2020 election

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Will a Sanders nomination sink Mark Kelly?

BY: - February 26, 2020

The number one question posed by Arizona political reporters of late is whether a Bernie Sanders nomination spells doom for Mark Kelly, the presumptive Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.

Trump rally tallies: President has unpaid bills for Arizona events

BY: - February 20, 2020

President Donald Trump brought thousands out to his rally Wednesday at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum. What he likely did not bring was $145,000 to reimburse local governments for costs from previous rallies in Arizona.

Trump swipes at foes, touts record, vows to hold Arizona in November

BY: - February 20, 2020

President Donald Trump hit familiar notes ranging from the economy to Arizona-focused issues such as immigration and sanctuary cities in a Wednesday night rally at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Elizabeth Warren announces endorsements as AZ early voting begins

BY: - February 19, 2020

On the first day of early voting for Democrats in Arizona's presidential preference election, three women state senators announced they were endorsing Elizabeth Warren.

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Monday Musings: Chill out and focus on turnout in 2020, Democrats

BY: - February 17, 2020

As Arizona’s Democratic presidential preference election early ballots are mailed to voters this week and other state primaries continue to roll out, Democratic activists are frenetic. 

Ruling on discriminatory AZ election laws on hold, likely until after 2020 election

BY: - February 11, 2020

An appellate court ruling last month that found Arizona laws barring the collection and delivery of early ballots and the state’s discarding of ballots cast in the wrong precinct are discriminatory likely won’t affect the 2020 election after that court halted its ruling to give the U.S. Supreme Court time to take up the matter.

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Monday Musings: Will Dems win in 2020 only to see GOP control in 2021?

BY: - February 10, 2020

Zzzzzz…. Is this the sound of State Capitol legislators, lobbyists, staffers or journalists grabbing a few minutes of sleep? Unfortunately, no. The Zs, as they are known in political circles, are a group of Democratic House incumbents being recruited hard by big business interests.

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What does Trump’s acquittal mean for our nation’s future?

BY: - February 6, 2020

Our democracy is a fragile thing. If we’re not careful, it might just break.

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Trump gave us a scary, nihilistic State of the Union speech

BY: - February 5, 2020

Impeached President Donald Trump’s one hour and 18-minute State of the Union rant was a new low in American politics, even in these unprecedented times.

Iowans in Queen Creek choose Amy Klobuchar in first-ever AZ caucus

BY: - February 4, 2020

As Democratic officials scramble in Iowa to pick up the pieces after a disastrous caucus night that has left the nation waiting to learn who won, the state’s earliest gathering of voters happened in a decidedly non-Iowan venue and had a clear outcome.

Ducey signs ‘electronic adjudication’ bill to speed ballot counting

BY: - February 3, 2020

Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday signed Senate Bill 1135, which allows county elections officials to use a process called “electronic adjudication” to identify ballots that can’t be read by standard vote-counting machines.

Dems’ final pitch for ousting Trump: ‘He will do it again’

BY: - February 3, 2020

U.S. House Democrats on Monday made their closing arguments for removing President Donald Trump from office, insisting that leaving him in the White House guarantees he’ll cheat in the 2020 presidential election.