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Arizona Fake Electors

Eleven Republican residents of Arizona attempted to subvert the results of the 2020 presidential election by submitting fake Electoral College documents to Congress as part of the Jan. 6. 2021 certification process.

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Bolick, Shawnna

Shawnna Bolick was a member of the Arizona House of Representatives from 2019–23, where she served on the Elections and Federal Relations committees and as vice chair of the Ways and Means Committee. Before being elected in 2018, she worked for multiple right-wing politicians and think tanks.

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Cyber Ninjas

About Cyber Ninjas was a digital security company run by Doug Logan that was hired to conduct what it termed a “forensic audit” of the 2020 election results in Maricopa County, Arizona.  After initial audits found no irregularities in Arizona, the state’s Senate Republicans contracted with Cyber Ninjas to conduct a third audit of the … Read more

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Election Audit—Arizona

Joe Biden won the state of Arizona in the 2020 presidential election by a narrow margin of approximately 10,000 votes, winning 1,672,143 votes to Trump’s 1,661,686.

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Family Research Council

About The Family Research Council (FRC), a Christian Right activist organization in Washington, D.C., was founded in 1983 by a group of Christian evangelists, including James Dobson (who also founded Focus on the Family). FRC opposes and lobbies against access to pornography, embryonic stem-cell research, abortion, divorce, and LGBTQ rights (such as anti-discrimination laws, same-sex … Read more

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Fann, Karen

Karen Fann served as president of the Arizona State Senate from January 2019–January 2023. She is a lifelong Republican and American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) member who served Legislative District 1 since 2011, first as a representative, then as a senator.

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Finchem, Mark

Mark Finchem (R) is a far-right member of the Arizona House of Representatives who maintains ties to multiple extremist and white nationalist groups. A member of the Oath Keepers militia group himself, he has also vocally supported the QAnon cult and conspiracy theories.

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Gosar, Paul

Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2011, representing Arizona’s highly conservative 4th Congressional District. In 2022, after redistricting, he ran for reelection in the 9th Congressional District with Trump’s endorsement and won.

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January 6 Capitol Protest—Arizona

About Roughly 1,000 Trump supporters protested the election results at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix on Jan. 6, 2021. Protesters cracked the glass in a building window, and erected a guillotine on the Capitol grounds. Some in the crowd carried guns.

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Lake, Kari

About Kari Lake is a former Fox News anchor in Phoenix who resigned in March 2021 to run for governor of Arizona. A conspiracy theorist known for spreading misinformation, she surged ahead in the crowded GOP primary race for governor once Trump endorsed her in September 2021. The Atlantic recently dubbed her “Trumpism’s leading lady.”  … Read more