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Recall Effort Against House Speaker Bowers Fails
A campaign to recall House Speaker Rusty Bowers failed on a technicality. Petitions to recall the Mesa Republican were turned into state officials without a crucial form as required by law.
ASU Professor: Law Enforcement Walks Line With Accessing Doorbell Video
A pilot program beginning in Jackson, Mississippi, would give the city’s police department the opportunity to look at surveillance from private homes’ Ring doorbell cameras. The Show spoke with Josh Abbott, an attorney and the executive director of the Center for Law, Science and Innovation at ASU’s O’Connor College of Law.
Nov. 10, 2020
What A Photographer Is Seeing At Arizonas Election Protests
Protests have been staged by President Donald Trump’s supporters at the Maricopa County Tabulation and Election Center in downtown Phoenix. Arizona freelance photographer Caitlin O'Hara has been covering the protests on the ground.
Nov. 10, 2020
Firing Of Defense Secretary Suggests Instability And Uncertainty
The Trump campaign continues its push to find out whether voting irregularities in certain swing states were the cause of the president’s loss to Joe Biden in this month’s election. But some specific personnel shifts that have already occurred in the administration indicate to many that there could be a rush to make changes in the next two months.
Nov. 10, 2020
AZ Senate President On Why Republicans Held On In Local Races
Senate President Karen Fann won reelection to her leadership position on Monday; Sen. Rebecca Rios was named Senate minority leader on Tuesday. Fann told KJZZ’s The Show she went into the election concerned there would be more Republican losses.
Nov. 10, 2020
Maricopa County Expects All Ballots Counted By Midweek
Maricopa County expects all ballots to be counted by midweek. Erika Flores with the County’s Elections Department says more than 2 million voters cast ballots, representing 80% of eligible voters in the county.
Nov. 10, 2020
County Judge Rejects Sharpie Complaint, Other GOP Election Case Moves Forward
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge rejected an effort to revive a lawsuit alleging voters who used Sharpies to fill out ballots had their votes invalidated, but allowed a separate complaint by the Trump campaign to continue.
More Arizona Election News
Nov. 9, 2020
Arizona Voters Have Until 5 p.m. Tuesday To Cure Ballots
If election officials aren’t certain your signature is a match, there’s still a chance to prove your identity and have your vote counted — a process known as curing ballots.
Nov. 9, 2020
Maricopa County Will Dismiss Pending Marijuana Cases
In a news release Monday, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office said all pending and unfiled charges of marijuana possession or associated paraphernalia charges will be dismissed.
Nov. 9, 2020
Republican Allister Adel Wins Race For County Attorney
Adel was appointed to the position of Maricopa County Attorney last year. She’ll now be the first woman elected to the role. In her campaign she highlighted her efforts to increase transparency in the office and to prioritize treatment over incarceration for some drug offenses.
Nov. 9, 2020
Mexican President Says He’ll Wait For Official Results On U.S. Elections
Many world leaders have cheered the victory of presidential candidate Joe Biden over president Donald Trump after this weekend’s vote count. But Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he’ll wait for the results, accusing U.S. media of censoring Trump.
Nov. 9, 2020
Safety Measures Taken For Elections Department Workers
As workers at the Maricopa County Election Department continue counting ballots, protesters have been gathering outside the elections center since last week. Erika Flores, with the Maricopa County Elections Department, says measures are being taken to ensure the safety of county workers counting ballots.
Nov. 9, 2020
Congressmen React To Thinning Democratic Majority In U.S. House
Republicans narrowed the Democratic majority within the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2020 election. While this thin Democratic majority could force compromise or deadlock during legislation, Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva is not worried. Republican Congressman Paul Gosar, however, believes the thinning majority will prove to be far more difficult for democrats to overcome.
Nov. 9, 2020
Cindy McCain Will Be Part Of Joe Bidens Transition Team
Cindy McCain, wife of late Arizona Sen. John McCain, told ABC News she would play an active role on President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team in the following months.
Nov. 9, 2020
Arizonas Uncounted Ballots May Not Be Enough To Change Election Results
Election Day has come and gone — but races up and down the ballot are hardly settled. Legal challenges, protests and unfounded allegations of fraud have followed, stretching Election Day into Election Week and beyond.
Nov. 9, 2020
Boas: Why Mainstream Republicans Arent Rallying Around Trump
President Donald Trump continues to say that voter fraud may have cost him the election, and his campaign has filed lawsuits in several states related to that. The Republic’s Phil Boas has written about Republican reaction, and The Show spoke with him about what he thinks more mainstream Republicans are thinking right now.
Nov. 9, 2020
How Record Latino Turnout Influenced The 2020 Election
As votes from last week’s election continue to be counted here in Arizona and around the country, some trends are starting to emerge. One of them is the increased turnout among Latino voters. An estimated 15-20 million Latino voters cast ballots this year, which would mark a significant increase from past elections. The Show heard two perspectives on this increase and why it occurred.
Nov. 9, 2020
David Ortega Looks Set To Become Next Scottsdale Mayor
Former Scottsdale City Council members David Ortega and Lisa Borowsky squared off for the mayor's office in a race that was mired in accusations of inappropriate campaign contributions and deference to developers. To parse this out, The Show spoke with Wayne Schutsky, the managing editor for the Scottsdale Progress.
Nov. 9, 2020
Why Dems Didnt Win The Arizona House Of Representatives
This election was supposed to be the election for Democrats in the state Legislature. But that did not happen, even with Democratic leads in the race for president and the late Sen. John McCain’s Senate seat.
Nov. 9, 2020
Live Updates: 2020 Election Results
Get live updates of election results and the latest political news from NPR.
Nov. 9, 2020
The Importance Of Talking Politics With Our Kids
Talking politics these days can be messy, especially if you do it over social media. But what about talking politics with our kids? Well, it could be one of the more important conversations you have.
Nov. 9, 2020

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