Stories tagged: "elections"


Adrian Fontes in 2017 (Photo by Gage Skidmore)
A One-on-One with Arizona’s New Secretary of State Adrian Fontes

Fontes sat down with The Copper Courier to talk about his plans for Arizona's election systems, combatting extremism, and unifying a divided electorate.

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‘Our Future Also Counts’: An 18-Year-Old Phoenix Teen on Why She’s Voting in  the Midterm Elections

In Arizona, youth voter turnout has been on the rise, increasing 16 percentage points from 2014 to 2018 and 18 points between 2016 and 2020.

FILE - The House select committee tasked with investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol meets to hold one of former President Donald Trump's allies in contempt, former strategist Steve Bannon, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Oct. 19, 2021. From left to right, Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., Rep. Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
FULL TRANSCRIPT: Here’s What Was Said at the First Jan. 6 Committee Hearing

On June 9, 2022, the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol held the first in a series of public hearings.

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Republican Candidate for Attorney General Says Century-Old Poem is Sign of Leftist Takeover. It Isn’t.

"Lift Every Voice and Sing" was written in 1899 by civil rights activist James Weldon Johnson as a rallying cry for equality and justice.

FILE - The Arizona House of Representatives gather during a legislative session Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the Capitol in Phoenix. Arizona Legislature voted to ban gender-reassignment surgery for minors and sends bill to Republican Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday, March 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
Despite a Majority in the Legislature, Republicans Fail to Pass Many Restrictive Voting Laws

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.

FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo a voter casts her mail-in ballot at in a drop box in West Chester, Pa., prior to the primary election. Former President Donald Trump’s discredited allegations about a stolen election did nothing to save his presidency months ago. Courtrooms, state governments and ultimately Congress affirmed the legitimacy of his defeat and the honesty of the process. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Bill to Restrict Voting Access Could Harm Voters With Disabilities, Advocates Say

The measure includes an exemption for those with disabilities, but critics said it would be of little use because the American with Disabilities Act precludes elections officials from inquiring about a person’s disability.

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State Republicans Failed to Pass These 6 ‘Bad Policy’ Election Laws

The failed proposals would have added layers of bureaucracy to the election process, such as requiring returned ballots to be sorted by precinct and limiting what pens could be used at polling places.