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Without even a chance to say "goodbye" to viewers, longtime conservative commentator Tucker Carlson was fired by Fox News in the wake of the $787 million settlement of a defamation lawsuit against the cable giant. Read more»

The Arizona Republican Party sued to block Maricopa County’s election canvass after the hand count showed a perfect match with the machine count of ballots, writing in it would 'create a cloud over the legitimacy of this election and its results' if the court let the canvass happen.

An Arizona court ruled the Arizona Republican Party and its lawyers must pay the attorneys’ fees for the Secretary of State’s Office in a lawsuit that challenged how Maricopa County audited ballots in the 2020 election and sought to stop the county from certifying Donald Trump’s loss. Read more»

Fox News and Dominion Voting Systems ironed out details of a blockbuster settlement while a packed courtroom waited for the first day of the defamation trial to begin. Read more»

Ten chief state election officials, as well as elections staff from three additional Republican-led states, attended the confab, which was described by one prominent organizer as a 'private, confidential meeting.'

A federal elections agency commissioner spoke at a secretive conference of conservative voting activists and GOP secretaries of state and congressional staff — a step election experts call highly improper for an official charged with helping states administer fair and unbiased elections. Read more»

Midnight on Monday, April 17, is the deadline to register to vote in the May 16 special election in Tucson — double-check your registration online even if you're already signed up. Voters will make their determination on a franchise agreement with Tucson Electric Power. Read more»

Lake during a campaign stop in Tucson.

Gov. Katie Hobbs and Secretary of State Adrian Fontes want the Arizona Supreme Court to sanction Kari Lake for peddling “frivolous conspiracy theories” in Arizona courts, while Lake keeps asking the court to reconsider her arguments that it has already dismissed. Read more»

Conover during a press conference on the Remington case in August 2022.

Saying "I know the work isn't done," Pima County Attorney Laura Conover told interviewers Friday that she's inclined to seek another term as the top local prosecutor in 2024. Read more»

Tucson voters to vote on Prop. 412, a deal allowing Tucson Electric Power access to its equipment on public rights of way... for a price.

Voters never reject franchise agreements. However, the law isn't clear about what happens if, come May 16, they fail to approve a deal between the city and Tucson Electric Power. Read more»

Rep. Liz Harris, R-Chandler.

Republican state Rep. Liz Harris engaged in disorderly conduct, violating rules of the Arizona House of Representatives and “damaging the institutional integrity of the House,” the House Committee on Ethics announced Tuesday. Read more»

Immediately after Election Day, county election officials began an internal investigation into the problems. The county has not yet released the results of this internal review.

Many of Maricopa County’s ballot printers were not able to handle the thickness and length of the county’s ballots, causing the printers’ failure across the county on Election Day, according to the results of an independent review released Monday. Read more»

Kari Lake at a 2022 campaign even in Tucson.

Kari Lake and her lawyers are asking the Arizona Supreme Court not to sanction them for their election challenge case because Lake “honestly believes that electoral misconduct and illegal votes determined the outcome of the 2022 gubernatorial election.” Read more»

Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed eight more bills Thursday, bringing her total so far to 37.

Gov. Katie Hobbs has brought down her veto stamp again, putting an end to Republican-backed bills that she said would unnecessarily change elections laws and force doctors to provide possibly painful medical treatment to fetuses that have no chance of survival, among others. Read more»

State law requires county supervisors to canvass, or count, and report the election results in their counties to the secretary of state.

Cochise County Republican supervisors Tom Crosby and Peggy Judd, who initially refused to certify the canvass of the countywide election results, jeopardizing the state certification process and risking the votes of thousands, will have to pay more than $36,000 in legal fees. Read more»

The proposal to cement the direct primary format across the state is a preemptive move from the legislature’s ultra-conservative Arizona Freedom Caucus to block the upcoming plans of voter advocacy organizations.

Far-right lawmakers are hoping Arizonans will vote to prohibit ranked-choice voting in 2024, aiming to cripple the efforts of voter organizations to put the system up for consideration on the same ballot. Read more»

Few, if any, of the bills that passed through both committees and their respective chambers are bound to become law.

Republican-controlled committees in the Arizona legislature that were charged with vetting election-reform bills used their time to cater to fringe right-wing conspiracy theorists and to approve a plethora of measures that would make big changes to how elections are run. Read more»

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