The evidence reported is clear: that members of his [Trump's] own party, both nationally and right here in Arizona, have conducted illegal and horrific behavior that threatens our democracy. — Arizona state Rep. Reginald Bolding, a candidate to be Arizona's top elections official
The evidence reported is clear: that members of his [Trump's] own party, both nationally and right here in Arizona, have conducted illegal and horrific behavior that threatens our democracy. — Arizona state Rep. Reginald Bolding, a candidate to be Arizona's top elections official
Arizona Democrats call for investigation after report that Trump, Giuliani pressured state elections officials
  • Phone records show that ex-President Trump and his allies pressured Arizona elections officials.
  • "We need you to stop the counting," Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward told an official in Maricopa County.
  • President Joe Biden won Arizona by more than 10,000 votes.
Arizona Democrats are calling on the state's Republican attorney general to launch an investigation into reports former President Donald Trump and his allies pressured local election officials to overturn his loss.

"The evidence reported is clear: that members of his own party, both nationally and right here in Arizona, have conducted illegal and horrific behavior that threatens our democracy," state Rep. Reginald Bolding, a candidate to be Arizona's top elections official, said on a press call Friday.

... Earlier this month, The Arizona Republic obtained phone records showing Trump and others urged officials in the state to stop counting ballots after it became apparent that President Joe Biden was on his way to victory.


Clint Hickman, the Republican chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, confirmed to The New York Times the former president repeatedly tried to call him. Rudy Giuliani, Trump's former personal attorney, Arizona GOP chairwoman Kelli Ward, and the attorney Sidney Powell also lobbied Maricopa County officials.

Biden won the county, home to Phoenix, by more than 45,000 votes, a victory certified by the Republican-led board of supervisors, which has rejected the conspiracy theories pushed by other members of the GOP.

Immediately following the election, Attorney General Brnovich also rebutted conspiracy theories such as "SharpieGate," the false claim that Republican voters' ballots were being rejected because of the kind of writing utensil they were handed by poll workers.

At the same time, Trump's allies were working to overturn the results. "I have a few things I'd like to talk over with you," Giuliani said in a voice mail for one Maricopa County Republican who later certified Biden's victory. "Maybe we can get this thing fixed up ... I think there may be a nice way to resolve this for everybody."
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