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Arizona IRC picks mapping consultant in split vote over Dem objections

By a 3-2 vote, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission elected Timmons Group, a firm with a history of drawing districts that Democrats say disadvantaged Latino voters, as its mapping consultant.... Read more»

Report: Arizona a 'shining example' for Democrats wooing Latino voters

Democrats looking to win the Latino vote should take their cues from Arizona, which was held up as a “shining example” of how it’s done by the author of an election post-mortem on the Latino vote. Nuestro PAC said months of advance grassroots work by organizations like LUCHA and Mi Familia Vota paved the way for an increase in Latino voting in Arizona, a historically red state where Democrat Joe Biden eked out a presidential victory by less than 11,000 votes.... Read more»

Democrats pass independents, can’t overtake GOP in voter registration drive

Arizona Democrats registered more new voters in the last election cycle than any other party, moving ahead of independents in registration for the first time in 10 years – but still failed to overtake Republicans in total number of registered voters.... Read more»

Trump support among Latinos steady; still trails Democrats by far

But while the polls showed some support for Trump, including growing support among young Latino men, they also reflect the fact that Latinos as a whole are still firmly in the Democrats’ camp.... Read more»

Mi Familia Vota sues Trump admin, alleging election sabatoge

From his encouragement of the Proud Boys to his slowing down the mail, the president’s threats to Election Day peace of mind are many and varied, a new lawsuit claims. ... Read more»

Advocacy groups say Biden campaign alone can’t mobilize Az Latino vote

As two polls from August point to Joe Biden lagging with the Latino voters in Arizona, advocacy groups said it's clear that his campaign alone can't energize the 1.2 million eligible Latinos voters in the state.... Read more»

Trump courts Az Latinos, considered critical in this battleground state

President Donald Trump stopped in Phoenix on Monday to woo a key demographic that could make or break the November election and determine whether Arizona flips from red to blue: Hispanic voters.... Read more»

Hispanic Democrats identify Arizona as a battleground state in 2020 elections

Arizona was identified by Democrats Monday as one of six battleground states for this fall’s election, a status that state lawmakers said has been 10 years in the making.... Read more»

Poll puts Biden firmly leading in Arizona

A new poll of Arizona voters gives former Vice President Joe Biden a sizable lead over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the state’s March 17 primary and suggests Arizona could be in play for the Democrats come the November general election. ... Read more»

Advocates aim to energize Latino voters, as their clout at polls grows

Hispanics are expected to be the largest bloc of minority voters by the 2020 elections, but advocates say those numbers will be of little use if potential voters aren’t motivated to turn out at the polls.... Read more»

Christie: GOP needs to ‘show up’ and engage groups that disagree

Believing that Republicans can win support from Hispanics just by supporting immigration reform “is insulting to Hispanic voters all over the country,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Friday.... Read more»

Opinion

Piecemeal immigration proposals miss the point

In the immediate wake of historic losses with Latino voters in this year’s presidential election, numerous Republicans embraced policy reforms that would legalize the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.... Read more»

Poll: Obama gets big boost from immigration order

President Barack Obama's support among Hispanic voters has surged following his executive order to halt the deportations of young undocumented immigrants, a new poll shows.... Read more»

Dems: Brewer’s support proves Romney is immigration extremist

Democrats led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., wasted no time Monday using Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s endorsement of GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney as proof of Romney’s “extreme” immigration positions.... Read more»