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U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly, speaking at an election night event at the Rialto Theatre in Tucson.

U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly has won re-election, with the Democratic incumbent widening his lead over Republican challenger Blake Masters as votes continue to be counted in the Arizona Senate race, the Tucson Sentinel projects. Read more»

A little girl sits on her father's shoulders during a protest in Nogales, Sonora, in 2022.

Four migrant parents filed a federal lawsuit in Arizona, arguing a Trump administration policy of intentionally separating families who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border was harmful and traumatic. Read more»

Ballots will be mailed just like 2020 in this all-important election. The rules haven't changed much.

Tucson voters will again have big say in the outcome of the 2022 elections. Unfortunately, they don't have much of a choice if they want to vote to protect rights, the planet or our democratic traditions. Read more»

The U.S. Postal Service just got a congressional reprieve that could save Tucson's Cherrybell Processing and Distribution Center from a decade-old death sentence.

Tucson's Cherrybell postal operation has been defying death for so long, it should be a Marvel franchise. The odds of it staying open just improved with the U.S. Postal Service measure passing Congress. Read more»

The Arizona Senate Government Committee gave its approval to proposed legislation that would punish election workers who misplace ballots and penalize contractors who don’t meet the terms of their contracts. Read more»

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District contractor removes construction debris at the Yuma 10/27 former wall construction site near Yuma, Arizona, July 19. The District began safety work on July 15 at the Yuma 2 and Yuma 10/27 former wall construction sites in the U.S. Border Patrol’s Yuma sector.

The Army Corps of Engineers has continued remediation work along two sections of the border wall near Yuma, cleaning up the remnants of construction left by contractors during the last days of the Trump administration's rush to complete the boundary barrier. Read more»

Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., won a special election last year to replace the late Sen. John McCain in what became the most expensive campaign in state history. With the seat up again in 2022, and control of the Senate at stake, Kelly is already fundraising heavily for a race that has drawn a number of Republican challengers.

Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly has a huge fundraising lead over potential challengers to his 2022 re-election bid, but analysts say that’s still no guarantee in a campaign where both parties are fighting to take control of an evenly divided Senate. Read more»

A member of the Senate's election audit team demonstrates how auditors will manually tally each of the 2.1 million ballots cast in the presidential election in Maricopa County in 2020.

The number of ballots counted by the Arizona Senate’s self-styled 'audit' didn’t match Maricopa County’s official total from the 2020 general election, which prompted the election review team to acquire machines for a new tally, Senate President Karen Fann said Tuesday in a radio interview Read more» 1

Brnovich touted his record suing the Arizona Board of Regents over tuition rates, taking on tech giants like Facebook and Google, fighting the Biden administration over border security, and defending election laws.

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is running for U.S. Senate, joining a growing field that already includes that already includes Jim Lamon and Michael “Mick” McGuire, in what could be a contentious fight for the Republican nomination to take on Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly next year. Read more»

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission chose four finalists to serve as its legal counsel, and in the process jettisoned the state’s procurement process, giving it wider latitude to choose the attorneys of its choice. Choosing legal counsel is a potentially divisive step in the commission’s process, one that set the stage for months of partisan infighting and disagreements at the last commission in 2011. The current commission has expressed an interest in choosing Republican and Democratic co-counsel, as its two predecessors did. 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»

Former President Donald Trump gets off Air Force One in this October file photo. Trump, who left for the last time Wednesday, issued 73 pardons and 70 sentence commutations on his way out, including pardons for two Arizonans.

In one of his last acts as president, Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned two Arizonans, including former Rep. Rick Renzi who was convicted in 2013 of extortion, racketeering and other charges while representing the 1st District in Congress. Read more»

Misinformation and conspiracy theories such as 'Sharpiegate' spread like wildfire due in part to a viral video from Marko Trickovic, who is part of a fringe political movement to create a new political party, the so-called Patriot Party of Arizona.

A bill at the Arizona legislature aims to prevent counties from requiring that specific markers or any other pen be used that may damage a ballot after a debunked claim that they spoiled ballots during the November election spread across social media during the election. Read more»

High-profile 2020 races between Mark Kelly and Martha McSally, plus Arizona's new status as an Electoral College swing state helped drive Arizonans to open their wallets to political campaigns.

Arizonans were heavily invested in this fall’s elections, donating more than $110 million to support candidates and high-profile ballot initiatives. That's up from $60 million four years ago. Read more»

Arizona Election Services Director Bo Dul puts the official seal on the Arizona Presidential Electoral Ballot after members of Arizona’s Electoral College signed the certificate Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Phoenix.

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»

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