A single shot doubles your chances of winning half ... The last ballot is the best ballot ... And even merry Christmas, Turning Point.
Yesterday was my last day working as a temp in the Maricopa County election call center. Being aware of the news helped with a fair number of calls. Just yesterday I got a call asking why Republicans wouldn't certify the election and I was able to explain that's only in Cochise County. That was before Mohave announced their stunt yesterday. Also confused voters why Prop 210 wasn't on the ballot, etc. Having a concise source for state news was a big help and I put that to use.
If you had to wait an hour to vote in Maricopa, you were inconvenienced, not disenfranchised. If you voted in Mohave, you were not disenfranchised by someone being inconvenienced in Maricopa.
I know that Ward, Lake, et al. are just performing and aren't really as stupid as they sound, but it's still infuriating that they are so willing to burn down Arizona because they lost.
One other point about the Congressional delegation results: while discussion about campaign finance and tactics is good to do, we should also note that the change from 5D/4R to 3D/6R is consistent with the changes in boundaries provided by the Independent Redistricting Commission. While we don't have an gerrymander like that of other states, the IRC certainly gave us a tilt in the R direction.
That being said, the corresponding changes in state legislative boundaries would have suggested at least a slightly more Republican legislature than what we're ending up with. As with the statewide offices, "candidate quality" certainly mattered too (as did very active campaigns, including by independent organizations).
Let's start a contest to guess where Kari Lake goes from here. My guess:
She moves to southern Florida and hosts a little-watched show on OAN. She's visibly angered when she reports that Trump has selected Elise Stafanik to be his running mate.
Congratulations to Arizona Agenda for several Arizona Press Club Awards.
Virg Hill Arizona Journalist of the Year
1st Place: Rachel Leingang – Arizona Agenda & Arizona Republic