Arizona Elections

AZ Democratic Leaders Campaign Online For Biden
While President Trump continues to hold in-person campaign rallies, Democrats in Arizona have been going online to make the case for Joe Biden.
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Will Gov. Ducey Call Lawmakers Into Special Session?
When the state Legislature ended its 2020 regular session in May, lawmakers went home under the assumption they would be called back sooner rather than later. A special session — or even multiple special sessions — seemed inevitable. But now, Gov. Doug Ducey seems far less likely to bring lawmakers back to the Capitol anytime soon to finish their business as the state’s COVID-19 caseload spikes.
June 16, 2020
Senate Set To Vote On Great American Outdoors Act
The U.S. Senate could soon vote on a measure that supporters say would fund vital maintenance projects in national parks, as well as preserve and expand trails, fields and other public outdoor spaces. The Show spoke about the proposal with Marcia Argust, project director for the Restore America’s Parks Campaign with the Pew Charitable Trusts.
June 16, 2020
WATCH: Trump News Event On Police Reform
President Donald Trump will unveil details of the White House's plan on police reform in the Rose Garden. The event comes as congressional Democrats and Republicans work on similar proposals in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.
June 16, 2020
WATCH: Senate Judiciary On Policing
The Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing titled "Police Use of Force and Community Relations." Lawmakers are working on legislation in response to the nationwide protests against police brutality.
June 16, 2020
Court Rejects AZ Libertarian Effort To Change Signature Law
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a bid by Arizona's Libertarian Party to void a law designed to keep its candidates off the ballot. The decision upholds a barrier erected in 2015 by state Republicans.
June 16, 2020
BBC Look-Ahead: Europe Looks At An Economic Recovery Plan
As some American states, including Arizona, are seeing a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, other countries around the world are also seeing their numbers go up. The BBC’s Audrey Tinline joined The Show for a weekly look at some of the key international stories of the coming days.
June 15, 2020
Boas: Qualified Immunity, Police Unions And The Defund Movement
As protests over the killing of George Floyd and police brutality continue, we’ve heard people on both sides of the political aisle talk about the need for reform. A couple of issues that have been in the spotlight are ending qualified immunity for police and limiting certain powers of police unions.
June 15, 2020
National Guard Flew A Spy Plane Over Phoenix Protests
Arizona Mirror reporter Jerod McDonald-Evoy found that the Arizona National Guard has been flying a C-26 aircraft normally used for surveillance on the border as well as helicopters over the events, assisting Phoenix police in monitoring protests and those there to cause violence.
June 15, 2020
Goddard: Signatures Collected For Initiatives Should Count For 2022
Former Attorney General Terry Goddard says that the stay-at-home order made it impossible to gather signatures for initiatives that could appear on the November ballot — and that it's within the governor's emergency power to allow signatures gathered this year to count for the 2022 ballot.
June 13, 2020
Ethics Report Accuses Cook Of Romantic Relationship With Lobbyist
A report released Friday by the House Ethics Committee accuses Rep. David Cook of having an undisclosed relationship with a lobbyist, one that the investigators said is romantic.
June 13, 2020
Human Rights Commission In Jalisco Accuse Police Of Torture
Last week, many rallied against police brutality and abuse in Mexico, after a civilian in the state of Jalisco was allegedly killed in custody. The case is still open, but an investigation by the state’s Human Rights Commission says the police tortured and executed the man.
June 12, 2020
This ASU Professor Protested Racism In 1970. It Cost Him His Job
Fifty years ago, the U.S. was also in the midst of nationwide rallies. Some addressed racism, and that was the case for one at UA in Tucson in January of 1970. Attending that rally led to the end of philosophy professor Morris Starsky’s career at, ironically, UA’s rival school ASU.
June 12, 2020
Lawsuit Asks For Release Of Medically-Vulnerable People In ICE Custody
The legal aid group Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project says it received a letter from people in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody that describes unsafe conditions during COVID-19. Alisa Reznick has the story of a new lawsuit hoping to get more people released.
June 12, 2020
Cancún Gradually Opens Its Doors While The Pandemic Still Grows In Mexico
The coronavirus pandemic has severely affected the economies of many tourist destinations throughout the world. Now, after three months of isolation, one of the most popular locations in Mexico for Americans is slightly opening its doors.
June 11, 2020
Is It Illegal To Film The Police In Tucson?
As protests continue against police violence across the country, a city ordinance in Tucson is causing controversy online. Tucson City Ordinance No. 11746 allows police to prohibit people from entering a crime scene. Activists are worried the new law could be used to prevent people from filming the police.
June 11, 2020
Lawmaker Concerned With Tribal Representation In COVID-19 Discussion
On June 5, Gov. Doug Ducey tweeted a photo of a meeting he held with a group of state lawmakers to discuss the state’s response to the pandemic. His efforts didn't impress some, like state Rep. Arlando Teller, a Democrat and a member of the Navajo Nation.
June 11, 2020
COVID-19 Concerns Differ Widely Between Democrats, Republicans
Pollster Mike Noble of OH Predictive Insights says a survey of 600 likely voters shows worry has grown slightly for Democrats, with 85% now expressing concern, compared to 82% in April. By contrast, only 32% of Republicans are now concerned — down sharply from 55% in April.
June 11, 2020
President Trump Favoring Florida For RNC
Republican officials came to Arizona this week to scout out places the Republican National Convention could be held, but Arizona is not the favorite, according to RNC officials.
June 11, 2020
Dems Challenge Law Excluding Missing Signatures On Ballots
During the 2016 and 2018 elections, Maricopa County rejected a combined 4,065 mail-in ballots from voters for missing signatures. This week, the Democratic Party filed a lawsuit to include those ballots going forward.
June 11, 2020
Study: Minorities More Likely Than Whites To Wear Mask
It wasn’t long ago that the idea of wearing a face mask in public seemed ludicrous. But as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, those who are willing to don the coverings and those who aren’t has become a political hot potato. But, some research shows the divide goes beyond the political.
June 10, 2020