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Arizona Redistricting Commission gives final certification to new election maps

In one last split vote, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission certified the new legislative map - now, the new maps are on their way to the Secretary of State’s Office, the final step required to enshrine them as the districts the state will use through the 2030 election. ... Read more»

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Ducey: I’m still not running for Senate

Again, national media are floating Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey as a possible U.S. Senate candidate, and again, he’s shooting the rumors down, rebutting a recent Politico article that claimed he might join the Republican primary field for this year’s Senate race. ... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Manchin sucks at Wordle

The voting rights bill currently being considered by the Senate would standardize election laws across the country and restore provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. But thanks to two Democratic senators, it doesn’t look like it’s going to pass. What does that mean for voting rights?... Read more»

Analysis

Kyrsten Sinema is gambling that her filibuster vote will help her win again in 2024

There’s been near unanimity among political analysts and talking heads that Kyrsten Sinema’s obstruction on the filibuster all but destroys her chances of getting re-elected as a Democrat, but any analysis that writes Sinema’s political obituary underestimates how shrewd she is.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Rudy Tooty Colludy subpoodied

The January 6 Committee has issued subpoenas for Jenna Ellis, Boris Epshteyn (you can’t have a good Trump controversy without a Boris), Sidney Powell, and Rudy Giuliani. This should be fun.... Read more»

Arizonans protest at U.S. Capitol as Senate takes up voting rights, Kelly endorses changing filibuster

Arizonans were among the activists protesting in Washington D.C. as the Senate began consideration of the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Sen. Mark Kelly announced that he'll back changing filibuster rules for the measures.... Read more»

Arizona AG’s Office: Hobbs can’t legally shut down online signature portal

Secretary of State Katie Hobbs will be breaking the law if she shuts down the system that allows congressional and legislative candidates to collect signatures online so they can qualify for the ballot, the Attorney General’s Office warned Tuesday.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Trump booster for DeSantis

Donald Trump is upset that Ron DeSantis won’t publicly bow down before him. DeSantis is a presidential hopeful and he’ll run for the office someday. Trump is concerned it’ll be in 2024. Trump hasn’t declared yet but he wants DeSantis to declare he won’t run if Trump does. ... Read more»

Arizona redistricting commissioners exchange accusations, final map certification delayed

Arizona redistricting commissioners spent several hours airing accusations and grievances over the recently concluded mapmaking process but unexpectedly adjourned without certifying the final congressional and legislative districts. ... Read more»1

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Claytoonz: Betty and Ruth

I think the real injustice is that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg didn’t survive long enough for her replacement to be someone who shares her values, and before Republicans and Donald Trump would be able to put a cult-dwelling lunatic in her seat.... Read more»

As first campaign finance reports are filed, Arizona governor’s race comes into focus

The state of the Arizona governor’s race became a bit clearer on Saturday as candidates submitted campaign finance reports for all of 2021 - for some, it was an opportunity to showcase big bankrolls as the race heats up and for others, a moment of truth.... Read more»

Pima County Attorney finds 'confusion' drove voters to cast multiple ballots, declines to bring charges

After reviewing 115 incidents of local voters casting multiple ballots in the 2020 election, the Pima County Attorney's Office said Friday that the incidents were the result of "confusion" and did not warrant criminal charges. ... Read more»2

Guest opinion

Christy: A Tucson-free RTA, why not?

"I say, enough is enough. Let the city of Tucson walk, and good riddance. Now is the time to come up with a 'Plan B' for RTA Next." — Pima County Supervisor Steve Christy... Read more»1

Seven states to watch in the 2022 push to restrict voting rights

As federal legislation that would limit state-level voting restrictions appears stymied in Washington, Republican state lawmakers across the country are ramping up their drive to enact voting and election-related laws in time for crucial 2022 midterm elections.... Read more»

Wendy Rogers raises record-breaking $2.5 million for Arizona Leg re-election

Flagstaff Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers, who made herself a national figure by falsely claiming the 2020 election was rigged against Donald Trump, announced Thursday that she raised nearly $2.5 million last year, the majority under $100 and from out of state. ... Read more»

Federal prosecutors file seditious conspiracy charges against Oath Keepers in Jan. 6 Capitol attack

Members of the far-right militia group the Oath Keepers were charged on Thursday by federal prosecutors with seditious conspiracy in organizing the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and disrupting the Electoral College certification of the president.... Read more»

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