- In Arizona, Donald Trump and his associates might face criminal charges.
- Arizona’s Secretary of State has requested the state Attorney General to look into Trump supporters who have broken election rules.
- Kelli Ward, the Arizona GOP Chair and a Trump supporter, urged Maricopa County authorities, “we need you to halt counting the ballots.”
In Arizona, Donald Trump and close associates might face criminal charges for initiating a campaign to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs wrote to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich last week, urging him to open a criminal investigation into Trump and his associates for possible election law breaches.
Hobbs, a Democrat, filed the request after reporting by The Arizona Republic exposed details of Trump’s and his associates’ high-pressure campaign.
According to Hobbs, Trump and people such as his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward, and attorney Sidney Powell attempted to persuade Maricopa authorities to halt the ballot counting.
“We need you to halt the counting,” Ward said to the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, and “I know you don’t want to be known as the guy who led the drive to certify a fraudulent election,” Hobbs said.
According to The Arizona Republic, Attorney General Brnovich’s office wrote to Hobbs on Friday, requesting information connected to charges of election fraud offenses.
Hobbs had not made recommendations for multiple voting, said to Brnovich, a Republican Senate candidate.
According to the Arizona Republic, Brnovich’s latest email is the first public evidence that he is reviewing records since the pressure campaign was exposed.
According to a spokesperson for Hobbs, the secretary of state will deliver the needed records to the Attorney General’s Office on Friday.
His assertions have been refuted by a large number of people. Only 182 suspected voter fraud instances were discovered by Arizona county election authorities out of the three million ballots cast in the state in 2020, according to an Associated Press investigation.