Elections

How to watch a political debate — it’s not about winners and losers

Critics of presidential debates argue that they are not necessary because they don’t change many votes. Since 84 million people watched the first 2016 presidential debate and according to polls 90% had decided for whom they were going to vote, they must watch for reasons other than to be persuaded.

In the absence of national regulations, how vulnerable is our voting infrastructure?

There is no evidence, despite partisan claims to the contrary, that mail-in ballots are rife with voting fraud — but there are parts of the election system that security researchers say are at far greater risk for malicious activity.

Advocacy groups say Biden campaign alone can’t mobilize Latino vote in Arizona

As two polls from August point to Joe Biden lagging with the Latino voters in Arizona, groups working to turn out people to the polls said it’s clear that his campaign alone can’t energize...

Why some Latinos support Trump, and why they shouldn’t

It was billed as a "Latinos for Trump” roundtable.  It turned out to be more of a rally, replete with a motley crew of opportunists, sycophants, complicitors and unfortunate true believers, all dutifully gathered to...

UPDATED: Kelly opposes adding new seats to Supreme Court

***This article has been updated to include Kelly's opposition to the addition of new seats to the U.S. Supreme Court. He initially took no position on the issue. Mark Kelly opposes adding new seats to...

Gun-control group to spend $1.6 million this week to replace GOP lawmakers

Gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety will be spending $1.6 million on political ads across, radio, internet and mailers this week targeting Republicans in legislative races in an attempt to flip the state’s legislature for the first time in 60 years. 

Arizona teachers face worst ‘pay penalty’ in the nation, again

Arizona teachers are paid less than two-thirds of what other workers in the state with college degrees are, the worst pay gap in the nation, according to a new analysis of labor statistics.

Arizona voters back legal pot and a tax hike on the rich to fund schools

Majorities of Arizona voters say they support ballot measures that would legalize marijuana and tax the wealthy to increase funding for schools and raise teacher salaries, according to a new poll.

Biden holds 4-point lead over Trump in Arizona, Kelly up 6 on McSally

Joe Biden holds a small lead over President Donald Trump in the latest poll of Arizona voters thanks to broad support among Latino voters and a nearly double-digit advantage in Maricopa County, giving Democrats their best chance in nearly 25 years to win the Grand Canyon State's electoral votes.

Trump campaign grants right-wing extremist group media passes in Phoenix

A group that has created fake media passes and has been sued for harassing Phoenix-area churches was given press passes to President Donald Trump’s arrival at Phoenix Sky Harbor by the Trump campaign.  AZ Patriots,...
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