Commentary & Opinion

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AZ Secretary of State gets sued over elections manual

From Sedona Redrock News October 4, 2023 VOC resident sues Secretary of State Fontes over ballots "Village of Oak Creek resident Dwight Kadar is suing Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes over a provision in Fontes’ new edition of the state elections procedures manual that permits alternate methods of ballot verification. Yavapai County Superior Court... Continue reading

Posted in Commentary, Letters to the editor

Anne Carl Commentary: County should continue to use vote centers

To the editor: We need good governance and fiscal responsibility. Not precinct voting. Not paper registers. Not nostalgia for nostalgia’s sake. So let us continue using Vote Centers (Agenda Item #15 at Tuesday’s meeting) and e-poll books. It would be foolish not to have them. Read the entire letter at Continue reading

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Secretary of State Adrian Fontes pushes voter registration, addresses push to ditch partisan ballots

AZ Secretary of State, Adrian Fontes did what a good SOS does, advocated for people to get registered to vote.  Read the entire article because now there is a push to get rid of the partisan nomination ballot and have everybody run on a single ballot. From the Cronkite News article by Kiersten Edgett/Cronkite News:... Continue reading

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Cochise Elections Director resigns after less than four months

From Arizona Public Media ( by Summer Hom: "The Cochise County Elections Director has resigned, again. If it seems like déjà vu, and that’s because it is - the second time this year that a County Elections Director has resighted Cochise County Recorder David Stevens and Cochise County Supervisor Tom Crosby confirmed to AZPM Monday that... Continue reading

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Commentary – Cochise County Assessor on vote centers

While I appreciate that Assessor Leiendecker believes a return to last century's (actually we had precinct voting up until 2015 ) voting procedures  would be a good thing, he only mentions "sense of community" as a real value.  I would remind him that "voters always vote at the same location in their neighborhood".  is unsupported by reality.... Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor: Fred Miller Ali Morse

To the editor: We would like to thank Cochise County Supervisors Peggy Judd and Ann English for voting against the extension of the $1 million grant for "ballot fraud countermeasures."   Through no fault of their own, this controversial grant had been beset by procurement issues, ongoing delays, and the failure of Recorder David Stevens to provide... Continue reading

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Attorney asks AZ Supreme Court to throw out 2022 election

By Howard Fischer Mail | Twitter: @azcapmedia "PHOENIX — A Scottsdale attorney who is a supporter of Kari Lake is asking the Arizona Supreme Court to void not just the results of the race for governor she lost but the entire 2022 election statewide. In a new filing, Ryan Heath contends that it was illegal for Maricopa County... Continue reading