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Jeremy Duda

Jeremy Duda

Associate Editor Jeremy Duda is a Phoenix native and began his career in journalism in 2003 after graduating from the University of Arizona. Prior to joining the Arizona Mirror, he worked at the Arizona Capitol Times, where he spent eight years covering the Governor's Office and two years as editor of the Yellow Sheet Report. Before that, he wrote for the Hobbs News-Sun of Hobbs, NM, and the Daily Herald of Provo, Utah. Jeremy is also the author of the history book “If This Be Treason: the American Rogues and Rebels Who Walked the Line Between Dissent and Betrayal.”

Arizona Senate Republicans censure one of their own for threatening comments

By: - March 1, 2022

In the wake of her speech to a white nationalist conference and a string of offensive and inflammatory social media posts, the Arizona Senate voted to censure Republican Sen. Wendy Rogers.  The Senate voted 24-3 in a rare censure of one of its own, with 11 of the chamber’s 16 Republicans siding with the chamber’s […]

Arizona GOP proposal would allow lawmakers to reject election results

By: - January 27, 2022

Lawmakers would have the power to reject election results under a sweeping piece of legislation that would make seismic changes to the way elections are conducted in Arizona.  Rep. John Fillmore’s House Bill 2596 would eliminate no-excuse early voting, which is used by the overwhelming majority of Arizona voters, and would require that all ballots […]

Maricopa County rebuts ‘audit’ findings, GOP’s bogus election claims

By: - January 8, 2022

Nearly every claim that Senate President Karen Fann’s so-called audit team made about the 2020 general election was either inaccurate, misleading or patently false, according to a long-awaited rebuttal by Maricopa County. County officials have spent months since the audit team presented its findings in September examining the allegations, which included tens of thousands of […]

Arizona ‘audit’ finds Biden won (by more votes) and no evidence of fraud

By: - September 24, 2021

After months of work and some $6 million spent, a so-called audit that Trump supporters claimed would show that the election had been stolen from the defeated president found that Joe Biden actually won Arizona by more votes than the official tally — and it found no conclusive evidence that the election had been influenced […]

Dominion Voting Systems sues ‘audit’ boosters Byrne, OAN for defamation

By: - August 11, 2021

Dominion Voting Systems, the company that provides Maricopa County’s ballot tabulation machines, filed several new defamation lawsuits against people and organizations that have promoted false claims of election fraud, including against leading fundraisers and supporters of the Arizona Senate’s election review.  The company is seeking $1.6 billion apiece from former Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne and […]

Supreme Court upholds Arizona ‘ballot harvesting’ ban, in set back for voting rights

By: - July 1, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s ban on third-party ballot collections, reversing the 9th Circuit’s ruling last year that the prohibition violated the Voting Rights Act and raising the bar on future voting rights lawsuits. In a 6-3 opinion, the high court ruled on Thursday that Arizona’s 2016 law doesn’t violate Section 2 of the Voting […]