Elections

Inability to collect signatures online hampers county, local candidates

A confluence of circumstances is making it extremely difficult for many candidates to collect the signatures they need in order to get their names on the ballot amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, and those running for county, municipal and other local offices, there’s an additional obstacle in the way – the inability to collect signatures online.

Hobbs says Brnovich opinion is ‘political grandstanding’

In a wholesale rejection of a legal opinion from Attorney General Mark Brnovich declaring her plan to halt in-person campaign filings because of COVID-19, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said the AG was engaging in “political grandstandnig” in the face of a pandemic.

AG: Hobbs can’t end in-person candidate fillings because of COVID-19

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich says Secretary of State Katie Hobbs can’t require all prospective candidates to either mail or use a new drop box to submit the nominating petitions required for them to qualify for the ballot.

Biden wins Arizona, capping off 3-state sweep over Sanders

Former Vice President Joe Biden has won the Democratic presidential primary in Arizona, sweeping all three states that voted on Tuesday, dealing a heavy blow to the campaign of rival Sen. Bernie Sanders. 

49k new immigrants eligible to vote in 2020 elections in AZ since 2016

By the end of 2020, Arizona will have gained more than 49,000 new eligible voters who are immigrants since the 2016 presidential election, according to an analysis from the New Partnership for New Americans. 

Bill would add ‘warning labels’ to citizen initiatives on ballots

Republicans in the Arizona House of Representatives voted Tuesday to place a “warning label” on ballot measures, despite opposition from elections officials, voter advocacy groups and civil rights organizations who said the proposal would...

Value of Arizona endorsements mixed in presidential race

If endorsements were worth votes or campaign funds, Elizabeth Warren would have Arizona locked up for next week’s Democratic presidential primary.

Monday Musings: What Raytheon wants, Raytheon gets

Raytheon Missile Systems wants it. And you can count on Raytheon to get what it wants.  

Courts, election officials preparing for coronavirus

With a third person in the state diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus, Maricopa County election officials and courts are preparing for a possible outbreak. An administrative order by the Arizona Supreme Court allows for...

Would Bernie Sanders hurt Dem chances to win back the Senate?

Bernie Sanders could spell trouble for Democratic Senate candidates down the ticket in battleground states like Arizona. 
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