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Arizona Republicans on Saturday, Jan. 23, re-elected Kelli Ward as party chair, giving a second term to one of Donald Trump’s most unflinching supporters even after the GOP lost ground in the state last year.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press January 23, 2021
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Arizona Democrats on Saturday picked Raquel Terán, a progressive state lawmaker, to be the party’s next chairwoman as they look to maintain their top-of-the-ticket successes and extend them to down-ballot races.

By Associated Press January 23, 2021
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Add one more thing to the list of normal activities that have been upended in 2020 – the job of the state’s presidential electors.

By Catherine Fusillo, Cronkite News December 13, 2020
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Conservative lawyer Sidney Powell has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decertify Democrat President-elect Joe Biden's victory over Republican President Donald Trump in Arizona.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press December 13, 2020

A court-ordered inspection of more than 1,600 ballots cast in the General Election found only nine with errors in the presidential race — not enough even if the error rate ran through all similar ballots to declare Donald Trump the victor in Arizona.

The official Yavapai County election canvass of votes was completed on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

By Nanci Hutson November 18, 2020
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2 new lawsuits last-ditch effort in Arizona to flip vote toward Trump
GOP chair says ‘close to recount territory’

With the tally of votes now showing Joe Biden winning Arizona, the state Republican Party and its allies are trying last-minute legal moves to keep that from happening.

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A judge has dismissed the Trump campaign's lawsuit seeking the manual inspection of ballots in metro Phoenix after the campaign's lawyers acknowledged that the small number of ballots at issue wouldn't change the outcome of how Arizona voted for president.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD Associated Press November 14, 2020
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Democrat Mark Kelly pledged Friday to stick with the campaign theme of bipartisanship that won him a U.S. Senate seat in Arizona's election, saying it was more than a rallying point to get voters in the traditionally Republican state to back him.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press November 13, 2020
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The gap between Joe Biden and Donald Trump narrowed a bit late Wednesday, but not at a rate fast enough for the incumbent to catch up to the Democratic challenger in Arizona.

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The leader of Democrats in the Arizona House of Representatives is stepping aside amid criticism within her own caucus and a challenge in leadership elections planned for this week.

By Associated Press November 8, 2020
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Arizona Republicans are still hoping to pull out a “win’’ for President Donald Trump, whether or not it ends up mattering on a national level — and even if it takes going to court.

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Attorney General Mark Brnovich is apparently satisfied that no one is being cheated out of a vote by the use of Sharpies to mark ballots.

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The blue wave that bolstered Arizona votes for Joe Biden and Mark Kelly did not result in a trickle-down effect for Democrats closer to the bottom of the ballot.

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About 10,000 ballots are still waiting to be processed in Yavapai County, but so far the county’s voters have diverged significantly from the State of Arizona in the U.S. Presidential race.

By Cindy Barks November 4, 2020
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Arizonans have decided they want to be able to smoke marijuana and apparently are just fine with taxing the richest state residents to help add funds for K-12 education.

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Biden collects Arizona's 11 electoral votes by winning over swing voters
Former GOP stronghold of Arizona hands big wins to Democrats

A changing electorate in Arizona handed historic victories to Democrats in the former Republican stronghold, with Joe Biden becoming only the second Democratic presidential candidate since 1948 to win the state and retired astronaut Mark Kelly giving the party both Senate seats for the first time in nearly 70 years.

By ANITA SNOW and JONATHAN J. COOPER Associated Press November 4, 2020
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Democrat Mark Kelly won the Arizona Senate seat once held by John McCain, riding Arizona's changing electorate to flip a Republican Senate seat in a state long dominated by the GOP.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER Associated Press November 4, 2020
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Arizonans should be able to smoke, eat or drink marijuana legally early this coming month when the election results are certified.

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The richest Arizonans may end up financing additional cash for public schools. Backers of Proposition 208 late Tuesday, Nov. 3, declared victory for their plan to levy an income tax surcharge on the top 4% of wage earners.

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The mood for Humboldt Unified School District education leaders and advocates who gathered at the Event Spot in Prescott Valley on election night was somber, and in some cases, downright angry.

By Nanci Hutson November 4, 2020
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Arizona voters returned seven U.S. House incumbents to office by wide margins on Tuesday, Nov. 3, but the state’s other two congressional races were too early to call with not enough votes counted.

By Staff and wire reports November 4, 2020
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After the Prescott Unified School District elections Tuesday night, the Governing Board will welcome back incumbent John Mackin for a third, four-year term and two newcomers, Anthony Fraher and Kara Woods for similar four-year terms.

By Nanci Hutson November 4, 2020
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Democrat Mark Kelly opened a big lead Tuesday night against Republican Sen. Martha McSally in early election results for an Arizona race that will be crucial in determining control of the U.S. Senate.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press November 4, 2020
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With eight years of experience behind him, Republican Craig Brown appears to be the only elected incumbent who will remain on the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors come January 2021.

By Cindy Barks November 4, 2020

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