Elections

Anti-Trump Lincoln Project announces AZ leadership team

The conservative anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project announced its Arizona leadership team Thursday, including former Attorney General Grant Woods and three former GOP state legislators.

O’Connor wins enough write-in votes for GOP Corp Comm nomination

The Republican Party will have three candidates for the Corporation Commission after Jim O’Connor earned enough write-in votes to qualify for the November ballot. O’Connor had 20,452 write-in votes in Maricopa County alone after county...

Arpaio trailing in bid to reclaim sheriff’s office

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe appears unlikely to get a chance to reclaim his old job, as he narrowly trails in the Republican primary to his former chief deputy, Jerry Sheridan.

Rogers trounces Allen in battleground race, Barto widens lead over Carter

One of the biggest battlegrounds in this year’s legislative races saw a major shakeup in Tuesday’s primary election as retired Air Force pilot Wendy Rogers ousted longtime incumbent Sen. Sylvia Allen. Rogers trounced Allen, a...

Will Trump’s apportionment order take away an Arizona district?

An order President Donald Trump issued last month to exclude immigrants without authorization to live in the country from a population count used to redistribute between states the 435 seated voting members of the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Corp Comm write-in race won’t be settled until days after election

One of the biggest questions of the primary election, whether the Republican Party will cede a Corporation Commission seat to the Democrats without putting up a fight, may not be answered by the end of Tuesday night.

In reprise of 2018 ruling, judge boots tax hike for education off ballot

For the second time in as many election cycles, a judge has barred from the ballot a citizen initiative that seeks to increase funding for K-12 education by hiking income taxes for higher earning Arizonans, ruling that the campaign omitted critical information from a brief description on the petitions they circulated.

Arizona election officials push back on Trump tweet

Arizona election officials of both parties repudiated a tweet from President Donald Trump that again pushed the baseless allegation that voting by mail fosters election fraud and suggested that the November election should be delayed “until people can properly, securely and safely vote.”

Democrats surge in early vote by mail returns

Democrats are returning their early ballots at a substantially higher rate than they have in the past two elections, a potentially good sign for them as November approaches, though Republicans are mailing their ballots back at higher rates, as well.

Republican JP candidate: Blacks ‘blame slavery’ for problems they caused

In response to an Instagram post showing support for Black Lives Matter demonstrators, a GOP justice of the peace candidate wrote that it was “time to start putting these idiots in their place.”
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