Yvonne Wingett Sanchez


Reporter covering voting issues in Arizona

Education: University of Idaho, BS in Journalism

Yvonne Wingett Sanchez writes about voting issues in Arizona for The Washington Post. Her reporting focuses on how state and local officials navigate pressures on the administration of elections, while tracking legislative and legal battles over voting rules and access to the polls. She also tells the stories of people and communities who have lost faith in American democracy. She previously covered politics for the Arizona Republic.
Latest from Yvonne Wingett Sanchez

Trump voters back his candidates. Some aren’t so sure about a 2024 bid.

Interviews with GOP primary voters suggest voting for Trump’s midterm candidates in this midterm is not the same as eagerly wishing to vote for Trump in 2024.

August 4, 2022

Arizona Republican slate packed with Trump-backed election deniers

The Arizona outcome is especially consequential given the role the state played in the 2020 election and its aftermath.

August 3, 2022

Primary highlights: Schmitt wins Senate GOP nod in Missouri; Kansas rejects measure to restrict abortion rights

Voters in Arizona, Missouri, Michigan, Kansas and Washington voted to choose candidates for November. A Kansas referendum was the first vote on abortion since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

August 3, 2022

Kari Lake wants to upend how Arizonans vote, how their votes are counted

Lake has pledged to try to enact election-related policies that could fundamentally upend the way people vote and how their votes are counted.

July 29, 2022

Rusty Bowers testified in D.C. Now he might lose his primary in Arizona.

Although there’s no public polling, Farnsworth is thought to be gaining momentum ahead of Tuesday’s Republican primary, likely thanks to Trump’s support.

July 28, 2022

Arizona fake-electors subpoenas show breadth of DOJ Jan. 6 probe

The details of subpoenas to two GOP lawmakers in Arizona help clarify what federal agents are seeking in the Jan. 6 criminal probe.

July 25, 2022

Pence endorsement in Ariz. governor’s race puts him at odds with Trump

Former vice president Mike Pence and former president Donald Trump will both campaign in Arizona on Friday for competing Republican candidates for governor.

July 18, 2022

Advocates want Cyber Ninjas, which led Ariz. ballot review, barred from federal work

Arizona advocates say the company and its CEO should be barred from federal government work for its role in a partisan ballot review.

July 18, 2022