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November will mark the first general election in which Arizonans use a dual track voting system. The new method prevents Arizona from imposing citizenship requirements on voters using the federal form. But it does allow the state to mandate proof of citizenship for local elections. It comes from a voter approved initiative to crack down on fraudulent voting. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, the new system is proving difficult for some first time voters.

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PHOENIX -- It's been several years since the Fiesta Bowl scandal exposed a seedy situation at the State Capitol. Lawmakers were taking free gifts from lobbyists. But 3TV's political editor Dennis Welch says that Arizona lawmakers are still lining up for freebies.

"I don't think that it's a big deal," says GOP Sen. Rick Murphy. "It's not like it's going to buy anyone's vote."

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