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We’re in the time now when much of the public is happy to put aside thinking about elections, and candidates get some rest. However, those elected to office, including Congress and the Legislature, have been preparing to start work as decisions have been made on leadership roles and committe…

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The election and vote counting in Pinal County seems to have made a major improvement since the problems of the August primary. Counting has been proceeding methodically, with regular reports. It has extended more than a week beyond Nov. 8, but that has been the case since early voting start…

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Do we prefer abortion? It’s something we must ask ourselves given the election results in places like Michigan and California, where some radical changes have been made to those states’ constitutions regarding abortion rights. In Montana, voters chose not to protect infants born alive in a b…

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A lot remains uncertain about the midterm elections. Republicans will almost certainly run the House, but how will they operate with a tiny margin? Control of the Senate probably won’t be decided until Georgia’s runoff election on Dec. 6. But it’s still possible to draw some useful lessons f…

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Elections always have some surprises along with some things that could have been predicted. Arizonans love early voting but many of them hold their ballots to the end, and those are the ones still being counted, which could affect some races. Some trends, however, were easy to spot from the …

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People in Pinal County and around the nation are going about their business, trying to shield themselves from the bombardment of political messages, but there is tension, polarization and strong feelings on two sides. Much about the philosophy of government is at stake on Tuesday. Meanwhile,…

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In November 2017, Pinal County voters approved a plan for many new roads and freeways to alleviate the gridlocked traffic that has plagued the county for years. However, Phoenix special interests wanted to stop progress in Pinal County and sued. Recently the Arizona State Supreme Court uphel…

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Arizona’s close U.S. Senate race got a surprise Tuesday with the withdrawal of the Libertarian candidate, Marc Victor. Only a week before Election Day, he threw his support behind Republican Blake Masters, who has trailed incumbent Democrat Mark Kelly throughout the race but who has been clo…

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