Politics

McSally holds narrow lead, but Senate race too close to call

The blockbuster race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake is too close to call, with Republican Martha McSally holding a razor-thin lead over Democrat Kyrsten Sinema as Election Day drew to a close.With...

Clean energy and school voucher propositions go down in flames

Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to expand a controversial school voucher program, which opponents referred to the ballot last year after its passage by the Legislature.Another measure which would have imposed a...

Republicans hold Senate, clinging to House

Republicans held firm in the Arizona Senate while Democrats picked up seats in the state House of Representatives, though it may not be enough for them to wrest control of the chamber from the...

Gallego, Valenzuela will face off in March runoff for Phoenix mayor

Former city councilmembers Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela will face each other in a runoff election for Phoenix mayor after Gallego took a massive lead but fell short of the majority she needed to...

Phoenix overwhelmingly decides to shine light on dark money

Eight months after Tempe voters chose to shine a light on dark money in political spending, Phoenix voters approved a similar measure, setting up a potential legal showdown with the state.About 87 percent...

Arizona GOP threatens legal action over emergency voting, early ballot verification

The chairman of the Arizona Republican Party is threatening legal action against counties that opened emergency voting centers over the weekend or that plan to allow voters to confirm that they signed the early...

Top of the ticket candidates in Arizona make their case in Spanish

When canvassers with Unite Here Local 631 told Maria Aguilar she should vote for Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, the Maryvale homeowner was quiet for a moment while she tried to place the name to a face.“Oh yes, it’s the güerita who’s on, who speaks Spanish,” Aguilar said in Spanish, using the Mexican slang for blonde or light-skinned woman.

More votes cast early in 2018 than in all of 2014

The number of ballots voted early in 2018 has surpassed the total number of votes cast in the 2014 elections, the last time Arizona voters went to the polls to elect statewide officers.

No lawsuit on early ballot verification, but big gains made

Three out of 15 wouldn’t normally be considered a high rate of success, but it counts for a lot when it’s three counties that make up nearly 78 percent of Arizona’s registered voters.

Federal civil rights observers coming to AZ for Election Day

The U.S. Department of Justice is deploying personnel from its Civil Rights Division to four Arizona counties tomorrow to “monitor for compliance with... federal voting rights laws.”