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Dems pin hopes on Carmona as an omen of things to come (access required)

Dems pin hopes on Carmona as an omen of things to come

For the first time since the 1980s, Arizona Democrats had a fighting chance for a U.S. Senate seat.

And even though their candidate lost, Democrats are hoping Richard Carmona’s candidacy is a sign of a better future for them in Arizona, where Republicans have dominated for decades.

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Thousands of provisional problems on Election Day (access required)

Mesa resident Paul Garrett discusses his frustration with a Mesa police officer about being told he was required to cast a provisional ballot on Election Day. Garrett was one of thousands of Arizonans who was surprised to learn that since he requested an early ballot, he would have to cast a provisional ballot if he decided to vote at his polling place on Election Day. (Photo by Hank Stephenson/Arizona Capitol Times)

Shortly after noon on Election Day, Paul Garrett walked into his polling place in Mesa, ready to cast his vote. But when he got into line and told the poll worker his name, he was advised that he had already received his early ballot in the mail, so he would have to cast a provisional ballot.

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Flake defeats Carmona in U.S. Senate race (access required)

Richard Carmona, Jeff Flake spar on earmarks

Jeff Flake entered the race more than a year and a half ago as Arizona’s U.S. senator in waiting, only to end up facing the Democrats’ toughest candidate in a quarter century. But the Democrats’ best play for an Arizona Senate seat since 1988 wasn’t enough to keep the six-term congressman down.

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Arizona voter fraud group preps Election Day pounce (access required)

Arizona voter fraud group preps for election day pounce

When Arizonans make their way to the polls Nov. 6, a small army of volunteers will meet them there, hoping to prevent the illicit manipulation of the election.

The group’s leaders don’t want to disclose the details of their plan and elections officials have expressed mixed feelings about their tactics. Nonetheless, Verify the Vote AZ is training its volunteers in locations throughout the state and promises to make an impact on Election Day.

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