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

Takeaways from Kari Lake’s failed legal challenge to the election results

A judge's ruling Monday represented the likely end to Kari Lake's legal challenge — and documented the lack of evidence for her claims.

May 23, 2023

He was an election official in 2020. Now he has PTSD.

The PTSD diagnosis came as a surprise for Bill Gates, an election official in Arizona’s Maricopa County. But ever since 2020, Gates has struggled with the trauma of the presidential election and the threats he endured, as well as the loneliness he felt as a Republican willing to say Donald Trump lost.

May 22, 2023

Arizona official targeted by election deniers now struggles with PTSD

First came the misinformation. Then the relentless criticism and violent threats. Under attack, the election official struggled to cope with his anger.

May 6, 2023

Kari Lake-backed candidate replaces ousted election denier in Ariz. legislature

Republican Julie Willoughby, who narrowly lost a general election race, will replace former state Rep. Liz Harris, an election denier who was expelled last month.

May 5, 2023

This is what it took for Arizona Republicans to expel an election denier

State Rep. Liz Harris’s ouster is a rare case of the GOP policing its own when it comes to election-related misinformation. But there’s more to the story.

April 28, 2023

Republicans look to stave off chaotic primaries in Senate races

Republicans are trying to stave off bitter primary fights and potentially losing candidates in Arizona and other battleground states, as Democrats line up their incumbents for reelection.

April 14, 2023

Arizona legislators expel GOP member over baseless election claims

The bipartisan vote in Arizona amounted to a rare moment in which Republicans held one of their own to account for false accusations related to elections.

April 12, 2023

Republican Sheriff Mark Lamb of Arizona announces run for Senate

The sheriff of Pinal County may soon find himself in a crowded Republican primary that is likely to include former TV anchor Kari Lake.

April 11, 2023

Printer glitches in Ariz. election not due to malfeasance, review finds

A former state supreme court justice found that heavier paper and longer ballots were responsible for problems reading some ballots.

April 10, 2023

Republicans push for stricter election laws, despite scant proof of fraud

A new wave of state legislation aimed at tightening election security shows that the issue still animates the GOP

April 2, 2023