2022 Midterm Election Cycle

Masters concedes Senate race, Hobbs celebrates governor win
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Masters concedes Senate race, Hobbs celebrates governor win

Democratic Arizona Governor-elect Katie Hobbs speaks at a victory rally, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)Supporters of democratic Arizona Governor-elect Katie Hobbs listen to her speech during a victory rally, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)Democratic Arizona Governor-elect Katie Hobbs takes the stage at a victory rally, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)Democratic Arizona Governor-elect Katie Hobbs speaks at a victory rally, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)Democratic Arizona Governor-elect Katie Hobbs speaks at a victory rally, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) By JONATHAN J. COOPERAssociated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Blake Masters called Democratic Sen. Mark ...
Fight over election tally threatens Arizona certification
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Fight over election tally threatens Arizona certification

FILE - Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas, in Phoenix on May 6, 2021. Two Republicans who control the elected board in rural Cochise County have sued their own election director to force her to conduct a greatly expanded hand count of ballots cast in the Nov. 8, 2022 election. (AP Photo/Matt York, Pool, File) By BOB CHRISTIEAssociated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The two Republicans who control the elected board in a rural Arizona county have sued their own elections director to force her to conduct a greatly expanded hand-count of ballots cast in the Nov. 8 elections, a standoff that could affect certification of the results. They want Cochise County Elections Director Lisa M...
Libertarian ends Arizona Senate bid, endorses GOP’s Masters
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Libertarian ends Arizona Senate bid, endorses GOP’s Masters

Republican Senate challenger Blake Masters smiles on stage prior to a televised debate with Arizona Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly and Libertarian candidate Marc Victor in Phoenix, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Libertarian candidate for the U.S. Senate seat in Arizona, Marc Victor speaks to the media after a televised debate in Phoenix, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Arizona Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly, left, talks with Libertarian candidate Marc Victor, middle, and Republican candidate Blake Masters, right, prior to a televised debate in Phoenix, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) By JONATHAN J. COOPERAssociated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate from Arizona, Marc Victor, dropped out of the race Tuesd...
Two weeks notice: midterm election looms, here are your AZ debates
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Two weeks notice: midterm election looms, here are your AZ debates

This combination of photos shows Arizona Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters, left, and Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., before a televised debate in Phoenix, Oct. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Members of the media watch Arizona Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly, left, and his Republican challenger Blake Masters, right, during a debate in Phoenix, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Republican Senate challenger Blake Masters smiles on stage prior to a televised debate with Arizona Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly and Libertarian candidate Marc Victor in Phoenix, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)Arizona Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly, left, smiles as he stands on stage with Republican challenger Blake Masters, right, prior to a televised debate in Phoenix, Thursday, Oc...
A ‘coward’ and a ‘conspiracy theorist’ walk into a bar and ask for your vote
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A ‘coward’ and a ‘conspiracy theorist’ walk into a bar and ask for your vote

Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake arrives to a former President Donald Trump rally, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs speaks at a roundtable event in Phoenix, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. Hobbs announced Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, that her office's review of signatures turned in a week ago to refer the expansion of the state's private school voucher law to the ballot came up short of the nearly 119,000 that were needed. Hobbs is a Democrat running for governor who opposed the plan. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Pima Post The Citizens Clean Elections Commission sponsors statewide and legislative debates. This Arizona election cycle has not lacked drama. Much of the dramatics were stirred up over the gubernatorial...
2 Arizona GOP officials vote against, then OK hand-count
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2 Arizona GOP officials vote against, then OK hand-count

By ANITA SNOWAssociated Press PHOENIX (AP) — The two Republicans on a county board in southeastern rural Arizona approved a proposal 2-1 Monday for a hand-count of all ballots in the Nov. 8 election after rejecting a differently worded motion during a chaotic meeting. Cochise County Supervisors Peggy Judd and Tom Crosby voted for the measure after rejecting a first proposal that mentioned 100 volunteers who had already been vetted and trained for the hand count. The third board member, chairwoman Ann English, is a Democrat who voted against both proposals, arguing that the country's insurance would not protect it from expected lawsuits. “I implore you not to attempt to order this separate hand-count,” said County Attorney Brian McIntyre, a Republican. He said such action woul...
Online school put US kids behind. Some adults have regrets.
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Online school put US kids behind. Some adults have regrets.

Miles Fallon works at his computer in his Chicago home Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. His mother, Marla Williams, initially supported the Chicago Public Schools decision to instruct students online during the fall of 2020. Williams, a single mother, has asthma, as do her two children. While she was working, she enlisted her father, a retired teacher, to supervise her children’s studies. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)FILE - Michigan City, Ind., area school students return for in-person instruction after two months of remote learning to start the new school year, Oct. 19, 2020. In interviews with The Associated Press, close to 50 school leaders, teachers, parents and health officials reflected on decisions to keep students in extended online learning, especially during the spring semester of 20...
AP EXPLAINER: What voting changes are on the midterm ballot?
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AP EXPLAINER: What voting changes are on the midterm ballot?

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, file photo, volunteers help voters as voters drop off their ballots at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office in Phoenix. Voters across the country are deciding ballot measures that could reshape the ways they cast ballots in coming elections. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)FILE - Larnisha Dortch fills out her ballot at Fontenelle Forest during Nebraska's primary election on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Bellevue, Neb. Voters across the country are deciding ballot measures that could reshape the ways they cast ballots in coming elections. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP, File)FILE - Raevahnna Richardson signs an initiative petition supporting a gun-safety ballot measure on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, outside a library in Salem, Ore., as signature ga...
Races to oversee elections draw an avalanche of spending
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Races to oversee elections draw an avalanche of spending

This combination of photos shows Arizona Republican Secretary of State candidate Mark Finchem on Sept. 22, 2022, in Phoenix, left, and Adrian Fontes, Democratic Secretary of State candidate on July 29, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo)FILE - Jocelyn Benson, Michigan secretary of state, testifies as the Senate Judiciary Committee hears from election officials and Justice Department officials about the rise in threats toward elected leaders and election workers, at the Capitol in Washington, Aug. 3, 2022. Campaign spending in races to oversee state election is setting new records. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)FILE - Arizona Secretary of State Democratic candidate Adrian Fontes, right, and Republican candidate Mark Finchem, left, go over ground rules prior to their debate, Sept. 22, 2022, ...
At Georgia debate, Abrams and Kemp clash on abortion, crime
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At Georgia debate, Abrams and Kemp clash on abortion, crime

Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams, from left, Libertarian challenger Shane Hazel and Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp participate in a gubernatorial debate during the Atlanta Press Club Loudermilk-Young Debate Series in Atlanta on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)FILE - This combination of photos shows Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, left, on May 24, 2022, in Atlanta, and gubernatorial Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams on Aug. 8, 2022, in Decatur, Ga. Early in-person voting begins in Georgia on Monday, Oct. 17, hours before the candidates for governor meet in the first of two scheduled debates. Democrats in particular are trying to push their supporters to cast ballots early in races that include a pivotal U.S. Senate seat. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)U.S. Sen, Raphael Warnock, D...