Elections

Officials in all-mail balloting states say GOP claims of fraud are false

Officials in states where everyone casts their ballot by mail say Republican claims, like those made by local leaders and even President Donald Trump, that such elections are havens for fraud and stolen elections aren’t true.

Kelly outpaces McSally again in campaign cash to start 2020

U.S. Sen. Martha McSally’s fundraising during the first quarter of the year set a record for her 2020 campaign, but was dwarfed by what her opponent, Mark Kelly, hauled in.

Sanders drops out, but Arizona supporters say they are still in the fight

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspended his 2020 Democratic presidential bid Wednesday, but his Arizona supporters said they will still push his message of Medicare for all, eliminating student debt and raising the minimum wage.

Are Arizonans too dumb to be trusted with direct democracy?

Arizonans pride themselves on being an independent bunch. We prefer our politicians as mavericks instead of sheep. We relish our ability to craft our own laws and outright reject those made by legislators.

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...
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