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Arizona Democrats look for help, as scores of election bills land in Legislature

Arizona Democratic Party Chair Raquel Terán concedes that Democrats don’t have the numbers on their own to rebuff Republican election reform bills so she turned Thursday to an unlikely source for help: Republicans.... Read more»

Court reinstates Election Day deadline to correct unsigned ballots in Arizona

Arizona can throw out mail-in ballots that haven’t been signed by Election Day, following a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel’s reversal of a 2020 permanent injunction requested by the state's Democratic Party. ... Read more»1

DACA leaders get silence from Sinema despite confrontations

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona ignored Karina Ruiz, a local leader who advocates for immigrant communities, when the activist approached her on a flight to Washington, D.C., Monday to urge the senator to commit to passing a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants.... Read more»1

Arizona Democrats launch 2022 campaign earlier than ever

The Arizona Democratic Party says it’s 2022 campaign plans will outstrip the party’s record 2020 volunteer effort, which saw more than 34,000 volunteers contact voters more than 1.7 million times to support Joe Biden, Mark Kelly and other Democratic candidates.... Read more»

Secretary of state’s observers raise concerns with Arizona 'audit'

Observers with the Arizona’s Secretary of State’s Office who were granted access to the state Senate’s 'audit' of the Maricopa County election said they witnessed concerning issues in regards to security of computers, ballots and a general lack of procedures around the process. ... Read more»

Cyber Ninjas releases its Arizona election 'audit' policies after court order

Following a judge’s ruling that the Arizona Senate’s election 'audit' team can’t keep its policies and procedures secret, lead contractor Cyber Ninjas submitted nearly two hundreds pages to the court detailing its practices regarding guidelines for hand counting ballots, handling digital evidence, documenting chain-of-custody for ballots, rules of conduct for observers.... Read more»

Experts raise concerns about processes, transparency as Arizona election 'audit' begins

As the Arizona Senate’s historic recount and 'audit' of the 2020 general election in Maricopa County kicked off, outside the watchful eye of journalists who were banned from attending, election integrity experts raised a number of concerns about what they deemed an alarming lack of policies or knowledge of proper procedures by the 'auditing' team.... Read more»

As legal challenges continue to fall, Biden electors set to meet, vote

Electors across the country will meet Dec. 14 to cast separate votes for president and vice president, which have to be delivered to the Senate by Dec. 23. The next Congress will meet in joint session on Jan. 6 to count the ballots and the winner will be inaugurated on Jan. 20.... Read more»

Tribal leaders among diverse slate of Arizona electoral voters

Arizona Democratic Party Chair Felecia Rotellini said she wanted to choose electors who would “represent the diversity of Arizona, and the diversity of Arizona voters, as well as Arizona Democratic voters.” That included the three tribal leaders with “deep roots to our state.”... Read more»

Dems file lawsuit to let Az voters correct unsigned early ballots

Local and national Democratic Party organizations are suing Arizona election officials to block them from automatically throwing out early ballots that haven't been signed by voters.... Read more»

Az Dems to hold presidential caucuses Saturday

Arizona's Democratic presidential preference caucuses are happening Saturday, but voters will have only one candidate to give their nod toward: President Barack Obama.... Read more»1

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Az Dems chair sees opportunity for Obama

Today on Buckmaster - New chair of the Arizona Democratic Party Bill Roe, comet discoverer David Levy, SCF Arizona chief Judy Patrick, and Greg Patterson, the "Expresso Pundit."... Read more»

Guest opinion

Brewer's rhetoric vs. reality

By now you’ve seen the news coverage and heard the takeaways from Gov. Brewer’s State of the State address Monday. But here’s the thing: Many of the basic claims she made are just not true. ... Read more»