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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2020, file photo, Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., speaks at a rally for President Donald Trump in Phoenix. Democrat Mark Kelly has again trounced Republican Sen. Martha McSally in fundraising for Arizona's Senate race. Kelly's campaign said Tuesday, April 14, 2020, he raised $11 million during the three-month period that ended March 31. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Kelly, McSally meet Tuesday night for only Senate debate

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Sen. Martha McSally and her Democratic challenger Mark Kelly meet Tuesday in what's likely to be the only debate of the campaign.
Republican groups plan to appeal a federal judge's decision to push back Arizona's voter registration deadline.

Federal judge delays Arizona voter registration deadline

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican organizations are appealing a federal judge's ruling that pushes back Arizona’s voter registration deadline by nearly three weeks because of the …
Facebook and Twitter are investigating the accounts of several Arizona teens after reports that pro-Trump groups may have paid the teens to post specific political messages without identifying the organized effort. [Photo by ijclark/Creative Commons]

Report: Arizona teens paid to file social media posts for Trump campaign

WASHINGTON — Facebook and Twitter opened investigations this week into a number of Arizona teenagers’ social media accounts for operating fraudulent profiles and spreading misinformation …

Maricopa County Supervisors OK November General Election plans

County officials outlined their plans for the November General Election at today's Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting in Phoenix.
The Gila River Arena, home of the Arizona Coyotes hockey team, is pictured Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Glendale, Arizona.

Glendale hockey arena to serve as polling location

To ensure voting access during the pandemic, the Arizona Coyotes and the city of Glendale have partnered with the Maricopa County Elections Department to provide Gila River Arena as a Vote Center for the 2020 General Election.
ARIZONA POLITICS

Nearly 100 Maricopa County vote centers are open this weekend

Maricopa County voters who have an issue preventing them from voting in-person on Election Day can visit any of the Vote Centers beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 through Monday at 5 p.m.

November election tabulation begins today in Maricopa County

The Maricopa County Elections Department begins counting early ballots today, with more than 645,000 ballots ready for tabulation. The county has mailed over 2 million ballots, and more than …
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POLITICAL OPINION

Brewer: Arizona seniors deserve a future of economic security

Arizona seniors deserve to enjoy a future of economic security and prosperity for many years to come — and it’s imperative that we elect political leaders who have what it takes to build …

McKinney: Stop Arizona police brutality, debate Sen. Tim Scott’s bill

In July, Phoenix police officers opened fire on James Porter Garcia as he sat in his parked car. Witnesses captured the fatal shooting on video. Following Garcia’s death, dozens of …

Wilson: Calls for civility in discourse

The recent debate was disgraceful. Moderator Chris Wallace was not able to control Trump’s interruptions. I like Chris Wallace and watch his show every Sunday, but he did the public a …

Lux: Responds to rebuttal on mail ballots

In the Opinions section, Jean Goncalves wrote a rebuttal stating that there is a difference in mail-in ballots and absentee ballots (“Reader responds to Lux,” Daily Independent, Aug. 29, …

Collins: Counters commentary on elections

In response to Howie Verrill’s recent guest commentary (“Resident calls for reform of campaign, election laws,” Daily Independent, Aug. 26, 2020), he had a good idea in reform of …
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