Elections

Arizona would likely see recounts after every election under popular bill

BY: - May 17, 2022

Update May 17, 3 p.m.: The Arizona House voted 50-1-9 this afternoon to pass the bill. It now awaits Gov. Doug Ducey’s signature before becoming law. Arizona’s largest county, Maricopa, would likely be required to recount all ballots cast in every election moving forward if a proposed change to state law passes. The bill, awaiting a […]

Arnold Schwarzenegger helped fund Maricopa County elections, to no GOP outrage

BY: - May 13, 2022

A new law barring elections officials from accepting private grants was fueled by conspiracy theories about money donated by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, but no one in Arizona seemed to notice or care that movie star and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger also gave money to help Maricopa County conduct elections in 2020. The USC […]

Election officials in Arizona, other battleground states, stand up against restrictive voting laws

BY: - May 11, 2022

When Georgia legislators pushed through a restrictive voting bill during the 2021 session, Bartow County election supervisor Joseph Kirk said he felt frustrated and sidelined.  Lawmakers largely didn’t take election officials’ views into account, he said, and what resulted was a law that included a number of provisions that he said election officials believe are […]

election audit

‘Audit’ records show Cyber Ninjas went deep into debt, despite pro-Trump donations

BY: - May 11, 2022

Newly released documents by the watchdog group American Oversight show that the Arizona Senate’s partisan review of the 2020 presidential election in Maricopa County went over its proposed budget and spent more money than it had available to it.  More than a thousand pages of records that were in the possession of Cyber Ninjas, the […]

Arizona Supreme Court rejects ‘insurrectionist’ ballot challenge to Biggs, Gosar and Finchem

BY: - May 9, 2022

The Arizona Supreme Court flatly rejected an attempt to disqualify Republican Congressmen Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar and State Rep. Mark Finchem from the 2022 ballot for their alleged roles in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.  “The Candidates are not disqualified from appearing on the ballot for the 2022 primary election,” the court […]

COMMENTARY

Overturning Roe v. Wade, part of the ‘war on women,’ will leave blood on the hands of the GOP

BY: - May 5, 2022

There’s a reason the Declaration of Independence reads “all men are created equal” and not “all men and women are created equal.” Simply stated, the Founding Founders were all white guys who didn’t think women were their equals. In fact, the signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution after that, basically regarded women […]

Maricopa County officials blast AG Brnovich for ‘false’ report on his 2020 election probe

BY: - May 4, 2022

In a scathing letter, Maricopa County officials laid into Attorney General Mark Brnovich for issuing a report last month that was “full of false innuendo and misrepresentations” about the 2020 election. “When election integrity is challenged, we have the collective responsibility to investigate and report our conclusions thoroughly and honestly. We have. You have not,” […]

U.S. House panels probe election disinformation in Arizona, Florida, Ohio and Texas

BY: - April 21, 2022

WASHINGTON — The chairs of two U.S. House committees said Thursday they are asking election officials from four states to detail what they are doing to “counter lies and conspiracy theories and protect the integrity of federal elections.”   California Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren, chair of the House Administration Committee, and New York Democratic Rep. Carolyn […]

Election lies boost the bottom lines of prominent Republican candidates

BY: - April 18, 2022

A handful of Arizona Republican candidates who have built national profiles by embracing former President Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election found their campaigns getting a big financial boost from voters outside Arizona in the first three months of 2022. State Sen. Wendy Rogers, perhaps the legislature’s most vocal proponent of the thoroughly debunked […]

White House report highlights voting barriers for Native American voters

BY: - April 12, 2022

Native Americans face recurring and unnecessary barriers when it comes to exercising their right to vote, according to a report released by the White House.  “Many of the voting barriers faced by Native American communities are persistent and longstanding, with deep historical roots,” the report states. The report identified a wide range of barriers that […]

COMMENTARY

Here’s how much Republican lawmakers hate spending on schools

BY: - April 12, 2022

Republicans hate the idea of spending more on public schools even more than they love the billions of dollars in tax cuts they approved last year. That’s the crystal clear message coming from GOP leaders in the Arizona Legislature, where there’s now a move afoot to abandon all pretense of governing instead of using a […]

Group aims to disqualify Biggs, Gosar and Finchem from ballot for Capitol insurrection

BY: - April 7, 2022

A trio of lawsuits seek to disqualify Republican Congressmen Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar and state Rep. Mark Finchem from the ballot for their alleged roles in the January 6 attack on the Capitol.  The lawsuits are part of a growing legal effort to use the Fourteenth Amendment to disqualify candidates because of their support […]