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[COMMENTARY] Much-maligned Clean Elections helps women seek and win elected office, and we should support that

Posted by   /  June 5, 2019  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko. /Photo by Gage Skidmore | Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0The 2018 midterms were another successful election for women in Arizona politics. By Ian O’Grady | Arizona Mirror/Ian O’Grady is a Marshall Scholar from Arizona studying Politics at the University of Oxford. (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Voters chose […]

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Pollack: Mixed news

Posted by   /  April 2, 2019  /  2018 Elections, Economy  /  No Comments

Pollack

ELLIOTT D. POLLACK & Company FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1st, 2019 The Monday Morning Quarterback  A quick analysis of important economic data released over the last week The exciting news this week was political rather than economic.  Since this is not a political document, we will be the only publication you have read lately that […]

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[ANALYSIS] Coming from behind: Post-Election Day gains for Democrat candidates are the norm, not the 2018 exception

Posted by   /  March 2, 2019  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror The post-Election Day shift toward Democrats that flipped the outcomes of several major races in 2018 wasn’t abnormal. While it marks the first time in the past decade that races had lead changes several days after the election, an Arizona Mirror analysis finds that Democrats consistently gain ground on […]

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Maria and Mark Syms claim in suit Arizona GOP chair defamed them

Posted by   /  January 24, 2019  /  2018 Elections, Courts/Law  /  No Comments

  By Carmen Forman | Arizona Capitol Times On the eve of Arizona GOP Chairman Jonathan Lines’ re-election bid, two failed GOP candidates sued him for defamation. Former Rep. Maria Syms and her husband Mark Syms allege Lines, in speaking at a GOP meeting, wrongfully accused them of committing fraud when he discussed Maria Syms’ […]

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Arizona GOP blasts clean energy group for filing failure, but state admits fault

Posted by   /  January 24, 2019  /  2018 Elections, Energy and Environment  /  No Comments

  By Ray Stern | Phoenix New Times The Arizona Republican Party blasted Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona this week for not filing campaign-finance paperwork with the state related to November’s failed Prop 127 initiative. Jonathan Lines, state GOP chair, sent a harshly worded statement to the news media on Tuesday, suggesting the PAC […]

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Mesa joins lawsuit over Proposition 126 tax ban

Posted by   /  December 18, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Courts/Law, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By: Jim Walsh and Wayne Schutsky | East Valley Tribune Although they say they don’t want to trample the will of voters, Mesa, Scottsdale and other city officials are filing suit over the just-approved ballot proposition banning additional taxes on services. Claiming the Prop 126’s language is ambiguous language, an unknown number of municipalities are […]

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AG suggests measured words when making allegations of fraud in election

Posted by   /  December 3, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Attorney General Mark Brnovich warned Monday that people “need to be really careful when making serious allegations” about election fraud or other issues or risk undermining democracy. Brnovich’s comments came on the heels of the state formally certifying the results of last month’s election. […]

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Hobbs rebukes Howard Dean over unfounded election ‘cheating’ allegation

Posted by   /  November 30, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror Incoming Secretary of State Katie Hobbs took former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean to task on Twitter after he made a baseless suggestion that GOP “cheating” kept Maricopa County a Republican stronghold until a Democrat became county recorder in 2016. Related:Political storms ahead for Dem elections head […]

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Maricopa County saved nearly 7,000 ballots through curing policy

Posted by   /  November 27, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror Nearly 7,000 voters would have had their early ballots rejected over problems with their signatures if Maricopa County hadn’t initiated a new policy of attempting to “cure” those ballots after Election Day. According to data provided to the Arizona Mirror by the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, 7,240 early ballots […]

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Navajo Nation drops voter discrimination lawsuit

Posted by   /  November 27, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Courts/Law  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The Navajo Nation has dropped a legal claim that could have delayed formal certification of the general election results. But the tribe still contends that early voting procedures used in three Arizona counties violate the rights of tribal residents. And attorney Patty Ferguson-Bohnee said […]

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