Tag Archives: Arizona

Arizona Lawmakers Deny Planning Election Hearing

The Arizona Mirror reports: President Donald Trump’s campaign announced that Arizona and two other states had scheduled legislative hearings to look into allegations surrounding the 2020 general election, which came as a surprise to leaders in both chambers, neither of whom had approved any such hearing. The Pennsylvania Senate will hold a hearing on Wednesday, followed by Arizona on Nov. …

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GOP Arizona Governor: “Joe Biden Did Win” My State

The Washington Post reports: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R), who had been reluctant to declare Biden the winner of the presidency, acknowledged Tuesday that the former vice president had narrowly prevailed in his state. “I’ve said several times Arizona is a good-government state,” Ducey said during an interview with KTAR radio in Phoenix. “I trust our election system. There’s integrity …

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Arizona Court Tosses State’s Final Election Lawsuit

The Arizona Republic reports: Maricopa County Superior Court judge tossed out a lawsuit on Friday claiming that the county denied one voter the right to cast her ballot and failed to properly process another voter’s ballot, dismissing the last election-related case pending in Arizona. The lawsuit names two voters as plaintiffs: Laurie Aguilera, the same woman who filed the now-defunct …

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Court Tosses GOP Lawsuit Against Arizona County

The Arizona Republic reports: A Maricopa County Superior Court judge on Thursday dismissed an Arizona Republican Party lawsuit seeking a new audit of Maricopa County ballots and denied the GOP’s request to delay certification of election results. The decision appears to leave just one election-related challenge — which will not affect the results of any races — pending in Arizona. …

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AZ Sec. Of State Blasts Trump’s “Intimidation Tactics” After Cultists Send Threats Of Violence To Her Family

The Hill reports: Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) said in a statement that the “ongoing and escalating threats of violence” against her, her family and her office are “utterly abhorrent,” pledging that the “continued intimidation tactics will not prevent me from performing the duties I swore an oath to do.” “There are those, including the president, members of …

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McSally Concedes 10 Days After Fox Called Her Race

The Arizona Republic reports: Sen. Martha McSally, whose race against Democratic challenger Mark Kelly was decided more than a week ago, has conceded, days after it became clear that it was mathematically impossible for her to catch up. Her concession marked the end of a fierce, year-and-a-half-long race to fill the remainder of the term won by the late Sen. …

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Trump Team Drops Moronic AZ “Sharpiegate” Suit

Law & Crime reports: The morning after a brutal hearing in which a lawyer for outgoing President Donald Trump’s campaign distanced himself from voter fraud allegations, the legal team hastily declared its case moot. The move followed a day of embarrassing stumbles in a case that began as a way to test Republicans’ baseless “Sharpiegate” conspiracy theory in court. During …

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Multiple Outlets Finally Call Arizona For Biden

Reuters reports: President-elect Joe Biden cemented his U.S. electoral victory by capturing the battleground state of Arizona late on Thursday, but the official transition to his administration remains stalled as President Donald Trump refuses to accept defeat. Biden was projected to win Arizona after more than a week of vote counting from the Nov. 3 election, Edison Research said. He …

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GOP Arizona AG Says Split Tickets Cost Trump The State: People Voted Republican But Didn’t Vote Trump

The Phoenix New Times reports: Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican, dismissed claims of mass voter fraud in Arizona and said during a recent nationally televised interview that Democratic President-elect Joe Biden will likely win the state. “The reality is, right now, there’s less than 50,000 votes to count and the President would have to get about 65 percent …

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Arizona GOP Lawsuit Involves Fewer Than 200 Ballots

The Arizona Republic reports: Republican officials behind a lawsuit alleging poll workers “incorrectly rejected” votes cast in person on Election Day will make their case in front of a Maricopa County Superior Court judge later this week. The defendants — Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes and the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors — also will …

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Arizona Cultists Sue County Officials Over “Sharpiegate”

Fox News reports: Several voters in Maricopa County, the largest in Arizona, brought a lawsuit today against Democratic County Recorder Adrian Fontes, the county Board of Supervisors and others, claiming that the use of Sharpie permanent markers at some polling sites left ballots too damaged to be counted. Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, whose office oversees elections statewide, told …

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Armed Cultists Try To Storm Arizona Elections Center

Phoenix’s ABC News affiliate reports: Several hundred protesters gathered outside of the Maricopa County Elections Office on Wednesday night as the votes from the 2020 elections continued to be counted. The group had gathered around 7:30 p.m. and attempted to get inside the office, according to ABC15. Protesters could be heard chanting “count those votes” and chastising Fox News Channel …

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Arizona: Trump Has No “Legal Pathway” To Sue Us

The Hill reports: Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) said Wednesday that the Trump campaign does not have a “legal pathway” should it look to sue the state over its vote counting. “They don’t have a legal pathway to challenge. We are legally counting valid ballots, and there’s not a way to stop that,” Hobbs said on CNN. Arizona …

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Arizona Voters Approve Legal Weed Initiative

Arizona Central reports: Arizona’s ballot measure to legalize marijuana passed Tuesday with voters deciding to join 11 other states that have done so despite a conflict with federal law, according to The Associated Press. Proposition 207 would legalize possession of as much as an ounce of marijuana for adults 21 and older and set up a licensing system for retail …

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Fox News Projects That Joe Biden Will Win Arizona

Fox News reports: FOX News is projecting that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will win Arizona’s electoral votes. According to numbers as of 11:20 p.m., Biden has 54% of the vote, compared to 45% by President Donald Trump. However, only 36% of precincts are reporting. As a bona fide swing state for the first time in memory, Arizona has been …

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Fighter Jet Uses Flares To Ward Off Wayward Plane Over AZ Trump Rally, Trump Claims Flares Are In His Honor

CNN reports: An aircraft entered restricted air space over President Donald Trump’s rally in Bullhead City, Arizona on Wednesday, leading to a fighter jet being scrambled to intercept it. The smaller aircraft was not visible to CNN reporters on the ground in Arizona but the fighter jet could be heard overhead, leading to a reaction from the rally crowd and …

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CBS Poll: Joe Biden +5 In Wisconsin, +3 In Arizona

CBS News reports: From Wisconsin to Arizona, as in much of the country, these final weeks of the campaign look to be about who actually votes, because voters say they’ve made their choices, and many have made it official. Mail ballot returns are pouring in, and almost all remaining voters say they’re locked into their decisions anyway. Biden is cutting …

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New Monmouth Arizona Poll: Biden +6, Kelly +10

Just in from Monmouth Polling: Among all registered voters in Arizona, the race for president stands at 50% for Biden and 44% for Trump. The contest stood at 48% to 44% one month ago and 46% to 43% in a poll taken shortly before the state’s presidential primary in March. Another 2% currently support Jo Jorgensen and 4% are undecided. …

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McSally Rallies With QAnon Anti-Mask Candidate

Media Matters reports: Daniel Wood is a longshot Republican House candidate who has used social media to push conspiracy theories related to QAnon and to encourage people to not wear masks in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite his history of conspiratorial claims and dangerous medical misinformation, Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ), who is running in one of the most competitive …

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McSally Won’t Say If She’s Proud Of Backing Trump

The Associated Press reports: Down in the polls just days before Arizona voters begin casting ballots, Republican Sen. Martha McSally came out swinging against her Democratic challenger in their only face-to-face debate Tuesday, accusing retired astronaut Mark Kelly of obfuscating his true beliefs. McSally unveiled a new nickname for her rival, branding him “counterfeit Kelly,” a phrase she used at …

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