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Arizona's Stephen Richer creates PAC to back 'pro-democracy' Republicans

Republican candidates who reject the false and baseless claims that the last election was rigged may have some extra financial support in the next one - courtesy of a new political action committee - created by Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer.... Read more»

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Court: Mailed Navajo ballots should not get extra time to be counted

Native Americans may face barriers to voting in general, but that is not enough to require that ballots mailed from the Navajo Nation get 10 extra days to be counted, a federal appeals court said Thursday.... Read more»

Feds sue Az over rushed absentee voting in CD 8 special election

The federal government sued Arizona on Wednesday, claiming the state failed to give absentee voters enough time to consider the finalized and official ballot ahead of a Democratic special primary election. ... Read more»

Arizona voting rights advocates see little change, but hope for future

Arizona may have made headlines in 2016 when voters had to wait hours in the sun just to vote in the presidential preference election, but advocates in the state said problems with voting are nothing new to them.... Read more»3

Analysis

Battle over the ballot box: Voter fraud vs. voter suppression

There is a battle for the ballot box that’s being fought in the nation’s courtrooms: Voter fraud vs. voter suppression. So far, “voter fraud” is losing the war, with little to no evidence being presented to justify harsh preemptive or preventive measures.... Read more»

Az voter advocates urge return of federal oversight

Voting rights advocates Wednesday said the March presidential preference election amounted to voter suppression and proposed renewing federal election standards to protect voters. ... Read more»

Az's online voting makes it easier to deployed military to cast ballots

It was just a few short days before Halloween in October 2012. Petty Officer Second Class Scott Bourque was stationed in Japan and had just received his mail-in absentee ballot for the presidential election. He knew it would be nearly impossible to fill out his ballot and mall it back in time for it to be counted by Arizona election officials on Nov. 6.... Read more»1

Democrats sue Maricopa County, state officials over voting debacle

Democratic groups and voters made good Friday on their threat to sue state and Maricopa County officials for alleged civil rights violations in the March 22 presidential preference election that saw hours-long waits, among other problems at the polls.... Read more»1

Clinton, Dems to sue Az over voting troubles

The Democratic Party and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign plan to sue Arizona over voting access following hours-long waits by voters in its March 22 primary contest.... Read more»2

Guest opinion

Kopec: Az election was a national disgrace

Monday, the Arizona House of Representatives' Committee on Elections held a special hearing to take testimony from the Maricopa county recorder, secretary of state and members of the public about the fiasco that was last Tuesday's presidential preference election and how to prevent an incident like it from ever happening again. ... Read more»

Furious protesters ask for Arizona re-vote

Crowd seeks resignation of county recorder and accountability for other elected officials in 3 ½ hour hearing.... Read more»

Phx mayor calls for Justice Dep't probe of Maricopa election debacle

The outrage over the presidential preference election in Maricopa County rose to a roar Wednesday as Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton called for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate long lines in polling places and other public officials condemned Tuesday’s election as a “complete failure.”... Read more»

Voters protest in the wake of clogged Maricopa County polling places

Elected officials and members of the public on Wednesday called for action after Maricopa County voters faced a night of long lines and overwhelmed polling stations during Tuesday’s presidential preference election.... Read more»

Maricopa officials reduced polling places to make election 'cheap'

Top Maricopa County elections officials told the Board of Supervisor in February they had decided to reduce polling places in the presidential preference election to 60 to make the election “as cheap as humans could do it.”... Read more»

Counties: 1,400+ hit by AG ruling on voting/citizenship proof

At least 1,400 Arizonans would be allowed to vote only in federal elections under a rule announced this week by Attorney General Tom Horne, according to a survey of county election officials.... Read more»1

Report: Az lags most states in election administration

Most states had better overall election administration procedures than Arizona in 2008 and 2010, according to a study released this week by the Pew Charitable Trusts.... Read more»1

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