Producer’s note: After this episode was recorded, the state Supreme Court ruled that Democratic candidate for secretary of state Leslie Pico must be removed from the ballot.
Numerous candidates have found themselves swept up in legal battles on their way to the ballot.
First-time candidates and incumbents alike have gone to court fighting for their chance to continue on the campaign trail, facing allegations of everything from too few signatures to forged ones.
Their troubles have left Maricopa County courtrooms bustling – and the Capitol, too.
The August primaries are right around the corner, and our reporters are keeping a close eye on the rash of challenges plaguing these campaigns.
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Music in this episode included “Little Idea,” “Funky Element” and “Energy” by Bensound.