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PHOENIX — Not willing to maintain a dual registration system, Secretary of State Ken Bennett wants a court to order the federal Election Assistance Commission to modify its voter registration forms to demand proof of citizenship.
Jan Brewer is moving to parlay her increasing national reputation into cold hard cash she can spread around to change Congress.
You asked, and yes, there is something you can do. But, it’ll take extra oomph to fight off the federal power grab. You never thought you’d become politically active. You’re busy taking care of your families and embracing gifts of American citizenship. But all that is threatened now.
In a rebuff to state officials, the head of the federal Elections Assistance Commission has rejected Arizona's request to require proof of citizenship by those using a federal form to register to vote.
A former state election official was awarded $1.1 million Thursday for being falsely accused of helping a Republican candidate dodge state campaign finance rules.
A recall petition filed Tuesday against a member of Congress could end up being a test case for how much power Arizonans have to get rid of federal lawmakers.
October 28, 2004
WASHINGTON - Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen won Senate confirmation as a federal appeals judge Wednesday after a ferocious four-year battle, a personal triumph that also marked a victory for President Bush in his drive to install conservatives on the nation's highest courts.
RALEIGH, N.C. - His once-prominent political career is buried and the turmoil of his marriage is playing out in public. Now, John Edwards is facing a federal inquiry.
May 25, 2005
Ernest Hancock: In 1994, I learned that holding a sign, "Legalize Freedom ... Register Libertarian," at a Janet Reno speaking event would get you arrested by Phoenix police. I was quickly released with no charges and returned to the event, but it was clear to me as a young man that we were on a very dark path.
A memo prepared by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns that right-wing "extremists'' are stockpiling weapons and ammunition in anticipation of new restrictions and bans.
Three federal agencies are examining the Maricopa County sheriff's anti-illegal immigration enforcement effort to determine if deputies have followed civil rights and other regulations.
TUCSON - A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the state from implementing Proposition 200, at least for the next three weeks.
December 1, 2004
March 11, 2005
A new state law signed Thursday by Gov. Janet Napolitano has moved municipal elections for three large East Valley cities from March and May to September and November.
A new state law intended to streamline the election process raised concerns among city leaders who said it will bring more partisanship to local elections.
Foes of public financing of elections are trying once again to void parts of the Clean Elections law that Arizona voters approved in 1998.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Rep. Ron Barber, D-2nd Dist., filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to stop certification of the 2nd Congressional District race in Arizona after the count put his Republican opponent fewer than 200 votes ahead of Barber.
The lawsuit filed in federal court in Tucson is the latest attempt by the Tucson-area Democrat to challenge the results that had him losing to Martha McSally by 161 votes. Barber wants 133 disqualified votes to be counted before the election is certified. The results are headed for an automatic recount mandated by state law because of the razor-thin margin.
McSally has claimed victory and has attended freshman orientation in Washington.
Three Arizona voters who say their lawful votes weren't counted are also plaintiffs in the lawsuit.
Lea Goodwine-Cesarac, an 81-year-old retired teacher, says she moved shortly before the election and voted at the wrong polling place but was not told to go to the correct one.
"No election is perfect. We rely on volunteers to run our democracy and make it work. And they deserve our thanks, but sometimes they make mistakes," Barber attorney Kevin Hamilton said.
Barber last week asked the board of supervisors for both Pima and Cochise counties to hold off on certifying the election results, a necessary step before the Arizona secretary of state certifies them on Dec. 1.
Both boards declined to do so. In Pima County, some supervisors said it was not their role to interfere in the election in that way.
The Barber campaign has also requested that Secretary of State Ken Bennett add 156 uncounted ballots to the tally. They include the 133 votes mentioned in the federal lawsuit.
Hamilton said he hopes a judge will hear the request on Tuesday.
A federal judge late Friday voided a key provision of the state's system of publicly financed elections.
Claiming preemption by federal law, the National Labor Relations Board filed suit Friday to void a voter-approved state constitutional amendment spelling out that unions can be formed in Arizona only by secret ballot.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has approved an effort designed to push back against the federal government for any actions the state considers unconstitutional.
Proposition 122 arose from growing angst in Republican states over what conservatives view as heavy-handed tactics by the Obama administration. Opponents called it a waste of time and money to decide questions that the courts are designed to handle.
It was one of a few unsettled races from Election Night, but the yes votes pulled away as late ballots were counted.
The measure would allow the state to withhold money and staffing in carrying out any federal program or effort that voters or lawmakers deem unconstitutional.
Big-dollar donations that former Congressman J.D. Hayworth received from Indian tribes are being scrutinized in a federal investigation potentially linked to imprisoned lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Five Ahwatukee residents joined more than 1,275 other Republican women leaders from across the nation Sept. 19-22 at the National Federation of Republican Women’s 37th biennial convention, which focused on leadership training in preparation for the 2014 midterm elections.