Lake, trial, ballots, envelopes, gubernatorial, lawsuit
Sep 25, 2023

Judge takes Lake’s lawsuit seeking ballot affidavit envelopes under advisement

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge took former gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s lawsuit seeking early ballot affidavit envelopes under advisement today.  

Lake, Richer, Maricopa County, lawsuit, election
Sep 21, 2023

Judge makes clear Lake’s case is about whether records should be made public to anyone

The bench trial in failed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s case to secure ballot affidavit envelopes from Maricopa County got underway today.

elections, We the People Arizona Alliance, ballots, voters, Maricopa County, judge
Sep 20, 2023

Judge considering if company’s work on elections opens vendor up to public records request

A superior court judge is mulling whether Runbeck Election Services’ work on Maricopa County elections was substantial enough to open the vendor up to public records requests.  

political ads, election, 2024, AdImpact
Sep 19, 2023

Arizonans can expect huge increase in campaign ads ahead of 2024 election

Arizonans should brace themselves to be inundated with campaign advertising between now and the November 2024 election.

Hobbs, Trump, director nominations, Senate
Sep 14, 2023

Hobbs says state officials don’t have unilateral right to keep Trump off ballot

Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs said neither she -- nor any other state official -- has the unilateral right to keep Donald Trump off the ballot for the state's presidential preference primary based on the 14th Amendment.

Sep 6, 2023

Arizona judge rules common practice of validating ballot signatures illegal

A practice used by some, if not all, Arizona counties to verify signatures on early ballots may be illegal.

judges, Goldwater Institute, retention, voters, ballots
Sep 6, 2023

Goldwater Institute files petition seeking to allow all state voters to consider judges’ retention

The Goldwater Institute filed a special action petition seeking to allow all Arizona voters to weigh in on retention for Arizona Court of Appeals judges, not just those in their jurisdiction, and alleges the current residency-based retention system sows voter disenfranchisement and violates the Arizona Constitution.  

Maricopa County, Arizona Republican Party,presidential preference, election, GOP, Republicans,
Sep 1, 2023

State Republicans can vote as usual in next year’s presidential preference election

Arizona Republicans will get to vote as usual in next year's presidential preference election after the head of the state party rejected a demand from leaders of the Maricopa County GOP to cancel the state-run election and instead run the vote themselves.

Independents, Democrats, Republicans, voters, vote, parties, Richer
Sep 1, 2023

Independents, with a lowercase i, are now Arizona’s biggest voter group

The largest political party in Arizona is no longer a party. The latest voter registration numbers from the Arizona Secretary of State’s office show that independent voters edged out Republicans in July to become the largest single group of voters in the state.

GOP, Republicans, freedom, school choice, businesses
Aug 31, 2023

GOP leader telling executive committee meeting might not be legally, logistically possible this week

The leader of the Arizona Republican Party is telling members of the party's executive committee that it may not be legally or logistically possible to hold a meeting this week to consider canceling the state-run presidential primary election.

pro-life, Wolf, Pinal County, Herrod, abortion, voters
Aug 31, 2023

Dobbs vs. Cathi Herrod: Dereliction of duty to the pro-life cause

Cathi Herrod and her supporters in Arizona and the pro-life movement across the country had better find a message on abortion that can be supported grudgingly by the single-issue pro-life voter and simultaneously not alienate those voters who might never imagine personally needing abortion access but want it available for those who may.

Hamadeh, court, Mayes
Aug 23, 2023

Court refuses to take up Hamadeh’s bid to overturn AG’s race results

The Arizona Supreme Court refused late Wednesday to take up Abe Hamadeh's bid to overturn the results of the attorney general's race, at least at this point.