Corp Comm write-in race won’t be settled until days after election
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
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
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
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.
Officials in all-mail balloting states say GOP claims of fraud are false
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
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
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.
Monday Musings: The end of lengthy vote-counting in Arizona?
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
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.