Elections

Karen Fann owns this farcical crusade to prove Trump isn’t a big loser

Senate President Karen Fann is too weak or too gullible or too ambitious to have done the right thing and stood up for our elections.

Fann wants hand count of 2.1 million ballots, may use volunteers

Senate President Karen Fann wants to hand count all 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County in the 2020 general election, a job that may fall to a bipartisan group of volunteers.

Marco Lopez, business consultant and ex-Napolitano aide, running for Arizona governor

Marco Lopez, an international business consultant, former Napolitano administration aide and advisor to Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, announced his candidacy for governor, kicking off the race for the state’s highest office in 2022.

Judge orders AZGOP and its attorneys to pay secretary of state’s legal fees

The Arizona Republican Party and its attorneys owe Secretary of State Katie Hobbs more than $18,000 in attorney fees for filing what a judge deemed a groundless lawsuit brought in bad faith, without legal justification and possibly for the purpose of undermining the legitimacy of the 2020 general election.

Arizona Supreme Court Justice Gould eyes run for attorney general

Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew Gould may try to make the jump from the state’s highest court to the Attorney General’s Office. Gould, a Republican who has served on the Supreme Court for four years,...

A counter-majoritarian party and its radically anti-democratic plan to keep power

It’s little wonder that the Republican Party is embracing counter-majoritarian policies: They know full well that they will lose their grip on power at the ballot box if they are forced to run on...

Maricopa County: Dumpster divers didn’t find voted 2020 ballots

Maricopa County election officials say a bagful of shredded ballots that “stop the steal” activists claim to have found in a trash can at the elections department weren’t cast in the 2020 election.

Senate passes bill adding new steps to vote by mail

Voting by mail would become more complicated for millions of Arizonans under a proposal approved by the Arizona Senate, which Democrats decried as voter suppression.

Finchem opponents launch recall effort

An effort to recall state Rep. Mark Finchem has been filed by a group upset with the Oro Valley Republican’s involvement in stoking voter fraud conspiracies and his connections to the organizers of the...

Sweeping voting rights package passes U.S. House

The House passed sweeping voting rights, redistricting, campaign finance and ethics reform, late Wednesday night along party lines in a 220 to 210 vote, but the historic package will face an uphill battle in the Senate as no Republicans currently support the bill. 
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