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Voters approve proposition creating lieutenant governor position

BY: - November 14, 2022

In future elections, candidates for Arizona governor will run alongside their chosen lieutenant governor, after voter support for Proposition 131 outstripped opposition.  The third time was the charm for Proposition 131, which sought to convince voters to approve an expansion of the state’s executive branch after two previously unsuccessful attempts in 1994 and 2010, each […]

U.S. Supreme Court denies attempt by Arizona GOP chair Kelli Ward to block Jan. 6 panel subpoena

BY: - November 14, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court sided Monday with the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, denying a request from Arizona Republican Chairwoman Kelli Ward and her husband to block the panel from obtaining their cellphone records. The court’s two-paragraph order ends Kelli and Michael Ward’s federal suit to block the […]

Eli Crane defeats Tom O’Halleran, flipping a seat to Republican control

BY: - November 11, 2022

Republican Eli Crane has defeated three-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, turning Arizona’s largest congressional district red.  Congressional District 2 was redrawn in redistricting to go from a highly competitive district to one in which Republicans had a sizable advantage. O’Halleran, a former GOP state legislator who became a Democrat in 2015, relied on his […]

Two of three measures restricting citizen initiatives poised to pass

BY: - November 9, 2022

Three proposals seeking to overhaul how citizens get initiatives onto the ballot have met with mixed results, with one overwhelmingly defeated and another well-positioned to win approval, while a third is nursing a narrow lead. The proposals were referred to the November ballot by Republican lawmakers, and critics have slammed them as blatant attempts to […]

Voters narrowly are favoring a proposal to give undocumented immigrant students in-state tuition, for now

BY: - November 9, 2022

The fate of a ballot measure that would help undocumented students who graduate from Arizona high schools afford college remained unclear after ballots counted Wednesday left it with 51% in support and 49% opposed. With more than 600,000 ballots across the state yet to be counted, including roughly 360,000 in Maricopa County and another 150,000 […]

How the 17,000 ballots cast in “door 3” will be counted after Maricopa County printer problems

BY: - November 9, 2022

Roughly 17,000 Maricopa County voters on Tuesday, about 7% of ​​all in-person voters, were unable to watch machines tabulate their ballots on-site because of a widespread printing problem that caused the on-site machines to reject the ballots, according to Maricopa County officials. Officials have reassured those voters that their ballots will be counted, one way […]

Voters overwhelmingly back medical debt ballot measure

BY: - November 8, 2022

More than one in four Arizonans have medical debt in collections, and voters appear have approved a reprieve for them.  With 75% in support of Proposition 209 and just 24% opposed, the Associated Press called the race. The measure, known as the Predatory Debt Collection Act, aims to restructure how medical debt is collected in […]

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Measure outlawing ‘dark money’ in Arizona campaigns wins handily

BY: - November 8, 2022

Arizona voters overwhelmingly said they want to shine a light on campaign contributions, backing a ballot measure that would require disclosure of so-called “dark money” campaign spending by more than a three-to-one margin.  The Associated Press says that Proposition 211, supported by 76% of voters and opposed by just 23%, will easily pass.  Dubbed “The […]

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 […]

Mitch McConnell-aligned super PAC pours record advertising cash into U.S. Senate races

BY: - November 4, 2022

WASHINGTON — The super PAC aligned with U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, has spent a record amount advertising for GOP Senate candidates this cycle, according to AdImpact.  The Senate Leadership Fund has “become the highest-spending advertiser” AdImpact, started in 2014, has ever reported on, according to data it released Thursday. The […]

Latino voters largely favor Democrats, but economic concerns could lead them to vote Republican in 2022

BY: - November 3, 2022

Latino voters in Arizona are still likely to lean heavily Democratic this midterm election, aligning with the left on social issues like abortion and gun control — but they remain skeptical of Democrats’ ability to fix the economy, according to a Univision News poll released this week.  “Latinos tend to be more socially liberal, but […]

Kari Lake wants an AZ law banning Big Tech ‘censorship’ of conservatives

BY: - November 1, 2022

Kari Lake wants to implement laws in Arizona that stop social media platforms from censoring speech from Arizonans on their sites, Lake told conservative talk show host Steven Crowder in an interview Tuesday.  “It is absolutely outrageous and it should be criminal to take somebody who’s running for office and take their voice away for […]