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GOP poll watcher training casts unfounded suspicion on Arizona elections

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»0

Republicans helped Arizona champion voting by mail. Now they want it gone.

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»0

Maricopa County to double voting locations, citing COVID & misinformation

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»0

Arizona would likely see recounts after every election under popular bill

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»0

The truth about ERIC, the voter roll program targeted by extremists

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

How dog lovers sparked laws that could save kids in hot cars

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»0

States trying to bridge care gap for traumatized vets

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»0

Cities and states are fighting veteran homelessness

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»0