Arizona Election News

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SuElen Rivera

Former Arizona AG says not certifying an election is a criminal violation

Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard on Tuesday said there are criminal consequences for those who neglect to certify an election.
6 hours ago
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates calls for calm among the attendees during ...
Kevin Stone

Maricopa County board chairman encourages legal challenges to election

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates said he welcomes legal challenges to the 2022 general election results and will abide by any court rulings.
23 hours ago
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Mohave County Board of Supervisors chairman reluctantly certifies election

Mohave County Board of Supervisors Chairman Ron Gould said he chose to canvass the election because otherwise, he'd be arrested. 
1 day ago
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Arizona Secretary of State’s Office files lawsuit against Cochise County over elections

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs' Office filed a lawsuit Monday evening against the Cochise County Board of Supervisors.
2 days ago
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Maricopa County certifies 2022 midterm election, leaving Cochise as lone holdout

Maricopa County certified the 2022 midterm election, leaving Cochise County as the lone holdout ahead of Monday's deadline.
2 days ago
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Associated Press

GOP-controlled Cochise County refuses to certify 2022 election

Officials in a rural Arizona county refused Monday to certify the 2022 election ahead of the deadline amid pressure from prominent Republicans to reject a vote count
2 days ago
A voter casts his ballot at a drop box on Nov. 8, 2022, in Mesa, Arizona. After months of candidate...
SuElen Rivera

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors responds to AG’s office about voting issues

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Sunday responded to the Arizona Attorney General's Office about voting issues on the Nov. 8 election.
3 days ago
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Arizona Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs speaks on abortion, border, special sessions

Arizona Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs spoke on abortion, border issues and special sessions during an exclusive interview Wednesday.
6 days ago
Kris Mayes, a candidate for state attorney genaeral, speaks at a Democratic rally in Phoenix, Wedne...
Kevin Stone

Democrat Kris Mayes confident narrow Arizona AG win will withstand recount

Arizona Attorney General-elect Kris Mayes said Wednesday she’s confident her razor-thin electoral victory will stand up to a mandatory full recount.
6 days ago
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Danny Shapiro

Hobbs meets with Ducey, praises outgoing Arizona governor for cooperation in transition

Doug Ducey met Wednesday with Katie Hobbs, a summit Hobbs said was reassurance the outgoing governor would assist in the transition of power.
7 days ago
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SuElen Rivera

Arizona AG Republican candidate Hamadeh files lawsuit over election results

Republican nominee for Arizona attorney general Abe Hamadeh filed a lawsuit Tuesday over the outcome of the 2022 elections.
7 days ago
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Kevin Stone

2 Phoenix City Council races to be decided by runoff elections in March

Two Phoenix City Council seats will be decided by runoffs because none of the candidates received a majority of the votes in the Nov. 8 election.
8 days ago
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Arizona Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs names Assistant Sec. of State Allie Bones as chief of staff

Arizona Governor-elect Katie Hobbs announced in a press release Monday the appointment of Allie Bones as her chief of staff.
8 days ago
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Associated Press

2nd Arizona county delays certifying election, for now

PHOENIX (AP) — A second Republican-controlled Arizona county on Monday delayed certifying the results of this month’s election as a protest against voting issues in Maricopa County that some GOP officials have blamed for their losses in top races including the contest for governor. The delay came as Maricopa, the state’s most populous county, finished […]
9 days ago
Arizona Democratic Attorney General candidate Kris Mayes speaks to supporters at an election night ...

Democrat Kris Mayes finishes ahead in Arizona attorney general race; recount pending

Democrat Kris Mayes finished barely ahead of Republican Abe Hamadeh in the race for Arizona attorney general, but there will be a mandatory recount.
9 days ago
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Maricopa County taking precautions with Supervisor Bill Gates’ safety after election

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates said security details and a move to an undisclosed location were not interfering with his elections duties or any of his other tasks.
9 days ago
Maricopa Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates, right, speaks about Election Day ballot tabulati...
Kevin Stone

Arizona AG’s Office asks Maricopa County for answers about voting issues

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is asking Maricopa County officials to explain the issues they had with in-person voting in the Nov. 8 election.
9 days ago
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Associated Press

Arizona county board delays certifying election results

PHOENIX (AP) — The board overseeing a southeastern Arizona county whose Republican leaders had hoped to recount all Election Day ballots on Friday delayed certifying the results of last week’s vote after hearing from a trio of conspiracy theorists who alleged that counting machines were not certified. The three men, or some combination of them, […]
11 days ago
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Arizona attorney general battle going down to wire as count winds down

The race for Arizona attorney general was nearly a dead heat Friday with more than 99% of the state's ballots counted.
12 days ago
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Marcia Hammond

Incoming Arizona schools chief Tom Horne plans back-to-basics approach to learning

Superintendent of Public Instruction-elect Tom Horne said Arizona schools will refocus on academics and tighter discipline on his watch.
12 days ago
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Luke Forstner

What are chances recount would change Arizona election results?

Two Arizona statewide races are tight enough to trigger automatic full recounts, but is there any chance the results will change? 
12 days ago
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Kevin Stone

Tom Petty estate responds to Kari Lake video: Don’t do me like that

Did Kari Lake back down after Tom Petty's estate threatened legal action over her use of the late rocker's classic "I Won't Back Down" in a video?
12 days ago
Arizona Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs waits to take the stage during her victory rally in Phoenix on Tuesd...

Arizona Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs selects co-chairs for transition team

Arizona Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs selected two people to co-chair the team that will guide her transition into office.
13 days ago
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Kevin Stone

Kari Lake not accepting defeat in Arizona governor’s race, ‘exploring every avenue’

Kari Lake she’s exploring legal action after her loss to Katie Hobbs in Arizona’s gubernatorial race, citing issues in Maricopa County.
13 days ago