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.

Election conspiracy groups paid $5.7M for Ariz. ‘audit,’ includes link to Mich. AG candidate

By: - July 30, 2021

After months of questions, the leader of the Arizona Senate’s election review released a list of financial contributors, showing the self-styled audit has been funded by organizations that have aggressively promoted baseless conspiracy theories about the 2020 election — and in some cases sought to overturn results. Five groups were responsible for providing more than […]

Supreme Court upholds Arizona law in setback for voting rights

By: - July 2, 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 […]

Trump wanted Supreme Court to order new election in Arizona, Michigan and other states

By: - June 16, 2021

Documents obtained by the U.S. House Oversight Committee showed that former President Donald Trump wanted his Justice Department to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to order a half dozen states, including Arizona, to hold new presidential elections and to bar them from casting their electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden. On Dec. 29, Trump assistant […]

Arizona Senate hires ‘expert witness’ in Antrim County fraud suit to lead 2020 election audit

By: and - April 6, 2021

The audit team that Arizona Senate President Karen Fann selected to examine the 2020 general election in Maricopa County will be led by a company owned by an advocate of the “Stop the Steal” movement who repeatedly alleged on social media that the election was rigged against former President Donald Trump. Fann announced on Wednesday […]

Arizona Senate taps firm for voting audit that did discredited Michigan election report

By: - February 4, 2021

Republican Arizona Senate President Karen Fann has chosen a firm that produced a widely discredited report on voting in Michigan, and which includes a Trump campaign associate with a well-documented history of spreading false and baseless claims about the 2020 election, to conduct an audit of the election in Maricopa County, according to records obtained […]

Supreme Court ruling on Voting Rights Act opened floodgates for new restrictions

By: and - October 7, 2020

It hadn’t even been a day since the U.S. Supreme Court dismantled one of the pillars of voting rights in America, and North Carolina lawmakers weren’t wasting any time. Republican legislators had been contemplating a bill that would require photo identification to vote. The bill had plenty of support, but it had spent the past […]

After Trump attacks Benson, Arizona SOS touts plan to mail voter applications

By: and - May 21, 2020

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is standing with Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson after President Trump blasted her twice on Twitter Wednesday over mail-in voting. Trump threatened to withhold federal funding from Michigan over a plan to give every voter in the state an opportunity to vote by mail in this year’s elections […]

Court says Arizona company doesn’t have to make invitations for same-sex weddings

By: - September 17, 2019

A divided Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday that the city of Phoenix’s non-discrimination ordinance can’t force a Christian-owned company to create custom invitations for same-sex weddings.  In a 4-3 opinion that reversed the rulings of the lower courts, the justices said requiring Brush and Nib Studio to make invitations for same-sex weddings would infringe on their free […]