Arizona Elections

Counties allow voters on the mail-in list to also come in on Election Day and drop off their ballots. In November, about 168,000 people did this in Maricopa County. Those ballots took about two weeks to count.
Congresswoman Martha McSally could face at least one opponent in the GOP primary, and the buzz for the last few months is that a key Democratic opponent could be Arizona’s former Attorney General Grant Woods.
Dec. 20, 2018
Arizona voters handily defeated Prop 305 last month, blocking a state law that would have expanded Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts, sometimes referred to as vouchers.
Dec. 19, 2018
Gov. Doug Ducey named Congresswoman Martha McSally on Tuesday to succeed Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that was long held by the late Sen. John McCain. The appointment wasn’t a surprise, but there was some criticism.
Dec. 19, 2018
Even though the 2018 midterms are barely in our rear-view mirrors, there are already polls out looking at the 2020 presidential primary on the Democratic side, and candidates up and down the ballot are starting to line up for the next elections.
Dec. 18, 2018
When Democrats take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in a few weeks, the kinds of health care bills coming out of that chamber will likely be very different than what we’ve seen over the past several years.
Dec. 17, 2018
According to Zach Cohen, Senate correspondent at National Journal, the leading choices at this hour are Martha McSally, who narrowly lost a race for Arizona’s other Senate seat in November to Krysten Sinema, and Gov. Doug Ducey’s former chief of staff, Kirk Adams.
Dec. 17, 2018
A judge has slapped down the latest bid by Ken Bennett to get public financing for his failed Arizona gubernatorial bid — or at least reimburse himself for the money he spent.
Dec. 17, 2018
In September, Gov. Ducey appointed Sne. Jon Kyl to return to the Senate, taking the late Sen. John McCain’s seat. Six years ago, Kyl retired from the chamber, leaving as senate minority whip. Kyl’s announcement now leaves another hole for Gov. Ducey to fill until 2020.
Dec. 14, 2018
Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday morning he’d received Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl’s resignation letter. Kyl will leave the U.S. Senate on Dec. 31. His resignation was hand-delivered to the governor’s office Thursday afternoon.
Dec. 14, 2018
This week, outgoing members of Congress are passing the torch to new faces. Martha McSally leaves her post there early next year. McSally was unsuccessful in her bid to replace outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake, who gave his own goodbye to the Senate on Thursday morning.
Dec. 13, 2018
The recently established Arizona law restricting voters' ability to put their own measures on the ballot will stand as is. Opponents, led by attorney Roopali Desai, tried to argue the Republican authored 2017 law is unconstitutional.
Dec. 13, 2018
The Takeaway: Trump And The NRA Are Likely To Have Violated Campaign Finance Law, New Report Shows
The NRA, which spent millions on efforts to elect Donald Trump, played an outsized role in producing commercials. And while it's not illegal for outside groups to spend money on behalf of a particular candidate, it is illegal for that group to coordinate with the actual campaign.
Dec. 12, 2018
There's a controversy swirling around a donation to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s campaign. The largest donation to his re-election campaign — half a million dollars — came from a company called Blue Magnolia, which had been incorporated just a couple weeks before making that donation.
Dec. 10, 2018
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has ruled a 2017 state law on campaign finance is unconstitutional.
Dec. 6, 2018
The complaint filed Tuesday by the Campaign Legal Center with to the Secretary of State's Office charges that a donation listed as coming from a Delaware corporation known as Blue Magnolia Investments, LLC really is little more than disguised funds from Larry Van Tuyl.
Dec. 4, 2018
Last month, Attorney General Mark Brnovich was reelected to his second four-year term by defeating Democratic challenger January Contreras. The race was closer than expected, which some attributed to millions of dollars in ads being spent late in the campaign against Brnovich.
Dec. 4, 2018
Governor Ducey remains tight lipped about who he'd prefer next to fill the late John McCain's senate seat.
Dec. 4, 2018
The Takeaway: North Carolina Launches Investigation Into Possible Election Fraud
After the midterms, it appeared Republican Mark Harris beat Democrat Dan McCready in North Carolina’s 9th congressional district. But now, an investigation into whether hundreds of absentee ballots were illegally cast or destroyed means the winner can’t be certified.
Dec. 4, 2018
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich warned Monday that people "need to be really careful when making serious allegations” about election fraud or other issues or risk undermining democracy.
Dec. 3, 2018
It’s time for our Friday NewsCap and some voices from the news this week.
Nov. 30, 2018