US Sen. Kyrsten Sinema announced Friday that she switched parties, going from a Democrat to an Arizona independent.
The announcement comes days after Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock won reelection in Georgia, securing a 51st seat in the US Senate for Democrats, strengthening their majority and weakening the ability of any single senator to hold up legislation.
The district covers a portion of north Phoenix from 43rd Avenue to State Route 51, and from Thunderbird Road to several miles north of the Deer Valley Airport.
Voting proposals from Democrats, on the other hand, include automatic and same-day voter registration, opening more early voting locations, and implementing a voters’ bill of rights.
Millennials and Gen Z-age voters make up nearly half of Arizona’s electorate: nearly 22% of registered voters are 29 years old or younger, and 23% are between the ages of 30 and 44.
The censuring of Simena is mostly symbolic. It acts as a way for Democrats in Arizona to publicly reprimand the senator for obstructing President Biden’s agenda.
Republican, Democratic and Libertarian parties all saw drops in registration from the general election, while unaffiliated voters made strong gains.
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