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Arizona voters have taken punches over the decades but their vote in the midterms may have saved democracy in a very specific way.

I have something serious to be thankful for and that's you, Arizona. You might have saved democracy in America. Voters here fixed bayonets and charged down Little Round Top, routing the rebel army right back toward the village of Gettysburg (metaphorically of course). Read more»

Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs shakes hands with Gov. Doug Ducey Wednesday at a meeting in the governor’s office. Ducey congratulated Hobbs and said it is time for Arizonans to move forward 'no matter who we voted for,' an apparent rebuke to GOP gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake, who has refused to concede.

Ignoring challenges and election critics, Arizona Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs pressed on toward a transition as aides laid out the incoming administration’s priorities and promised she will be “a governor for all Arizonans” - a message seconded by Gov. Doug Ducey. Read more»

Statewide candidates saw a decrease in write-ins or similar numbers to 2018, with the governor’s race and state mine inspector being the outliers.

The midterm election in Arizona garnered a high voter turnout of around 63% and led to some of the tightest races in Arizona history, and one area that saw some increases was the number of write-in votes in some races. Read more»

Lake’s lawsuit comes as election officials in the state are grappling with several challenges from Republican politicians.

Republican Kari Lake has filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County election officials, demanding they provide information about voters whose ballots were affected by tabulation mishaps in the county on Election Day in a last-ditch attempt to cast doubt on Arizona election results. Read more»

It was this election in 1948 that Democrats last controlled both U.S. Senate seats and the the state's top three executive offices.

Democrat Kris Mayes narrowly won the race for Arizona attorney general. Democrats won all the high-profile races across the state (which they haven't done since 1948). Republicans keep losing here. Is it a fluke or the new state of things? Read more»

Hamadeh at a Tucson campaign stop the weekend before Election Day.

Abe Hamadeh, the Republican nominee for attorney general, filed a lawsuit late Tuesday alleging that Maricopa County officials bungled Election Day so severely that it cost him a victory in the race, which he lost by just 510 votes.  Read more»

Voters wait in line at a Mesa polling location on Nov. 8, 2022.

Maricopa County will respond Monday to a letter from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office demanding details on Election Day problems, but county officials say they will comply with state law, and the county plans to canvass and certify the election by Monday. Read more»

Pima County election workers processing early ballots, Nov. 4, 2022.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Tuesday to certify the canvass of 2022 election results reported by officials. Opposition to approving the canvass came from Steve Christy, the lone Republican on the board. Read more»

Kris Mayes at a September election forum.

Democratic candidate Kris Mayes has narrowly won the race for Arizona attorney general, beating Trumpist Republican Abe Hamadeh by 510 votes as the final batches of votes were counted. The race is headed for an automatic recount. Read more»

The race for attorney general will go to an automatic recount under Arizona’s new law that calls for a recount when the margin between the two candidates is 0.5% or less.

Republican Abe Hamadeh cut into Democratic opponent Kris Mayes’ lead this week in the race for Arizona attorney general as results were incrementally released, and on Thursday he inched closer to her, at one point to within 55 votes.  Read more»

The county uses a process, outlined in a guide given to lead poll workers, to check a voter out of the system if they want to leave a location after getting a ballot, but before voting.

After widespread printer problems in Maricopa County on Election Day, the ballots of 146 county voters - from voters who checked in at an initial vote center and received a ballot but left, potentially without casting that ballot - are in limbo, and potentially will not be counted. Read more»

We need to be patient while waiting in line to vote and we need to be patient while votes are being counted. Read more»

Governor-elect Katie Hobbs hugs her daughter, Hannah Goodman before giving a victory speech Nov. 15 in Phoenix.

Arizona Governor-elect Democrat Katie Hobbs gave give a victory speech Tuesday after a contentious race that she was not favored to win - though her opponent Republican Kari Lake had not conceded the race and continued to criticize elections in Maricopa County. Read more»

'Arizonans know BS when they see it,' Kari Lake tweeted after news organizations called the election for Katie Hobbs.

We are accustomed to receiving election results on election night, but we are not entitled. Naturally, Republicans believe they’re entitled to everything they want. And if they don’t get what they want, they lie and whine like little babies. Read more»

Voters approved measures supporting abortion in three states and rejected measures restricting it in two others.

The candidates and ballot measures that triumphed in the midterm elections prove that millions of voters are most energized by abortion access — not worries about inflation or crime - a lesson that both sides of the abortion debate will take into 2024. Read more»

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