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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, Government and Politics  /  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, Government and Politics  /  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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