Stories tagged: "voting and 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.

Guadalupe residents sit outside a polling station, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Guadalupe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Republicans Are Spreading Election Disinformation in Maricopa County—Again

Republicans wasted no time Tuesday spreading false information about voting in Maricopa County. 

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Not so Honest Abe: Republican Attorney General Candidate Abe Hamadeh Lied About His Experience

Hamadeh has made a habit of misleading voters or straight-up lying about his background and experience, according to personnel records.

FILE - Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert M. Brutinel speaks during oral arguments, in Phoenix on April 20, 2021. The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday, April 21, 2022, ruled that the state's voters do not have the right to reject a massive income tax cut approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature and Gov, Doug Ducey last year. The order signed by Chief Justice Brutinel does not explain the court's reasoning, saying a full opinion will be released later. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
Arizona Voting Rights Initiative Will Not Be on the November Ballot

A series of court battles reduced the number of eligible petition signatures from more than 475,000 to fewer than 2,000 shy of the required 238,000.

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A Republican Candidate for County Office Just Encouraged Voters to Interfere With Polling Equipment

Elections officials have asked in-person voters to use the pens provided at the polls—which contain fast-drying ink—to avoid ink smearing and potentially invalidating the ballot.

FILE - Raevahnna Richardson signs an initiative petition supporting a gun-safety ballot measure on June 7, 2022, outside a library in Salem, Ore., as signature gatherer Rebecca Nobiletti holds the clipboard. The Rev. Mark Knutson, a chief petitioner of the initiative, said the effort has gathered enough signatures of registered voters to put the measure before voters in the November election. After the signatures are delivered to the secretary of state's office, they will be verified by election officials. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)
Three Arizona Ballot Measures Filed, but Abortion Measure Fails to Collect Enough Signatures

The two measures that met the signature threshold focus on predatory bill collection and ensuing that those funding elections are publicly known.

A video exhibit showing former President Donald Trump plays as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, June 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Six Key Takeaways From Jan. 6 Committee Hearing No. 2

The Trump campaign used the Big Lie to ask supporters for money - but didn't use it to contest the 2020 election results, according to testimony heard Monday in the US House Committee’s investigation into the Jan. 6 attack. Here’s what else you need to know.