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election 2018

Dec 19, 2018

SOS reverses course on pursuing criminal charges for fake signatures

The Secretary of State’s Office won’t refer allegations of signature forgery and fraud that plagued the past election season to state prosecutors despite proclaiming there was ample evidence to seek a criminal investigation.

Dec 14, 2018

Billionaire identified as source of $500K contribution to Ducey campaign

Gov. Doug Ducey's reelection campaign is quietly conceding that a $500,000 donation listed as coming from a newly formed company actually was a billionaire who works for a company that owns more than two dozen auto dealerships in the state.

Gov. Doug Ducey waves to supporters at a Make America Great Again campaign rally for President Trump in Mesa on Oct. 19, 2018. Ducey has been a leading fundraiser in the 2018 election. (Photo by Gage Skidmore/Flickr)
Dec 7, 2018

Ducey silent on knowledge of campaign contribution

Gov. Doug Ducey won't say whether he knows who is behind the single largest contribution to his re-election campaign.

Secretary of State-elect Katie Hobbs (Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times)
Dec 7, 2018

Hobbs not inclined to play governor when Ducey’s away

When Doug Ducey crosses state lines, it will be “Governor Katie Hobbs” to you.

Dec 3, 2018

AG suggests measured words when making allegations of fraud in election

Attorney General Mark Brnovich warned Monday that people "need to be really careful when making serious allegations'' about election fraud or other issues or risk undermining democracy.

Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey speaks to supporters, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at an election night party in Scottsdale, Ariz. Incumbent Ducey defeated Democratic challenger David Garcia for his second term. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Nov 28, 2018

Ducey extols spending on his re-election

To hear Doug Ducey tell it, he got another four-year term as governor by waging a campaign based on his record.

lawsuit, Pima County, apartment, fatal shooting
Nov 20, 2018

Navajo Nation suit could delay final vote count

The Navajo Nation is claiming that the state and several counties illegally discriminated against tribal members and kept them from having their votes counted.

Nov 19, 2018

Incoming SOS Katie Hobbs to ‘take the politics out of the office’

Secretary of State-elect Katie Hobbs will push to take the politics out of Arizona’s elections office.

Democratic Senate candidate Steve Weichert raises Democratic Rep.-Elect Jennifer Pawlik's fist in celebration of her victory in the Legislative District 17 House race on Nov. 13.
Nov 19, 2018

Democrats hope gains in House set trend for future

While all eyes were on the state Senate in anticipation of a potentially momentous Democratic power shift, it was the House of Representatives that saw a big step away from Republican dominance.

Nov 17, 2018

Gaynor concedes SOS race as remaining votes dwindle

Steve Gaynor finally conceded late Friday he isn't going to be secretary of state.

Nov 17, 2018

High voter turnout makes direct democracy more difficult

That record number of Arizonans who turned out to vote this year has a dark side for direct democracy: It's going to be harder for voters to propose their own laws or get rid of ones they don't like.

Nov 16, 2018

Arizona political ad spending hit record high – $129M

Spending on campaign ads in Arizona reached a record $129 million this year, part of a national trend that saw cable and broadcast election ad spending top $3 billion for the first time in a midterm election cycle.