These were the 3 most-viewed politics stories on KJZZ.org in 2021
Arizona's political year was filled with drama and change — and the KJZZ News team was there to keep you in the know. Here are KJZZ's top three most-viewed politics stories in 2021.
Arizona's 2021 political landscape was dominated by news concerning the contentious audit of Maricopa County's 2020 presidential election ballots. A Florida-based group called Cyber Ninjas was hired to recount the ballots, hunkering down in Veterans Memorial Coliseum. In September, nearly a year after the audit began, the Cyber Ninjas officials certified that now-President Joe Biden had received a majority of the county's votes.
September also yielded other hotly debated news — this time from the governor. Gov. Doug Ducey offered voucher programs for parents to send their children to other schools if their current institution enacted a mask mandate. And to the surprise of many educators, parental interest in the programs were high.
In October, local publication Phoenix Magazine celebrated Halloween a little early with a look at horror Arizona-style. The magazine published an article listing Arizona's 10 scariest people, with some lawmakers making the list.