Arizona Politics News


WATCH: Justice Stephen Breyer announces his retirement
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and President Joe Biden are speaking at the White House as Breyer announces his retirement from the nation's highest court.
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Lawsuit Questions Constitutionality Of Tucson Election System
The city of Tucson has a unique system of electing local officials. And a group — primarily Republicans — think that uniqueness also makes it unfair.
April 28, 2016
The Arguments For And Against Arizonas Proposition 123
Election Day for Proposition 123 is May 17, though early ballots have already gone out.The measure would make changes to the state land trust as part of $3.5 billion in funding for K-12 schools in Arizona.
April 27, 2016
New ASU Pastor Center Director Works To Bring Young People Into Politics, Public Service
Alberto Olivas, executive director of the Pastor Center, talked about getting young people interested in politics and public service — and keeping them interested even when their favorite candidates don’t win.
April 27, 2016
Judge Dismisses Challenge To Arizona Presidential Preference Election
The judge said there was evidence of problems in the March 22 election, but nothing presented by the plaintiff's attorney was enough to allow him to void the results of the election.
April 26, 2016
Amy Goodman speaks about two decades of broadcasts
The program started broadcasting on just nine community radio stations in 1996 as the only public radio program devoting daily coverage to the 1996 presidential election.
April 26, 2016
John McCain Wont Attend Republican National Convention In Cleveland
McCain, who’s been openly critical Donald Trump’s strong rhetoric and once referred to his Senate colleague Ted Cruz, as a “wacko bird,” still won’t say who he prefers as the GOP nominee.
April 25, 2016
Maricopa County Recorder Responds To DOJ Probe Of Presidential Preference Election
The Maricopa County Recorder's Office released a 12-page response to the U.S. Department of Justice's inquiry about voting problems in the March 22 Presidential Preference Election.
April 22, 2016
SCOTUS Unanimously Rules In Favor Of Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission did not violate the principle of "one person, one vote" when it redrew the state’s legislative district.
April 20, 2016
Voter Registration Deadline For May 17 Arizona Election Is Today
While the troubles from last month's presidential preference election may still bew fresh, another election is just around the corner.
April 18, 2016
Supervisor Named In Arizona Elections Lawsuit Welcomes Case
The Maricopa County Recorder’s Office indicates it is willing to cooperate with federal court oversight if a lawsuit filed by Democrats Friday succeeds
April 15, 2016
Democrats File Lawsuit Over Arizona Voting Troubles
In the wake of Arizona’s botched presidential preference election last month, national Democratic Party groups and some Democratic candidates filed a federal lawsuit Friday to get federal court oversight over future elections in Arizona and block certain state voting policies.
April 14, 2016
Maryvale Residents Recount Long Lines, Polling Confusion At Public Meeting
Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan listened to voter frustrations Monday night at the first of three public meetings this week.
April 12, 2016
Maricopa County Recorder Adds 54 Polling Sites For May 17 Special Election
Voters in Maricopa County will now have more polling locations to choose from in next month’s special election. The Recorder’s office increased the number of polling places in Maricopa County from 62 to 116.
April 11, 2016
Arizona Election Results Certified As DOJ Begins Inquiry Into Maricopa County Voting Trouble
Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan certified the results of Arizona's March 22 presidential preference election on Monday afternoon as word spread that the U.S. Department of Justice had begun an inquiry into the voting trouble that plagued Maricopa County.
April 4, 2016
Maricopa County Supervisors Certify Election Results
A lawyer for the Bernie Sanders campaign said at the conclusion of the meeting he was considering a legal challenge over provisional ballots that were not counted in the final tally.
March 30, 2016
Phoenix Voter Forum Addresses Role Of Latinos In 2016 Election
Local business leaders discuss creating a stronger, long-term Latino voter base in Arizona.
March 30, 2016
US Border Patrol Union Endorses Trump For President
For the first time in its history, the National Border Patrol Council has endorsed a presidential candidate during primary season.
March 30, 2016
Reagan, Purcell Admit Mistakes In Planning Arizonas Presidential Preference Election
The top election officials for both the state and Maricopa County insisted there were reasons for the decisions they made that led to hours-long lines at polling places.
March 28, 2016
Little-Known Arizona Utility Election Heating Up
Now, the argument over solar panels is playing out in one of the most obscure elections in Arizona.
March 25, 2016
Arizona Democratic Party Considering Legal Action Over Long Voter Lines
Arizona Democratic Party leaders say they are exploring the possibility of a lawsuit against Maricopa County for changes at this year's presidential preference election that forced many voters to wait in line for several hours.
March 25, 2016