Election-Denying Ex-Trump Aide Elected AZ GOP Chair

NBC News reports:

Arizona Republicans on Saturday selected former state treasurer and Donald Trump aide Jeff DeWit to be the party’s next chairman, turning to a familiar face with relationships across the fractured party after its worst election in decades.

DeWit replaces firebrand Trump ally Kelli Ward, who helped the former president in his efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss and was a vocal proponent of his false claim that the election results were fraudulent.

DeWit was supported by Kari Lake, who lost the race for governor but became a rock star on the right; Mark Finchem, the defeated candidate for secretary of state; and retired Gen. Michael Flynn.

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