Arizona

Election officials make their voices heard as battleground states debate voting laws

BY: - May 12, 2022

When Georgia legislators pushed through a restrictive voting bill during the 2021 session, Bartow County election supervisor Joseph Kirk said he felt frustrated and sidelined. Lawmakers largely didn’t take election officials’ views into account, he said, and what resulted was a law that included a number of provisions that he said election officials believe are “to the […]

Arizona could force U.S. Supreme Court to consider proof of citizenship for voter registration

BY: - April 1, 2022

A GOP-sponsored bill signed into law Wednesday in Arizona requires documentary proof of citizenship to register to vote, a mandate that the U.S. Supreme Court has said is unconstitutional. By signing the bill, Republican Gov. Doug Ducey is setting up Arizona for an inevitable legal challenge that will likely allow the U.S. Supreme Court to […]

Arizona GOP chair sues to block Jan. 6 panel’s records subpoena

BY: - February 7, 2022

Kelli Ward, the chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party, and her husband, Michael Ward, filed a federal lawsuit last week challenging a subpoena from the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. The subpoena sought phone records from Nov. 1, 2020, through Jan. 31, 2021, for four phone numbers associated with […]

COMMENTARY

Bipartisanship failed on expanding voting rights. Kyrsten Sinema and her backers ignore that.

BY: - February 2, 2022

The corporate establishment wing of the Republican Party that supports U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is aghast that liberals are angry and might hold her accountable for supporting the filibuster, fearful that an electoral defeat would usher in a senator who wouldn’t carry the water for big business. And that’s why the top advocate for big business in […]

U.S. House oversight panel seeks testimony from company conducting Arizona election ‘audit’

BY: - September 27, 2021

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats on Friday requested that the company behind a months-long review of Arizona’s election results appear at a hearing next month, after officials from Cyber Ninjas refused to cooperate with document requests from the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee. Top Democrats on that panel, Reps. Carolyn Maloney of New York and Jamie […]

Arizona attorney general first to sue over Biden vaccine requirement on private businesses

BY: - September 16, 2021

WASHINGTON — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Tuesday filed the first lawsuit against the Biden administration’s upcoming COVID-19 vaccine rule for private companies with at least 100 employees, arguing that the federal requirement violates the U.S. Constitution. In the legal complaint, Brnovich argues that the business vaccine and testing rules President Joe Biden announced last week violate […]

Quest for D.C. statehood finds new friends and foes: Other states

BY: - April 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — Congress had yet to even schedule a hearing on a measure granting statehood to the District of Columbia when a panel of state lawmakers in Arizona voted in February to take a stand against D.C’s plea to become the 51st state. From their committee room some 2,300 miles from the nation’s capital, members […]

Arizona’s Mark Kelly sworn in to the U.S. Senate, narrowing GOP control

BY: - December 2, 2020

WASHINGTON — Arizona’s Mark Kelly was sworn in Wednesday as a U.S. senator, giving the state two Democrats in the Senate for the first time in nearly 70 years and reducing Republican control in that chamber to 52-48. Kelly, a Navy veteran, astronaut and husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, defeated Republican Sen. Martha […]

Lies, damn lies and the Republicans destroying our elections

BY: - November 16, 2020

ARIZONA — For recognizing the reality that the 2020 election was conducted freely and fairly, and acknowledging that simple math dictates there was no possible way that Donald Trump would receive the votes he needed to catch Joe Biden in Arizona, Attorney General Mark Brnovich is being lauded as a fearless truth-telling hero and derided as […]

Battleground states count mail ballots, with Biden just shy of votes to clinch presidency

BY: - November 5, 2020

WASHINGTON — Two days after Election Day, the nation waited for vote-counting to finish in several critical states, where the tallying of mail ballots has left Democrat Joe Biden just short of the votes needed to become the next president. Thursday’s updated totals could push Biden beyond the 270 electoral votes needed to secure victory […]