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The ‘blue wave’ will make it harder for ballot measures to actually be on the ballot for the next 4 years

BY: - November 13, 2018

The surge in turnout carried Democrats to victory up and down the ballot in Arizona, but it will also have an effect on elections for the next four years: The estimated 2.4 million ballots cast will make it much more difficult for groups to place initiatives on the ballot or block laws passed by the Legislature by sending them to voters.

Sinema wins U.S. Senate race, becomes first woman to represent AZ

BY: - November 12, 2018

U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema is now U.S. Sen.-elect Kyrsten Sinema, as nearly a week of tallying votes has given her an insurmountable lead over fellow Congresswoman Martha McSally.

Hobbs captures lead in secretary of state race, Kennedy expands Corp Comm lead

BY: - November 12, 2018

Katie Hobbs, a veteran Democratic legislator and social worker, has her first daily lead in the race for secretary of state over Republican businessman Steve Gaynor.

Did Phoenix Police just buy a sound cannon or a speaker?

BY: - November 12, 2018

The City of Phoenix recently decided to spend $95,000 on a new piece of gear for Phoenix Police, but what it is and what it does depends on who you ask.

Frank Riggs and His Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on Twitter

BY: - November 12, 2018

A former California congressman who this year lost his second statewide race in Arizona in four years went on several Twitter tirades against political gadflies and this reporter Sunday evening, during which he called critics “gutless punks,” “cowards,” “sniveling” and “trolls,” and belittled them for never having served in the military.

Sinema claims ‘insurmountable’ lead, Dems make gains in statewide races

BY: - November 11, 2018

Kyrsten Sinema is declaring victory in the U.S. Senate race, after votes counted on Sunday put her ahead by roughly 32,000 votes with only about 220,000 left to count, the first time since Dennis DeConcini won re-election in 1988 that Arizona will send a Democrat to the U.S. Senate.

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Republicans spread baseless fraud claims, declare victory after switching positions on early ballots

BY: - November 11, 2018

Republicans declared victory on Friday over a settlement requiring all early ballots dropped off at polling places on Election Day to be “cured” if they have signature problems, just days after Arizona’s GOP chairman threatened to sue counties to stop those exact same votes from being tabulated.

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Republicans, counties settle lawsuit over ‘curing’ early ballots

BY: - November 9, 2018

All 15 county recorders agreed to a settlement Friday afternoon under which each would give voters an opportunity to “cure” early ballots before those ballots are rejected for signature problems on the envelopes.

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‘An ugly tactic’: Lawsuit questions citizenship of future Latina lawmaker

BY: - November 9, 2018

Alice Novoa, a resident of a small community near Douglas, filed the lawsuit with Maricopa County Superior Court on Nov. 5. Novoa presented no evidence that Raquel Terán is not an American citizen in her lawsuit.

What happens now that Phoenix passed an anti-dark-money measure?

BY: - November 9, 2018

Voters in Phoenix overwhelmingly approved a measure to force non-profit entities that spend money to influence city elections to disclose their contributors in an attempt to shine a light on “dark money,” but the measure is in violation of a new state law and the stage is now set for a legal battle.

Sinema takes the lead as Dems gain in statewide in latest tally

BY: - November 8, 2018

Kyrsten Sinema has taken the lead in the back-and-forth contest for the U.S. Senate seat, with votes counted on Thursday giving her a roughly 9,600-vote advantage over Martha McSally.

Democrats won’t control the AZ House, but their power has increased

BY: - November 7, 2018

Democrats are still the minority in the Arizona House of Representatives, but are poised to capture more seats in the Legislature’s lower chamber than at any time since Republicans took control in the 1966 election. If the current leads in several contested House races hold, Democrats will gain four seats. That will give Republicans the […]