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Sinema, Kirkpatrick still standing after Democratic ‘bloodbath’ at polls

Amid a wave of Republican victories across the country and state this week, Arizona Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick and Kyrsten Sinema stood out as rare bright spots for Democrats. Both were seen as highly vulnerable incumbents, but both won handily Tuesday.... Read more»1

Border agency accused of political maneuvering after pulling report

Most of the people the U.S. Border Patrol stopped from sneaking into the country last year were from countries other than Mexico, according to agency statistics, a startling shift that might have provided fodder for politicians leading up to Tuesday’s election. But they didn’t get much of a chance, as the results were taken down after five hours.... Read more»1

Update: More than 310,000 ballots left to count in Arizona

More than 313,000 early and provisional ballots remain to be counted in Arizona, with 41,000 left to be tallied in Pima County alone, officials said Thursday morning. Several close races hang in the balance, from the CD 2 contest between Ron Barber and Martha McSally, to the LD 9 House race that has just 8 votes separateing Ethan Orr and Randy Friese.... Read more»

McSally's lead over Barber falls to 1,300

In the latest results, Martha McSally leads U.S. Rep. Ron Barber by about 1,300 votes. There are about 10,000 provisional ballots left to review in Pima County, while Cochise County was catching up on its delayed count.... Read more»3

Cochise vote count delayed; McSally leading

While challenger Martha McSally was leading Rep. Ron Barber by just 36 votes Wednesday morning, that widened to about 2,000 as the Republican stronghold of Cochise County slowly tallied ballots, then dropped to 1,300 as more Pima County numbers came in.... Read more»

Brnovich claims victory in AG race

Republican Mark Brnovich is celebrating victory over Democrat Felicia Rotellini in the race for Arizona attorney general.... Read more»

Douglas has narrow lead over Garcia in schools chief race

Early results show that Republican Diane Douglas with a narrow lead over Democrat David Garcia in the race for state superintendent of public instruction.... Read more»1

Voters overwhelmingly shoot down proposed raise for state lawmakers

Arizona voters on Tuesday soundly rejected Proposition 304, which would have given Arizona lawmakers their first pay raise in 16 years.... Read more»

DuVal concedes; Ducey is Arizona’s next governor

Republican Doug Ducey will be Arizona’s next governor. With Ducey holding a commanding lead, Democrat Fred DuVal has conceded the race.... Read more»1

Prop 122 on rejecting ‘unconstitutional’ federal laws too close to call

Proposition 122, which calls for Arizona to deny use of its money and personnel for federal laws and rules the state deems unconstitutional, was too close to call Tuesday night.... Read more»

Analysis

Uncounted votes: The racially discriminatory effects of provisional ballots

A first-of-its-kind analysis of county-level 2012 election data finds that, in 16 states, voters in counties with a higher percentage of minorities cast provisional ballots at higher rates. ... Read more»4

Comic: Bermudez Shorts

This election, everyone's a moderate

Today is Election Day, so don't forget to vote. One of the most exciting races is that in Arizona's 2nd Congressional District between incumbent Ron Barber and Martha McSally.... Read more»

McSally walks back plan to bar press from election party

When the time comes Tuesday night for Martha McSally to face the music and learn the fate that voters have cast for her, she will be facing the press after all. The three-time congressional aspirant had plans to give reporters the boot from her election-night party, but reversed course late Monday after numerous news organizations protested.... Read more»6

Election 2014 by the numbers

A money-in-politics index from the Center for Public Integrity.... Read more»

FactCheck

Final week spin for campaign ads

With the midterm elections this week, many campaigns and outside groups are making their final appeals. And, as has been the case all election season, some of the claims miss the mark.... Read more»

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