The Green Party has lost its automatic spot on Arizona ballots because it doesn't have enough registered party members and also didn't have enough members vote in last year's presidential election.Read More »
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At a recent Republican Party barbeque in Mohave County, former Republican Sen. Ron Gould, a staunch conservative from Lake Havasu City, signed the petition backed by Democrats to challenge a controversial elections-related law at the ballot next year. So how did this happen?Read More »
Sen. Steve Pierce was under tremendous pressure from forces within and outside the state Capitol – including at least one official from the National Republican Congressional Committee –during the hours before sine die as lawmakers and others tried to influence his vote on a controversial election bill.Read More »
Third-party candidates may become a rare breed in Arizona.
HB2305, an omnibus elections bill, dramatically raises the number of signatures that Green Party, Libertarian and other third-party candidates will need to qualify for the ballot. Whereas signature requirements have historically been based on the number of registered votes a party has, the bill equalizes the requirements for all parties.
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.Read More »
Changing legislative primaries so the top vote-getters, regardless of party, advance to the general election would cut down on polarizing legislation, make districts more competitive and further engage Arizona’s growing number of independent voters, according to a report by a nonpartisan research group.Read More »
A new poll shows that Republican John McCain holds a strong lead over Democrat Rodney Glassman in Arizona's U.S. Senate race.Read More »
A jailed Green Party nominee who withdrew from the Corporation Commission race and then revoked his withdrawal moments later was disqualified to run for office, a judge ruled Sept. 14.Read More »
The Arizona Green Party is asking a federal judge for an injunction that would keep a slate of alleged Trojan horse candidates off the ballot in November. The lawsuit, filed Sept. 7 in U.S. District Court by a Democratic-tied firm names 11 Green Party candidates who were also the subject a complaint filed by the Arizona Democratic Party the prior week.Read More »
A slate of Green Party write-in candidates, whom the Arizona Democratic Party accuses of being Republican plants, could siphon off Democratic votes and resources in some of the state’s most competitive legislative races.Read More »