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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»

Latinos make up one-quarter of all registered voters in Arizona and their presence had an impact in the 2020 elections as the state shifted blue. One analyst credits early grassroots organizing for keeping Republicans from making inroads with Latino voters, as they did in parts of Florida and Texas.

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»

Almost 565,000 new voters registered in Arizona between the 2018 and 2020 elections; with under 296,000 of those registrations coming just since this year’s primary. Most of the new voters were Democrats, which party leaders attribute to years of grassroots effort and a Trump backlash.

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»

Supporters of President Donald Trump make their feelings known at a 'Latinos for Trump' event in Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in February. Recent polls show about one Latino voter in three supports Trump, about the same level of support he won in his 2016 run for president.

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»

Residents in San Antonio wait in line at the Bexar County Elections Department on Oct. 5, 2020, hours before the close of voter registration in Texas for the 2020 presidential elections.

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»

Judah Montenegro (left) poses for a photo with his sisters Esly (center) and Maasai (right) outside of an auditorium in Grand Canyon University where Vice President Mike Pence held a roundtable to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

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»

Hundreds of mostly unmasked supporters of President Donald Trump attend a Latinos for Trump roundtable event in Phoenix. “Hispanic Americans strengthen our nation beyond description,” Trump told the crowd at Arizona Grand Resort & Spa.

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»

A federal court said Tucson’s system of electing city officials, an “unusual” hybrid of ward-based and at-large voting, unconstitutionally violated the one-person, one-vote principle.

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»

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios Sunday in Washington.

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»

From left, Sylvia Manzano of Latino Decisions and Clarissa Martinez and Janet Murguia, both of UnidosUS, unveil the multimillion-dollar civic engagement program they hope will boost Latino voter turnout in 2020.

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»

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie discusses human trafficking and other issues Friday with Cindy McCain during an event hosted by Arizona State University’s McCain Institute for International Leadership.

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»

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»

President Obama waves to the crowd during a campaign stop at the Intel campus in Chandler on Jan. 25.

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»

Democrats pounced on Gov. Jan Brewer’s endorsement of GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney as proof of Romney’s 'extreme' positions on immigration. Brewer made the endorsement Sunday, citing Romney’s success in the private sector.

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»