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  AP FACT CHECK: Trump legal team’s batch of false vote claims

Trump attorney Sidney Powell spun fictional tales of election systems flipping votes, German servers storing U.S. voting information and election software created in Venezuela “at the direction of Hugo Chavez” — the late Venezuelan president who died in 2013.

Gov. Ducey announces newest efforts against COVID-19 in Arizona

Arizona leaders, groups ask Gov. Ducey to act now to slow spread of coronavirus

  Deadline approaching to remove campaign signs

Youth advocacy groups kept voters safe and informed on Election Day

  Senator-elect Mark Kelly says COVID-19 plan is urgent

  Trump hails progress on vaccine in first remarks since loss

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Provisional ballot counts are complete in Pima County

US voters have spoken: What’s next to make it official?

  Money to support Trump court fight could flow to president

  Pima County Attorney’s Office to drop pending minor marijuana possession charges

Associated Press calls Tom O’Halleran winner of Arizona’s 1st Congressional District

  Prop 207 could have huge impact on criminal justice reform in Arizona

  Kremlin: Putin won’t congratulate Biden until challenges end

Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t congratulate President-elect Joe Biden until legal challenges to the U.S. election are resolved and the result is official, the Kremlin announced Monday.

IT’S OFFICIAL: Joe Biden is President-Elect

Joe Biden. AP projects victory.

Pro-Trump protesters decry the vote-counting

The protests came as elections officials in several states where Democrat Joe Biden was ahead said the anger vented outside their doors made them worried about the safety of their workers.

  Romney: Trump’s election fraud claim wrong, ‘reckless’

Trump, who has complained for weeks about mail-in ballots, escalated his allegations late Thursday, saying at the White House that the ballot-counting process is unfair and corrupt.

Sheriff Napier says it’s too soon to concede

Arizona’s renewable energy future at play in Corporation Commission races

ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: Get results for all the races, propositions you care about here

ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: Arizona residents approve proposition to fund education

  Trump hits election integrity as votes still being counted

  With counting winding down, Trump team pushes legal fights

  Senate control hangs in balance with a few races undecided

With the presidential race between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden also undecided, the Senate is in limbo because the vice president of the eventual winner’s party would serve as a tie-breaker in a split chamber.

  EXPLAINING RACE CALLS: Presidential race too early to call

Here is an alphabetical state-by-state look at how and why The Associated Press has — or hasn’t — called U.S. states in the 2020 presidential election.

Legislative leader selects 4th member of redistricting panel

Apache County man is the fourth appointment to the panel that will redraw congressional and legislative districts.

Hobbs learns Sharpie ballot rumor, like marker’s ink, is hard to erase

Sec. of State says there could be other reasons for 'canceled' ballots.

ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: Maricopa County vote count continues

Gap between Trump, Biden narrows.

  Former Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos reelected

Sheriff Nanos said he’ll put an emphasis on community connection to better serve Pima County.

  Arizona officials dispute ‘ballot invalidation’ due to Sharpie concerns

In what has come to be known as #Sharpiegate, social media posts circulated Wednesday claiming election officials in Arizona’s Maricopa County provided voters with Sharpie pens that canceled out votes, specifically those for President Donald Trump.

ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: AP projects Mark Kelly winner over Martha McSally in key Senate race

Gov. Doug Ducey appointed McSally to fulfill the term of the late John McCain.

Officials ‘braced for the worst,’ but report little voter intimidation

Elections officials saw few problems and the issues they did encounter were quickly resolved.

EXPLAINER: Why AP called Arizona for Biden

Analysis of ballots cast statewide concluded there were not enough outstanding to allow President Trump to catch up.

Maricopa County Attorney Adel undergoes emergency surgery

Republican was appointed in late 2019 to fill a vacancy.

  Northern battlegrounds could hold key to Trump-Biden outcome

Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania could prove crucial in determining who wins the election.

ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: Biden projected to win in Arizona, flip longtime Republican stronghold

The former vice president benefited from the state’s changing demographics and successfully won over swing voters.

  ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: Nanos defeats Napier to become Pima County Sheriff

The race is close with Chris Nanos in the lead.

  ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: Seven candidates compete for three seats in TUSD Governing Board

Seven candidates are vying for three open seats on the TUSD Board.

ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: Residents approve recreational marijuana

Prop 207 passes in Arizona

  Election Day voters say COVID-19 safety measures helped them feel safe

Poll workers offered curbside voting for people who couldn’t go inside the polling location.

  Santa Cruz County’s long-time sheriff retires

After more than 50 years in law enforcement, Santa Cruz County’s longest serving sheriff, Tony Estrada, is retiring.

Police return stolen ballots in Glendale

In a joint effort with the Attorney General’s Office, the Glendale Police Department was able to retreive more than a dozen stolen ballots and return them to Glendale residents over the weekend

  Republicans try to maintain power in Senate, Democrats seek to widen majority in House

Power is up for grabs in Congress this Election Day.

  EXPLAINER: Calling a race is tricky: How AP does it

In the 2020 U.S. general election, The Associated Press will declare winners in more than 7,000 races – starting with the White House and reaching down the ballot to every seat in every state legislature.

Fact Finders: Selfie? Think Again. Rules for taking photos and videos at the polls

You could be breaking the law depending on where you are snapping your selfie.

  Local non-partisan group offers free rides to voting sites

No matter the politics, one group just wants to make sure people get out and vote.

Everything you need to know about the General Election

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020

Stolen President Trump signs lead to 3 people shot in Kansas

The shooter said in a statement that signs supporting Trump were recently stolen from their property and thought the people near their house may have been involved, according to police.

Uber, Lyft offer discount to polling locations

Each company is offering half-off rides to election sites.

Arizona voters have already cast a record 2.3 million early ballots

There are 4.28 million registered voters in Arizona this year.

  Fact Finders: Will what you wear keep you from voting at the polls?

Some states have dress codes for Election Day.

Judge rejects Arizona redistricting panel list injunction

Judge rules Democratic leaders waited too long to ask a court to step in.

Fact Finders: My driver’s license is expired. Can I still use it to vote?

It depends.

7 common mistakes to avoid when voting

As Election Day looms, the biggest worry for many Arizona voters is whether their votes will be counted.

  Fact Finders: I voted early, but changed my mind. Can I vote at the polls?

Not so fast. You could be committing a felony offense in Arizona.

Cost of Trump’s trips to campaign events still hard to pin down

When Air Force One touched down in Arizona on Wednesday, it was at least the 20th campaign stop for the jet in the past eight days.

#ChalkTheVote: Arizona families hit the sidewalks to encourage voting

A similar campaign in 2018 generated 1.2 million voting reminders across the nation.

Kamala Harris to visit Tucson, Phoenix

She is expected to meet with Latina business owners and visit a “get-out-the-vote event.”

  FACT FINDERS: My loved one passed away, will their vote still count?

The Pima County Recorder says they are tracking every ballot that comes through.

  Sahuarita adopts ordinance to ban recreational marijuana stores if Prop 207 passes

The town of Sahuarita preemptively put rules in place for recreational marijuana.

  ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: Sen. Martha McSally talks about the home stretch

Sen. Martha McSally said she’s ready for the home stretch leading up to Election Day.

  FACT FINDERS: Arizona law allows workers paid time off to vote on Election Day

You or your employer may not be aware of this state law.

  Political expert weighs in on confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in as the 115th justice on the Supreme Court late Monday, Oct. 26.

  ARIZONA DECIDES 2020: Mark Kelly says his work isn’t done

Mark Kelly, who is running for Senate, said healthcare is one of the biggest issues facing Arizona residents.

  As COVID-19 cases rise, war over face mask requirements brews in Pima County

A war is brewing over face mask mandates in Pima County.

Police: Florida man stole bulldozer, ran down Biden signs

A 26-year-old man has been accused of stealing a bulldozer from a Florida construction site, driving it into a neighborhood and knocking down campaign signs for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, according to authorities and homeowners.

Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems' advantage

The number of people casting an early ballot in the presidential election now surpasses those who voted early during all of 2016.

PCSD takes over TPD on monitoring election ballot sites in Tucson

TPD officers are no longer allowed to provide security at early voting sites within city limits. In response, the PCSD is stepping in to monitor security and safety at at early voting sites in Tucson.

Battleground postal delays persist with mail voting underway

The delays are a worrisome sign for voters who still have not returned their absentee ballots.

Top Democrats sue over Arizona redistricting panel list

Complaint alleges the state Commission on Appellate Court Appointments failed to properly vet two independent candidates chosen to chair a commission to redraw political districts.

Everything you need to know about the Nov. 3 election

Deadline to register to request a ballot-by-mail is Oct. 23.

  Man arrested in Kannapolis, N.C. with van full of guns and explosives, allegedly researched killing Joe Biden

A man was arrested in Kannapolis with a van full of guns and explosives with plans to carry out an act of terrorism, including trying to assassinate Joe Biden.

NAU linebacker has spotlight in Biden ad during Monday Night Football

For Tristen Vance, addressing voters and sports fans directly is an opportunity to encourage others to be as productive as the pandemic will allow them be.

  Thousands gather for President Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ rally in Tucson

Supporters gathered at the Tucson Jet Center for “Make America Great Again” rally.

Judge puts Wisconsin capacity limit order back into effect

Wisconsin last week set new daily records for positive coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations.

  Record number of early ballots returned in Pima County

A record number of early ballots have been returned in Pima County.

FBI probing if Russia involved in Hunter Biden email story

The FBI is investigating whether emails that were published by the New York Post related to Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, are connected to a possible Russian influence operation to spread disinformation, according to a person familiar with the matter.

  UA law professor breaks down Barrett confirmation hearings as senators prepare to vote

The full Senate is slated to take up the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Friday, Oct. 23. The final vote is expected the following week, days before the election.

Kelly reports raising $39 million in Arizona Senate bid in third quarter

Fundraising was driven in part by a surge in donations following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Additional early voting sites open in Pima County

Registered voters can now vote for the elections in November at Pima County Parks and Recreation and at Woods Library, in Tucson.

Coconino County to hold its 1st judicial retention election

Voters gave up the right to elect judges and instead will only have power to keep or nix Superior Court judges who are appointed by the governor.