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More members of extremist ‘patriot’ groups serving as precinct committeemen

Posted by   /  November 6, 2019  /  2020 Elections  /  No Comments

A group of Patriot Movement AZ members walk along the Women’s March Phoenix in support of President Donald Trump while others in the march hold signs rejecting him./Photo by Laura Gómez / Arizona Mirror By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror Jennifer Harrison, the right-wing extremist leader of AZ Patriots was appointed to a precinct committeeman […]

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ASU student voter turnout has surged in the past four years

Posted by   /  November 6, 2019  /  2020 Elections, Education  /  No Comments

A new report shows more students are showing up to vote By Endia Fontanez | State Press ASU students have become more politically engaged in recent years, according to a report from the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education, an initiative at Tufts University. The report, dubbed the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement, […]

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Survey Says: A majority of Americans already cite 2020 election as ‘significant stressor’ in their lives

Posted by   /  November 6, 2019  /  2020 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Josiah Bates | TIME Alongside perennial concerns like “work” and “money,” sociocultural issues including mass shootings, access to health care and the 2020 presidential election now cause the most stress for American citizens, according to the annual “Stress in America” survey from the American Psychological Association (APA). The survey was conducted between Aug. 1 […]

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Swing state 2020: With the election a year off, Arizona could become a key player

Posted by   /  November 6, 2019  /  2020 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Arizonans for Fair Elections contend that some Arizonans don’t have the time, internet connection or transportation to register to vote or get to the polls. The group held a launch event for its proposed fair elections ballot initiative last week. /Photo by Andrew Christiansen/Cronkite News By Isabella Hulsizer | Cronkite News  Tuesday marked 52 weeks […]

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‘Democracy dollars’ could pump millions of dollars of public funding into elections

Posted by   /  November 2, 2019  /  2020 Elections  /  No Comments

The amount of revenue that the initiative’s new funding sources could average at least $20 million per election cycle/Photo via iStock / Getty Images Plus By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror A proposal to reinvigorate Arizona’s system for publicly funding political campaigns could inject tens of millions of dollars into the state’s elections. The Fair […]

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[OPINION] Arizona could decide the 2020 election

Posted by   /  October 30, 2019  /  2020 Elections  /  No Comments

The Democrats’ most comfortable path to victory runs through Mesa, not Milwaukee By William A. Galston The Wall Street Journal (Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussion purposes only.) Assume, as I do, that` President Trump survives a Senate trial and is renominated as the Republican candidate for president. With one year to go […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Albuquerque sends Trump campaign bill for $211,000 to ‘pay our taxpayers back’

Posted by   /  October 25, 2019  /  2020 Elections, Regional News  /  No Comments

“Our resources for law enforcement are critical and limited,” the mayor said of the costs for Trump’s campaign visit there last month. By Mary Papenfuss | HuffPost The city of Albuquerque has sent Donald Trump’s campaign a bill for $211,000 for a two-day September campaign visit in the area. The mayor said he wants the […]

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Census officials say an accurate count is priority in all communities in 2020

Posted by   /  October 23, 2019  /  2020 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

The U.S. Census Bureau’s Phoenix facility is one of two processing centers that will be processing 2020 census responses. Michael Brown demonstrates how the center uses sorting machines to quickly categorize census mail. /Photo by MacKinley Lutes-Adlhoch/Cronkite News By Deagan Urbatsch, | Cronkite News  Federal officials are determined to recruit workers and accurately count residents […]

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Arizona lawmakers have held few town halls in 2019, and Republicans have had none

Posted by   /  October 16, 2019  /  2020 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Town Hall Project Executive Director Nathan Williams said there is a general disparity between Republicans and Democrats on the national level, but said he finds Arizona’s one-sidedness unusual. By Wissam Melhem | Cronkite News Service via Arizona Mirror Congress returned this week from a two-week recess, a time when lawmakers can go home and meet […]

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New voting machines to be introduced for upcoming election

Posted by   /  October 10, 2019  /  2020 Elections, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Phoenix resident practices with a new voting machine at the town hall meeting. /Ryan Knappenberger/DD By Ryan Knappenberger | Downtown Devil Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes introduced new voting machines, purchased in preparation for the upcoming 2020 elections, at a town hall meeting on Tuesday. Some of the new voting machines will be available at […]

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