Tag: ARIZONA

Kari Lake Claims Her Voters Were Disenfranchised. Her Voters Tell a Different Story.

Both Ms. Gilbertson and Mr. Ellington said that the mass malfunction of the printers had so far baffled the county’s and the company’s technicians. Ms. Gilbertson said that a full investigation would be conducted once the more immediate task of counting the ballots had been completed. “We are going to look into the root cause,” […]

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Tom Petty Estate Blasts Losing Candidate Kari Lake for Using ‘I Won’t Back Down’ Anthem

After an NYPD officer killed Eric Garner, Jeffries was one of the loudest voices on the Hill calling for an investigation. In 2015, Jeffries introduced a bill to make the use of a chokehold illegal under federal law. In 2018, Jeffries’s co-authored First Step Act passed, prompting the development of education, vocational, and mental health […]

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Arizona’s New Secretary of State Wants to Call ‘Election Deniers’ ‘Traitors’

Kari Lake speaks during an Arizona Republican Party election night rally in Scottsdale, Arizona, US, on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. (Jon Cherry/Bloomberg via Getty Images) This content comes from the latest installment of our weekly Breaking the Vote newsletter out of VICE News’ D.C. bureau, tracking the ongoing efforts to undermine the democratic process in […]

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The Supreme Court Isn’t Interested in Blocking the January 6 Investigations

Graham filed a lawsuit to block the subpoena, citing the Constitution’s speech and debate clause. The clause generally says, among other things, that members of Congress “shall not be questioned in any other Place” for what they say in an official capacity. Graham argued that he was protected from the grand jury’s questioning because he […]

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Steven Crowder and Others Urge Election Denialist Kari Lake Not to Concede

Gabbard’s shift to the right is not surprising. Beyond appearing at CPAC this year, she has found a home in right-wing media for some time. There, she has focused less on bringing conservatives closer to her, and more on bringing herself closer to them—criticizing the impeachment inquiry into former President Donald Trump as “partisan,” complaining […]

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Liz Cheney and Meghan McCain Are Straight Up Trolling Kari Lake

Gabbard’s shift to the right is not surprising. Beyond appearing at CPAC this year, she has found a home in right-wing media for some time. There, she has focused less on bringing conservatives closer to her, and more on bringing herself closer to them—criticizing the impeachment inquiry into former President Donald Trump as “partisan,” complaining […]

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Katie Hobbs Wins Arizona Governor Race, Beats MAGA Republican Kari Lake

Masters was seen as a long-shot candidate, but he gained steadily on Kelly in the last few weeks of the race. He was endorsed by former President Donald Trump and got a huge popularity boost through support from a MAGA PAC and his former boss, far-right billionaire Peter Thiel, who was a major donor to […]

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Gallego Says Sinema Did Nothing To Help Arizona Democrats, “Only Cares About Herself”

But a few months before the November elections, some congressional Republicans are privately unsure if McCarthy even has the votes to become speaker. There’s almost always some last-minute alternative candidate who emerges in defiance of the front-runner. It’s likely a long shot will throw his or her hat in the ring, but congressional Republicans interviewed […]

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Mark Kelly Wins Arizona Senate Race, Putting Democrats a Seat From Control

The fall campaign carried high stakes for debates in Congress on abortion rights and the border, as well as for the direction of Arizona, once a conservative stronghold but now one of the country’s most politically competitive states. Mr. Kelly, who won office in 2020 in a special election to fill the seat of Senator […]

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Democrat Adrian Fontes Wins Arizona Secretary of State, Defeats MAGA Republican Mark Finchem

But a few months before the November elections, some congressional Republicans are privately unsure if McCarthy even has the votes to become speaker. There’s almost always some last-minute alternative candidate who emerges in defiance of the front-runner. It’s likely a long shot will throw his or her hat in the ring, but congressional Republicans interviewed […]

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Mark Kelly Defeats MAGA Candidate Blake Masters in Arizona Senate Race

But a few months before the November elections, some congressional Republicans are privately unsure if McCarthy even has the votes to become speaker. There’s almost always some last-minute alternative candidate who emerges in defiance of the front-runner. It’s likely a long shot will throw his or her hat in the ring, but congressional Republicans interviewed […]

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Arizona’s Top Races Await Final Results in a Tension-Filled Election

Further down the ballot is Mr. Hamadeh, who also railed against the news media and is locked in a seesawing race for attorney general against Kris Mayes, a Democrat. And in the race for secretary of state, Mr. Finchem, a Trump-backed conspiracy theorist who has identified himself as a member of the Oath Keepers militia […]

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Trumpism Didn’t Kill Democracy–This Time

Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano speaks during a rally featuring former U.S. President Donald Trump at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport November 5, 2022 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) This content comes from the latest installment of our weekly Breaking the Vote newsletter out of VICE News’ D.C. bureau, tracking the ongoing efforts […]

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Democratic Hopes Rise on Senate Control as Two States Count Votes

Democrats grew increasingly optimistic on Thursday that they would hold on to their control of the Senate as votes were counted in Arizona and Nevada, after chalking up vital victories in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania and watching the race in Georgia head to a runoff election in December. Republicans need to flip at least one […]

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Donald Trump Was the Midterms’ Biggest Loser

Things get worse for Trump because his main rival for the 2024 Republican nomination, fellow Florida Man Ron DeSantis, romped to a second four-year term as the Sunshine State’s governor amid cheers of “Two more years!”—a reference to his presumed forthcoming announcement of a 2024 presidential bid. Republicans sense blood in the water. Trump had […]

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On An Otherwise Normal Election Day, Kari Lake Was the Last MAGA Standing

Claims of election wrongdoing, as in 2020, moved from social media to legal filings. Attorneys for Kari Lake, along with Senate candidate Blake Masters and the Republican National Committee, filed a lawsuit around 5 p.m., seeking to extend voting hours in Maricopa County from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., along with pushing back the release […]

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Which Election Races Are Still Being Called, and When Will We Have Results?

Of the two, Nevada is the clearer case. Still, the race is too close to call. The Republican Adam Laxalt leads the Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto by 2.7 percentage points at this hour, but most of the remaining vote is expected to be Democratic-leaning mail ballots and provisional ballots, including from same-day registrants. How we […]

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A 10-Course Dinner, With Weed in Every Dish

Despite the bright lighting and modern setting, the mood at the dinner was relaxed with maybe a tinge of adventure, as many of the diners were seated next to perfect strangers. As they made their way through the courses, ingesting increasing amounts of cannabis, they grew livelier and more animated. The conversation crescendoed, but the […]

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This Was the First Post-January 6 Election

This is an odd closing message, as it raises an obvious question: If these insidious Democrats can find 40,000 votes, why can’t they find 90,000? Or 100,000? Or just 80,001? Kari Lake, the former television journalist and current election denier who is the Republican nominee for the Arizona statehouse, made voter fraud a key part […]

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This Was the First Post-January 6 Election

This is an odd closing message, as it raises an obvious question: If these insidious Democrats can find 40,000 votes, why can’t they find 90,000? Or 100,000? Or just 80,001? Kari Lake, the former television journalist and current election denier who is the Republican nominee for the Arizona statehouse, made voter fraud a key part […]

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Arizona Judge Denies GOP Request to Extend Voting, Says There’s No Evidence People Couldn’t Vote

Item two: About 10 minutes later, NBC shifted the North Carolina Senate race from “too early to call” to “too close to call.” “Too early” means, “Well, we can’t say it yet, but we all really know what’s going to happen”—in this case, that Republican Ted Budd was going to beat Democrat Cheri Beasley. I […]

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We Won’t Get Immediate Election Results in Nevada, Georgia, or Arizona

Item two: About 10 minutes later, NBC shifted the North Carolina Senate race from “too early to call” to “too close to call.” “Too early” means, “Well, we can’t say it yet, but we all really know what’s going to happen”—in this case, that Republican Ted Budd was going to beat Democrat Cheri Beasley. I […]

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Election Deniers Are Outraged by Arizona’s Voting Machine Issues, Even Though People Can Still Vote

The group, Political Tours, seems to turn a profit by taking tourists to some of the most contentious elections around the world. The company website says most clients come from New Zealand, Australia, and the U.S., as well as England and Europe. The six-day U.S. tour costs £3,950, about $4,500, and includes a visit to […]

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Arizona Voting Machine Problems Fuel Right-Wing Fraud Claims

Bisbee, Ariz., the county seat of Cochise County, which had a plan to hand-count its ballots for this year’s elections.Credit…Paul Ratje for The New York Times BISBEE, Ariz. — A judge in Cochise County in Arizona ruled on Monday that the county could not proceed with a plan to count ballots by hand in this […]

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The GOP’s Fringe Converges on Arizona for a ‘Spiritual Battle’

PHOENIX – In Arizona’s Maricopa County, the consensus among right-wing activists seems to be clear: The only way Democratic candidates can possibly win in these parts is if they commit fraud.  “A party that has cheated will cheat again,” said Lindsay Graham, better known as “Patriot Barbie,” following a small political rally near Phoenix on […]

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Democrats Will Hope That Their Suddenly Animated Base Will Be Enough to Stave Off a Midterm Bloodbath

But there is still a sense of fatigue among voters, and particularly younger Georgians. “The candidates Stacey Abrams and Raphael Warnock are very motivating to young people, and very trustworthy, but for many young people they may not feel like enough,” said Alex Ames, a 20-year-old college student in Atlanta and the organizing director for […]

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The “Constitutional Sheriffs” Movement Is Planning to Disrupt Election Day

The campaign Lamb has joined, called Protect America Now, encourages sheriffs to “be ready to enforce the law and protect our constituents from any form of illegal activity,” according to documents Pishko obtained. They also offer the sheriffs “much needed grant resources to help you secure the voting procedures in your county with equipment, personnel, […]

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2022 Election Ballot Initiatives Include Voting, Gun Control and Abortion

In Connecticut, voters will decide on Tuesday whether to allow early voting. In Michigan, residents are weighing measures that supporters say will make it easier to cast ballots. In Arizona, a proposal would add identification requirements at the polls — a move that backers argue would bolster the integrity of the vote in a state […]

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Don’t Forget the State Houses: The Five States Where Democrats Could Take Control

Now, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Arizona, Minnesota, and Nevada aren’t the only states with watch-worthy legislative races, but the possibility of shifts in majority control elevates them to the top of any smart list. If you’re really looking to expand your horizons, however, Maine, Colorado, Wisconsin, and North Carolina should absolutely be on your radar. But when […]

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