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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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Midterms turnout prompts proposals for election law changes

Posted by   /  November 23, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Arizona’s prolonged vote count has borne a batch of proposed law changes designed to speed up the process and instill more confidence in the system. It took a week in Arizona for a victor to be declared in the U.S. Senate race, which garnered national attention both for […]

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Navajo Nation suit could delay final vote count

Posted by   /  November 21, 2018  /  2018 Elections  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times The Navajo Nation is claiming that the state and several counties illegally discriminated against tribal members and kept them from having their votes counted. Legal papers filed Tuesday in federal court cite a litany of problems that lawyers for the tribe say make it […]

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Company agrees to never run faux political campaign again

Posted by   /  November 20, 2018  /  2018 Elections, Courts/Law  /  No Comments

  By Ben Giles | Arizona Capitol Times Homie won’t be running for the U.S. Senate anymore. The Utah-based real estate company, which made headlines with a guerilla marketing campaign that took advantage of an election season loophole to post “Vote For Homie” signs on street corners throughout metro Phoenix, has agreed to never duplicate […]

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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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