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Members of the group "Arizona Republicans Who Believe In Treating Others With Respect" hold signs in support of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, during evening rush hour in Phoenix, Arizona on October 16, 2020. - Arizona has not elected a Democrat since Bill Clinton's second win in 1996, but is undergoing major demographic changes. The state best known abroad for the Grand Canyon is seeing a rapid growth in urban areas, among young college-educated voters, and in its robust Latino community -- groups that tend to favor the Democratic Party. But key to next month's election is that the average Arizona voter, whether Republican or Democrat, tends to be more moderate and is "tired of the President's behavior and the rhetoric coming from his campaign," according to Arizona State University politics lecturer Gina Woodall.
Party Poopers: Independent Voter Registrations Surge as Parties Fall

Republican, Democratic and Libertarian parties all saw drops in registration from the general election, while unaffiliated voters made strong gains.

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AP Investigation Finds Only 4 Voter Fraud Cases From 2020 Election in Arizona Have Led to Charges

Arizona county election officials have identified fewer than 200 cases of potential voter fraud out of more than 3 million ballots cast in last year’s presidential election.

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Why Former Phoenix Mayor Terry Goddard Is Fighting to Limit the Influence of Money in Politics

Nearly 40 years after he helped break the Phoenix political machine, former Mayor Terry Goddard is hoping to bookend his political career with a “dark money” ballot initiative that he says will make Arizona’s government more representative.

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‘Truly a Sad Day’: Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Voter Suppression Laws

The conservative-controlled US Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s laws restricting third-party ballot collection and out-of-precinct voting.

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Tempe Bookstore Owner: ‘Everyone Should Have Equal and Fair Access to Voting’

Senate Republicans filibustered the For the People Act recently, at least temporarily ensuring its demise. Changing Hands Bookstore co-owner Cindy Dach says she expected more.

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‘Central to Our Identity’: Why These Arizona Faith Leaders Plan to Continue Fighting for Voting Rights

Faith leaders across Arizona have spoken out in recent months about protecting voting rights and expanding access to the ballot box as a Christian issue, not a partisan one.

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10 Activists Arrested After Protesting Outside Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s Office to End Filibuster

Activists said they were protesting the filibuster because it was holding up immigration reform, universal healthcare, and voting rights protections.