Prop. 116, business property tax measure, loses by double digits
Despite facing virtually no opposition, Proposition 116, an initiative to dramatically lower the property taxes that Arizona businesses pay on equipment, was rejected by voters.
Thousands of provisional problems on Election Day
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.
Republicans dominate Corporation Commission results
A likely Republican sweep of the three open Corporation Commission seats means the commission that oversees the state’s utility industry probably will consist entirely of Republicans starting in January.
Ballots continue to be counted, and Democrats trail by significant margins but still hold out hope that the results will change.
More than 631,000 Arizona ballots still uncounted
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett now says there’s more than 631,000 early and provisional ballots statewide that have yet to be processed and counted.
Kirkpatrick claims victory, Paton waits for uncounted ballots
By all appearances, Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick has won the race to represent Arizona’s expansive 1st Congressional District. Her Republican opponent, Jonathan Paton, however, has not conceded, saying that he is waiting to see how the uncounted ballots may affect the outcome.
Prop 118 down by a hair
Proposition 118 – a constitutional amendment which would change the way the state distributes state trust land income to public institutions, including schools, colleges and prisons – was still too close to call on Thursday, November 08.
Sinema confident about CD9 lead
Arizona’s new hypercompetitive 9th Congressional District lived up its billing, with Democratic nominee Kyrsten Sinema holding a narrow but growing lead over Republican Vernon Parker in a race that was still undecided at the end of election night.
As of Wednesday evening, Sinema, a former legislator from central Phoenix, leads by 2,715 votes.
Republicans to lose Senate supermajority but still dominate chamber
The wave that carried a Republican supermajority into the Legislature two years ran into a seawall tonight, when the G.O.P. appeared to have lost four seats in the Senate, thereby giving up the power to override a gubernatorial veto.
LD9 – A Split House?
Democrat Victoria Steele was the clear winner in a competitive Tucson district, while Republican Ethan Orr held a thin lead over Democrat Mohur Sidhwa for the second seat in District 9. Both candidates say it may be a while before voters know who is their new representative.
Eighth try a charm for Proposition 119
After seven failed attempts during the past two decades, Arizonans voted heavily in favor of Proposition 119, a ballot measure that will allow the state to swap state land for federal trust land in order to protect military bases from encroachment, as well as preserve sensitive land areas, such as the San Pedro River, in the process.
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