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Oct 27, 2014

Railbirds offer bold Arizona election predictions

Predictions from Arizona’s politicos on the outcome of the hotly-contested statewide and congressional races are all over the map, with very little agreement on either side of the aisle how the competitive races will turn out.

Nov 5, 2013

Small cadre of attorneys share spotlight where law and politics collide

Bush v. Gore is the ultimate example of politics and law intersecting and it shows how lawyers can affect an election in a dramatic way. But in Arizona, every election cycle brings its own set of controversies to be settled in the courtroom.

May 2, 2013

With a legal challenge pending, consolidated elections still isn’t a sure thing

Although cities are concerned about how they will comply with the changes resulting from consolidated elections, all the worry may be for naught, at least for charter cities, if a legal challenge against the law is successful.

In Maricopa County precincts with higher minority populations, greater chance of casting provisional ballots
May 2, 2013

Fixes for consolidated elections stall, leaving cities in dark about when to hold elections

When voters in Tucson and Phoenix went to the polls to elect their mayors in 2011, voters elected them for four years. But a bill passed last year by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer may extend the mayors’ time in office by a year. Or it may shorten their terms by a year. Nobody is sure which one it will be.