Stories tagged: "election"


An observer overlooks as Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas, Thursday, May 6, 2021,  at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix. The audit, ordered by the Arizona Senate, has the U.S. Department of Justice saying it is concerned about ballot security and potential voter intimidation arising from the unprecedented private recount of the 2020 presidential election results. (AP Photo/Matt York, Pool)
What’s the Price Tag on the Senate’s Partisan Review of the 2020 Election?

Although the full price of the so-called audit of the 2020 presidential election results is unknown, it’s costing the state a lot of money.

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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‘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.

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin
Former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes Announces Bid for Secretary of State

As recorder, Fontes expanded options for early voting, cut down on long wait times, and made voting more accessible.

Lorraine Longhi
‘No Question’: Local Carpenters Union Endorses Katie Hobbs in Bid for Arizona Governor

Hobbs has repeatedly pushed back against misinformation surrounding the 2020 election, and has been a vocal critic of the GOP-led audit of the election.

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool
Arizona’s Chief Elections Officer Has Received Multiple Threats in Recent Months. She’s Not Backing Down.

Katie Hobbs said she had received three threats, including one from a man who said she deserved to die and to know what she was wearing.

Photo courtesy: Arizona Supreme Court Facebook page
Expand the Supreme Court? Arizona Did It First.

Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation expanding the Arizona Supreme Court from five justices to seven in 2016.