Tag Archives: Arizona

AZ Senate To Investigate Extremist QAnon Sen. Wendy Rogers Over Claim “Feds” Behind Buffalo Mass Shooting

The Arizona Republic reports: The Arizona Senate will investigate a social media post from state Sen. Wendy Rogers that suggested the shooter in a mass killing in Buffalo, New York, last weekend was a federal agent and part of a federal conspiracy. The Senate voted 24-3, with three members not voting, to move forward with an investigation by the Senate …

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Arizona Senate Candidate: Women Earn The Same As Men, The Gender Pay Gap Is A “Left Wing Narrative”

Changing America reports: An Arizona Republican Senate candidate recently waved off the existence of a gender pay gap in the U.S., arguing that the measure is merely a myth perpetuated by Democrats and when controlling for “dangerous” jobs that are mostly held by men, “things are actually pretty equal.” “Women are not paid less in America than men,” Blake Masters, …

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Arizona Gov Copies Texas In Busing Migrants To DC

The Arizona Daily Star reports: Following Texas’ example, Arizona has started busing migrants from the border with Mexico to Washington, D.C., despite the fact the federal government already pays to transport them. The first bus arrived Wednesday in the nation’s capital after leaving Yuma on Monday, said Gov. Doug Ducey’s press aide, C.J. Karamargin. He said 20 people, all who …

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AZ Senate Candidate Supports Ban On Contraception

The Arizona Mirror reports: After the U.S. Supreme Court overturns women’s constitutional right to abortion this summer, one Arizona Republican candidate for U.S. Senate thinks judges should also take aim at the right to buy and use contraception. Blake Masters, a Tucson-based venture capitalist, boasts on his website that he will only vote to confirm federal judges “who understand that …

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Armed White Nationalists Crash AZ Pro-Choice Rally

The Arizona Mirror reports:  A group of far-right extremists with ties to white nationalists tried to counter-protest an abortion rights rally held at the Arizona Capitol Tuesday night, where they were vastly outnumbered and one was arrested for violently attacking a demonstrator. Michael Merritt Graham, 34, was arrested and booked for suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct after state troopers …

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QAnon Arizona Gov Candidate Calls Biden “Illegitimate”

“We would like to lower taxes as well. We’re going to start with the sales tax because that affects every single Arizonan. And especially under Joe Biden’s inflation, we need need to make things more affordable any way we can. “I’m not going to take orders, though, from an illegitimate president like Joe Biden. Arizona is going to do things …

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No Jail For Republican Who Used Dead Mom’s Ballot

The New York Daily News reports: An Arizona woman who voted on behalf of her dead mother in the 2020 general election has dodged jail time. Tracey Kay McKee was sentenced on Friday to two years’ felony probation, fines and community service, after Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Margaret LaBianca rejected a prosecutor’s request that she serve at least 30 …

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QAnon AZ Gov Candidate Sues To Ban Voting Machines

The Tucson Sun reports: Two Republicans seeking statewide office are asking a federal judge to block the use of machines to tabulate the votes in Arizona in the 2022 election. The machines are unreliable because they are subject to hacking, contend Kari Lake, a gubernatorial hopeful, and Mark Finchem, who is running for secretary of state. Neither Lake nor Finchem …

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Extremist Arizona GOP Reps Battle Disqualification

Courthouse News reports: Attorneys for three Arizona lawmakers tied to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol told a Maricopa County judge Wednesday that voter-initiated complaints seeking to disqualify the candidates should be thrown out. The lawsuits against U.S. Representatives Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs and state Representative Mark Finchem, a Republican from Oro Valley, claim they violated section …

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Arizona Republican US Senate Candidate Implies He’s State’s Savior In Ad That Debuted On Easter [VIDEO]

The Phoenix New Times reports: Retired energy executive and self-funded political newcomer Jim Lamon is in a crowded field trying to secure the Republican nomination in the U.S. Senate race. Lamon is outspending his eight GOP opponents ahead of the August 2 primary, but the latest in a string of controversial television ads rubbed even conservative Christian Republican voters the …

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Arizona Advances Bill Allowing Parents To Sue Teachers

Courthouse News reports:  The Arizona Senate passed two controversial education bills Monday, including one that would empower parents to sue if they feel like educators are interfering with their right to direct their child’s upbringing, and another that would assist parents in monitoring their child’s library habits. House Bill 2161 expands the Arizona Parents’ Bill of Rights — originally passed …

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Trump Condemns Leading AZ GOP Senate Candidate

The Arizona Independent reports: On Monday, former President Trump blasted Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, leaving Arizona Republicans wondering just which GOP Senate candidate would finally win his coveted endorsement. Trump alleged that Brnovich had received “massive information on the fraud and so-called ‘irregularities’” surrounding the 2020 election but “seems to be doing nothing about it.” Now, even money is …

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Report From GOP Arizona AG Finds No Voter Fraud

NBC News reports: A report issued Wednesday by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich found no evidence of widespread voter fraud or irregularities associated with the 2020 presidential election in Maricopa County while raising concerns about some voting procedures. The interim report, six months into an investigation, was detailed in a 12-page letter to Senate President Karen Fann. Brnovich, a Republican, …

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Arizona Gov Refuses To Say If Trans People Even Exist

The Associated Press reports: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey refused to say Thursday if transgender people actually exist, twice dodging direct questions on the subject just a day after he signed legislation limiting transgender rights. Asked again if he believed there are “actual transgender people,” he again answered slowly and carefully. “I am going to respect everyone, and I’m going to …

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Arizona Sued Over Proof Of Citizenship To Vote Law

Courthouse News Service reports: An immigrant rights advocacy group sued Arizona on Thursday to block a new law requiring individuals to provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote. House Bill 2492 passed the Republican-controlled Legislature down party lines last week and Governor Doug Ducey signed the bill into law Wednesday. He did so despite pleas from county elections …

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Arizona Gov Signs Abortion Ban Bill, Anti-Trans Bills, And Bill Requiring Proof Of Citizenship To Vote [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Arizona’s Republican governor signed a series of bills Wednesday targeting abortion and transgender rights, joining a growing list of GOP-led states pursuing a conservative social agenda. The measures signed by Gov. Doug Ducey will outlaw abortion after 15 weeks if the U.S. Supreme Court allows it, prohibit gender confirmation surgery for minors and ban transgender girls from …

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AZ Gov Gets 15-Week “No Exceptions” Abortion Ban Bill

Axios reports: The Arizona House on Thursday voted to approve a bill that would effectively ban abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The bill, approved by Arizona’s Senate last month, resembles a Mississippi abortion ban under review by the Supreme Court, which could overturn Roe v. Wade. Details: Arizona’s SB 1164 states that any health professional who performs an abortion …

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AZ Gov Gets Bill Requiring Citizenship Proof To Vote

Common Dreams reports: The Arizona Senate on Wednesday passed a Republican-authored bill that advocates warn could prompt “the most extreme voter purge in the country” by requiring state residents to provide proof of citizenship to stay on the rolls. Just one of a slew of voter suppression measures that the GOP-controlled Arizona legislature is currently working to advance—including a bill …

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Arizona First State To Allow Digital IDs In iPhone Wallet

The Verge reports: The first state to officially roll out Apple’s digital driver’s license and state ID is Arizona, the iPhone maker announced Wednesday. “Starting today, Arizonans can add their driver’s license or state ID to Wallet, and tap their iPhone or Apple Watch to seamlessly and securely present it at select TSA security checkpoints in Phoenix Sky Harbor International …

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QAnon Arizona Gov Candidate Storms Out Of Interview Over Questions About Trump And DC Rioters [VIDEO]

Australia’s The Mercury reports: A Donald Trump-endorsed candidate for governor stormed out of an interview with an Australian reporter, saying Aussies had “given your rights away” because they had melted down their guns. Republican candidate for Governor of Arizona, Kari Lake, made the fiery comments during an interview with 60 Minutes reporter Liam Bartlett that was terminated shortly afterwards. Barlett …

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