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Problems with Texas law could foreshadow problems with Arizona’s early ballot voter ID proposal

A 1,300% increase in the number of absentee ballots that get rejected under a new voter ID law in Texas could provide a cautionary example for Arizonans in November when they decide whether to enact similar requirements for early voting.... Read more»

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Attorneys question legal argument in AZGOP challenge to early voting law

The Arizona Republican Party is relying on “stray” language in the Arizona Constitution in what attorneys describe as a longshot challenge to overturn the state’s 31-year-old early voting law. ... Read more»

The 'legislative circus' came to Arizona Capitol to highlight voter suppression

The grass lawns in front of the Arizona Capitol were filled with brightly painted circus-style games - all of them satirical references to recent legislation restricting voting rights - and event organized by Progress Arizona to highlight "ridiculous bills that are based on lies."... Read more»

Nearly 90% of Arizona voters use early ballots. Republicans would eliminate that to combat imagined fraud.

Driven by false claims that the 2020 election was plagued by fraud that changed the outcome in statewide races — but not their own victories — Republican legislators gave initial approval to a host of proposals that critics say will make it harder for Arizonans to vote.... Read more»

Arizona GOP ballot measure would restrict early voting to speed up ballot counting

Nail-biter elections that last two weeks after the polls close could be a thing of the past under a proposed measure that could be on the November ballot — with the trade-off that Arizonans will have fewer options for casting their votes.... Read more»1

Revised voting rights bill rolled out in U.S. Senate, with Manchin on board

Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a revamped voting rights bill that would expand voter registration as well as create nonpartisan redistricting committees, but the measure is still likely to face an uphill battle in an evenly divided Senate.... Read more»

Arizona GOP lawmakers launch ballot measure for voter ID on early ballots

Several Arizona Republican lawmakers and a conservative advocacy group want to give voters an opportunity to impose a new identification requirement for early ballots, prompted in part by concerns that voters lack trust in elections after nearly a year of baseless fraud claims.... Read more»

Cyber Ninjas leader ignored records contradicting false claim about Az 'audit'

Supporters of Arizona's 'audit' have repeated Doug Logan's statement that 74,243 mail-in ballots were counted that had “no clear record of them being sent” - yet he had records for months showing that almost every one of those voters legally cast a legitimate ballot at an in-person early voting center.... Read more»

Arizona 'audit' official says he 'recovered' files, undercutting claim Maricopa County officials deleted them

A GOP contractor said he was able to recover data that the Arizona Senate’s election 'audit' team previously accused Maricopa County of deleting, undermining a serious allegation publicly lodged against election officials.... Read more»

Tamper seals and deleted databases: Arizona audit myths and facts

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, in response to a litany of accusations that 'auditors' bombastically pronounced on Twitter last week, released a 14-page letter, along with exhibits, to refute the claims that have sparked new conspiracy theories.... Read more»

Biden slams 'un-American' GOP drive to curb voting rights in the states

President Joe Biden on Thursday in his first formal news conference since taking office blasted Republican-controlled state legislatures that are seeking to restrict voting access, labeling those attempts “sick” and “un-American.” ... Read more»

Ducey defends Arizona's 'model' elections, but says he might sign bills restricting voting

Gov. Doug Ducey’s repeated insistence that Arizona election laws make it “easy to vote and hard to cheat” won’t necessarily stop him from signing legislation that would make it more difficult for some people to vote. ... Read more»

Arizona leads nation in proposals to suppress votes, groups say

According to the Brennan Center for Justice, Arizona leads the nation in “proposed voter suppression legislation in 2021.” Arizona community organizations and voting rights groups have identified approximately 40 bills introduced by Republican lawmakers that would make it harder for voters to cast their ballot.... Read more»

Judge: No fraud, misconduct, illegal votes in Maricopa County’s 2020 election

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge denied Friday a Republican-backed request to nullify Arizona's election results and grant President Donald Trump, who lost in the official vote count, the state's 11 electoral college votes.... Read more»

Arizona continues steady leftward march

With Democrats leading in Arizona’s Senate and presidential races, one might think the Grand Canyon State is about to dramatically flip from red to blue.... Read more»

Judge denies Pascua Yaqui Tribe's request to reinstate early voting site

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe will not get the early voting location it has been asking for since 2018, after a federal judge flatly denied the request he said would overburden an elections office “already stretched to its breaking point.”... Read more»

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