A new report by a nonpartisan public policy group says Americans spent an average of three minutes less standing in line to vote in the 2012 presidential election than they did four years earlier. An exception was Florida, where the wait increased by 16 minutes.Read More »
The revelation that independents outnumber Republicans in Arizona and are now the state’s largest bloc of registered voters gives a misleading impression about the impact they have on elections here.Read More »
At a Pima County Republican Party luncheon in Tucson, voters arrive to hear a speech from the latest GOP candidate to enter the race to serve Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.Read More »
Country music plays in the background as state House Speaker Andy Tobin tells Graham County Republican Party leaders at a Safford restaurant he has spent seven years fighting for them at the Legislature, and he’s ready to take the fight to Congress.
Farther north, freshman state Rep. Adam Kwasman rallies a rowdy crowd at a Show Low Tea Party event, telling them to stay focused on the project at hand: nominating him to take on the Democratic incumbent in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District.
Specter of anonymous campaign spending looms over 2014
Next year’s elections are shaping up like 2012 — organizations with generic names, big checkbooks and secret contributors spending millions to influence Arizona’s elections.
After several months of intense and expensive campaigning, Arizona utility regulators today begin formal hearings on a proposal by Arizona Public Service to drastically cut incentives to install rooftop solar panels.Read More »
Bush v. Gore is the ultimate example of politics and law intersecting and it shows how lawyers can affect an election in a dramatic way. But in Arizona, every election cycle brings its own set of controversies to be settled in the courtroom.Read More »
Mysterious visits to south Phoenix home became catalyst for new elections law
Rey Valenzuela was at his home in south Phoenix during election season last year when a young man, clipboard in hand, knocked on his door and asked for his wife.
At a recent Phoenix City Council District 8 candidate forum in a central Phoenix church, the pews were nearly filled with roughly 80 political junkies getting their fix.Read More »
In the first of two widely-anticipated voting rights decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court this month, the justices struck down Arizona’s voter-imposed law requiring residents to show proof of citizenship in order to register to vote in federal elections.Read More »