Democratic Party files suit to keep No Labels Party off ballot
The Arizona Democratic Party filed suit Thursday to keep the No Labels Party off the 2024 ballot, conceding it fears its presence "will make it more difficult to elect Democratic Party candidates.''
Governor’s spokeswoman is out after controversial tweet
A spokeswoman for Gov. Katie Hobbs resigned under pressure on Tuesday after tweeting an image of a woman brandishing handguns with the caption: “Us when we see transphobes.”
Senate Minority leader leaves leadership to run for Congress
Sen. Minority Leader Raquel Terán, D-Phoenix, is stepping down from her leadership role in the Senate to run for Congressman Ruben Gallego, D-AZ's, congressional seat.
Dems elect vice-chair Bejarano to head state party
Arizona Democrats have elected Yolanda Bejarano to chair the party. Bejarano won 70.2% of the vote on Jan. 28, receiving 440 votes to her opponent, Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo’s 186 for the top job in the Arizona Democratic Party.
Lawsuit Ward, GOP file claims mail-in, early voting violates Constitution
A lawsuit seeking to strike down mail-in voting had its day in the Court of Appeals today. The suit, filed by the Arizona Republican Party and party chair Kelli Ward against the Secretary of State, county recorders and the state, alleges the decades-old, mail-in early voting system violates the Arizona Constitution as it does not fulfill the provision that “secrecy in voting shall be preserved.[...]
Senate Republicans select new leadership team led by Petersen
The Senate Republicans selected a new leadership team headed by Sen. Warren Petersen, R-Gilbert, but allowed candidates currently losing their races to vote.
Supreme Court denies emergency appeal on case barring Cochise County’s full hand count
After a judge blocked the Cochise County Board of Supervisors’ attempt at a full hand count of ballots on Monday, Cochise County Recorder David Stevens moved forward with a hand count anyways, and his attorneys filed an appeal in the case.
Pro-life Dems throw wrench in party plans and contradict campaign messaging
Two pro-life Democrats are contradicting the party’s message that voting for the Democratic ticket means protecting abortion from statewide bans.
At Democrats’ rally, candidates focus on Republican opponents
Arizona Democratic statewide candidates from up and down the ticket offered a preview of their campaign strategy for this year’s general election during a "unity rally" on Aug. 27 in west Phoenix.
Last straw: Fed-up Arizona Democrats censure Sen. Sinema
U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is growing increasingly isolated from some of her party's most influential officials and donors after playing a key role in scuttling voting rights legislation that many consider essential to preserving democracy.
Court: Can’t fix unsigned ballots after election
Arizonans who forget to sign their early ballots have no legal right to fix them after Election Day to ensure their votes are counted, a federal appeals court ruled December 8.
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.