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Analysts: Democrats made gains, but Arizona isn't purple yet

PHOENIX — The vote wasn't as predictably Republican this time around, but don't call Arizona purple yet.

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Navajos seek court order to fix signatures on early ballots

The Navajo Nation is seeking a court order to allow tribal members to fix problems with signatures on early ballots in Arizona's general election — a request that could delay the state from certifying ballots next month.

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Will it be harder for voters to propose laws in the future?

PHOENIX — That record number of Arizonans who turned out to vote this year has a dark side for direct democracy: It’s going to be harder for voters to propose their own laws or get rid of ones they don’t like.

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Nothing unusual about vote count in Arizona dragging on

Trump suggested something sinister about the Arizona tally

Every election, it takes weeks for Arizona to count its ballots. But as the Democrat in the tight U.S. Senate race there jumped into the lead in the latest results some Republicans have raised baseless allegations of fraud.

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2 new members for Prescott school board, 2 re-elected in Chino Valley

The Prescott Unified School District Governing Board will have a new complexion come January.

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Republican incumbents win new terms in Arizona Legislature

Unofficial results show Fann, Campbell, Stringer with substantial leads

Three incumbent Republican legislators appear to be headed to new terms in the Arizona State Legislature.

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Key Arizona Senate race too close to call late Tuesday

PHOENIX — Arizona’s costly and contentious Senate race remained a nail-biter late Tuesday night as the contest between Republican Rep. Martha McSally and Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema was too close to call.

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Paul Gosar beats David Brill for 4th District seat

Five Arizona congressmen have easily won their re-election bids. Democrat Raul Grijalva won a 9th term representing a southwest Arizona congressional district after easily defeating his Republican challenger. Grijalva beat Republican Nick Person in the 3rd Congressional District race.

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‘Disappointed for the kids,’ says HUSD Superintendent Streeter

HUSD bond fails with 52 percent voting against

Even with the tremendous amount of support shown by parents, teachers and community members in the Humboldt Unified School District, the $15 million bond request was shot down by voters. With all precincts reporting, 52.19 percent voted ‘no’ on the bond question in Tuesday’s election.

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Preliminary returns show Gov. Ducey elected to 2nd term

PHOENIX — Outmatched in funding and outmaneuvered, Democratic gubernatorial hopeful David Garcia failed Tuesday in his bid to oust incumbent Doug Ducey.

Sigafoos heads into 14th year on college board

In Distrist 3, challenger Chevalier beats Harris

The Yavapai College Governing Board had elections in two of its five districts, each with one seat available.

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2018 General Election results, updated

Unofficial returns

Following are the unofficial results, with the state reporting 100 percent of precincts reporting – as of Tuesday morning, Nov. 13; the local election results have 99 to 100 percent of precincts reporting.

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Arizona residents turn out for midterm vote

Vignettes from Tuesday’s midterm election vote in Arizona.

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Election-eve Republican rally on courthouse steps follows tradition set by Goldwater, McCain

The memory of Arizona’s longtime U.S. Senator John McCain was front and center Monday night, Nov. 5, as McCain’s widow Cindy McCain appeared at an election-eve Republican rally on the steps of the Yavapai County Courthouse.

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Early voter turnout takes jump

New figures from the Secretary of State’s Office on Monday showed that 1,586,783 early ballots had been turned in. By contrast, in the entire 2014 midterm race, only 1,537,671 people voted at all, whether early or at the polls.

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Let your voice be heard, vote today

Yavapai County Recorder Leslie Hoffman announces all eligible Yavapai County voters may cast their ballots at any one of the following 25 vote centers for the Nov. 6, 2018, General Election:

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State pension board pushing current, former public employees to vote in favor of Prop 125

PHOENIX — Current and former public employees are being informed at state expenses that the board that oversees their retirement plan wants people to vote in favor of Proposition 125.

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Turnout of young voters jumps in Arizona

But those ages still trail most other groups in participation

Young Arizonans are casting ballots at more than three times the rate they did in 2014, according to an analysis of early voting, the possible result of such high-profile voter registration efforts as March for Our Lives.

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Senate, governor races top Arizona election ticket

PHOENIX — A contentious race that will end with Arizona's first female U.S. senator and a governor's race featuring Republican Doug Ducey against challenger Democrat David Garcia as Ducey seeks a second term top the ticket in the state's 2018 general election.

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Cast your vote: Here’s a review of voting places, races, propositions

It is too late to mail in your early ballots. But your vote still counts as long as you get your ballot in the ballot box or at a voting station by 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6.

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Gov. Ducey, Kyl and McSally to appear in Prescott on eve of election

Gov. Doug Ducey, alongside Republican candidates and elected officials, are scheduled to make an appearance on the eve of midterm elections on the steps of the Yavapai County Courthouse on Monday night in Prescott.

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Green Party candidate Angela Green drops out of race for Senate, props up Sinema

A last-minute decision by the Green Party candidate to drop out of the race for U.S. Senate could provide Democrat Kyrsten Sinema a needed bump.

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Democrats and Republicans rush to avert third-party spoilers

Two congresswomen running for U.S Senate in Arizona are crisscrossing the state, raising millions of dollars and trying to exploit every possible advantage to eke out a win in what both sides expect to be a photo-finish race.

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President's son campaigns in metro Phoenix for McSally

Donald Trump Jr. campaigned in a Republican stronghold in metro Phoenix for U.S. Senate candidate Martha McSally at a rally aimed at improving GOP voter turnout next week.

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Cash from outside groups supporting Ducey, GOP continues to pour in

Cash from outside groups is rivaling -- and in some cases exceeding - what candidates for statewide office are spending on their own election campaigns.