Arizona Elections

Counties allow voters on the mail-in list to also come in on Election Day and drop off their ballots. In November, about 168,000 people did this in Maricopa County. Those ballots took about two weeks to count.
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It’s being called an historic election for voter turnout here in Arizona and around the country. But, according to Joseph Garcia with the Morrison Institute for Public Policy, the fact that it rained last night doesn’t mean we’re not in a drought still.
Nov. 30, 2018
Democrats were able to regain the majority in the U.S. House with the results of this month’s election. But could it have been an even better day for progressives if gerrymandering hadn’t been put in place by GOP-controlled legislatures in a few states?
Nov. 30, 2018
The Republican Governors Association — or RGA — annual conference is underway. This year, it landed in Scottsdale. It’s an organization with, in their words, “one primary objective: electing and supporting Republican governors.”
Nov. 29, 2018
Martha McSally’s campaign has released a four-page report seeking to explain McSally’s loss to Kyrsten Sinema in the race for U.S. Senate.
Nov. 29, 2018
Opponents of the light rail extension planned to go down Central Avenue into South Phoenix turned in signatures to the city today. Their goal is to refer a measure to the ballot asking voters to stop the project.
Nov. 28, 2018
Former U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward announced this week that she’s running to be the new chair of the Arizona Republican Party. The election, held at the end of January, is also expected to include the current chair, Jonathan Lines.
Nov. 28, 2018
Though there was a late push of opposition against Arizona Supreme Court Justices Clint Bolick and John Pelander — primarily because of their votes to keep the Invest in Education measure off the ballot — both easily won retention.
Nov. 27, 2018
In the wake of November’s historic midterm elections, Congress will look a lot different in January than it does now. Molly Reynolds, a fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution, joined The Show to talk about it.
Nov. 27, 2018
The Maricopa County Elections Department completed its ballot tabulation last week, and Monday the official count was approved. This election marked the largest midterm turnout in county history.
Nov. 26, 2018
Here’s an Arizona Supreme Court decision you might have missed over the holiday. On Wednesday, the court ruled unanimously that anyone collecting signatures for citizen initiatives must appear before the court when they are subpoenaed.
Nov. 26, 2018
A Utah real estate company covered the Valley with teal signs reading “Vote For Homie” during election season. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has now reached a deal with the firm to stop its marketing.
Nov. 24, 2018
The election is over and the state legislators-elect have wasted no time choosing their leaders for the 54th legislature.
Nov. 21, 2018
Ballots for Maricopa County have finally been counted, marking the end of almost two weeks of counting and settling the remaining races. Adrian Fontes, the Maricopa County recorder, joined The Show to explain what's next.
Nov. 20, 2018
After a tight race against Republican Steve Gaynor, Katie Hobbs will take over as Arizona's secretary of state early next year. Hobbs is the first Democrat to hold the office in more than two decades, but she said she’s not interested in party agendas.
Nov. 20, 2018
Incoming Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said Monday she believes political parties should be required to report when they spend money to elect specific candidates even as she defended the failure of the Arizona Democratic Party to disclose what it spent to get her elected.
Nov. 19, 2018
Whether the “Blue Wave” actually happened on November 6 may be a matter of semantics. But Democrats did do very well in picking up more than 30 U.S. House seats, reclaiming a majority in that body. What were the factors?
Nov. 19, 2018
Democrat Katie Hobbs has declared victory in Arizona's Secretary of State race. She released a statement Friday evening saying, "Tonight we won the race for Arizona’s Secretary of State. I want to thank all of my supporters, volunteers, staff and Arizona voters for entrusting me with this responsibility."
Nov. 16, 2018
Navajo voters who couldn’t vote on election day due to a ballot shortage have until Nov. 21 to cast new ballots. The tribe was choosing a new president and several council delegates.
Nov. 16, 2018
The Takeaway: Counting On Election Integrity In Florida
Echoes of 2000 campaign between George Bush vs. Al Gore haunt the 2016 midterm elections in Florida. David Smiley, a political reporter at The Miami Herald, recaps the status of manual recounts in Florida and the potential that candidates will launch more legal challenges.
Nov. 16, 2018
Democrat Katie Hobbs’ lead over Republican Steve Gaynor doubled Thursday evening to more than 13,000 votes, her largest lead yet.
Nov. 15, 2018

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