Woman Charged in Capitol Melee Says Proud Boys Recruited Her

An Arizona woman charged in connection with the Jan. 6 onslaught of the U.S. Capitol bragged in a Snapchat video that she was recently recruited by a Kansas City chapter of the Proud Boys, a neofascist organization that describes itself as “Western chauvinists” and has long forbidden female members.

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Voter Registration

The Ninth Circuit ruled against a man who claimed Arizona failed to count his vote in the 2016 General Election. He, along with 2,000 others, applied to vote on Oct. 11, 2016 — one day after the deadline to register to vote. The deadline day was also Columbus Day, a state and federal holiday, during which certain voter registration methods were unavailable.

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Electoral Count Act

A federal court in Texas dismissed U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert’s suit challenging the constitutionality of the Electoral Count Act for lack of standing. Gohmert and the other plaintiffs, Republican presidential electors for Arizona, claimed there are “competing slates” of electors from contested states and the vice president should decide which electoral votes should count.

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Damage From Border Wall: Blown-Up Mountains, Toppled Cactus

Crews have been dynamiting remote and rugged mountainsides in the southeast corner of Arizona, reshaping the landscape in an effort to build more border wall before President Trump’s term ends in January. Construction of the border wall, mostly in government owned wildlife refuges and Indigenous territory, has led to environmental damage and the scarring of unique desert and mountain landscapes that conservationists fear could be irreversible.

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Tuition Subsidies

The Arizona Supreme Court revived the state attorney general’s suit against the Arizona Board of Regents over subsidizing in-state university tuition for DACA recipients. The attorney general “is entitled to prove that, in providing in-state tuition on behalf of students who were unlawfully present, ABOR illegally expended funds beyond the amount of tuition collected.”

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