Election 2012

Nov 19, 2013

Horne sues group over TV ads

Attorney General Tom Horne is suing a conservative political group over wording in a television ad claiming that he is still under an investigation by the FBI.

May 28, 2013

GOP dilemma: draw new voters without irking base

WASHINGTON ai??i?? The Republican Party, having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, confronts a dilemma that's easier to describe than to solve: How can it broaden its appeal to up-for-grabs voters without alienating its conservative base?

Apr 15, 2013

Advocacy groups’ poll indicates most voters oppose early ballot bill

Nearly 60 percent of Arizona voters oppose a bill that could stop some voters from automatically receiving early mail-in ballots, according to a poll announced Monday by liberal advocacy groups ONE Arizona and Arizona Working Families.

Apr 15, 2013

Horne vs. Montgomery — the fight over the fight

Before the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office can try to win its campaign finance fight against Tom Horne and Kathleen Winn, it’ll have to win the fight over whether it can prosecute the attorney general and his ally in the first place.

2012 canvass
Apr 15, 2013

Ballot access getting easier for candidates, harder for initiatives

Candidates for office in Arizona have never had an easier time getting on the ballot, but lawmakers are looking to raise the bar for citizen initiatives, referendums and recalls.

Experts say changes are needed in Arizona’s approach to early voting
Apr 15, 2013

Despite changes to election reform bills, Democrats, Hispanics still opposed

Latino voters and Democratic lawmakers remain opposed to two controversial bills to reform Arizona’s early voting system despite efforts to add bipartisan amendments to each measure.

Some Arizona voters find ‘convenience voting’ adds to their confusion
Apr 15, 2013

Arizona ranks low in election performance

Arizona’s rate of rejected ballots and high numbers of provisional and early voting and absentee ballots submitted has landed the state in the bottom third of all U.S. states for election performance in previous elections.

Arizona court to hear appeal on marijuana ruling
Mar 19, 2013

Montgomery will challenge dismissal recommendation of Horne campaign finance case

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery will challenge a recommendation by an administrative law judge that his campaign finance case against Attorney General Tom Horne and his ally, Kathleen Winn, be dismissed.

Mar 18, 2013

Latino groups condemn 2 early-voting bills; plan legal action to stop them

Faith Mendoza is a 17-year-old honor student from Chandler who spent hundreds of hours through the 2012 election walking the streets, registering voters and then picking up early ballots from people who otherwise might not have voted.

By most accounts, she is a model citizen. But if SB1003 passes through the Legislature in its present form and is signed by the governor, continuing her volun[...]

Mar 4, 2013

Contribution limit overhaul heads to Senate

A House bill that seeks to raise limits on campaign contributions could discourage candidates from using Arizona’s Clean Elections system, election officials warned.

Republican candidates for the Arizona Corporation Commission Susan Bitter Smith, Bob Burns and Bob Stump agree to return some Clean Elections funding
Mar 1, 2013

Democrats, Republicans find good news in Corporation Commission races

Races for the Arizona Corporation Commission typically get less attention than the body’s utility-regulating powers perhaps warrant, but many in the elections business say the details of the outcomes can be highly valuable.

Mar 1, 2013

Legislature gets aggressive on election reform in wake of 2012 voting delays

Lawmakers have been rushing to pass election reform measures this year, hoping to enact laws that would thwart the type of problems that marred the 2012 election.