Fontes, Hobbs, Mayes, Horne, inauguration
May 4, 2023

Committee denies Fontes’ request to use funds for private security detail

A Legislative committee on Thursday denied a request from Secretary of State Adrian Fontes to use $250,000 already in his office budget to pay for a private security detail to protect him and his family from "credible security threats,'' a move that comes after Gov. Katie Hobbs also denied a request to assign state troopers to protect Fontes.

Lake, Hobbs, election, Supreme Court
May 4, 2023

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.

May 4, 2023

Bill keeps home addresses secret, impact unclear

Citing death threats, lawmakers passed a bill May 3 meant to seal their home addresses from the public if a judge agrees, but it’s not clear how the new legislation will work in practice or if anyone will still be able to check that lawmakers live in the districts they represent. 

legal fees, Cochise County, elections, vote, Judd, Crosby
Apr 6, 2023

Two Cochise County supervisors ordered to pay fees tied to election results battle

A judge has ordered two Cochise County supervisors to pay more than $34,000 in legal fees in their losing bid to keep from certifying the results of the 2022 general election.

Democrats, Gallego, election, ballots, Sinema, No Labels, lawsuit
Mar 31, 2023

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.''

Fontes, voters, ballots, Secretary of State, Arizona, ballots, Senate bill
Mar 21, 2023

Bipartisan SB1324 would help restore trust in election’s process

SB1324 would bring public verifiability to an election process that is currently sagging under the weight of voter distrust and discord. 

Lake, Hobbs, Fontes, Maricopa County, election contest
Mar 14, 2023

Attorneys urge Supreme Court to dismiss Lake’s elections claims

Attorneys for Katie Hobbs, Adrian Fontes and Maricopa County are urging the justices of the Arizona Supreme Court to send Kari Lake packing in her latest -- and possibly last -- bid to overturn the results of the 2022 gubernatorial race.

Hobbs, Oman, water, border, international,
Mar 13, 2023

Hobbs heads east to sign military cooperation agreement 

Gov. Katie Hobbs headed to Oman last week to sign a military partnership agreement with the Middle East nation. 

No Labels, political party, Democrats, Republicans, Fontes
Mar 8, 2023

New ‘No Labels’ party qualifies to run candidates in 2024 

A new political party is set to field candidates in Arizona in next year’s elections and its name says something about its view of traditional party politics: the newcomer is called the No Labels Party. 

Maricopa County, elections, Election Day, ballots, certify, nullify, Bible, Bill Gates, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Ducey, Lake, Hobbs
Mar 7, 2023

Two groups file suit to overturn counties’ signature verifications

Two groups, including a Virginia organization founded by conservative Republicans, have filed suit to overturn the process now used by Arizona counties to verify the signatures on early ballot envelopes.

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Mar 6, 2023

Judge orders Finchem to pay legal fees of Fontes

Calling his 2022 election challenge "groundless and not brought in good faith,'' a judge has ordered Mark Finchem and his attorney to pay the legal fees of successful secretary of state candidate Adrian Fontes.

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Feb 27, 2023

Republican leaders condemn ‘defamatory’ accusations made during elections hearing 

Republican legislative leadership expressed heavy criticism toward a freshman lawmaker for inviting a speaker who made unfounded allegations of bribery against several elected and appointed officials.