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High voter turnout makes direct democracy more difficult

Posted by   /  November 17, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times That record number of Arizonans who turned out to vote this year has a dark side for direct democracy: It’s going to be harder for voters to propose their own laws or get rid of ones they don’t like. And that poses a threat […]

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Ducey won’t repudiate election fraud claims

Posted by   /  November 16, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

  By Jim Small | Arizona Mirror Gov. Doug Ducey said the election is over and the people have spoken, but wouldn’t say whether he believes there was fraud in Arizona’s recently concluded election, a charge that numerous Republicans have made over the past week, though there has been no evidence to support those claims. […]

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Hobbs doubles lead, poised to win secretary of state race

Posted by   /  November 16, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

  By Jim Small | Arizona Mirror State Sen. Katie Hobbs is on the cusp of winning the race for secretary of state, which would put a Democrat first in the line of succession to governor, after ballot counts reported Thursday allowed her to more than double her lead over her Republican opponent. Hobbs, a […]

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Congratulations, Arizona! Turnout in the 2018 midterms smashed records

Posted by   /  November 16, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Featured News  /  No Comments

By Agnel Philip | Arizona Republic About 2.4 million Arizonans cast ballots in the 2018 midterms, the highest turnout percentage since 1982, according to the latest estimates. Arizona voter turnout in 2018 will be the highest it has been for a midterm election in 36 years. Related:Arizona political ad spending hit record high – $129M […]

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The color purple

Posted by   /  November 15, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

  One expert called it evidence that Arizona is transitioning from a “straight Republican” state to a “solid purple state” By Renata Cló | Cronkite News Arizona’s two newest members of Congress joined more than 80 other newly elected House members for freshmen orientation Tuesday, as Democrats prepare to seize control of the lower chamber […]

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Kennedy declares victory in Arizona Corporation Commission race

Posted by   /  November 14, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

By Ryan Randazzo | Arizona Republic Democrat Sandra Kennedy declared victory Tuesday night as she and Republican Justin Olson maintained their leads in the race for two seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission in the latest election returns released Tuesday Kennedy on Friday surpassed Republican Rodney Glassman, and following a large batch of votes from […]

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The ‘blue wave’ will make it harder for ballot measures to actually be on the ballot for the next 4 years

Posted by   /  November 13, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

  By Jim Small | Arizona Mirror Arizona is on pace for a record turnout in the 2018 midterm elections. With roughly 172,000 ballots left to be counted, turnout already stands at more than 60 percent, and likely will eclipse the 60.47 percent of the electorate that cast ballots in 2006. The surge in turnout […]

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McSally campaign official alleges ‘misconduct’ in vote counting

Posted by   /  November 13, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

KTAR.com As the 2018 midterm election stretched into a days-long event and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema grew her lead in the race for U.S. Senate in Arizona, the McSally campaign distanced itself from claims of voter fraud and other election-related conspiracy theories pushed by the state Republican Party and President Donald Trump. But shortly after the […]

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Candidates can’t count on recount in close races

Posted by   /  November 12, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

  By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Any losing candidate in the general election who is counting on an automatic recount needs to come close to winning. Really close. Related:Arizona GOP looks like ‘sore losers’ for vote challenge, political expert says In statewide races, there is a general law that […]

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Superintendent hopeful Frank Riggs has Twitter meltdown after rival declares win

Posted by   /  November 12, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

  By Joseph Flaherty | Phoenix New Times Falling behind his opponent in the election results, Arizona superintendent candidate Frank Riggs had a public meltdown on Twitter on Sunday night. Riggs, a 68-year-old Republican, called his critics punks and cowards, challenged them to compete against him in the gym, and accused them of denigrating his […]

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