Meet the Dems vying for Gallego’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives

BY: - June 2, 2023

South and West Phoenix voters have a crowded field to pick from to fill outgoing U.S. Representative Ruben Gallego’s seat.  No less than four candidates have launched campaigns to represent the interests of Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District, which includes Laveen, Maryvale and part of Glendale. The district is considered a Democratic stronghold, with left-leaning voters […]

GOP-led states plan new voter data systems to replace one they rejected. Good luck with that.

BY: - May 31, 2023

So far this year, seven states, all Republican-led, have left the Electronic Registration Information Center, an interstate compact for sharing voter registration data, and more could follow. Amid the exodus, some states, including Texas and Virginia, have said they plan to create their own data-sharing networks to replace ERIC. Pledging to build a new system […]


Tying voting rights to military service defiles the spirit of Memorial Day

BY: - May 29, 2023

Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, a multi-millionaire pharmaceutical entrepreneur, has a lot of bold ideas, like visiting college campuses and inner cities, seeking to expand the GOP base. He also has another controversial idea: tying mandatory military service to voting for Americans between the ages of 18 to 25.  While military service, or any national service, […]

Attorneys: Alan Dershowitz should have known better

BY: - May 26, 2023

Alan Dershowitz, the famed civil liberties attorney, is asking not to be sanctioned alongside other attorneys for Kari Lake and Mark Finchem after he signed onto a lawsuit that the judge called a “frivolous complaint.” Dershowitz claimed during a telephone hearing on Wednesday that he only participated in the case, which aimed to stop Arizona […]

After botching election results, Pinal County wants to try hand-counting ballots

BY: - May 25, 2023

After human error in Pinal County’s midterm election caused officials to initially fail to count hundreds of ballots, the county’s supervisors now want to try counting ballots by hand. The county’s midterm mistakes weren’t caused by ballot tabulation machines, but rather because workers programmed machines incorrectly and overlooked machine errors as votes went uncounted. A […]

Maricopa County: Kari Lake should be sanctioned for lies during election trial

BY: - May 24, 2023

Kari Lake and her lawyers repeatedly lied to the court and misrepresented evidence during her election challenge trial last week and should be sanctioned for it, attorneys for Maricopa County wrote in a Tuesday filing.  “The misstatements of fact from Lake and her counsel are not a series of mere accidents or zealous advocacy; they […]


Someone needs to challenge Biden in the presidential primary 

BY: - May 24, 2023

It appears a Biden-Trump rematch is inevitable. Former President Donald Trump announced in November he’s running for president a third time, and at the moment no potential GOP challenger comes anywhere close to him in the polls. Ever since President Joe Biden said last month that he’s running for reelection, most of the discussion about […]

Kari Lake loses trial to overturn the election, again

BY: - May 22, 2023

Democrat Katie Hobbs is still Arizona’s governor, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson ordered Monday evening in a ruling that dismissed Kari Lake’s claim that the 2022 general election was stolen from her through the county’s failure to verify voter signatures.  Thompson’s ruling came after a three-day trial last week during which Lake’s lawyers […]

Kari Lake’s high burden of proof is her own doing

BY: - May 22, 2023

To win her latest challenge to her 2022 election loss, Kari Lake had what many said was an insurmountable burden: She had to prove that Maricopa County did absolutely no verification of early ballot affidavit signatures.  And while some of Lake’s supporters are already blaming the judge in the case for setting such a high […]

Citing ‘plenary powers,’ GOP leader claims a non-binding resolution bans Arizona election machines

BY: - May 22, 2023

Claiming that a non-binding resolution overrides state law, an Arizona Republican state senator on Monday declared that Arizona counties are barred from using machines to count ballots — an assertion that was quickly shot down by elections officials, the state’s attorney general and county leaders. Senate Majority Leader Sonny Borrelli penned a letter to all […]

Kari Lake’s lawyers exhibit inexperience with AZ courts and elections laws

BY: - May 18, 2023

The second day of Kari Lake’s second trial aiming to overturn the 2022 election was marked by frequent stops for the judge to explain standard court procedures and Arizona and elections laws to Lake’s attorneys.  Lake, an election denying Republican, lost the governor’s race more than six months ago to Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs. But […]

Why Kari Lake is still in Arizona courts arguing the 2022 election was stolen

BY: - May 17, 2023

GOP candidates for Arizona’s top offices who claim the November election was stolen from them have spent months presenting shape-shifting arguments in court — and six months after races were called, they aren’t done. A Maricopa County judge on Monday granted losing GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake a trial on a claim initially made in […]