Clean Elections

Arizona's nonpartisan elections entity is suing a group of lawmakers after raising concerns that they approved misleading language about a ballot measure.

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An Arizona group is attempting to ban so-called dark money in state elections. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports, their proposal would amend the state constitution to require the disclosures of major donors.


A group of Democratic lawmakers, a union and a voter advocacy group are challenging a 2016 Arizona law that expanded the ability of some groups to spend unlimited amounts of money on elections without disclosing their donors.

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An assistant U.S. Attorney in Phoenix has been assigned to lead the Justice Department's elections oversight efforts in the state.

U.S. Attorney for Arizona John Leonardo announced Monday that he has appointed Todd Allison to serve as district election officer in the state.

Allison will be responsible for handling complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses along with officials at the agency's Washington headquarters.

 Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton prevailed in Arizona's primary, putting them a step closer to wrapping things up and getting on with a head-to-head race for the White House, unobstructed by rivals who just won't quit.

Contests Tuesday in Arizona, Utah and Idaho were deciding how near that moment might be for one of them or both. The two are clear front-runners, but Clinton has an easier path. Democratic rival Bernie Sanders won in Utah and Idaho but Clinton's win in Arizona prevented the Vermont senator from cutting deeply into her delegate lead by night's end.

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