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Ducey defends Arizona’s ‘model’ elections, but says he might sign bills restricting voting

Gov. Doug Ducey’s repeated insistence that Arizona election laws make it “easy to vote and hard to cheat” won’t necessarily stop him from signing legislation that would make it more difficult for some people to vote.

Warning that election audit would feed conspiracy theories interrupted by people yelling conspiracy theories

A press conference Monday to denounce the planned state Senate audit of the 2020 election because it is driven by and will further feed conspiracy theories about the election was interrupted by a small group of pro-Trump protesters shouting conspiracy theories about the election.

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.

GOP lawmakers, Ducey not deterred on cutting taxes if they take federal COVID cash

Republican lawmakers and Gov. Doug Ducey aren’t changing their plans for big tax cuts this year, despite a provision of the latest federal COVID relief bill seeking to block states from using the money to fund tax reductions.

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.

GOP AGs slam tax cut ban in stimulus law as ‘unprecedented and unconstitutional’

WASHINGTON — Republican attorneys general from 21 states are attacking the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief law as an “unprecedented and unconstitutional infringement” on state sovereignty because it restricts tax cuts by states.

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.

How the quest for significance and respect underlies the white supremacist movement

I am a psychologist who studies the human quest for significance and respect. My research reveals that this basic motivation is a major force in human affairs. It shapes the course of world history and determines the destiny of nations.

Justice Andrew Gould retires from Arizona Supreme Court

Justice Andrew Gould will retire from the Arizona Supreme Court, a decision that comes as the Yuma jurist is considering jumping into the 2022 Republican primary for attorney general.

Gosar allies with racists, making it hard to take his ‘white racism’ denunciation seriously

Congressman Paul Gosar is no stranger to palling around with bigots and racists, making it hard to place much stock in his denunciations of “white racism” after he gave the headline speech at a white nationalist conference and sat through a blatantly racist speech given by the organizer.
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