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Redistricting, vacancies boost fundraising in Arizona House races

Arizona congressional challengers have been emboldened by an open seat, an unpopular president and a newly drawn district map – and they have the money to show for it, setting up what "could potentially be a very anti-incumbent election year."... Read more»

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Players the same, but district numbers shuffled in Arizona House redistricting

Seven Arizona House districts were numbered differently during this year’s congressional redistricting, even though the districts themselves stayed in mostly the same place on a map - changes that will show up for most voters during the Aug. 2 primary.... Read more»1

Pima County Board of Supervisors adopts new district maps

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to adopt new district maps for the five county supervisors and the Pima Community College District, whose five voting areas mirror the supervisors' districts.... Read more»

Texas quietly using redistricting lawsuits to launch a broader war against federal voting rights law

Beyond the legal fight over Texas redistricting maps, another war is being waged against the Voting Rights Act that could constrict voting rights protections nationwide - and some Supreme Court justices have indicated agreement with arguments in a recent Arizona case.... Read more»

Contentious fringe legal theory could reshape state election laws

The U.S. Supreme Court left open the possibility it could endorse a fringe conservative legal theory which asserts state courts do not have jurisdiction over election policy, which would give state legislatures unchecked powers over election rules before the 2024 presidential election.... Read more»

Redistricting: Tribes fight for an equal voice

Native American tribes and organizations throughout the nation are working to ensure that Indigenous voices are heard as states go about drawing political maps that determine who will wield power for the next decade. ... Read more»

Katie Hobbs takes Arizona AG Mark Brnovich to court over E-Qual threat

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is going to court against Attorney General Mark Brnovich, asking a judge to bar him from bringing criminal charges against her over a scheduled, temporary shutdown of the state’s online signature-gathering website for candidates. ... Read more»

Pima County redistricting cmte meeting Weds to start redrawing local election map

The Pima County Redistricting Advisory Committee will hold an online public meeting Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. to discuss the drawing of new boundaries for Board of Supervisors districts. ... Read more»

'It’s not really practical': Arizona Republican wants to go from 30 House districts to 90

When the next Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission convenes in 2031, it might be drawing 90 single-member House districts instead of 30 districts with two representatives apiece, at least if Sen. J.D. Mesnard has any say over it.... Read more»

GOP uses redistricting to retain outsized statehouse power

This year’s redistricting of state legislatures is shaping up as extremely partisan across the country, and despite winning the presidency and the U.S. Senate in 2020, Democrats did not make much headway in reversing the GOP’s dominance of state legislatures.... Read more»

Arizona Redistricting Commission gives final certification to new election maps

In one last split vote, the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission certified the new legislative map - now, the new maps are on their way to the Secretary of State’s Office, the final step required to enshrine them as the districts the state will use through the 2030 election. ... Read more»1

Arizona redistricting commissioners exchange accusations, final map certification delayed

Arizona redistricting commissioners spent several hours airing accusations and grievances over the recently concluded mapmaking process but unexpectedly adjourned without certifying the final congressional and legislative districts. ... Read more»1

Wendy Rogers raises record-breaking $2.5 million for Arizona Leg re-election

Flagstaff Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers, who made herself a national figure by falsely claiming the 2020 election was rigged against Donald Trump, announced Thursday that she raised nearly $2.5 million last year, the majority under $100 and from out of state. ... Read more»

Arizona candidates won’t be able to collect online signatures in their new districts at all in 2022

Legislative and congressional candidates won’t be able to use Arizona’s online system to collect the signatures they need to get their names on the ballot if they file to run using their new district numbers at all this year. ... Read more»

Arizona Secretary of State’s online signature-gathering system breaks after redistricting

Arizona voters who want to sign online petitions and the candidates who need those signatures to get their names on the ballot this November are being thwarted by a glitch in the secretary of state’s system caused by the decennial redistricting process. ... Read more»

Who won and who lost with the new Arizona legislative districts?

Political fortunes for a number of lawmakers shifted when the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission approved its final legislative map, granting a reprieve to some who were facing trouble and giving others new headaches as they head into their re-election campaigns.... Read more»1

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