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The Arizona Republican Party’s efforts to prove that voting by mail is unconstitutional failed in a Mohave County court, but the decision is expected to be appealed. Read more»

Arizona law makes it more cumbersome for independent voters to cast a ballot than major party voters in primary elections.

As much as politicians and analysts talk about the importance of “independents” in elections, Arizona’s unaffiliated voters actually have little influence in selecting the candidates who will be on the ballot. Read more»

Blake Masters in January 2022.

Former President Donald Trump has thrown his weight behind Arizona Senate candidate Blake Master, who has pushed many of Trump’s talking points during his campaign and hopes the endorsement could be the difference in the Republican primary. Read more»

A Republican bill to ban so-called "critical race theory" in Arizona does not have enough votes to proceed. Read more»

Arizona misappropriated more than $20 million in federal COVID-19 dollars in the first few months of the pandemic and another $1.6 billion was given away in fraudulent claims, state auditors concluded in a report. Read more»

Arizonans have died from COVID-19 at one of the highest rates in the country, and a new report found that nearly one in every three of those deaths could have been avoided if all adults in the Grand Canyon State were fully vaccinated. Read more»

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema answers questions from Danny Seiden, the president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, at the business group’s 2022 Update from Capitol Hill event on April 12, 2022.

At the same time that Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was standing in opposition to raising taxes on corporations, corporate PACs have given Sinema more than $2.5 million since 2021, more than one out of every three dollars she’s raised. Read more»

An election ballot drop box is shown outside Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center in downtown Phoenix on Sept. 25, 2020.

Two Republican senators joined Democrats to kill a GOP proposal that would have banned the use of "unmonitored" ballot drop boxes. Read more»

State Rep. Michelle Udall, R-Mesa.

Campaign finance reports are one of the cornerstones for transparency in politics, but Arizona state Rep. Michelle Udall - seeking the Republican nomination for state schools superintendent - has followed her pattern of filing reports late and accruing late fees. Read more»

New reporting shows that Ginni Thomas, the wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, sought help from state Rep. Shawnna Bolick in overturning Joe Biden's 2020 win in Arizona.

Ginni Thomas, conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, tried in the days after the 2020 election to convince Rep. Shawnna Bolick and House Speaker Rusty Bowers to help her overturn Joe Biden’s victory in Arizona. Read more»

Sen. Wendy Rogers watches as the Senate votes to censure her on March 1, 2022.

The Arizona Senate is launching an ethics investigation into Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers for her comments blaming the mass shooting in Buffalo on federal law enforcement instead of the white supremacist who is accused of carrying out the attack. Read more»

A new law barring elections officials from accepting private grants was fueled by conspiracy theories about money donated by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg - but Arnold Schwarzenegger also gave money to help Maricopa County conduct elections. Read more»

The FanDuel Sportsbook opened at the Footprint Center on Sept. 9, 2021.

Through the first six months of legalized sports gambling, Arizona's state coffers have yet to cross the $10 million mark, while sportsbooks have made $225 million. Read more»

Blake Masters, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, says he will only confirm judges who would overturn a landmark 1965 case that barred states from outlawing contraception.

After the U.S. Supreme Court overturns women’s constitutional right to abortion this summer, Blake Masters, a GOP candidate for U.S. Senate and Tucson-based venture capitalist, thinks judges should also take aim at the right to buy and use contraception. Read more»

Karrin Taylor Robson in September 2021.

Republican candidate for Arizona governor Karrin Taylor Robson - who is is locked in a three-way race for the GOP gubernatorial nomination with Kari Lake and Matt Salmon - doesn’t think Joe Biden was fairly elected president in 2020. Read more»

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