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Bob Christie

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Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Recent:
  • AZ Capitol Times
  • FOX 10 Phoenix
  • azfamily.com
  • The Hill
  • Winnipeg Free Press
Past:
  • FOX 8 New Orleans
  • KTRE News
  • WIS News 10
  • FOX Carolina News
  • KCBD NewsChannel11
  • The Denver Post
  • The Associated Press
  • KVOA News 4 Tucson
  • WRAL NEWS in NC
  • mySA
  • and more…

Recent articles by Bob:

2nd Arizona county delays certifying election, for now

A second Republican-controlled Arizona county on Monday delayed certifying the results of this month's election as a protest against voting issues in Maricopa County that some GOP officials have blamed for their losses in top races including the contest for governor. → Read More

County in northwestern Arizona delays certifying election, for now

The northwestern Arizona county is temporarily delaying certification of results from the midterm election until Nov. 28, in a move regarded as a protest against voting issues in Maricopa County that some GOP officials have blamed for their losses in top races including the contest for governor. → Read More

Cochise County leaders end hand-count lawsuit, cite recount

Two Republicans who control the board in Cochise County on Wednesday told a judge they want to withdraw a lawsuit they had filed just two days prior that sought to force their own elections director to hand-count all the ballots cast in-person on Election Day. → Read More

Arizona voters reject effort to enact stricter voter ID law

Arizona voters who overwhelmingly cast their ballots by mail have rejected a measure that would have required them to add more information to the simple signature and date they now put on the back of the return envelope. → Read More

Cochise County leaders end hand-count lawsuit, cite recount

A recount will come after that official canvass and could take until the end of the year. → Read More

Arizona executes man for 1980 killings of 2 people

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man convicted of murdering two people in 1980 was put to death Wednesday in the state’s third execution since officials started carrying out the death penalty in M… → Read More

Fight over election tally threatens Arizona certification

PHOENIX (AP) — The two Republicans who control the elected board in a rural Arizona county have sued their own elections director to force her to conduct a greatly expanded hand-count of ballots cast... → Read More

Arizona county’s plan to hand-count ballots blocked by judge

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Monday blocked a rural Arizona county’s plan to conduct a full hand-count of ballots from the current election — a measure requested by Republican officials who expr… → Read More

Cochise County’s ballot hand-count plan challenged in court

Cochise County’s plan to hand count all ballots cast in next week's election has triggered a court challenge, marking the latest twist to the effort by the rural entity to mollify skeptics distrustful of its vote-counting equipment. → Read More

Arizona agrees not to enforce total abortion ban until 2023

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s attorney general has agreed not to enforce a near total ban on abortions at least until next year, a move that Planned Parenthood Arizona credited Thursday with allow… → Read More

Arizona agrees not to enforce total abortion ban until 2023

The state’s largest provider of abortions restarted services at only their Tucson clinics after an appeals court blocked enforcement of the old law on Oct. 7. A lower court had allowed enforcement of that law on Sept. 23, halting all abortions statewide. → Read More

Arizona agrees not to enforce total abortion ban until 2023

The state’s largest provider of abortions restarted services at only their Tucson clinics after an appeals court blocked enforcement of the old law on Oct. 7. A lower court had allowed enforcement of that law on Sept. 23, halting all abortions statewide. → Read More

Arizona agrees not to enforce total abortion ban until 2023

The state’s largest provider of abortions restarted services at only their Tucson clinics after an appeals court blocked enforcement of the old law on Oct. 7. A lower court had allowed enforcement of that law on Sept. 23, halting all abortions statewide. → Read More

Arizona agrees not to enforce total abortion ban until 2023

The state’s largest provider of abortions restarted services at only their Tucson clinics after an appeals court blocked enforcement of the old law on Oct. 7. A lower court had allowed enforcement of that law on Sept. 23, halting all abortions statewide. → Read More

Arizona agrees not to enforce total abortion ban until 2023

The state’s largest provider of abortions restarted services at only their Tucson clinics after an appeals court blocked enforcement of the old law on Oct. 7. A lower court had allowed enforcement of that law on Sept. 23, halting all abortions statewide. → Read More

Election deniers could make deep changes to Arizona voting

The Republicans running for Arizona’s three top statewide offices have said they wouldn’t have signed off on the 2020 presidential results if they were in office at the time of that ele… → Read More

Election deniers could make deep changes to Arizona voting

PHOENIX (AP) — Gathered at a table in the state Capitol a little less than two years ago, two Republicans and a Democrat took part in a ceremony prescribed by state law that made official Joe Biden's 10,500-vote victory in Arizona's 2020 presidential contest. → Read More

New district lines give GOP better odds of beating Stanton

The former Phoenix mayor is banking on his relatively moderate voting record, strong name recognition and a sizable war chest to fend off Republican political newcomer Kelly Cooper. → Read More

Arizona woman gets 30 days in jail for collecting 4 ballots

A southwestern Arizona woman who pleaded guilty to illegally collecting four early voting ballots in the 2020 primary election was sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years’ probation on Thursday, with the judge rejecting her plea for just probation and saying he did not think she accepts responsibility for her criminal act. → Read More

Arizona abortions won’t stop for a month while case proceeds

At least two of the state’s major abortion providers restarted operations this week, and a third served walk-ins for consultations for the abortion pill on Tuesday but has not set a full schedule for future appointments. → Read More