Arizona Elections

Arizonans Have Less Than Two Weeks Left To Register To Vote
Arizona’s deadline to register to vote in the upcoming election is Oct. 5. The last day to request a mail ballot is Oct. 23.
Sept. 22, 2020
Are Trump, Biden Campaigns Doing Enough To Reach Latino Voters?
In Arizona and across the country, the Trump campaign is making a play for the Latino vote. But is theirs a message that will resonate with this diverse group? And on the other side of the aisle, is Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s campaign doing enough to court this all-important voting block?
Sept. 22, 2020
New Police Chiefs Face Impossible Task Of Pleasing Officers, Community And Elected Officials
Tension between law enforcement and communities of color has grown since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Some actions by officers have led communities to search for new leaders for their police forces.
Sept. 22, 2020
Phil Boas: Biden Campaign Needs More Presence In AZ
The week of Sept. 13, President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka visited Arizona. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen also came to our state, which is one of the most competitive in the country for the upcoming presidential election. But Democratic nominee Joe Biden hasn’t been here yet. And some observers, including Greg Moore of the Republic, believe it’s time for that to change.
Sept. 21, 2020
City Rejects Black Lives Matter, Pro-Police Street Murals
In September, the city of Phoenix denied requests for two murals to be painted on city streets; in a letter to supporters of both, City Manager Ed Zuercher cited concerns with safety and federal guidelines for markings on streets as among the reasons to deny the requests.
Sept. 21, 2020
Arizona Winnows Down List Of Redistricting Candidates
Fifty-one Arizonans will be considered for the Independent Redistricting Commission, the group tasked with redrawing the state’s congressional and legislative district lines. Two Democrats and two Republicans will eventually be selected, and those four choose the independent chair.
Sept. 21, 2020
Both Trump And Biden Campaign Events Court Veteran Vote In Arizona
Over the past few days, both the Trump and Biden campaigns held events targeted to Arizona’s 500,000 military veterans. The traditionally conservative group is quickly growing as polarized as the rest of the national electorate, and both campaigns are seeing opportunities to win votes from members of the military, which makes up 10% of Arizona’s voting age population.
Sept. 21, 2020
How Policy Decisions Shaped 6 Months Of COVID-19 Spread In Arizona
Why was the summer surge of COVID-19 cases in Arizona so much worse than in other states that lifted stay-at-home restrictions? Experts say policy decisions shaped the way the virus spread through the state.
Sept. 21, 2020
If Democrats Sweep Election, They Could Add Justices To Supreme Court
Even if Senate Republicans approve the next U.S. Supreme Court justice before the election, Democrats could add more justices if they sweep the election — a move that happened in Arizona under Gov. Doug Ducey.
Sept. 20, 2020
If Kelly Wins Senate Race, He Could Assume Office Nov. 30
If Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly beats Republican Martha McSally in their upcoming Senate race, he could take office as early as Nov. 30, possibly complicating the path to confirmation for President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee.
Sept. 20, 2020
Arizona Leaders Remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Elected leaders in Arizona are reacting to the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg died Friday from complications due to pancreatic cancer at age 87. She was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and was known as a barrier-breaking feminist icon and one of the court’s more liberal voices.
Sept. 18, 2020
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies At 87
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.
Arizona Leaders Remember Justice Ginsburg
Sept. 18, 2020
Census Deadline Approaches As Court Battle Continues
Gov. Doug Ducey is urging Arizonans to complete the census if they haven’t done so already.
Sept. 18, 2020
Vice President Speaks At Arizona Veterans For Trump Rally
Vice President Mike Pence spoke at a Veterans For Trump rally in Litchfield Park on Friday. While he praised the Trump administration's record on military spending and veterans issues, much of the speech was devoted to standard campaign issues like support for law enforcement and "law and order."
Sept. 18, 2020
Mexico Demands Reports On Alleged Unauthorized Hysterectomies
Two immigration detention centers were accused of serious violations of human rights, including involuntary surgeries and sexual abuse. Mexico’s government has formally requested from U.S. authorities a report on the alleged negligent practices.
Sept. 18, 2020
Mexican President Dismisses Trump’s Threats On Drug Report
President Donald Trump released his yearly report on illegal drugs trafficked into the US in September. In the document, he wrote that the Mexican government needs to intensify its efforts and do more to stop the flow of narcotics. But Mexico’s president says there’s nothing to worry about.
Sept. 18, 2020
Donald Trump Jr. Coming To Arizona Tuesday
Donald Trump Jr. will be in Arizona on Tuesday. His appearance will follow visits from President Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump earlier this week.
Sept. 18, 2020
AZ Jobless Rate Falls, But Some Seekers Giving Up
A good portion of the drop in the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate from 10.7% in July has nothing to do with a bunch of Arizonans suddenly finding work. It's because some just gave up.
Sept. 18, 2020
Politics with Amy Walter: Raising (Votes In) Arizona
Arizona has been a reliably Republican state at the presidential level in every election since 1952 — except when Bill Clinton won in 1996. But a rapidly growing population has chipped away at the Republican advantage. In 2020, Arizona is rated a toss-up.
Sept. 18, 2020
Vice President Pence Heads To Arizona On Campaign Swing
Vice President Mike Pence is set to appear at two events in Arizona Friday as the reelection campaign of Republican President Donald Trump works to solidify its support in the battleground state.
Sept. 18, 2020

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