Deal gives AZ votes better chance to be counted

Residents in all of the state's 15 counties are going to get another few days to fix problems with their early ballots to ensure their votes are counted.

Story by Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services

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Arizona voters turn off the 'dark money' lights, while Phoenix voters light a match

Opinion: The statewide powers of darkness did well in the recent election. But there was a glimmer of hope in the city.

Column by E.J. Montini, Arizona Republic

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Arizona Advocacy Network Recruits Poll Observers

Arizona Advocacy Network is trying to recruit volunteers to serve as poll observers on Tuesday. So far, they’ve gotten more than 150 people to sign up.

Story by Mark Brodie, KJZZ

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National right-wing media outlets bash renewable energy ballot initiative in Arizona

National right-wing media outlets The Daily Caller and Washington Free Beacon have together published two dozen articles criticizing Proposition 127, a clean energy ballot initiative in Arizona. Most of the pieces condemn the chief funder of the "yes" campaign, Tom Steyer, while failing to even mention the chief funder of the "no" campaign, the electric utility company Pinnacle West. Key figures in the opposition campaign have promoted the Daily Caller and Free Beacon articles on social media.

Story by Ted MacDonald, Media Matters (appeared at Salon.com)

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Gaynor, Hobbs have vastly different views on access to ballot, dark money in elections

When it comes to the ease of voting and transparency of money in politics, the candidates vying to become Arizona's top elections official are fundamentally different.

Story by Dustin Gardiner, Arizona Republic

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Proposition 306: Clean Elections Commission

Proposition 306 would curtail the authority and independence of the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission, a nonpartisan commission created by voters to educate the electorate, provide campaign funding for qualifying candidates and enforce campaign finance rules and laws.

Story by David R. Berman, Payson Roundup

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Understanding Proposition 306 And The Citizens Clean Elections Commission

Arizona’s Clean Elections system of public campaign financing has been under fire since voters approved it in 1998. 

Story by Steve Goldstein, KJZZ

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Poll: Voters undecided on Prop. 306 to limit power of Clean Elections Commission

Many likely voters are still undecided about a ballot measure that asks them to curtail powers of the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission.

Story by Dustin Gardiner, Arizona Republic

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Who is to blame for Maricopa County's election day problems?

When voting began at 6 a.m. Tuesday, 62 Maricopa County polling places were not ready for voters.

Story by Jessica Boehm, Dustin Gardiner, Rebekah L. Sanders, Jen Fifield, Dennis Wagner, Lorraine Longhi and Michael Kiefer, Arizona Republic

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This is why US election ballots routinely go missing

WASHINGTON – The "missing ballots" in Ohio's special election have caused a stir – but analysts said they really aren't a mystery and often pop up in elections across the country.

Story by David Jackson and Jessie Balmert, USA Today

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State argues case on ballot-measure rule not ‘ripe’

Attorneys for the state and Republican legislative leaders are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to rebuff efforts by various organizations to void a statute that could make it harder for voters to propose their own laws.

Story by Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services

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2018 Legislative Report Card

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AZ Supreme Court Strikes Down Campus Medical Marijuana Ban

What is Arizona’s Law on Medical Marijuana?

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Groups take voter initiative restriction to state Supreme Court

Several organizations are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to void a law they say will make it more difficult for groups like theirs to put initiatives on the ballot.

Story by Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services

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Why did Republican bills die in the Arizona Legislature? GOP goals shelved amid #RedForEd

Hundreds and hundreds of bills die at the Arizona Legislature every year, but 2018 was unique. Top-tier items that faltered during the final stretch were priorities for Republicans who have a firm majority at the Capitol.

Story by Dustin Gardiner, Arizona Republic

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