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Justice Department Shares Concerns With AZ Senate Audit, Recount
In a letter to the president of the Arizona Senate, an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice expressed concerns that an audit and recount of the November election in Maricopa County may be out of compliance with federal laws.
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Q&AZ: Can I Vote In Person Even If Im Registered To Vote By Mail?
A listener asked through KJZZ's Q&AZ project whether he could vote in person if he had already registered to vote by mail.
Oct. 26, 2020
AZ Courts Stand Ready For Election Day Disputes
Arizona’s top judge has ordered courts in all 15 counties to keep their doors open until polls close Nov. 3 in case any election-related disputes pop up.
Oct. 23, 2020
Democrats: 2 Independent Redistricting Candidates Are Actually Republican
Top Democratic legislators are going to court after accusing a nominating panel of trying to pass off partisan Republicans for what is supposed to be a nonpartisan slot on the Independent Redistricting Commission.
Oct. 23, 2020
Q&AZ: Where Can I Find The Names Of AZ Electors?
Through our Q&AZ project, a listener asks where can you find out who the state’s electors for the general election are. Those are the 11 representatives who cast the state’s votes for president in the Electoral College.
Oct. 23, 2020
New Multi-Organization Coalition Stands Against Mexican President
Throughout this year, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has faced protests from several organizations, including feminist and anti-violence groups. And now, a new coalition is challenging the president and the political parties to improve the country’s conditions.
Oct. 26, 2020
Arizona Pollsters: Thursdays Debate Was A Draw
Local pollsters believe Thursday's presidential debate — the final of the 2020 election cycle — was a draw and probably didn't swing any voters. A Republican pollster said President Trump's focus on Hunter Biden was futile, though.
Oct. 23, 2020
Pinal County Sues Family Members Of Purdue Pharma Owners Over Opioid Epidemic
The deal reached this week between the U.S. Justice Department and the maker of OxyContin, Purdue Pharma, does not end the legal issues for the pharmaceutical company. Other states, counties and cities — including Pinal County — have legal claims against the firm and its owners.
Oct. 23, 2020
6 Nominated To Fill Arizona Court Of Appeals Seat
The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments recommended three judges and three attorneys to Gov. Doug Ducey, who will send one of them to the seat.
Oct. 23, 2020
Dems Will Get List Of Pima Voters Who Forgot To Sign Ballot Envelopes
The Arizona Democratic Party will be receiving a list of Pima County voters who forgot to sign their ballots. This is a result of a settlement that differs from the Maricopa County ruling earlier this week.
Oct. 23, 2020
Officials Reach Out To Voters In Long-Term Care, Hospitals
Eligible Arizona voters living in long-term care and hospitals have until 5 p.m. Friday to request a ballot for the upcoming presidential election. The message from AARP Arizona was clear: "Just because you're in a long-term care facility doesn't mean that you're not able to vote."
Oct. 23, 2020
Democratic Ballot Returns Far Outpace GOP, Independent Voters
With nearly half a million ballots already cast already in Arizona, Democrat voters have surged to a commanding lead at the polls. Of the 1.32 million ballots returned so far, 569,345 were returned by Democrats.
Deadline To Request Ballot By Mail In Arizona Is Oct. 23
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Oct. 22, 2020
McCain Institute Joins Effort To Condemn QAnon
The McCain Institute and dozens of other organizations have signed a letter condemning the far-right group QAnon and its conspiracy-based theories. There are concerns that the group is interfering with legitimate efforts to battle sex trafficking.
Oct. 22, 2020
Mexico And U.S. Settle Water Conflict Near The Border
A 1940s water agreement between Mexico and the U.S. recently ignited a protest by farmworkers in a Mexican border state southeast of Arizona. But despite the controversy, the Mexican government is saying the deal has been settled.
Oct. 22, 2020
Deadline To Request Ballot By Mail In Arizona Is Oct. 23
Arizonans have until 5 p.m. Friday to request a ballot by mail for the Nov. 3 general election. This year, the CDC is recommending voting early or voting by mail if possible to limit exposure to COVID-19.
Oct. 22, 2020
Utah Ad Shows Rare Unity Between Opposing Candidates
Utah's two gubernatorial candidates appeared in the ad together — not to attack each other but to promote unity. Republican Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox has a decided lead over Democrat Chris Peterson, according to polls. But the friendly, civil ad was a welcome relief in 2020, and The Show wanted to know why we don’t see more ads like it.
Oct. 22, 2020
Author Examines Jimmy Carters Life, Presidency In His Very Best
Jimmy Carter's presidency is probably best remembered for the Iran hostage situation and a gas shortage, and his post-presidency has been praised for his passion and activism on behalf of a number of causes. In the new book, 'His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life,' best-selling author Jonathan Alter covers Carter’s early days growing up on a farm all the way to the present.
Oct. 22, 2020
Arizona Attorney General Says His Office Is Available To Help With Election Security
The Arizona attorney general is offering assistance to law enforcement agencies across the state to protect voters at polling places on Election Day. Attorney General Mark Brnovich sent out a letter to law enforcement on Tuesday saying his office was ready to offer assistance from the Election Integrity Unit.
Oct. 21, 2020
The Vote Count Is Officially Underway In Maricopa County
Maricopa County election officials have begun to count early votes cast by mail and at early voting sites. A new state law allows officials in all 15 Arizona counties to begin tabulating ballots two full weeks before Election Day, Nov. 3. That’s twice as long as previously allowed by law.
Maricopa County On Track For Historic Voter Turnout
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Oct. 22, 2020
2020 Election: The Voting Power Of Latino Youth
The World's "Every 30 Seconds" project follows the stories of eight young Latino voters in different corners of the U.S. ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Some are Democrats. Others are Republican, centrist or independent. These are their stories.
Oct. 21, 2020
The Case For And Against Arizona Proposition 207
Arizona Proposition 207 is asking voters to decide whether or not to legalize adult recreational marijuana. A similar proposal was defeated in 2016, but supporters of the initiative were not deterred. And now Arizonans have a chance to vote again.
The Case For And Against Prop 208, Invest In Ed
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Oct. 21, 2020

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