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DEM VICTORY IN ARIZONA: Republican McSally Concedes Senate Race To Democrat Sinema

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No, it wasn’t a blue wave. But a week after the voting, Democrats are riding higher than they thought on election night. As vote counting presses on in several states, the Democrats have steadily chalked up victories across the country, firming up their grip on the U.S. House of Representatives and statehouses. The slow roll of wins has given the party plenty to celebrate. President Donald Trump was quick to claim victory for his party on election night. But the Democrats, who hit political rock bottom just two years ago, have now picked up at least 32 seats in the […]

Sinema grows U.S. Senate race lead over McSally for fourth straight day

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U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., goes over the rules in a television studio prior to a televised debate with U.S. Rep Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Phoenix. Both ladies are seeking to fill the seat of U.S. Sen. Jake Flake, R-Ariz., who is retiring. The Arizona Senate contest is one of the most closely-watched in the nation. (AP Photo/Matt York) PHOENIX — Democrat Kyrsten Sinema widened her lead over Republican Martha McSally for the fourth consecutive day in the drawn-out U.S. Senate race, prompting Sinema’s campaign to declare her lead “insurmountable.” Sinema’s advantage on Sunday grew from […]

McSally vs. Sinema is producing lots of Republican crybabies

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Opinion: As Democrat Kyrsten Sinema edges closer to becoming Arizona’s first woman senator, Republicans are crying fraud. This, without a shred of evidence. For shame. This map shows current results for Arizona;s Senate race at the precinct level.(Photo: The Republic) The cry babying, conspiracy mongering and outright character assassination continues as Democrat Kyrsten Sinema inches closer to becoming the first woman to represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate. It wasn’t so surprising when President Donald Trump on Friday proclaimed Arizona’s election corrupt and called for a redo, even as half a million votes were still to be counted. Just out — […]

Kyrsten Sinema again extends lead over Martha McSally in Senate race

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(AP Photo/Matt York) PHOENIX — Another round of ballots were counted Saturday in the drawn-out U.S. Senate race between Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Martha McSally and Sinema again grew her lead. Sinema’s advantage grew from about 20,000 to almost 29,000 following several county-wide updates, including Maricopa. At the end of Election Day, McSally held a 17,000 vote advantage, which was surpassed by Sinema after Thursday’s count and then grew to a 20,000 vote advantage for Sinema following the count on Friday. There are now 268,000 ballots remaining in the state that have to be counted before a 5 p.m. […]

GOP, Democrats reach deal on counting Arizona ballots with signature discrepancies | Local news

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PHOENIX — Voters in all of Arizona’s 15 counties whose early ballots were questioned will get another few days to try to explain any signature discrepancies so their votes are counted. A deal reached Friday in a lawsuit brought by the Republican parties of four counties directs officials in all counties to follow the same procedures through 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, that they had used to verify questioned ballots before 7 p.m. on Tuesday’s Election Day. Until now, only election officials in Maricopa, Pima, Coconino and Apache counties had allowed voters to explain any signature discrepancies of early ballots […]

How did #RedForEd fare in the election?

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CLOSE The teacher strike lasted six days and ended when lawmakers passed a $400M increase to education funding. But teachers say they’re not done fighting. William Flannigan, azcentral Kids, parents and teachers, at a “Red For Ed” rally at the Arizona capitol in Phoenix on the second day of the Arizona teacher walkout on Friday, April 27, 2018. (Photo: David Wallace/The Republic) Students with special needs at Mesa’s Washington Elementary may have to go a little longer without the help of two instructional assistants in their classrooms and the state’s largest school district will make do without the nine custodians it […]

Newly elected Raquel Terán defiant as she faces a birther movement in Arizona

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Nov. 9, 2018 / 11:55 PM GMT By Nicole Acevedo, Stephen A. Nuño and Suzanne Gamboa Raquel Terán, elected Tuesday to Arizona’s legislature, vowed to fight an attempt to keep her from taking office through a challenge of her U.S. citizenship. “I will not be intimidated by this harassment and really the psychological warfare designed to exclude people like me or the voices of the constituents I look forward to serving. When January comes, I’m going to be right here,” Terán, who was born in Douglas, Arizona, said in an emotional press conference in Phoenix. Raquel TeranCourtesy Raquel Teran Terán […]

Democrats made massive state-level gains in the midterms

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William Thomas Cain/Getty Images William Thomas Cain/Getty Images (CNN) – Democrats made massive gains in statehouses in Tuesday’s midterm elections, reversing an imbalance that had grown under former President Barack Obama’s tenure and given Republicans much more power at the state level. Though ballots are still being counted in some states and recounts are possible in close races, Democrats appear on track for a net gain of about 300 state legislative seats. The party also claimed seven governors’ offices that had been in Republican hands, winning races in Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico and Wisconsin. The victories got […]

600,000 ballots remain uncounted across Arizona, leaving several races in the balance | Local news

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PHOENIX — Approximately 600,000 ballots that remained uncounted Wednesday are leaving the race for U.S. Senate, the state schools chief job and possibly some legislative contests up in the air — perhaps for days. Maricopa County alone was reporting about 472,000 untallied ballots. The majority were those that were delivered by the post office before or on Election Day. But about 195,000 came from those who received early ballots but chose to drop them off at polling places Tuesday. Pima County is sitting on about 85,000 uncounted ballots, three-fourths of those being what the county elections department received Tuesday. Of […]

Prescott’s Karen Fann selected Senate president | The Verde Independent

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PHOENIX — Newly elected House Speaker Rusty Bowers inherits a chamber where he can’t afford to alienate a single Republican. Bowers, chosen Wednesday by fellow Republicans to run the House for the next two years, finds the edge of the majority party clipped from 35-25 for the last two years to just 31-29 after Tuesday’s election as Democrats apparently have picked up four seats. And what makes that significant is it takes 31 votes for final approval of any measure. What that does, Bowers acknowledged, is empower any individual Republican with the ability to hold out their vote on priorities […]