Arizona Politics News


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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A Book Critic Read 150 Books About The Trump Administration
Hundreds of books have been written about the Trump administration over the past four years. Carlos Lozada of the Washington Post made it his business to read as many of the Trump-related books as possible to get a better idea of what the nation has been thinking and feeling during this era.
Oct. 21, 2020
Latinos In Arizona Now Make Up Nearly A Quarter Of Eligible Voters
New data published by the Pew Research Center throws into sharp relief just how much our country — and our state — have changed in recent decades. Nilda Flores-Gonzalez makes the case that increasing diversity is good for all of us.
Oct. 21, 2020
Clashes Between Groups Expose Racism In Prescott
John D’Anna of the Arizona Republic has reported recently about racial tension in Prescott and how it’s dividing a community that likes to call itself "Everybody’s Hometown." His latest story focuses on an early September afternoon, when an 18-year-old young woman tried to organize a small Black Lives Matter event near the city’s courthouse square.
Oct. 21, 2020
Lots Of Arizonans Have Already Turned In Their Early Ballots
Election officials Oct. 20 started counting early ballots that’ve been returned by Arizona voters — and the numbers suggest that there are already lots of them to count. More than 900,000 ballots have been turned in so far, and Democrats are leading the way.
Oct. 21, 2020
Maricopa County On Track For Historic Voter Turnout
The Maricopa County Elections Department has received more than 700,000 ballots in early voting, putting the county on track for a historic voter turnout. The county mailed out more than 2 million ballots earlier this month, and so far, the pace of returns has exceeded that of the 2016 election.
Oct. 21, 2020
Race Between McSally, Kelly Is AZs Most Expensive
The U.S. Senate race has set a new record for campaign spending in Arizona. According to the latest FEC filings, the Senate race between Martha McSally and Mark Kelly is the state’s most expensive, with the two raising nearly $134 million so far.
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Oct. 20, 2020
Mexico Wants An Aztec Headdress Back From Austria
For years, many Mexicans have longed for the return of a 16th century Aztec feathered crown that lies in a European museum. The Mexican president’s wife went on a mission to try to get it borrowed — but the visit reignited a debate about its significance.
Oct. 20, 2020
Why Arizona Rejects Thousands Of Election Ballots
The voter registration deadline in Arizona has changed several times in the final weeks before the election, confusing many Arizonans. Problems with voter registration in Arizona aren’t new — and they have caused thousands of ballots to be thrown out in previous elections.
Oct. 20, 2020
How Gilbert Will Be Able To Ban Marijuana Even If Arizona Legalizes It With Prop. 207
Last week, Gilbert voted to pass an ordinance to ban recreational marijuana from being sold in the town — except for the one medical marijuana dispensary that’s already licensed there. And the ban only takes effect if Proposition 207 passes.
Oct. 20, 2020
The Case For And Against Counting Inmates As Residents In Census
A handful of states have passed laws banning prisoners from being counted for redistricting purposes, but Arizona is not one of them. The Show spoke with state Rep. T.J. Shope, a Republican representing Pinal County, home to several correctional facilities, about why he thinks it makes sense for prisoners housed in Pinal County to be counted as residents there.
Oct. 20, 2020
President Trump Campaigns In Prescott, Tucson
Trump was greeted by huge crowds of supporters in Prescott before heading to Tucson. He encouraged the crowd at the Prescott airport to fill out absentee ballots despite previously casting doubt on the vote-by-mail process.
Oct. 20, 2020
Scottsdale Doctor Advises Against Attending Rallies
While President Trump is paying visits to several places in Arizona ahead of November’s election, Scottsdale doctor Susan Hughes believes the people attending the rallies should quarantine following their potential exposure to COVID-19.
Oct. 19, 2020
AMLO Defends Trump, Demands Explanations From DEA Ops
Last week, a former Mexican secretary of defense was arrested in Los Angeles, accused of helping in drug trafficking and organized crime. Mexico's president is demanding information from the U.S. while questioning the DEA’s intervention in his country.
Oct. 19, 2020
Phil Boas: The Danger Of Turning Politics Into Religion
Presidential election years can bring out the worst in many people, according to Phil Boas of The Republic. In his most recent column, he writes about his concerns that some of our freedoms are in danger when we disagree about politics and elections to such an extent that it becomes harder to see those we disagree with as fellow citizens.
Oct. 19, 2020
President Trump Visits Arizona In Final Push For Support
President Trump is returning to Arizona on Monday as the campaign enters the final weeks. The Trump campaign is making another Western swing with scheduled stops in Carson City, Nevada, on Sunday, and Prescott and Tucson on Monday.
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Oct. 18, 2020
Next Generation Of Voters Being Heard At Womens March
Hundreds of people gathered at the state Capitol for the October Women's March — along with dozens of kids. Almost 15 million teens will turn 18 by the 2024 elections, and parents are working to raise the next generation of politically active adults.
Oct. 17, 2020
Maricopa County Attorney Candidates Meet For Debate
Republican Allister Adel and Democrat Julie Gunnigle took part in a debate Friday. About a quarter of the hour-long debate was focused on issues surrounding the death of Dion Johnson. The 28-year-old Black man was fatally shot by a DPS trooper in Phoenix in May.
Oct. 17, 2020
New AZ Election Poll: Biden Maintains Slim Lead Over Trump
With early ballots being filled out and mailed back to county election offices, former Vice President Joe Biden maintains a small lead against President Donald Trump, according to a new poll out this week from OH Predictive Insights.
Oct. 16, 2020
If Ballot Initiatives Pass, How Soon Do They Take Effect?
If a majority of voters vote to pass the two initiatives on the 2020 ballot, they will become law in Arizona as soon as the vote counts are certified. But voters won't see the effects immediately: Arizonans won’t be able to buy recreational marijuana for at least a month, and schools might have to wait more than 6 months to see Proposition 208 money.
Oct. 19, 2020
Q&AZ: Can I Vote With My Expired License?
If your Arizona driver’s license has an expiration date between March and December 2020, the governor is giving you an extra year to renew it. That’s to keep older adults from having to make the trip to the MVD during the pandemic. But one KJZZ listener wanted to know — can you use that expired license at your polling place?
Oct. 19, 2020