Primary In Pictures
For Just About A Week, Arizona Took Center Stage In The Battle For The White House And The Lenses Of A Photographer Was There To Catch The Sights Of The Campaign
Donald Trump addresses a supporter in the Phoenix metro, March 2016. Photo by Doug Molony.
By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine
March 22, 2015 — Last month, Secretary of State Michele Reagan and others in Arizona reignited talk about ending the state’s presidential preference election (known as a PPE, but really it's a primary) and just turning the whole affair of awarding delegates to state caucuses.
Sure, presidential primary elections cost the state in excess of $3 million and it’s a costs they don’t really need.
But they can’t be nearly as engaging for the average voter, and surely not as much fun.
Primaries attract campaigns events that are part carnival, part C-Span: Some more than others. The last people standing in the race all need Arizona’s delegates which stoked appearances in the Phoenix metro by Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Ted Cruz, and of course, Donald Trump.
Bernie Sanders was first up at the Phoenix Convention Center last week. Later, Cruz went to Arizona Christian University, Trump went to Tucson and Fountain Hills, and finally, Hillary Clinton went to Carl Hayden High School. Scattered in between were rallies and other events including appearances by Former President Bill Clinton, Rep. Gabby Giffords and national news wonks such as Sean Hannity. Photojournalist Doug Molony was at most of them and caught the essence of the candidates.
Polls close at 7 p.m. today. Unlike most elections, voters can cast their ballots at any polling location. Visit the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office for polling locations. Those outside Maricopa County should visit the Arizona Secretary of State election site.
Cruz, Clinton, Sanders and Trump
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