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How an election denier’s fan club got its start in the states

Phil Waldron, the suddenly famous election denier behind the circulation of a PowerPoint filled with plans to overturn the 2020 election and one of the proponents of the "audit" in Maricopa County, has a long history of election subversion attempts in multiple states.... Read more»

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Redistricting battles kick off in state courts

Many states face increased legal wrangling this redistricting cycle - so far, some 49 redistricting suits have been filed in state and federal courts in at least 22 states, and delayed census redistricting data has been the main reason cited in most lawsuits filed so far. ... Read more»

Did surfer-turned-conspiracy-superspreader Conan Hayes work at the AZ 'audit'?

Conan Hayes, former professional surfer who made millions from the clothing brand he started and author of a Twitter account that has been called a “superspreader of election disinformation,” is part of a web of people connected to election fraud claims across the country.... Read more»

Lost hikers rely on unpaid rescuers, and one state could change that

As search and rescue teams across the country are hampered by an aging volunteer base and struggling to keep up with a surge in calls for help, a Colorado law enacted earlier this year could lead to a dramatic rethinking of the current current SAR structure.... Read more»

Pence sued over election results; Az's Kelli Ward among those signing on to lawsuit

A lawsuit filed Sunday in a Texas federal court by Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert, and several other Republicans including Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward, are suing Vice President Mike Pence in one more attempt to overturn the results of the presidential election.... Read more»

If Trump tries to sue his way to election victory, here’s what happens

It’s easy enough for the Trump campaign to file a lawsuit claiming improprieties, but a lot harder to provide evidence of wrongdoing or a convincing legal argument. Here’s what you need to know as the election lawsuits start to mount.... 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»

Trump threatens Mich. over same policy Arizona will use on early ballots

President Donald Trump threatened to withhold federal funding from Michigan over a plan to give every voter in the state an opportunity to vote by mail in this year's elections – the same thing that Arizona election officials will do this year.... Read more»

Early data shows African Americans disproportionately affected by coronavirus

Environmental, economic and political factors have compounded for generations, putting black people at higher risk of chronic conditions that leave lungs weak and immune systems vulnerable: asthma, heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. These conditions make the coronavirus more dangerous than it already is.... Read more»

The push to get vital COVID-19 information to non-English speakers

On March 16, the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a public alert aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. The problem: For days, it was in English only – leaving millions of non-English speakers in the U.S. without direct guidance from the federal government amid the deadly and fast-moving pandemic.... Read more»

Precautions against COVID-19 for seniors

Everyone age 60 and older is at high risk of complications from COVID-19 and should adopt measures to limit contact with others, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends.... Read more»

The Clinton-Sanders bailout brawl

This time it’s Bernie Sanders’ turn to cherry-pick the facts about the auto bailout of 2008 and 2009 — which has become a point of contention between Sanders and Hillary Clinton in the final days before the Michigan presidential primary.... Read more»1

Gun Wars

Groups prepare to defend constitutional rights, themselves

Fear of the federal government’s interference with Second Amendment rights and suspicion that elected officials are ignoring the “will of the people” have provoked a resurgence of self-described patriots across the country who say they are preparing to defend themselves and their rights by any means necessary. ... Read more»3

Another race case for a hostile Supreme Court

The Supreme Court, poised to rule on a major affirmative action case, accepts another one. What this might say about dismantling race-conscious programs.... Read more»

Republican primary

Romney wins in Michigan

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney won Michigan's primary Tuesday night, edging out rival Rick Santorum in his home state and giving his campaign a major boost.... Read more»

U.S. jobless claims rise

New applications for weekly unemployment benefits jumped last week, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday, rising to a six-week high of 399,000 in the week ending Jan. 7, a 24,000 increase on the previous week’s total of 375,000.... Read more»2

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