Adrian Fontes

Corp Comm write-in race won’t be settled until days after election

BY: - August 3, 2020

One of the biggest questions of the primary election, whether the Republican Party will cede a Corporation Commission seat to the Democrats without putting up a fight, may not be answered by the end of Tuesday night.

Arizona election officials push back on Trump tweet

BY: - July 30, 2020

Arizona election officials of both parties repudiated a tweet from President Donald Trump that again pushed the baseless allegation that voting by mail fosters election fraud and suggested that the November election should be delayed “until people can properly, securely and safely vote.”

AG tosses complaint against Fontes over early ballot costs

BY: - June 12, 2020

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office dismissed a complaint alleging that Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes illegally spent taxpayer dollars on early ballots that he wasn’t allowed to mail to voters for the presidential preference election and that he should repay the cost out of his own pocket.

Democrats file lawsuit to let voters correct unsigned early ballots

BY: - June 10, 2020

Local and national Democratic Party organizations are suing Arizona election officials to block them from automatically throwing out early ballots that haven’t been signed by voters.

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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.

Public health chief: Limit gatherings to 10 people due to coronavirus

BY: - March 16, 2020

The Arizona Department of Health Services is suggesting limiting public gatherings of more than 10 people, in line with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the number of positive cases of coronavirus in Arizona continues to rise. 

Court blocks Fontes’s plan to mail ballots to all MariCo Dems

BY: - March 13, 2020

An attempt by Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes on Friday to address coronavirus fears by mailing early ballots to all registered Democrats who didn’t already request one for the March 17 presidential preference election was blocked by a judge. 

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Monday Musings: The end of lengthy vote-counting in Arizona?

BY: - March 2, 2020

The last several election nights have been very frustrating. Why? Because tons of votes couldn’t be counted and we had to wait days to know the outcome of close races. 

County supervisors examining options for ousting indicted assessor

BY: - October 14, 2019

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is looking into whether it can remove county Assessor Paul Petersen from office after he was indicted last week in an alleged adoption scheme involving women from the Marshall Islands.