Politics

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Donald Trump

The GOP: In Trump (and no one else) we trust

BY: - September 16, 2021

News about the outcome of the recall election in California combined with the latest revelations about the chaotic final days of the Trump administration got me to wondering: So, Republicans, you’re still okay with Donald Trump leading your party? In the Republican-led campaign to oust California’s Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom — which, thank God, failed […]

Activist group says it meant to allege ‘ghost’ votes from a nonexistent address

BY: - September 16, 2021

The leader of an activist group that issued a report last week full of baseless allegations of election irregularities provided an unusual explanation as to why she falsely claimed that two mail-in ballots were cast from a vacant lot: She meant to attribute those votes to an address that doesn’t actually exist and where she […]

Trump endorses Mark Finchem in secretary of state race

BY: - September 13, 2021

Donald Trump endorsed state Rep. Mark Finchem in the crowded Republican primary for secretary of state, throwing his support behind a candidate who one of Arizona’s most vocal proponents of the false allegations that the 2020 presidential election was rigged.  In an endorsement statement he issued on Monday, Trump called Finchem “a true warrior” and […]

Voter ‘canvass’ features big allegations, zero evidence, outright falsehoods

BY: - September 10, 2021

Nestled against the foothills of Estrella Mountain Regional Park, a nearly 3,000-square-foot house sits on an allegedly vacant lot. According to a report issued by conservative activists who have spent much of the past year since the election knocking on doors across Maricopa County and asking people about their voting history, the address in Goodyear […]

Arizona Republicans blast vaccine mandate, vow legal action, while Dems support Biden’s policy

BY: - September 9, 2021

Reactions to President Joe Biden’s new COVID-19 vaccine mandate fell sharply along partisan lines in Arizona, with outraged Republicans demanding legal action against what they deemed a tyrannical policy and Democrats, though largely quieter, supportive of the policy. Gov. Doug Ducey, who has blocked schools and local officials from imposing vaccine and mask mandates in […]

Hobbs moves to count out-of-precinct ballots in new procedures manual

BY: - September 9, 2021

Having your entire ballot thrown out because you voted in the wrong precinct would largely become a thing of the past under a new proposal by Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs — but only if she can convince Republican political rivals Gov. Doug Ducey and Attorney General Mark Brnovich to sign off on it. […]

Most Arizona voters support masks in schools, but not Republicans

BY: - September 7, 2021

A strong majority of Arizona voters — but only a small fraction of Republicans — support face mask mandates and vaccine requirements in schools and government buildings to combat the spread of COVID-19, according to a new poll commissioned by organizations representing school boards and public health professionals. In the live-caller poll of 400 voters […]

Super PAC funded by Masters ally blasts Brnovich over false election fraud claims

BY: - September 1, 2021

A super PAC funded by tech guru Peter Thiel to aid ally Blake Masters’ U.S. Senate campaign attacked Attorney General Mark Brnovich for failing to take action on baseless claims of voter fraud while failing to cite any evidence of malfeasance in Arizona’s election. Saving Arizona PAC used its first television ad, which it described […]

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Dem lawmaker asks court to reject Jan. 6 defamation case from Gosar, Finchem, Kern

BY: - August 31, 2021

Democratic Rep. Charlene Fernandez is asking a court to dismiss a defamation case brought against her by two Republican state legislators and a GOP congressman because statements Fernandez made to the FBI about the two GOP legislators are privileged.  The case stems from a letter sent by Fernandez and other Democratic lawmakers asking the FBI […]

PRO Act Seiden

Business groups urge Kelly, Sinema to oppose pro-union PRO Act

BY: - August 30, 2021

Business groups publicly called on Democratic U.S. Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema to oppose a sweeping piece of pro-organized labor legislation that would wipe out Arizona’s “right-to-work” law that prohibits mandatory union membership. At a press conference at the office of the Arizona chapter of the Associated General Contractors near the state Capitol on […]

COMMENTARY
Arizona audit

The Arizona Senate’s disdain for transparency is another reason to mistrust its ‘audit’

BY: - August 30, 2021

“The most transparent election audit in American history” — or so it was dubbed by the biased contractors running it — is fighting tooth and nail to keep its records hidden from the public. Right now, the Arizona Senate is gearing up to release the findings of its so-called audit of Maricopa County’s 2020 election. Based […]

Ruben Gallego

Black leaders say Ruben Gallego has dismissed and abandoned their community

BY: - August 20, 2021

When Ne’Lexia Galloway started her job as the Black outreach representative for U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego in January 2020, she thought that the Phoenix Democrat would listen to people that look like her. Fifteen months later, she felt used, and quit her job. Galloway posted on Twitter that she left after concluding that Gallego, who […]