elections

Elections

GOP lawmakers seek greater control over local elections

Partisan takeovers of election boards. Threats to fine county election officials and overturn results. Even bans on giving water to voters while they stand in line. In addition to their nationwide efforts to limit access to the ballot, Republican lawmakers in some states are moving to gain greater control over the local mechanics of elections,

State

Hobbs calls for expanded voting rights, blasts GOP election proposals

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs said the 2020 elections “challenged our democracy in ways we’ve never seen before” but that officials still managed to deliver a safe, secure election with record-breaking turnout in the midst of a pandemic. Hobbs, speaking as part of a panel of election officials Tuesday, also blasted what she called

Opinion

Opinion: Austerity Can’t Save White America

[Disclaimer: The views expressed in opinion pieces on the PrescotteNews website are solely those of the authors. These opinions do not necessarily represent those of the staff of Prescott eNews or its publisher.] As America becomes less white, it will be harder for conservatives to win national elections. But race is not the only factor.

Opinion

Opinion: Happy, Disappointed, Still Worrying? Election Results Not Exactly What We Expected.

Republicans may have lost the presidency, but their mood has been generally positive. Democrats won the presidency but — except shortly after Joe Biden was declared president-elect — their mood has been tempered. What happened? Psychologically the answer has more to do with expectations than actual outcomes. Given political polls that predicted a decisive presidential

Opinion

Opinion: Fixing the Criminal Justice System Starts From the Bottom of the Ticket

With the final days of the 2020 election quickly approaching, allies of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are spending billions of dollars on advertising in an effort to sway undecided voters and gin up enthusiasm among supporters. Promises to “reform the justice system,” and messages of “law and order” have blanketed the

Politics

Specter of election chaos raises questions on military role

It’s a question Americans are unaccustomed to considering in a presidential election campaign: Could voting, vote-counting or the post-vote reaction become so chaotic that the U.S. military would intervene? The answer is yes, but only in an extreme case. There is normally no need for the military to play any role in an election. The

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