Arizona Politics News


During debate with Fontes, Finchem claims 2020 election was irredeemably compromised
Mark Finchem, the Republican candidate for Arizona secretary of state, claimed the 2020 election was “irredeemably compromised” when asked to account for his belief that former President Trump won the popular vote in Arizona two years ago.
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Investigation finds migrants flown to Marthas Vineyard were misled
A Texas sheriff has opened a criminal investigation into the transport of migrants to Martha's Vineyard. And a group of migrants who were put on the flights are filing a lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Working for the railroad is like an abusive relationship, union leader says
The White House has brokered a deal to avoid a potential railroad strike, but approval from unions is still pending. Meanwhile, Greg Hynes of SMART still hopes labor unions and railroad workers can reach an agreement without government intervention.
Democrat Katie Hobbs Wins Arizona Secretary Of State Race
Democrat Katie Hobbs has declared victory in Arizona's Secretary of State race. She released a statement Friday evening saying, "Tonight we won the race for Arizona’s Secretary of State. I want to thank all of my supporters, volunteers, staff and Arizona voters for entrusting me with this responsibility."
Nov. 16, 2018
Navajo Voters Get Another Chance To Cast Ballots
Navajo voters who couldn’t vote on election day due to a ballot shortage have until Nov. 21 to cast new ballots. The tribe was choosing a new president and several council delegates.
Nov. 16, 2018
The Takeaway: Counting On Election Integrity In Florida
Echoes of 2000 campaign between George Bush vs. Al Gore haunt the 2016 midterm elections in Florida. David Smiley, a political reporter at The Miami Herald, recaps the status of manual recounts in Florida and the potential that candidates will launch more legal challenges.
Nov. 16, 2018
Hobbs Pulls Further Ahead In Secretary Of State Race
Democrat Katie Hobbs’ lead over Republican Steve Gaynor doubled Thursday evening to more than 13,000 votes, her largest lead yet.
Nov. 15, 2018
Sandra Kennedy Set To Re-Join Corporation Commission
Democrat Sandra Kennedy has secured a seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission. It will be Kennedy’s second time on the powerful public utilities commission.
Nov. 15, 2018
Katie Hobbs Still Leads Arizona Secretary Of State Race
Democrat Katie Hobbs has extended her lead by about 1,000 votes over Republican Steve Gaynor in the Arizona secretary of state’s race, after Maricopa County posted its latest update on processed ballots Wednesday evening.
Nov. 15, 2018
Judge Dismisses Citizenship Suit Against AZ Lawmaker
A judge dismissed a lawsuit against a newly elected Arizona democrat who was accused of not being a United States citizen. On Wednesday, state Rep. Raquel Teran brought her birth certificate to court to prove her citizenship.
Nov. 15, 2018
Corporation Commission In Legal Battle Over Dark Money
Attorneys for members of the Arizona Corporation Commission told a judge Tuesday he should block a bid by one of the panel's members to investigate a potential conflict of interest.
Nov. 14, 2018
Could Prop 126 Have Unintended Consequences?
Arizona voters overwhelmingly approved proposition 126 last week. It amends the state Constitution to bar lawmakers and voters from implementing any new taxes on services.
Nov. 14, 2018
Record Number Of Young People Vote In This Election
Votes are still being counted in Arizona and other states, but one takeaway from this year’s midterm elections so far is the number of younger voters who cast ballots.
Nov. 14, 2018
Secretary Of State, Corp Comm Races Still Too Close To Call
County Recorder Adrian Fontes said as of Tuesday night, there are still about 126,000 ballots left to count. The Secretary of State’s Office reports a little more than 147,000 ballots are still outstanding statewide in Maricopa, La Paz, Coconino and Pima counties.
Nov. 14, 2018
Hobbs Leads In Secretary Of State Race
Republican Steve Gaynor led by about 40,000 votes after election night, and the Associated Press called the race for Gaynor that evening. But Democrat Katie Hobbs refused to concede, and the AP retracted the call Monday.
Nov. 13, 2018
Mesa Schools $300M Bond Ekes Ahead To Passing Status
With more than 100,000 votes left in Maricopa County on Tuesday, that pass/fail status could change. The bond, which would go to school buses and technology, is passing by fewer than 1,000 votes.
Nov. 13, 2018
Navajo Nation Voters Get Another Chance To Cast Ballots
On Election Day, a number of eligible voters on the Navajo Nation were not able to cast their ballot. A new president to oversee the largest Native American reservation in the U.S. was the big-ticket item they hoped to vote for — but, polling places ran out of ballots.
Nov. 13, 2018
Breaking Down Arizonas Close General Election Races
There are still some big-ticket races that have yet to be called as of Tuesday morning, including that for the second-highest office in the state.
Nov. 13, 2018
Superintendent Of Public Instruction-Elect Hoffman Talks Priorities
The Associated Press has called the race for Arizona's superintendent of public instruction for Kathy Hoffman. She joined The Show to talk more about this close race and what she plans to do next when she takes office next year.
Nov. 13, 2018
Arizona Elections: Sinema, Hoffman Expand Leads
The latest updates are in for races in Arizona that were too close to call on Election Day. Kyrsten Sinema now has a small lead in the race for U.S Senate, and Kathy Hoffman has taken a narrow lead in the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction race.
Nov. 8, 2018
$3B Spent On Political Ads Nationwide
The biggest winners in the mid-term elections may be the broadcast companies that reaped $3 billion in revenue nationwide over the last nine months.
Nov. 12, 2018
Sinemas Office Says Lead Is Insurmountable
U.S. Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema’s campaign office released a statement saying she will win the race. She now has about a 1.5 percent lead according to the Arizona Secretary of State.
Nov. 12, 2018
Phoenix Mayor Race Heads To March Run-Off
It looks like the race for Phoenix mayor won’t be decided until next year. Since no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote last week, a runoff election with the top two vote-getters will take place in March.
Nov. 12, 2018