Mark Finchem

Hobbs and Ducey certified Arizona’s 2022 election results

BY: - December 5, 2022

The state’s top officials on Monday certified the canvass of Arizona’s midterm election, after a dramatic runup to the certification in which one county had to be forced by court order to certify its own election results to send to the state.  Despite calls from some Republicans not to certify because of what they claim […]

Maricopa County certified the 2022 election amid controversy and complaints

BY: - November 28, 2022

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors certified its 2022 election results Monday at the close of an acrimonious meeting full of yelling and interruptions from a crowd angry about the administration of the election and what they claimed was voter disenfranchisement.  The supervisors voted unanimously to certify the election at the end of a more […]

Abe Hamadeh and Kris Mayes separated by just 143 votes in attorney general race

BY: - November 17, 2022

Republican Abe Hamadeh, who trails by dozens of votes in the race for attorney general, is the only candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump in a statewide contest that still had a chance to come out ahead.  Fellow Trump-endorsed Republicans Kari Lake and Mark Finchem have refused to concede in races for governor and […]

MAGA fails in Arizona for the third straight election

BY: - November 16, 2022

The historically good results for Arizona Democrats at the polls this month are the third cycle in a row that MAGA has faltered at the ballot box, and political observers say it should be a clarion call to Republicans that Trumpism is a loser in the Grand Canyon State.  But operatives in both parties say […]

Mark Kelly, Adrian Fontes declared winners as Democrats bolster their leads

BY: - November 11, 2022

Despite predictions from Republicans that Friday’s vote tallies would favor their candidates not only didn’t come to fruition, but the opposite happened: Democrats made solid gains across the board and clinched two high-profile races. U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly and Democratic secretary of state candidate Adrian Fontes were both declared winners by the Associated Press following […]

Democrats expand their leads in Arizona races

BY: - November 10, 2022

After tens of thousands more votes were added to the tally Thursday in Arizona’s midterm election, Democratic candidates for statewide office increased their leads over their Republican opponents.  But results were far from final with more than 570,000 ballots in Arizona left to be counted, including some 330,000 uncounted ballots in Maricopa County. Republicans are […]

Maricopa County claps back at what they say are false election claims

BY: - November 10, 2022

Republican commentators and candidates are espousing theories about elections in Maricopa County, unsupported by facts, that have spread like wildfire on social media. And the county is attempting to quell them.  Republican candidate for governor Kari Lake said during an interview with a Newsmax reporter that Maricopa County is “slow-rolling” Tuesday’s election results to delay […]

COMMENTARY

Tuesday’s election was a vote for democracy and a rebuke of Republican liars

BY: - November 10, 2022

In the pre-dawn hours after Tuesday’s midterm elections, former Republican congressman-turned-MSNBC pundit Carlos Curbelo nailed it. “We called them election deniers. They’re all just liars,” he said. It couldn’t be better said. The people who’ve continued to insist that former President Donald J. Trump was cheated out of the 2020 election are just that, liars. […]

Arizona Republicans slash Democratic leads, say they expect to win

BY: - November 9, 2022

As more votes were tallied Wednesday, Republican candidates in Arizona began to catch up to their Democratic opponents who took early leads, but full results won’t be available for several days, at the earliest.  And with the eyes of the nation on the Grand Canyon State, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs went from a 14-point […]

Arizona Democrats surged to large leads. Now, they wait to see if their advantage holds.

BY: , and - November 8, 2022

With Republicans expected to show up at the polls in person in droves on Election Day, Democrats knew they would need a large advantage among early voters to have a chance at winning hotly contested statewide races. And with all of those early ballots counted, they had bigger than expected leads in many of those […]

Maricopa County found a solution to the ballot-tabulating problem. Unscanned votes will still be counted.

BY: - November 8, 2022

There were problems tabulating ballots at nearly a third of all vote centers in Maricopa County all morning on Election Day, but by the afternoon, county officials had figured out a fix. Vote-counting machines were having trouble tabulating the ballots because the timing marks on the ballot — the black lines on the sides that […]

Conspiracy theorists urge voting as late as possible on Election Day to ‘stop the steal’

BY: - November 4, 2022

A close ally of Republican Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano has a plan that she claims will help win him the election and prevent voter fraud: She wants voters to cast their ballots “as late in the day as possible” on Election Day.  Conspiracy theorist Toni Shuppe, who has ties to QAnon and who is […]