Provisional and “late early” ballots take longer to count because they require painstaking research and several levels of verification before they can be tabulated. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell said it’s just not realistic to expect every one of the 1.4 million votes to be counted by the morning after the election. And when there are close contests, accuracy is more important than speed.Read More »
Whether Tom Horne is guilty or innocent of the many allegations he has faced in the past several years, his historic defeat in the Republican primary can be traced back to one fateful decision halfway through his first year as attorney general.Read More »
With the hotly contested primary elections in Arizona’s legislative districts over, the vast majority of seats in the Legislature are essentially decided. Most districts are heavily dominated by one political party, making the November election a mere formality.Read More »
Now that Doug Ducey has secured the Republican nomination for governor, many politicos speak of his primary win as a forgone conclusion.<br.
The state treasurer and former Cold Stone Creamery CEO locked up support from a broad coalition of GOP supporters early, out-fundraised his opponents, put millions of dollars of his money into his campaign when it mattered most and was able to withstand a massive negative advertising campaign against him.
Former lawmaker Ruben Gallego’s winning get-out-the-vote effort in the 7th Congressional District extended to voters traditionally ignored by candidates in primary elections, a strategy that could be a boon for future candidates running in the same area.Read More »
Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin narrowly edged his two competitors and snatched the Republican nomination to take on Democratic U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick in November. But now his real challenge begins.Read More »
Arizona Republicans are officially unified, at least when it comes to party’s nominee for governor.
Christine Jones and Scott Smith, Republican nominee Doug Ducey’s top two opponents in the GOP primary, endorsed the state treasurer today.
Arizona's highest court is embarking on an effort to make the state court system's rules concise and understandable.Read More »
Two former GOP schools chiefs are endorsing Democratic candidate David Garcia for superintendent of public instruction.Read More »
Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin will be the Republican nominee to take on U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, as Republican Gary Kiehne, who was trailing Tobin by 324 votes with thousands of ballots left to count, conceded the race this afternoon.Read More »