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A lawyer for the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate told a judge Thursday that he would cause permanent damage to the legislative process if he requires lawmakers to release records about their private deliberations over the Senate GOP's review of the 2020 election.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press October 8, 2021
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Democratic members of a U.S. House committee on Thursday questioned Arizona officials on the potential damage that a partisan review of the state's 2020 election results had on trust in American elections.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press October 7, 2021
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A Republican-backed review of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona’s largest county ended Friday without producing proof to support former President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election.

By BOB CHRISTIE and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, Associated Press September 25, 2021
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A draft report of the election review in Arizona's largest county by supporters of former President Donald Trump found that President Joe Biden did indeed win the 2020 presidential contest there, an embarrassing end to a bizarre quest to find evidence supporting Trump's false claim that he lost because of fraud.

By BOB CHRISTIE and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, Associated Press September 24, 2021
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Board members overseeing Arizona’s most populous county reached an agreement Friday evening with the Republican-controlled state Senate that will end a standoff over a Senate demand that they hand over computer routers for use in an unprecedented partisan election review.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press September 18, 2021
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An attorney representing the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate told a judge Thursday that the long-delayed review of 2020 election results in the state's most populous county will be released next week.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press September 16, 2021
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A report released this week in Arizona's largest county falsely claims to have uncovered some 173,000 “lost” votes and 96,000 “ghost votes” in a private door-to-door canvassing effort, supposedly rendering the 2020 election in Maricopa County “uncertifiable.”

By ALI SWENSON, Associated Press September 11, 2021
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The report was commissioned by Senate Republicans and funded mostly by Trump allies promoting his unsupported election fraud narrative.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER and BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press August 24, 2021
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A cybersecurity firm plucked from relative obscurity to conduct an unprecedented review of ballots in Arizona's largest county is readying to present its findings to Republican lawmakers.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press August 23, 2021
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Arizona's largest county is demanding the state Senate pay $2.8 million to cover the costs of replacing vote-counting machines that the state's top election official says cannot be used again because of their handling during the Senate Republicans’ 2020 election review.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press August 19, 2021
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Conservative groups and Republican lawmakers said Tuesday they will ask Arizona voters to approve a voter-identification requirement for mail-in ballots, potentially creating a significant new voting requirement in a crucial battleground state.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press August 17, 2021
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Maricopa County won't surrender the latest batch of documents and equipment demanded by the state Senate.

By Howard Fischer, for the Miner August 3, 2021
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Arizona Republicans’ partisan review of the 2020 election results got off to a rocky start when their contractors broke rules for counting ballots and election experts warned the work was dangerous for democracy.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press July 31, 2021
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Two top Republicans in the Arizona Senate issued two new subpoenas late Monday for materials from the 2020 election as they look to continue their unprecedented review of former President Donald Trump's loss in Maricopa County.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press July 27, 2021
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An Arizona Republican official said Friday that ballots stored for the review of the Maricopa County 2020 election were not damaged by water leaking from the ceiling at a state fairgrounds building during Phoenix-area monsoon thunderstorms.

By Associated Press July 24, 2021
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An advocacy group has filed a lawsuit to stop a citizen petition drive that aims to block big tax cuts enacted by the Republican-controlled Arizona Legislature and signed by GOP Gov. Doug Ducey.

By Associated Press July 24, 2021
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Arizona county election officials have identified fewer than 200 cases of potential voter fraud out of more than 3 million ballots cast in last year's presidential election, further discrediting former President Donald Trump's claims of a stolen election as his allies continue a disputed ballot review in the state's most populous county.

By Associated Press July 17, 2021
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Arizona's largest county approved nearly $3 million Wednesday for new vote-counting machines to replace those used in the 2020 election, which were given to legislative Republicans for a partisan review of the results.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press July 15, 2021
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Arizona's secretary of state on Wednesday asked the state attorney general to investigate whether former President Donald Trump and his allies broke the law in their efforts to pressure Maricopa County officials after the 2020 election.

By Associated Press July 8, 2021
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Maricopa County officials said Monday they'll never again use voting machines turned over to contractors hired by Arizona Senate Republicans to audit the 2020 election.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press June 29, 2021
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Technology consultants hired by Arizona Senate Republicans to probe the 2020 election have finished counting and photographing nearly 2.1 million ballots from Maricopa County.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER and BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press June 26, 2021
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Three Pennsylvania lawmakers were in Arizona on Wednesday to check out the state Senate GOP’s partisan audit of the 2020 election.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press June 3, 2021
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Three Pennsylvania lawmakers will be in Arizona Wednesday to check out the state Senate GOP’s partisan audit of the 2020 election.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press June 2, 2021
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There’s a lot of unintentional irony surrounding Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer.

By DILLON ROSENBLATT, Arizona Capitol Times May 29, 2021
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A subcontractor working on a Republican-led audit of the 2020 election results in Arizona's largest county has dropped out of the project.

By Associated Press May 25, 2021
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In early March, a Boston-based vote-counting firm called Clear Ballot Group sent a bid to Arizona's state Senate to audit the 2020 presidential election results in Maricopa County.

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press May 24, 2021
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Maricopa County officials on Friday directed the Arizona Senate and the auditors it hired to review the county's 2020 election count to preserve documents for a possible lawsuit.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press May 22, 2021
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Firms hired to run a partisan audit of the 2020 election for Senate Republicans in Arizona said Tuesday that data was not destroyed, reversing earlier allegations that election officials in the state's most populated county eliminated evidence.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press May 19, 2021
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The head of a national conservative group told supporters it secretly helped draft legislation in Republican-controlled statehouses across the country as part of a coordinated network of organizations pushing to tighten voting laws across the country.

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE, Associated Press May 15, 2021
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On the floor of Veterans Memorial Coliseum, where NBA stars like Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan once dunked basketballs and Hulk Hogan wrestled King Kong Bundy, 46 tables are arrayed in neat rows, each with a Lazy Susan in the middle.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER and BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press May 11, 2021
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The Republican president of the Arizona Senate said in a letter Friday to the U.S. Justice Department that ballots being recounted from November's presidential election are secure and the department's worries about voter intimidation are unfounded.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press May 8, 2021
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A contractor overseeing the Arizona Senate's unprecedented recount of 2.1 million ballots from the November election complied Thursday with a court order and released its policies for ensuring voter privacy and ballot secrecy.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press April 30, 2021
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An unprecedented audit of ballots from November’s presidential election will continue in Arizona.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press April 29, 2021
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A judge hearing a challenge to voter privacy policies during the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate's recount of 2.1 million 2020 election ballots in the county that includes metro Phoenix said Tuesday he is not convinced voter secrecy is being upheld.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press April 28, 2021
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Months after former President Donald Trump's election defeat, legislative Republicans in Arizona are challenging the outcome as they embark on an unprecedented effort to audit the results in the state's most populous county.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER and BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press April 26, 2021
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An Arizona judge cited deep concerns about ballot secrecy on Friday during an audit of the 2020 election results from the state's most populous county, but the process will move forward after Democrats decided not to put up a $1 million bond to fund any increase in costs from the delay.

By BOB CHRISTIE and JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press April 24, 2021
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The Arizona Democratic Party and the sole Democrat on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to block the Arizona Senate's ballot recount and audit of the county's 2020 election.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press April 23, 2021
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The Arizona Senate on Thursday voted down an election bill that critics deride as an attempt at voter suppression because of infighting among Republicans.

By Associated Press April 22, 2021
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The Arizona Supreme Court will hear an expedited constitutional challenge Tuesday to a new voter-approved tax on high-earning Arizonans that was designed to boost school funding.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press April 20, 2021
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The CEO of a company hired by Arizona Senate Republicans to lead a re-count of all 2.1 million ballots cast in the state’s most populous county in November appears to have posted sympathetically about election conspiracies in a now-deleted Twitter account.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press April 1, 2021
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Republicans who control the Arizona Senate announced Thursday they now intend to do a complete recount of 2.1 million ballots in the state’s most populous county to ensure that President Joe Biden's November win was legitimate.

By Associated Press March 18, 2021
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Republicans in the Arizona Senate voted Tuesday to purge people from the permanent early voting list if they skip two consecutive election cycles, advancing one of several proposed mail-voting changes after Democratic President Joe Biden's narrow victory in the state last year.

By Associated Press March 3, 2021
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Two independent audits of election equipment in Arizona's most populous county found no modified software, malicious software or incorrect counting equipment, and none of the computers or equipment were connected to the internet.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press February 24, 2021
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Arizona Senate Republicans who have been battling with Maricopa County to get access to ballots and election equipment from the November election are pushing a backup plan to gain that access in case a court agrees with the county board's position that the materials are protected.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press February 11, 2021
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A judge refused Tuesday to temporarily block a new voter-approved tax on high-earning Arizonans designed to boost school funding, finding that the Republican lawmakers and others who sued have not shown they are likely to win their argument that the new law is unconstitutional.

By Associated Press February 9, 2021
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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors asked a court late Friday to quash a state Senate subpoena that seeks access to 2.1 million ballots from November's election and access to its elections equipment, calling the effort by the Senate a sham.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press February 6, 2021
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Republicans who control the Arizona Senate voted Thursday to fast-track a resolution finding Maricopa County in contempt for failing to turn over elections equipment and ballots cast in the November election as a subpoena demanded.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press February 5, 2021
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The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is again refusing to buckle to pressure from Republicans who control the Arizona Senate and turn over elections equipment and ballots from November's general election.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press February 3, 2021
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The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court decision dismissing the last in a series of challenges that sought to decerify Democrat Joe Biden's victory in the state.

By BOB CHRISTIE and JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press January 6, 2021
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A Pinal County judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to decertify Democratic President-elect Joe Biden’s win in Arizona, marking the failure of the eighth case that challenged the presidential election results in the state.

By Associated Press December 15, 2020
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Errors in processing certain ballots could have caused President Donald Trump to lose 103 votes in metro Phoenix, an elections official estimated in court Thursday in a GOP lawsuit that seeks to undo Democrat President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Arizona by more than 10,000 votes.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press December 4, 2020
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Mohave County elections officials remain concerned almost a month after an unknown person may have attempted to access a voter database during the general election.

By Brandon Messick For The Miner December 2, 2020
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Wisconsin finished a recount of its presidential results on Sunday, confirming Democrat Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state. Trump vowed to challenge the outcome in court even before the recount concluded.

By Associated Press November 30, 2020
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A judge has rejected the Arizona Republican Party’s bid to postpone the certification of election results in Maricopa County and dismissed the party’s legal challenge that sought a new audit of a sampling of ballots.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press November 24, 2020
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A judge has dismissed the Trump campaign’s lawsuit seeking the manual inspection of ballots in metro Phoenix after the campaign’s lawyers acknowledged that the small number of ballots at issue wouldn’t change the outcome of how Arizona voted for president.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press November 14, 2020
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It's hard to put it any more bluntly: "There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes or was in any way compromised.”

By ERIC TUCKER and FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press November 13, 2020
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Protesters crying foul over the vote-counting rallied outside tabulation centers in Phoenix and Detroit on Friday, responding to groundless claims by President Donald Trump that the Democrats were trying to steal the White House.

By ADAM GELLER, Associated Press November 7, 2020
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As states across the U.S. release vote totals for the presidential election, some social media users are falsely claiming that ballots are being invalidated in Arizona. The supposed culprit: Sharpie markers.

By BEATRICE DUPUY, Associated Press November 5, 2020
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Two of three Mohave County voters rejected a measure to tax the wealthy to pay for education in Arizona.

By Miner Staff November 4, 2020
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President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden have one last chance to make their case to voters in critical battleground states on Monday, the final full day of a campaign that has laid bare their dramatically different visions for tackling the nation’s pressing problems and for the office of the presidency itself.

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER, WILL WEISSERT and ALEXANDRA JAFFE, Associated Press November 2, 2020
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Even on weekends, there's a constant stream of cars that drive through the downtown Phoenix building where one of Maricopa County's several secure drop boxes allow voters to return their ballots.

By ASTRID GALVAN, Associated Press October 30, 2020
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More than 1,000 clergy members, religious scholars and other faith-based advocates have signed onto a unique statement that supports a comprehensive path to “a free and fair election” and urges leaders to heed the verdict of “legitimate election results” regardless of who wins in November.

By ELANA SCHOR, Associated Press October 29, 2020
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With eight days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year's presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race as the start of in-person early voting in big states led to a surge in turnout in recent days.

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and ANGELIKI KASTANIS, Associated Press October 26, 2020
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Early voting is ongoing at the main public libraries in Lake Havasu City and Bullhead City and at the Kathryn Heidenreich Adult Center, 1776 Airway Ave. in Kingman. And voters are showing up in large numbers.

October 20, 2020
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More than 22 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm and a pandemic that has transformed the way the nation votes.

By Associated Press October 17, 2020
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More than 17 million Americans have already cast ballots in the 2020 election, a record-shattering avalanche of early votes driven both by Democratic enthusiasm and a pandemic that has transformed the way the nation votes.

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI and ANGELIKI KASTANIS, Associated Press October 16, 2020
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Public schools in Arizona that have weathered a decade of funding cuts with only partial restoration could see a big infusion of cash if a ballot measure backed by teachers and advocacy groups passes in November, but opponents say Proposition 208 will hurt the economy and only bring partial relief.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press October 15, 2020
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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.

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press October 14, 2020
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Arizona voters will decide whether the state joins nearly a dozen others across the nation that have legalized recreational marijuana when they head to the polls on Nov. 3.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press October 13, 2020
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The court-ordered extension of Arizona's voter registration deadline remains in place – at least for now.

By Associated Press October 8, 2020
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Early voting started Wednesday in Arizona, with counties opening sites for people to cast ballots and county Recorders mailing millions of early ballots to voters signed up to receive them.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press October 8, 2020
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Down in the polls just days before Arizona voters begin casting ballots, Republican Sen. Martha McSally came out swinging against her Democratic challenger in their only face-to-face debate Tuesday, accusing retired astronaut Mark Kelly of obfuscating his true beliefs.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press October 7, 2020
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Early voting for the Nov. 3 general election begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7 in Mohave County.

October 3, 2020
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Although Democrats are a decided minority in the Northwest corner of Arizona, the Mohave County Democratic Central Committee has been working hard to get voters ready for the Nov. 3 general election.

By Michael Zogg, For the Miner October 1, 2020
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The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 3 general election is Monday, Oct. 5, the City of Kingman wrote in a news release reminding residents of election deadlines.

September 26, 2020
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A U.S. district judge is mulling whether to order officials to count mail-in ballots up to 10 extra days after election day for Navajo Nation members who live on the tribe’s reservation in Arizona and whose ballots are postmarked by the close of voting on Nov. 3.

By Associated Press September 22, 2020
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A judge Friday ordered a citizen’s initiative that would have banned surprise medical billing and barred insurers from discriminating against people with preexisting medical conditions blocked from appearing on Arizona’s November ballot.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press August 15, 2020
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The Dolan Springs Community Council will host a “Meet Your Candidates” event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31 at the Dolan Springs Community Council building at 15195 Pierce Ferry Road in Dolan Springs.

August 15, 2020
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A judge has ordered changes to a description of a proposed tax increase on the wealthy designed to fund education that will be sent to voters if the initiative makes the November ballot.

By BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press August 11, 2020
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Mohave County Sheriff Doug Schuster cruised to victory, Travis Lingenfelter won a close race for District 1 Mohave County Supervisor, and board of supervisors Chair Jean Bishop of District 4 fended off a challenger in the Republican primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

By Miner Staff August 5, 2020
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Arizona voters will head to the polls in the middle of a pandemic on Tuesday, Aug. 4 for the Arizona Primary Election.

By Agata Popeda August 1, 2020
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There are five candidates seeking election to Kingman City Council this election cycle, vying for three open seats.

July 30, 2020
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Six candidates are seeking the Republican nomination for District 1 Mohave County Supervisor in the Tuesday, Aug. 4 Arizona primary election.

July 28, 2020
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Bill Andrews will challenge incumbent Jean Bishop for the Republican nomination for Mohave County Supervisor District 4 in the Aug. 4 Arizona primary election.

July 28, 2020
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“Shall the expenditure base of the City of Kingman be permanently adjusted by $5 million?”

By Travis Rains July 11, 2020
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Business groups are trying to keep Arizonans from voting on proposals to hike taxes on the most wealthy and give hospital workers a pay hike.

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The deadline to register to vote or update a party preference for Arizona's Aug. 4 primary election is Monday, and the Secretary of State's office is urging potential voters not to miss the cutoff. Citizens must be at least 18 by the Nov. 3 general election date and a resident of the state to vote in the primary.

By Associated Press July 4, 2020
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Republicans on a budget committee have voted to redistribute $500,000 that Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs planned to use for voter outreach, a move she called “partisan politics at its worst.”

By Associated Press June 27, 2020
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