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We Asked These Companies Where They Stand on Arizona’s Anti-Voter Bills. They Didn’t Answer.

Dozens of Arizona business leaders signed an op-ed condemning the bills, but many others didn’t comment. The Arizona Legislature is considering a host of bills that would make it more difficult for voters to cast their ballots.  The bills in Arizona have drawn ire from business leaders statewide, including many more than 50 executives who...

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Seeing Red: Bill Would Cut Voter-Approved Education Funds, School Supporters Say

“This is about the kids and making sure that they have the brightest future possible.” The teacher’s group that spearheaded Proposition 208, which increases some taxes to hire teachers and bolster teacher salaries, this week returned to the political battlefield to fight a bill it says undermines the will of Arizona voters in November. Education...

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Democrats Pass Independents in Arizona Voter Registration, But GOP Still Leads

Democrats registered 226,579 new voters from 2018 to 2020. Arizona Democrats registered more new voters in the last election cycle than any other party, moving ahead of independents in registration for the first time in 10 years – but still failing to overtake Republicans. Democrats registered 226,579 new voters from 2018 to 2020 to reach...

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How Maricopa County Elections Went From DOJ Investigation in 2016 to Smooth Sailing in 2020

Under Adrian Fontes, Maricopa County elections transformed from problem-plagued debacles to successful even during a global pandemic.

The Last Arizona County Finalizes Election Tally. Biden Has Won Arizona.

Elected leaders in the last Arizona county to certify results signed off on their tally, setting the stage for state leaders to formalize Biden's win.

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Arizona Saw Record Turnout This Year. Here’s How We Can Top That.

Arizona saw record turnout for the 2020 general election, and voting rights activists hope to have record-breaking turnout again in 2022.

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This Former Prisoner Believes Julie Gunnigle Can Create Real Change in Maricopa County

Criminal justice reform under Gunnigle includes an end to the cash bail system and ending the practice of prosecuting for low-level marijuana offenses.