Arizona voters were told the election went fine. Records show a county director saw glaring errors, cashed out, then fled.
The supervisors made it easy for her: They didn’t ask her any questions, voting unanimously to certify the results. She got her bonus, and quickly moved to an East Texas town with fewer than 1,000 residents. It would be another month before Arizona voters learned what internal evidence already showed — that Ross had botched the count in a way that excluded hundreds of votes from the original r[...]
Court grants Hobbs, Fontes’ motions for sanctions against Lake
The Arizona Supreme Court granted Gov. Katie Hobbs and Secretary of State Adrian Fontes’ motions for sanctions against Kari Lake for repeating baseless election fraud claims in court.
‘Razor-thin’ GOP majority cracks, budget falters
While Republican lawmakers cast Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs as the villain in their quest to pass a budget, it turns out their true nemesis sat within their own ranks, exposing the fragility of a one-member majority.
Republican budget proposal fails in House after Harris votes against caucus
It seemed nearly inevitable that legislative Republicans would send their continuation budget proposal to Gov. Katie Hobbs this week for a quick veto, starting the negotiation process between the Republican majority Legislature and the ninth floor. Plans have now changed after one stray vote from a Republican lawmaker who promised she wouldn’t vote on any bills to protest a “fraudulent” elec[...]
Judge tosses Borrelli’s request to void Hobbs’ victory
A judge has tossed a bid by the incoming state Senate majority leader to throw out the results of the governor's race over his claim that Maricopa County illegally uses computers to review signatures on ballot envelopes.
Republicans inch closer on Saturday but still trail in key races
A Saturday night ballot update from Maricopa County helped Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake and GOP Attorney General nominee Abe Hamadeh tighten their races, but the Republican candidates will need to secure greater shares of the remaining votes to win. Lake earned 51.8% and Democratic nominee Katie Hobbs took 48.2% of the roughly 86,000 ballots […]
Primaries 1-year away, races taking shape
Legislative and congressional districts could change dramatically after redistricting, and some newcomers and incumbents alike are waiting to see what the new districts look like before they decide whether to jump into a race.
State argues unsigned ballots invalid
An attorney for the state asked a federal appeals court July 7 to let Arizona refuse to count early ballots that voters forgot to sign initially and did not fix by election night.