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With voting rights stalled, some senators mull update to Electoral Count Act

A bipartisan group of senators is exploring legislation to overhaul how Congress counts Electoral College votes, but backers of stalled voting rights legislation are lukewarm on the effort as a substitute. ... Read more»

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Finchem hopes 'audit' will lead to reassignment of Arizona’s electoral votes

Republican state representative and secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem told a QAnon talk show that he hopes the results of Arizona's election audit will lead to the state's 11 presidential electors being reassigned to former President Donald Trump.... Read more»

Ducey: Arizona didn’t underperform in 2020 Census

Arizona performed well in the 2020 Census, despite a lower-than-expected population figure that cost the state a projected 10th congressional district and potentially hundreds of millions in federal funding over the next decade, Gov. Doug Ducey told reporters on Thursday.... Read more»1

Analysis

Census results shift political power in Congress, presidential elections

New data from the 2020 U.S. census released April 26, 2021, indicates that starting in 2023 – after the next congressional elections – seven states will have fewer seats in Congress than they do now, and six will have more. ... Read more»

Ducey won’t criticize Trump for inciting attack on Capitol

While Gov. Doug Ducey has repeatedly condemned the violent mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol Jan 6. during the count of Electoral votes to declare Joe Biden the next president, that condemnation doesn’t extend to President Donald Trump’s role in inciting the insurrection that left five people dead. ... Read more»

Congress certifies Biden as president after rioting mob is driven from the Capitol

After a day of insurrection and deadly violence at the U.S. Capitol, lawmakers certified Electoral College votes declaring Joe Biden the winner of the November presidential election.... Read more»

Pence sued over election results; Az's Kelli Ward among those signing on to lawsuit

A lawsuit filed Sunday in a Texas federal court by Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert, and several other Republicans including Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward, are suing Vice President Mike Pence in one more attempt to overturn the results of the presidential election.... Read more»

Arizona electoral votes go to Biden, as Trump loyalists maintain he won re-election

Eleven presidential electors in Arizona cast their votes on Monday morning for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. By Monday afternoon, as electors in other states did the same, Biden had won enough votes to clinch the presidency.... Read more»

What the Devil Won't Tell You

Baja Arizona fades as electors meet and GOP catches crazy fever

Monday, Arizona electors met and cast their 11 votes for Democrat Joe Biden, because Phoenix is suddenly voting a lot more like Tucson. What are we supposed to protest now? Prescott?... 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»

Arizona Supreme Court to decide AZGOP chair’s attempt to overturn election

State GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward is asking the Arizona Supreme Court to send her lawsuit challenging the results of presidential election back to trial court so she can review more ballots, while the Secretary of State's Office and Maricopa County are asking the justices to reject her case on the grounds that she's already failed to show that President Donald Trump actually won Arizona.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Southern Az voters uniquely positioned to prevent Trump from stealing election

Worried about Trump deciding to stay in power if he loses? It ain't up to him. Southern Arizona voters are in a place to bust up any potential conspiracies in progress, because the deciders will be people elected right here. ... Read more»

Arizona voters turn out for Biden

Former Vice President Joe Biden was coasting to an apparent victory in Arizona’s Democratic presidential preference election Tuesday, extending his delegate lead and leaving Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders a very steep climb to their party’s nomination.... Read more»

Texas elector says he couldn't vote amid voter ID confusion

Chris Suprun, one of two Texas Republican electors who refused to vote for Donald Trump in the Electoral College, says he was twice turned away from voting in the general election. ... Read more»

FactCheck: Popular vote and the Electoral College

Two of the most popular stories on the FactCheck website right now are in response to readers’ questions: "How many times was a president elected who did not win the popular vote?" and "Why does the U.S. have an Electoral College??... Read more»

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