Tag Archives: Arizona

GOP Governors Group To Pour Millions Into AZ Race

The Arizona Daily Star reports: The Republican Governors Association is going to put at least $11 million into commercials to ensure that Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s successor is of the same political party. But don’t look for that money to be spent extolling the virtues of Kari Lake, the GOP nominee for governor. Instead, given the organization’s record, the commercials …

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Anti-LGBTQ AZ Youth Pastor Charged With Child Rape

The Arizona Independent reports: According to the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, on Tuesday August 2, 2022 at approximately 1:11 p.m., a report was received of sexual offenses involving a juvenile, one of which took place in the 4400 Block of 10th Street. The investigation revealed that Franklin Sharples, age 34, a youth pastor at Champion Church, had committed sexual offenses …

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QAnon Nutbag Kari Lake Wins GOP Arizona Gov Primary

The Associated Press reports: Kari Lake, a former news anchor who walked away from her journalism career and was embraced by Donald Trump and his staunch supporters, won the Republican primary for Arizona governor on Thursday. Lake’s victory was a blow to the GOP establishment that lined up behind lawyer and businesswoman Karrin Taylor Robson in an attempt to push …

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Still No Winner In Arizona GOP Gubernatorial Primary

The Arizona Republic reports: Elections officials continue to count ballots from Tuesday’s primary election, and those that are slowing down the results are mostly ones that people dropped off at the polls. Numbers released Wednesday evening showed a small increase in votes for both Kari Lake and Karrin Taylor Robson as they vie for the GOP nomination for governor. Likewise, …

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QAnon Oath Keeper Wins AZ State Senate Primary

Phoenix’s NBC affiliate reports: After a tight race, State Sen. Kelly Townsend has conceded to her opponent, Sen. Wendy Rogers [photo]. But Townsend said it came with a steep price tag. “It took $1,732,200.27 to beat me,” Townsend said in a post on Twitter. The two had been running in the Republican primary for District 7 State Senator. According to …

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Suspected “Q” Of QAnon Finishes Last In AZ Primary

The Daily Dot reports: Ron Watkins, the man suspected by many of being behind the QAnon conspiracy theory, has lost his primary race for Congress in Arizona. Watkins is firmly in last place among seven other Republicans, only able to secure little more than 3% of the vote, which right now amounts to around 3,000 people. As the former administrator …

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QAnon AZ Candidate Warned On Stealing Ballot Pens

USA Today reports: The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office on Tuesday ordered a Republican candidate to stop urging voters to replace government-issued pens at polling stations. In a cease and desist letter, the County Attorney’s Office told Maricopa County Board of Supervisors candidate Gail Golec to immediately retract social media posts. Golec, a Scottsdale real estate agent who has previously spread …

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AZ House Speaker Loses Primary After Jan. 6 Testimony

Axios reports: Rusty Bowers, the Arizona House speaker who rose to national prominence after testifying to the Jan. 6 committee about Donald Trump’s attempts to pressure him into overturning his state’s vote for Joe Biden, lost the Republican primary for an open state Senate seat, per AP. Former state Sen. David Farnsworth trounced Bowers for the Republican nomination in Legislative …

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QAnon Oath Keeper Wins AZ Sec Of State Primary

NBC News reports: Mark Finchem, a prominent 2020 election denier and an Arizona state legislator, has won the Republican secretary of state primary, NBC News projects. With 99% percent of the expected vote in, Finchem, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, had 40% of the vote. If elected, Finchem would, as the official who oversees the state office …

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Blake Masters Wins Arizona GOP Senate Primary

Yahoo News reports: Blake Masters, an ultra-MAGA candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump, won the marquee GOP Senate primary in Arizona Tuesday night, setting up a general-election showdown with his more traditional Democratic rival that will test whether the way to win a key swing state in 2022 is by channeling the animosities of the far right — or …

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AZ Officials Were Worried Their Plot Was Treasonous

The New York Times reports: Two Arizona Republicans recruited by allies of former President Donald J. Trump to join an effort to keep him in office after he lost the 2020 election grew so concerned about the plan that they told lawyers working on it that they feared their actions could be seen as treason, according to emails reviewed by …

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Cultist Arizona AG Debunks Claims Of “Dead Voters”

The Arizona Mirror reports: The Arizona Senate’s partisan “audit” last year claimed 282 dead voters cast a ballot in the 2020 general election in Maricopa County, but Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said only one of those was genuine, according to a letter he sent to the Senate on Monday. “Our agents investigated all individuals that Cyber Ninjas reported as …

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QAnon Oath Keeper +11 In AZ Sec Of State Primary

Politico reports: Mark Finchem — a poster child for election deniers following the 2020 election — is inching closer to becoming the chief election official in one of the most tightly divided battleground states in the country. Finchem, an Arizona state lawmaker, is running with Trump’s endorsement in Tuesday’s GOP primary for secretary of state there. Should he win on …

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Cultist Blake Masters +18 In Final AZ Senate Poll

The Hill reports: Republican U.S. Senate candidate Blake Masters is leading the pack in the Arizona GOP primary race by a wide margin, with roughly 40 percent of likely voters backing the Trump-endorsed contender. Masters, a venture capitalist, is ahead by 18 points, with the next Republican candidate, businessman Jim Lamon, earning 22 percent of the vote, according to the …

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Final Poll Shows Dead Heat In AZ GOP Gov Primary

From Emerson College Polling: The final Emerson College Polling survey of the Arizona Republican primary finds Karrin Taylor Robson in a statistical dead-heat in the race for party nominee for Governor against Kari Lake, 47% to 46%. Just 4% are undecided heading into Tuesday’s election. When these voters indicate who they are leaning towards, the race remains in deadlock, Taylor …

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AZ House Speaker: “I’ll Never Vote” For Trump Again

ABC News reports: Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers may lose his Republican primary for an open state senate seat this week, after he testified to the Jan. 6 committee about the pressure campaign from former President Donald Trump and his associates to undo the presidential election results in the state. “If we want to base a party and an authority …

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Cultist Charged With Death Threat To AZ Sec Of State

Law & Crime reports: Prosecutors say that James W. Clark, a 38-year-old from Falmouth, Mass., filled out the web form of the Elections Division of the Arizona Secretary of State’s office on Feb. 14, 2021. In the message, prosecutors say, Clark wrote that if Secretary of State Katie Hobbs didn’t resign within two days an “explosive device impacted in her …

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QAnon Arizona Gov Candidate Already Claiming Fraud

The Daily Beast reports: Donald Trump lackey and Republican candidate for Arizona governor Kari Lake claims she is “detecting some stealing” in the upcoming election—a week before the actual vote. The Arizona Republic reports that Lake made allegations of fraud at least four times in a speech to the right-wing North Valley Constitutional Republicans this week. “I’m telling you right …

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PetSmart Manager Stands Up To Anti-LGBTQ Troll

Mediaite reports: A total loser known for filming himself harassing retail employees was back on his bullshit by hectoring workers at a PetSmart. The total loser filmed his encounter, in which he asks an employee – who is likely making the minimum wage or slightly above – about a pride flag decal displayed near a register. “I’m just curious – …

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Twitter Locks Out QAnon Arizona Gov Candidate

The Daily Beast reports: Trump-backed Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake was locked out of her Twitter account after posting “private information” on the platform, stemming from a tweet attempting to “expose” fellow GOP primary challenger Karrin Taylor Robson. In a July 17 video posted alongside a tweet, the video captioned “Kari Lake EXPOSES Her Opponent’s Disgusting Fundraising Tactics” flashes …

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