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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Arizona Presidential Preference Election Aftermath: Who Knew What?
Officials at all levels – state, county and city – are calling for investigations and special meetings into what happened during Tuesday’s Presidential Preference Election, in which thousands of voters stood in line for hours to cast their ballot.
March 24, 2016
Phoenix Mayor Calls For Justice Department Probe Into Voting Fiasco
Mayor Greg Stanton said fewer polling places and very long wait times disproportionately impacted Phoenix's large minority community.
March 24, 2016
Maricopa County Recorder Accepts Full Responsibility For Long Voting Wait Times, Looks Ahead To Special Election
Thousands of voters stood in line for hours at the mere 60 open polls around the county to cast their ballot in the state’s presidential preference election.
March 23, 2016
Some Arizona Voters Cast Ballots After Midnight Due To Long Lines
State Elections Director Eric Spencer was onsite observing a downtown polling place after midnight and said the Secretary of State's office would work with the county election officials to ensure this situation did not happen again.
March 23, 2016
AP: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Win Arizonas Presidential Preference Election
Wait times of more than an hour were the norm throughout the Valley on Tuesday. Voters were still waiting in line upward of two hours after the polls were supposed to close in Phoenix.
March 22, 2016
Attention Procrastinators: Dont Drop Your Early Ballots In The Mail
If you haven't mailed in your early ballot yet, you must carry your ballot by hand to any of the 60 open polling places around Maricopa County.
March 22, 2016
Long Lines At Polling Places Across Maricopa County For Presidential Preference Voting
Secretary of State Michele Reagan says she’s expecting a large turnout at the polls. In some locations, voters waited 90 minutes to cast a ballot.
March 22, 2016
Proposed Bill Would Change Arizona’s Presidential Preference Election To Caucus System
Could today be the last time Arizona uses its current Presidential Preference Election format? If some state leaders have their way, it may be.
March 22, 2016
As Arizona Republicans Prepare For Election, Possibility Of A Contested Convention Looms
All eyes are turning to Arizona as Republicans here are poised to cast ballots in what is shaping up to be a very unusual presidential primary season.
March 21, 2016
Hillary Clinton Vs. Bernie Sanders: Democratic Race In Arizona Could Be Tight
Democrats in Arizona will soon weigh in on who they want to take the party’s presidential nomination. Polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday in precincts across the state, and the race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders could be a close one.
March 21, 2016
Former President Bill Clinton Addresses Phoenix Crowd
Former President Bill Clinton was in Phoenix Sunday talking to voters before this week’s presidential preference election. The rally to support his wife’s candidacy drew about 1,000 people to the Central High School gymnasium.
March 20, 2016
Bernie Sanders Saturday Rally Brings Thousands To Arizona State Fairgrounds
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was back Saturday night for his second Valley appearance in five days.
March 19, 2016
Donald Trump Events In Phoenix, Fountain Hills Met With Protests
Protesters blocked a main road leading into Fountain Hills on Saturday where Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump was staging a campaign rally alongside Maricopa County’s contentious sheriff, Joe Arpaio.
March 19, 2016
Trump Returns To Phoenix, Protests Expected
Donald Trump, who is the favorite to win Arizona’s winner-take-all 58 delegates, is first scheduled to appear at an event at the Phoenix Convention Center with Sean Hannity of Fox New, then will hold a rally at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills.
March 18, 2016
More Than 7,000 Gather For Bernie Sanders Rally In Downtown Phoenix
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was in Phoenix in Tuesday night to hold a last-minute rally. Topics like immigration and healthcare reform dominated much of the conversation.
March 15, 2016
Arizona House To Debate Campaign Finance System Overhaul
Opponents like Democrat Steve Farley of Tucson said it will give campaigns more leeway to commit financial abuse.
March 14, 2016
Early Ballots Are Coming In For Arizona Presidential Primary
As of late Friday afternoon, the Maricopa County Recorder's office had received 43 percent of Democratic early ballots and 42 percent of Republican early ballots.
March 11, 2016
Dark Money, Open Primaries Efforts Suspended Over Funding Problems
The effort to put both issues on the November ballot started with a million dollars from Texas billionaire John Arnold.
March 11, 2016
Arizona Senate Republicans Approve Campaign Finance Law Changes, Democrats Cry Dark Money Foul
One change allows groups organized as nonprofits under the Internal Revenue Code to not disclose donors to political efforts.
March 9, 2016
Arizona US Senators Join GOP Chorus Condemning Trump
Senator Jeff Flake told KJZZ that if Trump wins the Republican nomination, he doesn’t believe he could win the White House.
March 4, 2016