Arizona Elections

The Show regularly checks in with Editorial Board of the Arizona Republic to talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Current Arizona law requiring state lawmakers wanting to run for Congress to vacate their local seats before entering the race threatens to create a string of political vacancies.
Dec. 12, 2017
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has announced the dates for the upcoming special election to replace U.S. Rep.Trent Franks in Congress.
Dec. 11, 2017
Mitt Romney was one of the first high-profile members of the GOP to come out strongly against how then-candidate Trump was acting and treating others during last fall’s campaign.
Dec. 5, 2017
“We’re simply trying to give the voter the opportunity to make informed decisions and to know who is trying to influence their election,” said City Councilwoman Lauren Kuby, who helped craft the change and has worked on other election spending initiatives in Tempe.
Nov. 28, 2017
Republican Gov. Doug Ducey says he would prefer that the GOP was running someone other than Roy Moore to fill a vacant U.S. Senate seat in Alabama after seven women accused Moore of sexual misconduct. Some of the women were underage at the time.
Nov. 23, 2017
With U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake not running for re-election, the race to replace him — so far — has one well-known Republican: Kelli Ward. Depending on who else gets in, the Arizona GOP may see a divisive primary. Ward’s from Mohave County, perhaps the state’s most conservative area, where GOP activists are facing some internal divisions of their own.
Nov. 22, 2017
Arizona’s Clean Elections system has been under attack since it was approved by voters in 1998. It’s still alive, though some of its meatier provisions have been cut back.
Nov. 16, 2017
One year from the next general election in Arizona, a new poll shows some ominous signs for Republicans in the state.
Nov. 15, 2017
With 2018 midterms looming and the public still unsure about the safety of election equipment, two U.S. senators, Sens. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico and Susan Collins of Maine, have introduced legislation to boost the cyber defenses of state election systems, including an a feature where members of the public try and hack the system on their own.
Nov. 8, 2017
Hildale, one of the cities that is home to a polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border, just had a historic election. Unofficial election results Tuesday night showed for the first time ever, non-church members won all the available seats — and the town elected a woman as its mayor.
Nov. 8, 2017
Hildale, Utah is a tiny city across the border from Colorado City, Arizona. And the area is home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or FLDS.
Nov. 7, 2017
Former Attorney General Terry Goddard is leading the effort to put the issue on the 2018 ballot.
Nov. 7, 2017
Kelli Ward has picked up the endorsement of Republican Sen. Rand Paul in her 2018 run for the U.S. Senate.
Nov. 1, 2017
According to the results of a new Republican ballot test, and with a little under a year left until primary election day, GOP voters are still uncertain about who they will be voting for.
Oct. 31, 2017
Russian interference in the U.S. elections went far and wide, and attempts were even made to access and potentially manipulate voter registration data.
Oct. 26, 2017
The announcements by Sens. Jeff Flake and Bob Corker that they wouldn’t run for reelection stunned the political world.
Oct. 26, 2017
An investigation from the state Attorney General’s office finds the Arizona Secretary of State’s office broke the law last year in the run-up to the special election for Propositions 123 and 124.
Oct. 26, 2017
“To be competitive, you’ve got to run a kind of race I’m not comfortable running," he said. "I’ve got to sleep at night, look my kids in the eye and I can’t see, given the way the electorate looks to be looking at candidates right now, I simply can’t do it.”
Oct. 25, 2017
The number of registered voters in Arizona continues to rise by the thousands while party numbers shift, according to new registration data.
Oct. 25, 2017
Longtime commentator and television host Keith Olbermann questions President Trump’s sanity, speeches, opinions and fitness to serve — but Olbermann didn’t always feel that way.
Oct. 25, 2017