene Livar, Director of Public Health Preparedness […]

The out-of-state conspiracy theorists pushing for a ‘revote’ in Arizona

By: - November 30, 2022

On Monday, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously certified the 2022 election after a more than four-hour long meeting full of conspiratorial rantings, stirred on by out-of-state actors who have been driving forces behind other Arizona — and national — election conspiracies for the past two years.  In total, 41 people appeared before the […]

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 […]