Arizona’s Proposition 112 lost by only 128 votes. That narrow margin triggered an automatic recount that’s happening now. Secretary of State Ken Bennett talks about the process and what happens if the recount changes the outcome of the election.
Horizon’s Vote 2010 coverage culminates on election night with two full hours of live, up-to-the-minute, election returns and in-depth analysis. Our team of election night analysts includes former political and public affairs consultant Christa Severns; Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb; Bob Grossfeld, president of The Media Guys; and Stan Barnes, president of Copper State Consulting.
Mesa voters will decide whether to allow the city to raise hotel taxes and use other funds to build a new facility for the Chicago Cubs. Mark Killian, former lawmaker and head of the Department of Revenue, and Bob Kammrath of the Mesa Taxpayer’s Alliance will debate Proposition 420, which will be on the ballot in Mesa this November.
The Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review publishes a report that ranks judges’ performances. Roberta Voss, chair of the commission, will explain the reviews and how they can assist voters in the November election.
A constitutional amendment that would rename the office of secretary of state as the office of attorney general and prescribe a new process for electing the Lt. Governor. Tom Simplot, representing Government for Arizona’s 2nd Century will speak in favor of the proposition; Joe Sigg of the Arizona Farm Bureau speaks in opposition.
Proposition 112 would amend the Arizona Constitution to require that initiative petitions be filed at least six months before the date of the election. Right now, the deadline is at least four months before the date of the election. State Representative Chad Campbell will explain Proposition 112.
Prop 107 is debated. It’s a measure, referred to the ballot by the legislature, that bans affirmative action programs in the operation of public employment, public education and public contracting. Guests include Representative Steve Montenegro who sponsored and is for the measure, and Representative Kyrsten Sinema who’s opposed to it.
The merits of Prop 301 are debated. It’s a measure, referred to the ballot by the legislature, that transfers the balance of money in the Land Conservation Fund to the state general fund to help balance the budget.
The pros and cons of Proposition 106, a measure on the general election ballot in November that amends the state constitution in an effort to ensure that no law shall infringe on a person’s freedom to choose the health insurance/system of their choice.
Voters will be deciding on a medical marijuana initiative this November. Proposition 203 would protect terminally or seriously ill patients from state prosecution for using limited amounts of marijuana on a doctor’s recommendation. The proposition contains many other provisions to regulate medical marijuana. Paul Charlton of Keep Arizona Drug Free and Joe Yuhas of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Policy Project will discuss the pros and cons of proposition 203.
With key primary election races too close to call, election workers continue to process and tabulate thousands of early and provisional ballots. Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell discusses the painstaking process.
An examination of news and results from the August 24th primary elections with Arizona Republic editorial columnist Bob Robb and Bob Grossfeld president of the Media Guys and publisher of the Arizona Guardian.
Research has shown that not only do facts not sway some people’s political opinions, they can actually backfire and cause a person to become more entrenched in their beliefs. Patrick Kenney, the Director of ASU’s School of Politics and Global Studies, will discuss how facts can backfire with regard to political beliefs.
At the general election in November, Prop 302 will ask voters if they want to continue using tobacco taxes to fund early childhood development and health programs through the voter-approved program known as First Things First. Debating the proposition are Nadine Mathis Basha, a board member for First Things First; and Kevin McCarthy, President of the Arizona Tax Research Association.
This week, state lawmakers adopt the official Legislative Council descriptions of ballot measures that will appear in November’s general election publicity pamphlet. Longtime state lawmaker Pete Rios explains the process and politics involved in coming up with impartial analyses of the ballot measures.
A special hour-long edition of Horizon with the Republican candidates for governor. Find out where they stand on the issues. Invited to attend: Jan Brewer, Tom Gordon, Matthew Jette, Dean Martin, and Buz Mills.
The U.S. Supreme Court has suspended the distribution of matching funds during the 2010 election cycle. That means Arizona’s publicly-financed “Clean Elections” candidates will not get additional taxpayer dollars to match spending of their traditionally funded opponents. Hear from Nick Dranias, an attorney from the Goldwater Institute who challenged the constitutionality of “matching funds,” and the Executive Director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission Todd Lang.