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Sizing up the presidential election — in June

If the presidential election were held in June, who would win — President Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney? While any doubt was long gone, Romney officially surpassed the number of delegates needed to become the Republican nominee when he won the Texas primary at the end of May. So, let’s see where the states stand at this early juncture, understanding that 270 Electoral College votes are needed to be elected.

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Group plans major overhaul of presidential election process (access required)

A group of frustrated voters from across the political spectrum is hoping to reform the way the nation elects its president, and Arizona will be on the front lines in that fight next year. The only question remaining is whether the state’s conservative lawmakers are willing to abandon the current constitutionally established election method that is as old as the nation.

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Immigration jeopardizes Obama’s ‘Win the West’ strategy

Thousands of people rallied at the Arizona Capitol last month to protest the signing of S1070, Arizona’s new immigration law. Despite the public outcry, though, the law is supported by an overwhelming percentage of Arizonans, and President Obama’s opposition to the law may hurt his image in the state.

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