The state’s redistricting commission is set to discuss the lawsuits it is embroiled in today, and weigh an appeal of a recent ruling that forced commissioners to answer questions from attorneys who want to prove a conspiracy led to a legislative map that critics say favors Democrats.Read More »
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With less than two weeks before the start of the trial over whether a Democratic conspiracy rigged Arizona’s legislative map, attorneys representing each side are engaged in an 11th-hour fight over what testimony will be included and what evidence each side will get to introduce.Read More »
When Arizona’s Independent Redistricting Commission finished redrawing the state’s political districts, it quickly became clear that none would be as watched as the new 9th Congressional District.
Its partisan breakdown and performance models foreshadowed practically even odds for Republican or Democratic candidates.
And yet, while Democratic candidates were able to capture all three of the state’s competitive congressional districts in 2012, none won by as large a margin as Kyrsten Sinema did in CD9, defeating Republican Vernon Parker.
The state’s highest election official concluded that Gov. Jan Brewer can’t seek another term, an idea she has floated a few times.Read More »
Despite anxiety about Election Day suppression of minority voters, virtually none of the problems materialized.Read More »
For years, the consensus around the Capitol was that Kyrsten Sinema couldn’t win a congressional race.Read More »
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.Read More »
Democrats and voting rights advocates say they have lawyers and volunteers ready to respond to poll watchers mobilized by Verify the Vote, an Arizona offshoot of a tea party-backed group dedicated to preventing voter fraud.Read More »
As Verify the Vote AZ prepares for its Election Day vote-watching operation, the Arizona Democratic Party is also readying its troops and planning to post election protection teams at polling sites to watch the watchers.Read More »
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.