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Attorney General Kris Mayes in January 2023.

Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes says she will redirect the election crimes division’s focus to prosecute election-related threats and protect voting rights - and plans to investigate multiple fake elector schemes by Republicans in support of former President Donald Trump. Read more»

House Speaker Ben Toma, Senate President Warren Petersen and Sen. Sonny Borrelli all received federal grand jury subpoenas from the U.S. Department of Justice’s special counsel investigation of Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss.

At least three Arizona Republican state legislators have been subpoenaed by the U.S. Justice Department’s special counsel, Jack Smith, as part of the criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump and his efforts to reverse his 2020 election loss. Read more»

Trump already faces two probes by the Department of Justice over his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, as well as for having taken government records from the White House and stored them at his South Florida resort home Mar-a-Lago. 

House lawmakers who have been investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol voted on Monday to have the Department of Justice prosecute former President Donald Trump for inciting the insurrection - the first time that a former president has faced such a referral. Read more»

Republican Mark Finchem.

Arizona state Rep. Mark Finchem has repeatedly denied the results of the 2020 presidential election and was present at the Jan. 6 insurrection at the nation’s Capitol - now, he’s running to “restore honor, restore integrity, restore security to the secretary of state’s office.” Read more»

President Donald Trump, in an October 2020 file photo. A month later, Trump would be asking donors for money to challenge the election – and thousands of Arizonans responded, donating $1.5 million. The Jan. 6 committee said that money was diverted to other Trump funds, but no Arizona donors have complained.

Scottsdale led all Arizona cities for donations to Trump-affiliated fundraising committees - with donors from Phoenix and Tucson close behind - as retirees were by far the biggest group of Arizona donors, accounting for 56% of contributions from the state to the Save America PAC. Read more»

A jury found former Trump White House strategist Steve Bannon guilty Friday on two counts of criminal contempt of Congress for failing to comply with a subpoena from the Jan. 6 committee. Read more»

The rioters’ anger was focused on Mike Pence, after Trump tweeted at 2:24 p.m. that Pence didn’t have 'the courage' to overturn the vote.

Donald Trump ignored White House staff, family members and outside advisers who urged the president to call off the mob attack on Jan. 6 and instead sat in the White House dining room watching Fox News coverage of the assault, according to testimony before a U.S. House panel. Read more»

Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers testified during the fourth congressional hearing on the January 6th investigation on June 21, 2022.

The Arizona Republican Party formally censured House Speaker Rusty Bowers Tuesday as “unfit to serve” the party, less than one month after he testified to the committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack. Read more»

Supporters of Donald Trump erected gallows outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. That day, hundreds of the then-president’s enraged followers attacked police and forced their way inside the Capitol to stop the 2020 election from being certified.

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators released legislation Wednesday that aims to clarify the 1887 law that governs how Congress counts Electoral College votes following a presidential election. Read more»

The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan.6 attack and Donald Trump’s role in it will focus in a Thursday evening hearing on the former president’s refusal for more than three hours to call off the rioters storming the U.S. Capitol. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.), in red, tries to hand out masks to Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Gilbert), seated, Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), left, in the secret location where more than 100 lawmakers and staff were gathered on Jan. 6 as rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol building.

Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko, Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar were small parts of a nearly three-hour hearing in which committee members methodically laid out what they said was evidence of then-President Donald Trump’s role in inciting violence on January 6. Read more»

Members of the violent extremist groups Proud Boys and Oath Keepers and other Trump supporters interpreted a Dec. 19 tweet from Trump to attend a 'wild' Jan. 6 rally in Washington as a call to arms to fight election certification.

The U.S. House panel investigating Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election described Tuesday how the president called on his supporters to come to Washington on Jan. 6, 2021 for a “wild” protest - resulting in an insurrection. Read more»

Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers testifies during the fourth congressional hearing on the January 6th investigation on June 21, 2022. The bipartisan committee, which has been gathering evidence for almost a year related to the January 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol, is presenting its findings in a series of televised hearings.

After winning praise for telling Congress how former President Donald Trump tried to intimidate him into illegally overturning the 2020 election in Arizona, House Speaker Rusty Bowers earned derision for saying that he’d vote for Trump in 2024. Read more» 1

Senate President Karen Fann speaks to a crowd of Republicans who believe the 2020 election was rife with fraud after the Senate released results of its “audit,” which found no evidence of fraud.

Arizona Senate President Karen Fann and Mesa Republican Senator Kelly Townsend were subpoenaed by the FBI for an on-going investigation into President Donald Trump's alleged pressure campaign on state officials to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Read more»

Groups from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin all allegedly met in December 2020 and sent lists of so-called alternate electors to the National Archives after the 2020 election.

The 84 people who signed bogus documents claiming Donald Trump won the 2020 election include dozens of local Republican Party leaders, four current candidates for public office, six current office holders and at least five previous office holders. Read more»

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