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WORST OF THE WORST

Anthony Kern:
Running for LD-27 (Senate)

  • Attended the insurrection and later volunteered as a ballot counter in the GOP’s fraudulent election review in Arizona
  • Slated to be one of the “fake electors” from Arizona in a plot now under investigation by federal law enforcement
  • Signed a Jan 5th open letter calling on Mike Pence to delay certifying the election
  • Signed onto legal efforts to block Michigan and other states from certifying their election results in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election results
  • Spread false information and #StopTheSteal conspiracy theories on social media.
  • Endorsed by Donald Trump

Nancy Barto:
Running for LD-4 (Senate)

  • Signed a Jan 5th open letter calling on Mike Pence to delay certifying the election
  • Joined Sen. Kelly Townsend’s open letter citing baseless claims of irregularities and calling on Congress to accept a slate of false electors for Donald Trump
  • Signed onto legal efforts to block Michigan and other states from certifying their election results in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election results
Wendy Rogers

Wendy Rogers:
Running for LD-7 (Senate)

  • Months after the election was over, coordinated a national movement of GOP state legislators to call for a 50-state audit of the 2020 presidential election and possible decertification of the results
  • Joined Sen. Kelly Townsend’s open letter citing baseless claims of irregularities and calling on Congress to accept a slate of false electors for Donald Trump
  • Spread false information and #StopTheSteal conspiracy theories on social media
  • Endorsed by Donald Trump

Jake Hoffman:
Running for LD-15 (Senate)

  • Slated to be one of the “fake electors” from Arizona in a plot to overturn the results of the presidential election that is under investigation by federal law enforcement
  • Joined Sen. Kelly Townsend’s open letter citing baseless claims of irregularities and calling on Congress to accept a slate of false electors for Donald Trump
  • Months after the election was over, joined calls for a 50-state audit of the 2020 presidential election and possible decertification of the results
  • Sponsored a bill to split Maricopa County into multiple counties, a move seen as retribution for Maricopa leadership resisting baseless efforts to challenge the 2020 election results

Robert Scantlebury:
Running for LD-9 (Senate)

  • Endorsed by Donald Trump, who called him “MAGA Strong Rob”

MORE THREATS

Leo Biasiucci, LD-30 (House)

  • Joined Sen. Kelly Townsend’s open letter citing baseless claims of irregularities and calling on Congress to accept a slate of false electors for Donald Trump
  • Spread false information and #StopTheSteal conspiracy theories on social media
  • Months after the election was over, joined calls for a 50-state audit of the 2020 presidential election and possible decertification of the results

Selina Bliss, LD-01 (House)

  • As part of her platform to “restore election integrity,” supports making ballot images online “so anyone can audit an election online” and providing election audits before election certification
  • Has falsely suggested that thousands of non-citizens are voting illegally in Arizona elections

Sonny Borrelli, LD-30 (Senate)

  • Signed a Jan 5th open letter calling on Mike Pence to delay certifying the election
  • Joined Sen. Kelly Townsend’s open letter citing baseless claims of irregularities and calling on Congress to accept a slate of false electors for Donald Trump
  • Signed onto legal efforts to block Michigan and other states from certifying their election results in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election results
  • Spread false information and #StopTheSteal conspiracy theories on social media
  • Months after the election was over, joined calls for a 50-state audit of the 2020 presidential election and possible decertification of the results

Frank Carroll, LD-28 (Senate)

  • Signed onto legal efforts to block Michigan and other states from certifying their election results in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election results

Joseph Chaplik, LD-03 (House)

  • Joined Sen. Kelly Townsend’s open letter citing baseless claims of irregularities and calling on Congress to accept a slate of false electors for Donald Trump
  • Months after the election was over, joined calls for a 50-state audit of the 2020 presidential election and possible decertification of the results

David Cook, LD-7 (House)

  • Joined Sen. Kelly Townsend’s open letter citing baseless claims of irregularities and calling on Congress to accept a slate of false electors for Donald Trump

David Farnsworth, LD-10 (Senate)

  • Endorsed by President Trump in a move many saw as the former President’s retribution against Arizona Speaker Rusty Bower for resisting some of President Trump’s requests to challenge the election results
  • Joined Sen. Kelly Townsend’s open letter citing baseless claims of irregularities and calling on Congress to accept a slate of false electors for Donald Trump
  • Admitted, “I can’t give you the proof, but I am confident that the election was stolen”

John Gillette, LD-30 (House)

  • Falsely claimed the 2020 election was “stolen” [Arizona Clean Elections, accessed 9/21/22]

David Gowan, LD-19 (Senate)

  • Signed a Jan 5th open letter calling on Mike Pence to delay certifying the election
  • Joined Sen. Kelly Townsend’s open letter citing baseless claims of irregularities and calling on Congress to accept a slate of false electors for Donald Trump
  • Signed onto legal efforts to block Michigan and other states from certifying their election results in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election results

Travis Grantham, LD-14 (House)

  • Signed a Jan 5th open letter calling on Mike Pence to delay certifying the election
  • Joined Sen. Kelly Townsend’s open letter citing baseless claims of irregularities and calling on Congress to accept a slate of false electors for Donald Trump
  • Signed onto legal efforts to block Michigan and other states from certifying their election results in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election results
  • Sponsored a bill to split Maricopa County into multiple counties, a move seen as retribution for Maricopa leadership resisting baseless efforts to challenge the 2020 election results

Gail Griffin, LD-19 (House)

  • Signed a Jan 5th open letter calling on Mike Pence to delay certifying the election.

Liz Harris, LD-13 (House)

  • Suggested that there were “thousands and thousands” of anomalies in the 2020 election and has falsely claimed that evidence showed there were as many as 300,000 illegal ballots in Arizona 
  • Undertook a “grassroots canvas” to audit the results of the 2020 election and published a report of dubious findings

Rob Hudelson, LD-16 (House)

  • Spread false information and #StopTheSteal conspiracy theories on social media

Steve Kaiser, LD-02 (Senate)

  • Signed a Jan 5th open letter calling on Mike Pence to delay certifying the election

John Kavanaugh, LD-03 (Senate)

  • Co-sponsored a bill to split Maricopa County into multiple counties, a move seen as retribution for Maricopa leadership resisting baseless efforts to challenge the 2020 election results
  • Openly stated that Republicans efforts to address baseless claims of fraud would prevent people from voting and justified it saying, “everybody shouldn’t be voting” and adding “Quantity is important, but we have to look at the quality of votes, as well.”

Sine Kerr, LD-25 (Senate)

  • Co-sponsored a bill to split Maricopa County into multiple counties, a move seen as retribution for Maricopa leadership resisting baseless efforts to challenge the 2020 election results

Alexander Kolodin, LD-03 (House)

  • As an attorney, worked alongside Sidney Powell to help the slate of false electors in the state file a lawsuit attempting to overturn the 2020 election results 
  • Kolodin’s case was dismissed by a federal judge who said the plaintiffs were “sorely wanting of relevant or reliable evidence.”

Christian Lamar, LD-03 (House)

  • States on his campaign website: “I do support decertification and/or nullification of the 2020 Biden AZ presidential electors” 
  • Believes that elected officials can nullify and certify election results. 
  • Has spread election conspiracy theories on social media

David Livingston, LD-02 (Senate)

  • Signed onto legal efforts to block Michigan and other states from certifying their election results in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election results
  • Spread false information and #StopTheSteal conspiracy theories on social media
  • Sponsored a bill to split Maricopa County into multiple counties, a move seen as retribution for Maricopa leadership resisting baseless efforts to challenge the 2020 election results

Steve Montenegro, LD-29 (House)

  • Signed a Jan 5th open letter calling on Mike Pence to delay certifying the election

Cory McGarr, LD-17 (House)

  • Stated he is running “to fix the broken election system, eliminate fraud and never allow the events of 2020 to happen again” 
  • Has used social media to spread election conspiracy memes

J.D. Mesnard, LD-13 (Senate)

  • Co-sponsored a bill to split Maricopa County into multiple counties, a move seen as retribution for Maricopa leadership resisting baseless efforts to challenge the 2020 election results

Quang Nguyen, LD-01 (House)

  • Joined Sen. Kelly Townsend’s open letter citing baseless claims of irregularities and calling on Congress to accept a slate of false electors for Donald Trump

Jacqueline Parker, LD-15 (House)

  • Joined Sen. Kelly Townsend’s open letter citing baseless claims of irregularities and calling on Congress to accept a slate of false electors for Donald Trump
  • Months after the election was over, joined calls for a 50-state audit of the 2020 presidential election and possible decertification of the results

Kevin Payne, LD-27 (House)

  • Months after the election was over, joined calls for a 50-state audit of the 2020 presidential election and possible decertification of the results

Warren Petersen, LD-14 (Senate)

  • Signed a Jan 5th open letter calling on Mike Pence to delay certifying the election
  • Helped lead Arizona’s sham election review run by a firm described as “incompetent grifters”
  • Joined Sen. Kelly Townsend’s open letter citing baseless claims of irregularities and calling on Congress to accept a slate of false electors for Donald Trump
  • Spread false information and #StopTheSteal conspiracy theories on social media
  • Sponsored a bill to split Maricopa County into multiple counties, a move seen as retribution for Maricopa leadership resisting baseless efforts to challenge the 2020 election results

Beverly Pingerelli, LD-28 (House)

  • Joined Sen. Kelly Townsend’s open letter citing baseless claims of irregularities and calling on Congress to accept a slate of false electors for Donald Trump
  • Months after the election was over, joined calls for a 50-state audit of the 2020 presidential election and possible decertification of the results

Janae Shamp, LD-29 (Senate)

  • Has used social media to spread conspiracy theories and to call for a 50-state audit of the 2020 vote
  • Describes herself as “100% MAGA!” on Parler
  • Endorsed by Donald Trump and Michael Flynn

Austin Smith, LD-29 (House)

  • Falsely claims the 2020 election was “criminal” and if elected, promises to fight to “hold those responsible to account” and for the “10th Amendment Right to facilitate and administer our own elections” 
  • A former leader of Students for Trump, participated in the Audit the Vote effort in Maricopa County

Ben Toma, LD-27 (House)

  • Co-sponsored a bill to split Maricopa County into multiple counties, a move seen as retribution for Maricopa leadership resisting baseless efforts to challenge the 2020 election results

Justine Wadsack, LD-17 (Senate)

  • Suggested the results of her own 2020 election defeat was illegitimate due to mail-in-ballots 
  • Called Representative Liz Cheney “a bitch” in reaction to Cheney attempting to dispel election conspiracy theories

Justin Wilmeth, LD-02 (House)

  • Co-sponsored a bill to split Maricopa County into multiple counties, a move seen as retribution for Maricopa leadership resisting baseless efforts to challenge the 2020 election results