2020 election

COMMENTARY

85,000 dead and counting from COVID-19. Imagine if Trump gets re-elected.

BY: - May 14, 2020

There’s really no other way to say this: When it comes to his response to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States, the combination of President Donald Trump’s arrogance and sheer incompetence is killing people. 

Brnovich, Hobbs at odds on challenge to lawmaker

BY: - May 8, 2020

A challenge to a lawmaker’s nominating petitions has become the latest round in the ongoing feud between Attorney General Mark Brnovich and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.

After 4 years, secretary of state opens online signatures to local candidates

BY: - May 5, 2020

Most 2020 candidates are already past the deadline for collecting the signatures they need to run in the August primary election, but those who are seeking a handful of nonpartisan municipal offices that won’t be on the ballot until November will now be able to collect their signatures online.

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Write-in campaign likely if Bolick removed from ballot

BY: - April 23, 2020

If Democrats are successful in their attempt to keep Rep. Shawnna Bolick off the ballot, they’ll almost certainly still have to face off against a different Republican in a race that could determine which party controls the Arizona House of Representatives next year.

COMMENTARY

Republicans sacrifice voter safety, so Dems need an in-person voting plan

BY: - April 23, 2020

Keeping voters away from crowds and minimizing the need for poll workers makes sense. Without a doubt, it’s the safest way to conduct an election during a pandemic.

Brophy McGee, Carter raise big money to fend off challengers

BY: - April 17, 2020

Two Republican senators are raising big bucks as they try to fend off vigorous challenges, while a perennial GOP candidate who’s notched five losses since 2010 leads all legislative hopefuls as she seeks to unseat a longtime incumbent.

Ducey has nearly $2 million to aid legislative allies

BY: - April 17, 2020

With Republicans holding razor-thin margins in both legislative chambers and Democrats looking to take the majority for the first time in generations, Gov. Doug Ducey has nearly $2 million to help ensure that his party keeps control of the legislature.

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Officials in all-mail balloting states say GOP claims of fraud are false

BY: - April 16, 2020

Officials in states where everyone casts their ballot by mail say Republican claims, like those made by local leaders and even President Donald Trump, that such elections are havens for fraud and stolen elections aren’t true.

Bay Area megadonor gives $1.8m to Arizona Dem Party

BY: - April 15, 2020

A California doctor and Democratic megadonor gave $1.8 million to the Arizona Democratic Party in February.

Kelly outpaces McSally again in campaign cash to start 2020

BY: - April 14, 2020

U.S. Sen. Martha McSally’s fundraising during the first quarter of the year set a record for her 2020 campaign, but was dwarfed by what her opponent, Mark Kelly, hauled in.

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Sanders drops out, but Arizona supporters say they are still in the fight

BY: - April 9, 2020

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspended his 2020 Democratic presidential bid Wednesday, but his Arizona supporters said they will still push his message of Medicare for all, eliminating student debt and raising the minimum wage.

Inability to collect signatures online hampers county, local candidates

BY: - April 3, 2020

A confluence of circumstances is making it extremely difficult for many candidates to collect the signatures they need in order to get their names on the ballot amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, and those running for county, municipal and other local offices, there’s an additional obstacle in the way – the inability to collect signatures online.