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State

Hobbs, other state officials discuss 2020 election ‘conspiracy circus’

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs told a national panel Thursday that the best way to combat election misinformation is with truth, even if “there are some folks who are never going to believe anything I say.” Her comments came during a call with election officials from the battleground states of Ohio, Michigan and Georgia,

State

Democrats pass independents, can’t overtake GOP in voter registration

Arizona Democrats registered more new voters in the last election cycle than any other party, moving ahead of independents in registration for the first time in 10 years – but still failing to overtake Republicans. Democrats registered 226,579 new voters from 2018 to 2020 to reach 1.38 million voters, or 32.2% of the total, according

Politics

‘This is proof’: Biden’s win reveals power of Black voters

Power. Respect. Finally. When Eric Sheffield first saw Joe Biden take the lead in the vote count in Georgia, the 52-year-old Black man immediately thought about all the years he spent urging his Black friends and family to vote and all the times he saw his preferred candidate lose. “Over the years, a lot of

State

Rush to register voters is on after court shortens registration window

Voting rights groups who thought they had until Oct. 23 to register new voters were scrambling Wednesday after a federal court set a new registration deadline of 11:59 p.m. Thursday. The ruling late Tuesday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stays a lower court’s order that extended the deadline from the original Oct.

Legal Beat

Early end ordered to Arizona’s voter registration extension

An appeals court on Tuesday night ordered an early end to an extension of Arizona’s voter registration deadline that was ordered by a judge after pandemic restrictions led to a decrease in people signing up to vote. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said voter registration will end on Thursday, instead of Oct. 23, concluding

State

Advocates rush to register voters after judge extends deadline 18 days

Arizona nonprofits are working “nonstop” to register voters before opponents can overturn a federal judge’s ruling that extended the state’s voter registration deadline from Monday to Oct. 23. U.S. District Judge Steven Logan agreed with voter advocacy groups that COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the state earlier this year may have cost “possibly tens of thousands

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