The debate Tuesday night for secretary of state was supposed to be about qualifications to be the state’s chief election officer. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, it turned into a discussion of religious discrimination.
November will mark the first general election in which Arizonans use a dual track voting system. The new method prevents Arizona from imposing citizenship requirements on voters using the federal form. But it does allow the state to mandate proof of citizenship for local elections. It comes from a voter approved initiative to crack down on fraudulent voting. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports, the new system is proving difficult for some first time voters.
The candidates for attorney general spent most of the half-hour debate Tuesday night openly deriding each other’s experience and saying the other is not qualified for the job. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer was there.
At a debate Monday night, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Doug Ducey said while he opposes Obamacare he would veto any effort by the Legislature to repeal the state Medicaid expansion, which is built on it and uses its funds. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.
On Thursday night, the Republican contender for state schools chief said voters should choose her to protect education from academicians and federal bureaucrats. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.