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The Arizona Supreme Court has tossed out a bid by 20 unnamed people seeking to void the 2020 election returns and put themselves into office instead.

A candidate forum for the upcoming 2021 Prescott City Council race will take place in late May.

May 8, 2021

The Arizona Democratic Party is going to court to halt — or at least delay — the audit of Maricopa County election results.

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Senate President Karen Fann said Friday, April 2, that Maricopa County officials may be balking at cooperating with an audit of the 2020 election results because they fear what it might turn up.

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By Friday afternoon, April 2, two candidates had filed petitions to run for Prescott mayor, and five had filed to run for three seats on the Prescott City Council, with another expected to file by the deadline on Monday.

By Cindy Barks April 3, 2021
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Another prospective candidate has now indicated interest in running for the Prescott Mayor position in 2021, bringing the total to three.

By Cindy Barks March 17, 2021
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With just a day to go before nominating petitions can begin to be filed for the upcoming 2021 Prescott City Council election, two people had indicated interest in running for Prescott Mayor, and seven have pulled packets for three seats on the City Council.

By Cindy Barks March 6, 2021
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A veteran lawmaker is proposing what amounts to an end-run to allow some business owners to avoid paying the just-approved income tax surcharge for education.

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Former President Donald Trump's unsuccessful reelection campaign reported it paid over $6,000 to a business belonging to an Arizona legislator who sought to have the Legislature overturn Joe Biden's win in the state.

By Associated Press February 6, 2021
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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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