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Loophole candidates

Eleven write-in candidates won the Green Party nomination in August, including a handful of “street people” who exploited a little-known loophole that allowed them to win the primary with only one vote. Now, some of those candidates, whom Democrats allege were recruited by Republicans, threaten to take votes from Democrats in key races.

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Independent surge, tight primaries change election battlefield

Voter turnout in Arizona’s primary election Aug. 24 reflected historical trends that have defined mid-term primaries. But the statewide rise in independent registration and results that were either unexpectedly close or surprisingly decisive could mean tactical shifts by campaigns and perhaps upsets in races where voter registration figures would naturally favor one party.

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