Arizona

  1. Eight-year-old Draak Clausing, attending a Republican election-watch party in Arizona, holds his head in despair as election results continue to stream in indicating an Obama re-election. (Photo by Aaron Lavinsky for the Arizona State Press)

    Eight-year-old Draak Clausing, attending a Republican election-watch party in Arizona, holds his head in despair as election results continue to stream in indicating an Obama re-election. (Photo by Aaron Lavinsky for the Arizona State Press)

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  2. Arizona State Press news editor Danielle Grobmeier spotted Gov. Jan Brewer walking out of her Glendale polling place after she cast her ballot. Brewer will be joining Sen. John McCain and other Arizona conservatives in downtown Phoenix on Election Night to watch results. 

    Arizona State Press news editor Danielle Grobmeier spotted Gov. Jan Brewer walking out of her Glendale polling place after she cast her ballot. Brewer will be joining Sen. John McCain and other Arizona conservatives in downtown Phoenix on Election Night to watch results. 

  3. Arizona State University’s campus groups, including the Arizona Students’ Association, the Young Democrats, Students for Mitt and Students for Liberty, will be spending election day  posting and distributing election information to encourage voting.
Political science professor Rodolfo Espino told State Press reporter Riis Valcho that Nevada, Ohio and Florida will likely decide the race.
"In my analysis, if Obama wins Ohio, it will be a short night," he said. "But if Romney wins Ohio, look for it to be a long night with Nevada in the west playing a deciding factor."

    Arizona State University’s campus groups, including the Arizona Students’ Association, the Young Democrats, Students for Mitt and Students for Liberty, will be spending election day  posting and distributing election information to encourage voting.

    Political science professor Rodolfo Espino told State Press reporter Riis Valcho that Nevada, Ohio and Florida will likely decide the race.

    "In my analysis, if Obama wins Ohio, it will be a short night," he said. "But if Romney wins Ohio, look for it to be a long night with Nevada in the west playing a deciding factor."

    statepress.com »

  4. Arizona’s 9th Congressional District candidate Kyrsten Sinema announced over the weekend on her Facebook page that John Boehner’s Super PAC committed $650,000 to advertise on behalf of Republican challenger Vernon Parker, using the opportunity to plug her latest YouTube video.

  5. CNN reports only about 50 cards were sent listing the date of the general election as Nov. 8 rather than Nov. 6, but a story by local affiliate news station ABC15 said there was an additional mailing that elections officials estimate could have been seen by thousands.

    The mailers went out in Maricopa County, the home of “America’s Toughest Sheriff” Joe Arpaio, a staunch proponent of strict immigration law enforcement who faces challenger Paul Penzone in his bid for re-election this year.

    Backlash over Arpaio’s handling of sexual assault cases and inmate treatment at his jails  has made a possible sixth term one of his most difficult re-election bids, according to Fox News.

  6. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney still leads in overall fundraising over Barack Obama in Arizona, and Republicans have been quick to dismiss the two-month disparity as a fluke. Polls show Romney will likely take Arizona easily.

  7. Democratic Senate candidate Richard Carmona claimed in a campaign fundraising email sent last weekend that his Republican opponent Jeff Flake supports uranium mining near the Grand Canyon.

    Flake and local conservatives claim there would be no harm to the landmark if the Obama Administration were to lift its restrictions on mining near the Arizona Strip, located in the northern part of the state.

    Flake posted a photo and part of a transcript of a conversation he had with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on his Facebook wall Sunday as evidence that he does not advocate mining in the Grand Canyon.

  8. Read it here. 

    Arizona residents will need to present either one form of picture ID with address, like a driver’s license, or two other alternate forms of ID when they go to the polls.

    Arizonans have attempted to prevent voter fraud by making state identification laws more restrictive. Voters passed an initiative in 2004, Proposition 200, that would have required residents to provide proof of citizenship to register to vote. 

    Struck down by a federal court, SCOTUS is expected to hear the case early next year.

    The part of the measure requiring ID at polls was upheld by the federal court.

    The deadline to register to vote in the state was Oct. 9.

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