Arizona Politics News


Judge orders Cochise County supervisors to certify the 2022 election
A judge has ordered the Cochise County Board of Supervisors to hold an emergency meeting this afternoon to certify the results of the 2022 election. Shortly after 3:30 p.m., two of the three members of the board quickly convened a meeting to follow the judge's order.
County attorney says any potential threats against election officials will be investigated
After county officials received threats in the aftermath of last month’s midterm elections, Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell says she will vigorously pursue any cases of intimidation made against them.
How Supreme Courts ruling over ICE priorities could impact deportations
The Supreme Court has heard arguments in a case centered on Immigration and Customs Enforcement's deportation priorities.
Phoenix Mayor: Trumps Rhetoric Dehumanizes Latino, Muslim Communities
Opponents of Donald Trump held a press conference Wednesday morning, ahead of the Republican presidential nominee’s visit to the Valley that evening
Aug. 31, 2016
Is Trumps Immigration Policy More Symbolic Than Substantive?
Throughout the election season, Trump has been critical of Latinos and Hispanics generally and has talked about forcing Mexico to build a strong border wall to separate the country from the U.S.
Aug. 31, 2016
Breaking Down Arizonas Primary From Faulty Results Website To Competitive Races
Arizona’s primary election produced some very intriguing results, including outcomes in congressional and statewide races. KJZZ's Here and Now debriefs with reporters and experts about the outcomes and what to expect in November.
Aug. 31, 2016
Dark Money Issue Could Divide GOP Ticket In Corporation Comm Race
The fight over dark money could place some GOP candidates at odds with each other in the race for Arizona's public utilities commission.
Aug. 31, 2016
Data Transmission Error To Blame For Arizona Elections Results Website Glitching
Instead of results, viewers of were instead given error messages for nearly an hour and a half.
Aug. 31, 2016
McCain Acknowledges Difficulties In General After Winning GOP Primary
The incumbent had nearly 52 percent of the vote compared to challenger Kelli Ward's 39 percent as of Wednesday morning in the GOP Primary.
Aug. 31, 2016
Incumbents Victorious In Arizona Corporation Commission GOP Primary
The three Republican candidates will now advance to the general election where they will face Democrats Tom Chabin and Bill Mundell.
Aug. 31, 2016
Former GoDaddy Exec Christine Jones Posting Slight Lead In CD-5 GOP Primary
As of Wednesday morning, former GoDaddy executive Christine Jones led state Senate President Andy Biggs by more than 875 votes, according to the Secretary of State website.
Aug. 31, 2016
Purcell Facing Defeat In Too-Close-To-Call GOP Maricopa Recorder Primary
As of 1:30 a.m., the recorder's website showed incumben Helen Purcell trailing challenger Aaron Flannery by about 330 votes, with one percent still not reported.
Aug. 31, 2016
Its Republican Paul Babeu And Democrat Tom OHalleran In Monstrous CD-1 Race
Tom O’Halleran won the First Congressional District Democratic primary against Miguel Olivas by a wide margin— 59.2 to 40.8 percent as of Wednesday morning. On the Republican front, former Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu claimed the GOP victory before many of the votes were counted.
Aug. 31, 2016
Arizona Secretary Of State Spent $750,000 On New Website, Promptly Glitches During Primary
The office just paid $750,000 to revamp its election recording system, which was touted by Secretary of State Michele Reagan as a replacement for a glitch-prone website that also led to reporting delays in the 2012 and 2014 election cycles.
Aug. 31, 2016
Who Drew First Blood In Tombstones Mayoral Race?
Horses pull stagecoaches full of tourists in laps around Tombstone’s historic district, which still looks a lot like it did when Wyatt Earp was judge, jury and executioner.
Aug. 30, 2016
Democrat Matt Heinz Wins Right To Challenge Southern Arizona Rep. Martha McSally
Former legislator Matt Heinz won the Democratic primary election in Arizona's 2nd Congressional District, McSally, who won her seat two years ago by 167 votes after a recount, said she is ready for the challenge this time, because she has something to run on.
Aug. 30, 2016
Arpaio Easily Defeats Primary Challengers, Will Face Paul Penzone In November
Arpaio defeated former Buckeye Police Chief Dan Saban, former Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office posse leader Marsha Hill and former MCSO deputy K. Wayne Baker. As of Tuesday evening with 86 percent of precincts counted, Arpaio had captured 66 percent of the vote.
Aug. 30, 2016
Sen. John McCain, Sheriff Joe Arpaio Lead Races; Vote Totals Rolling In
KJZZ is focusing on five key races including the 1st and 5th Congressional Districts, Corporation Commission, Maricopa County Recorder and U.S. Senate.
Aug. 30, 2016
Low Turnout Expected In Arizona Primary
Polls are open until 7 tonight, and we’ll start getting results around 8. Joining KJZZ's The Show to talk about primary-related issues is Dan Hunting, a senior policy analyst at the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at ASU.
Aug. 30, 2016
FBI Investigating Whether Hackers Compromised Arizonas Election Systems
While state officials claim there was no harm done, cyber security experts say more fortification is needed.
Aug. 30, 2016
Does Your Boss Have To Pay You To Vote?
State law requires employers to provide paid time off for workers to vote – in certain situations.
Aug. 29, 2016
August 30 Primary Will Be First With New Ballot Harvesting Law
The new law makes it a felony to collect and turn in someone else’s vote-by-mail ballot, but makes exceptions for family members, caregivers and those who live together.
Aug. 29, 2016
Solar Group Backs Burns For Commission
Money is pouring into the race for Arizona’s corporation commission in the final stretch before the primary. Campaign finance records show a pro-solar group spent about $667,000 dollars in support of Bob Burns, one of two incumbents running for the commission.
Aug. 29, 2016