Tag Archives: Kelli Ward

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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Arizona GOP Censures House Speaker For Testifying

The Guardian reports: Rusty Bowers, the Arizona house speaker who testified to the January 6 committee about how he resisted Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn his defeat by Joe Biden in the sun belt state, has been formally censured by his own Republican party. Kelli Ward, chair of the Arizona Republican party, said on Tuesday its “executive committee formally censured …

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DOJ Subpoenas Arizona GOP Chair Over Fake Electors

The Arizona Republic reports: Kelli Ward, the head of the Arizona Republican Party, and her husband, Michael, received grand jury subpoenas from the Department of Justice regarding their involvement in a scheme to send fake electors to Congress on Jan. 6, 2021. Kelli Ward also was subpoenaed for testimony and documents by the House Select Committee in February. One of …

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Riot Panel Subpoenas Six Cultists In Fake Electors Plot

CNN reports: The Trump campaign officials subpoenaed by the committee are Michael Roman, who was in charge of Election Day operations in 2020, and his deputy, Gary Michael Brown. Both “reportedly participated in efforts to promote allegations of fraud in the November 2020 election and encourage state legislators to appoint false ‘alternate’ slates of electors,” according to the committee. The …

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Riot Panel Subpoenas Phone Records Of AZ GOP Chair

Politico reports: The Jan. 6 select committee has subpoenaed the phone records of Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward and her husband, Michael Ward, who both signed documents falsely claiming to be among their state’s presidential electors in 2020. The Wards filed suit Tuesday against the House panel in federal court in Arizona seeking to block the couple’s phone provider, T-Mobile, …

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AP Fact-Checks Latest QAnon/GOP Arizona Election Lies

The Associated Press reports: Cyber Ninjas, the cybersecurity consulting firm hired by Arizona Senate Republicans to oversee a partisan review of the 2020 election, on Thursday pushed a false narrative that Maricopa County received thousands of mail-in ballots that had no record of being sent out to voters. The false claim has reverberated online in the day since Logan’s comments, …

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Trump And Allies Tried To Stop Ballot Counting In AZ

The New York Times reports: President Donald J. Trump twice sought to talk on the phone with the Republican leader of Arizona’s most populous county last winter as the Trump campaign and its allies tried unsuccessfully to reverse Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s narrow victory in the state’s presidential contest, according to the Republican official and records obtained by The Arizona …

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AZ GOP Chair Threatens To Have GOP Officials Arrested

The Daily Beast reports: Kelli Ward, chair of the Arizona Republican Party, appeared on One America News, a far-right news network whose anchors launched a fundraiser for the audit, to imply that local officials might be arrested if they did not comply with legislators’ demands. “There have to be consequences,” Ward said. “There could be arrests of people who are …

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AZ GOP Must Pay $18K For “Groundless” Election Suit

The Associated Press reports: The Arizona Republican Party and its lawyers must pay $18,000 in attorneys’ fees that taxpayers were forced to pick up late last year to defend government officials against one of the party’s failed lawsuits challenging President Joe Biden’s victory in the state, a judge has ruled. In a decision Friday, Judge John Hannah concluded the state …

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STOP THE STEAL: Ward Refuses Audit Of Own Race

The Arizona Republic reports: The Arizona Republican Party is rebuffing demands from some of its activists to audit the procedures and results of its own election for chair and other positions, according to an email sent Thursday night to party members. During a radio interview Friday with KFYI’s “The Conservative Circus With James T. Harris,” Kelli Ward, who was reelected …

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Republicans Demand Audit Of Vote For AZ GOP Chair

The Arizona Republic reports: After months of sounding the alarm on what she claimed was a stolen presidential election, Kelli Ward is facing questions about her own reelection Saturday as Arizona Republican Party chair. Sergio Arellano, the southern Arizona businessman who narrowly lost to Ward in a runoff, has asked state party officials for an audit of the election results, …

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Arizona GOP May Face Sanctions For Lying Lawsuit

Law & Crime reports: The Arizona Republican Party could face court sanctions for filing a lawsuit even though the state’s audit debunked its allegations, a judge suggested in a ruling tossing the case. “What exactly the Arizona Republican Party and its attorney knew or had reason to know about the status of hand count audit, at the time of filing …

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QAnon And Cultists Beg Trump For Literal Dictatorship

NBC News reports: With Trump’s days in office dwindling, QAnon influencers have become increasingly restless and militant, urging the president to “#crosstherubicon,” the hashtag a reference to Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon river after the Roman Senate explicitly told him not to, effectively kick-starting the Roman civil war and Caesar’s dictatorship. On Sunday, Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward [[photo] …

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Arizona Supreme Court Boots State GOP’s Lawsuit

Phoenix’s NBC News affiliate reports: The Arizona Supreme Court has affirmed the dismissal of Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward’s lawsuit that sought to undo Democrat President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Arizona. The Arizona Supreme Court’s decision confirms the election of the Biden Electors. Ward had filed a notice of appeal late Friday with the Arizona Supreme Court. A Maricopa …

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Arizona GOP Calls On Cultists To Die For Hair Furor

And they say it’s not a cult: The Arizona Republican Party escalated its rhetoric by urging people to fight to the death on behalf of President Donald Trump’s attempts to dispute the 2020 Election. The organization, headed by Chairwoman Kelli Ward, continues to dispute the certification of the results in court, even though Trump’s own legal team has never been …

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Court Tosses GOP Lawsuit Against Arizona County

The Arizona Republic reports: A Maricopa County Superior Court judge on Thursday dismissed an Arizona Republican Party lawsuit seeking a new audit of Maricopa County ballots and denied the GOP’s request to delay certification of election results. The decision appears to leave just one election-related challenge — which will not affect the results of any races — pending in Arizona. …

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Arizona GOP Endorses QAnon US House Candidate

Media Matters reports: The Arizona Republican Party recently ran a Facebook video spotlighting congressional candidate and self-described QAnon follower Daniel Wood. During that video, AZGOP state chair Kelli Ward [photo] told him that “you are a man after my own heart” and encouraged people to volunteer and contribute to his campaign. Daniel Wood is running against Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva …

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AZ GOP Chair Locked Out By Twitter For COVID Lies

Arizona Central reports: Twitter has “temporarily limited” the account features of Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward after determining she violated its policy on spreading misleading and “potentially harmful” information about the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision by Twitter came after she shared the viral video of a group of physicians making false and misleading comments about the pandemic. Twitter’s decision …

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Arizona GOP Chair Tells Lockdown Protesters To Wear Scrubs Since Counter-Protesters Aren’t Really Nurses

In today’s chapter of Republican assholery: Kelli Ward, the head of the Republican Party in Arizona, told those planning to protest stay-at-home orders aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 to dress in scrubs and masks on Twitter. Ward also seemed to suggest that some health workers engaging in counterprotests across the country were not really health workers. The tweet …

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ARIZONA: GOP Chair Kelli Ward Sends Email Vowing To “Stop That Gun-Grabber Mark Kelly Dead In His Tracks”

Talking Points Memo reports: Arizona GOP chairwoman Kelli Ward promised to stop Mark Kelly — husband of gunshot victim former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) and Senate candidate – “dead in his tracks.” “Support the Republican Party of Arizona today and, together, we’ll stop gun-grabber Mark Kelly dead in his tracks,” Ward wrote in a fundraising email. Neither the Arizona Republican …

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