Election 2020

Schweikert takes, expands lead, but Tipirneni vows to continue fight

WASHINGTON - Several days of counting have flipped the outlook for the 6th District House race, with Rep. David Schweikert now leading Democratic challenger Hiral Tipirneni by just under 12,000 votes after trailing her on election night.


Social media disinformation tactics that attempted to deceive Arizonans in the 2020 elections

Disinformation has been spread over social media throughout the 2020 election.


Each Election Day, voters with disabilities combat barriers to cast ballots

PHOENIX – Some 38 million people with disabilities were eligible to vote in this year’s election, but they face unique challenges in ensuring their ballots get cast and counted.


Vote counting anxiety rises as Trump-Biden race tightens in Arizona

PHOENIX – Arizona draws national attention, Trump supports protest the election process and “Sharpie-gate” rumors add to unfounded tensions as the vote count continues in Arizona. Some media outlets have called the state for Joe Biden, but election officials caution that some 200,000 ballots still need to be counted in Maricopa County alone.


Some Maricopa County races narrow, flip as counting continues

PHOENIX – Democrats took an early lead in some of the high-profile offices in Maricopa County, but as more ballots are tallied, Republicans appear to have taken the lead in several. There are thousands of ballots left to count, however.


Hot races, new battleground status make Phoenix tops for political ads

PHOENIX – A slew of high-profile races and Arizona's new status as a battleground state made Phoenix the top market in the country for presidential political advertising during this election season, according to a recent report.


Hobbs learns Sharpie ballot rumor, like marker’s ink, is hard to erase

WASHINGTON - State election officials are trying to knock down a social media report - since labeled "false information" - that the everyday Sharpie was used in a scheme to invalidate ballots of unsuspecting voters. Sharpie votes still count, officials said.


Is ‘wave’ permanent? That’s a political question, not a hairstyle

WASHINGTON - Democrats made impressive inroads in Arizona on Election Day, but experts say it may be too early to determine whether the voting was a "blue wave" - or just "blue-ish."


‘Long time coming’: Latino voters help flip Arizona, tighten key races

PHOENIX – Arizona appears to have selected a Democratic presidential candidate for the first time since Bill Clinton’s reelection in 1996. Latino voters have been mobilizing since the state enacted the divisive immigration law known as SB 1070 in 2010.


As most House members head to reelection, Schweikert trails Tipirneni

WASHINGTON - Democratic challenger Hiral Tipirneni clung to a narrow lead Tuesday over embattled Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, in early returns in the race for Arizona's 6th District seat in Congress.


Proposition 208 on path to victory; would provide school funds that legislators have not

Proposition 208, which has roots in the statewide Red for Ed movement two years ago, would provide millions for public education by imposing a surtax on earnings over $250,000 for individuals and $500,000 for couples. Opponents say this is no time for tax hikes on anyone.


Kelly leads McSally after high-profile, high-cost campaign for Senate

WASHINGTON - Senate Democratic challenger Mark Kelly opened a sizable lead in early returns Tuesday over Republican Sen. Martha McSally, who was desperately fighting to hold the seat she was appointed to just two years ago.