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Republican lawyers say it would be unfair, and perhaps even unlawful, for election officials to block workers and observers from the polls just because they believe that the 2020 election was stolen or that widespread voting fraud exists.

The RNC is trying to recruit 5,000 Arizona poll workers and observers for the primary and general elections while partnering with several groups for “election integrity” trainings and casting doubts on the 2020 election, even though courts found otherwise. Read more»

Over the past year, Republicans have made some progress restricting mail voting, including beginning to chip away at the early voting list.

Republicans made Arizona an early vote-by-mail innovator in 1991, then doubled down in 2007 by setting up a permanent voting list - but now, some Republicans in the state are doggedly attempting to dismantle the system their party helped create. Read more»

Pima County voters will be able to vote outside of their precinct on Election Day for the first time, since the county is switching to the vote center model.

Election officials in Arizona expect in-person voting to surge during the state’s August primary election, since fears of COVID-19 have somewhat dissipated and concerns over the security of voting by mail have increased. Read more»

Historically, across the country, statewide recounts have rarely led to a reversal of results.

A bill with bipartisan support awaiting a final vote as early as today in the Arizona Legislature would vastly widen the margin of votes between candidates that triggers an automatic recount in primary and general elections, for almost every type of race. Read more»

ERIC attempts to address the challenges created by a quirk of the American election system: There’s no national database of voters.

Attacks on the Electronic Registration Information Center show how lack of public understanding about how local election officials ensure voter rolls are accurate, and the role ERIC plays, created an opening for disinformation to threaten election integrity. Read more» 1

This year, at least five states — Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and Texas — enacted laws to protect bystanders from being sued for breaking a car window to rescue a child in an emergency. Over the last four years, amid growing awareness of the dangers of leaving children alone in cars, at least 16 states have enacted such laws. Read more»

Many of the hundreds of thousands of veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder are going without the help they need, which is prompting several states to step in. Read more»

Virginia and 15 municipalities have met a federal goal for ending veteran homelessness by the end of this month. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t hundreds of veterans still sleeping on their streets. Read more»