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

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


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.


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.


Officials ‘braced for the worst,’ but report little voter intimidation

WASHINGTON - Elections officials feared cases of voter intimidation would mar Election Day in Arizona, but said Tuesday they had seen few problems over the course of the day and that the issues they did encounter were quickly resolved.


Pence draws contrasts between Biden, Trump at campaign event in Peoria

PEORIA – Mike Pence campaigned Thursday at TYR Tactical in Peoria, which makes protective vests for military and police, drawing stark contrasts between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden.


Maricopa official confident polls will run smoothly as early voting starts

WASHINGTON - Maricopa County officials said they are "ready and prepared" for the start of in-person voting Wednesday, despite a recent national report that identified it as one of seven Arizona counties at high risk of a poll worker shortage.


‘Cruel irony’: COVID-19 stalls momentum of women’s soccer

PHOENIX - After winning the World Cup in 2019, the U.S. national team helped women's soccer skyrocket in popularity. Then COVID-19 hit.


So you want to transfer? How changing high schools for sports works during COVID-19 era

PHOENIX- The COVID-19 era has prompted some Arizona high school athletes to want to transfer. Here is what the AIA allows.


As schools reopen, Arizona confronts high rates of COVID-19 in youth

PHOENIX – Across the U.S., the number of COVID-19 cases in young people has passed 500,000. More than 26,000 cases are in Arizona, and experts say that’s partly because of the state’s large population of youth of color who are more vulnerable to the virus.


ASU researchers developing coronavirus test that could get results in 10 minutes

TEMPE – ASU researchers are trying to create a rapid saliva-based coronavirus test that can detect the virus in 10 minutes or less.


Homeless workers face heightened risks in the pandemic

Many homeless people work low-wage essential jobs while living in unsanitary conditions, putting them at higher risk of catching and possibly transmitting the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.


‘Angel Mom’ stirs up devil of a furor over anti-Semitic tweet

WASHINGTON - Mary Ann Mendoza, the Mesa mom and evangelist for get-tough immigration policy, was pulled from the Republican National Convention speakers list Tuesday for retweeting a conspiracy-laden, anti-Semitic diatribe hours before her speech.