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 »
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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.
Republican candidate Joe Ortiz quickly sought to manage the potential damage to his campaign by revelations he was booked twice by police, owning up to his arrest record but also emphasizing he has been open about it.Read More »
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – To Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, an approach to illegal immigration that includes the DREAM Act makes good business sense. “From my perspective, the DREAM Act is good economic policy as we increase trade with Mexico, Latin America, ...Read More »
Democrats Andrei Cherny and Kyrsten Sinema were the only candidates on either side of the crowded 9th Congressional District primary field to raise $100,000 in the most-recent period, while none of the seven Republicans in the race hit the $50,000 mark.Read More »
Andrei Cherny played his trump card in the Democratic primary for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District, announcing the endorsement of former President Bill Clinton, his old boss from his White House days.Read More »
The Open Government Committee has had the campaign trail all to itself for the past year as it collected signatures and spread the word about the “top-two” primary election system it hopes to create in Arizona.Read More »
An increase in Arizonans registering to vote as independents may be fueled by voter frustration over partisanship.Read More »
Gabrielle Giffords may not be running for Congress, but she’s putting the money from her campaign to use. Her campaign contributed $202,500 to the state Democratic Party’s federal campaign committee.
The contributions through the end of May came during the hotly contested special election for her vacated seat in the 8th Congressional District, a race that saw Democrat Ron Barber, Giffords’ former district office director, defeat Republican Jesse Kelly.