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Tucson voters wait in line during the November, 2022 election. An Arizona GOP bill would have removed the state from ERIC, the database designed to prevent voter fraud.

Eight Republican-led states this year left an interstate cooperative that seeks to maintain accurate voter registration rolls, and three more may join them — a move that election security experts say is fueled by conspiracy theories. Read more»

Judge Peter Thompson said he was giving Lake’s lawyers some wide latitude because he did not want to risk the appeals or Supreme Court remanding the case back to him a third time.

During the second day of her second trial aiming to overturn the 2020 election, Kari Lake’s attorneys attempted to prove Maricopa County did not do any certification whatsoever before approving ballots - though her own witnesses on the first day of the trial testified to the opposite. Read more»

Before the trial that began Wednesday, Thompson put Lake on notice that, to win her case, she would have to prove that Maricopa County conducted no signature verification efforts.

Kari Lake called multiple witnesses in her second election challenge trial on Wednesday whose testimony seemed to directly undermine her claim that Maricopa County did not perform signature verification for early ballots in the November 2022 election. Read more»

Right-wing media is excited that the Durham investigation has finally issued a report for them to be excited about. And just like with Hunter Biden’s laptop and crime in the Biden family, the headline is more exciting than the actual details. Read more»

Attorneys for Hamadeh excoriated Gov. Katie Hobbs and Maricopa County election officials for what they perceived as concealing information, but state law directs the secretary of state to deliver the results of the recount to a judge, and only the judge may announce those results.

Abraham Hamadeh’s third appeal to nullify the results of the race for Arizona attorney general he lost last year hinges on permission to inspect more ballots, which attorneys for his Democratic opponent say proves that his claims continue to be evidence-free. Read more»

Lake's trial is scheduled to run from Wednesday to Friday, but she has said 'we are going to take this to the U.S. Supreme Court,' while Hamadeh’s attorneys claimed that declining to provide a new trial would erode voter confidence.

Kari Lake and Abe Hamadeh, GOP candidates for Arizona’s top offices who claim the November election was stolen from them, have spent months presenting shape-shifting arguments in court — and six months after races were called, they aren’t done. Read more»

Voters say said to Prop. 412, a franchise agreement between Tucson Electric Power and the city of Tucson.

Prop. 412 — an election that would have allowed Tucson Electric the continued right to access public rights of way for repairs — died a sputtering, sparkly death Tuesday. All sides have until 2026 to come up with a new deal. Read more»

Proposition 412, a 25-year deal between the city of Tucson and TEP, didn't spark voters to cast their ballots for "yes." It was being defeated by a 55-45% margin as the first election returns were released Tuesday night. Read more»

Lake and her legal team last week almost lost their chance to bring any expert witnesses to trial after her attorneys said they misunderstood directions from Judge Thompson.

The expert witness in Kari Lake’s imminent election challenge trial did work for the Arizona Senate’s debunked 2020 partisan election “audit” and was one of the speakers at the infamous Election Committee hearing that led to former Rep. Liz Harris being kicked out of the legislature. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego talks to supporters in Tucson after announcing he would run for Senate, challenging former Democrat turned independent Krysten Sinema for Arizona's seat.

U.S. Treasury officials could begin targeting foreign bank accounts used to support fentanyl smuggling if a bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego makes it way through Congress. Read more»

Kari Lake speaks at a campaign event at The Maverick in 2022.

Kari Lake will have a chance to argue in court that her 17,000-vote election loss in 2022 should be overturned — but she will have to prove that Maricopa County brazenly failed to verify tens of thousands of early voter signatures and that, in doing so, the county affected the outcome. Read more»

The Arizona Supreme Court rejected six of Lake’s seven claims in a lawsuit she filed in December against Hobbs, the Arizona Secretary of State’s office, the county recorder, county director of elections and the county Board of Supervisors.

Failed Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake may have one more shot at challenging the 2022 election, in which she lost to Katie Hobbs by nearly 20,000 votes, and a three-day trial is set for Wednesday through next Friday, depending on Thompson’s decisions. Read more»

Protestors in support of former President Donald Trump gather outside Veterans Memorial Coliseum where ballots from the 2020 general election wait to be counted on May 1, 2021. The Maricopa County ballot recount comes after two election audits found no evidence of widespread fraud in Arizona.

In response investigation findings, election experts and advocates say Arizona should consider new rules and guidelines for double-checking election results, and also recommend increasing state support for county officials tasked with running elections. Read more»

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Bullhead City, a seven-term incumbent running in a district with twice as many registered Republicans as Democrats, announced his reelection bid in March – 20 months before the 2024 election.

With 18 months until Election Day 2024, Arizonans ranging from citizen candidates to incumbents to state officials trying to upgrade to federal seats have already filed statements of interest on the secretary of state’s website. Read more»

Wednesday is the suggested deadline for voters to return ballots by mail in Tucson's special election to approve or refuse a new franchise agreement with Tucson Electric Power. Read more»

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