Tag Archives: Kelli Ward

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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ARIZONA: Husband Of GOP Former Senate Candidate Accused Of Spitting In The Eye Of Turncoat Volunteer

The Arizona Republic reports: Former U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward’s husband was accused of spitting in the eye of one of her former volunteers because the volunteer subsequently supported her former political foe, Martha McSally, police records obtained Tuesday show. The alleged incident happened at the Arizona Republican Party’s general-election night gala on Nov. 6 at the Paradise Valley Doubletree …

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ARIZONA: Martha McSally Wins GOP Senate Primary

NBC News reports: Rep. Martha McSally has defeated Kelli Ward and former Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the Arizona Republican Senate primary on Tuesday night, NBC News projects. McSally, a former fighter pilot, had been favored to prevail over the two conservatives who have split the anti-establishment vote. But McSally tacked far to the right in the primary, which could cause …

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GOP Senate Candidate Kelli Ward Claims McCain Timed His Cancer Treatment Statement To Hurt Her Campaign

Arizona Central reports: Kelli Ward suggested Saturday that the statement issued Friday by U.S. Sen. John McCain’s family about ending treatment for brain cancer was intended to hurt her U.S. Senate campaign. McCain died Saturday hours after her remarks. Ward, a conservative former state senator from Lake Havasu City, is in a three-way race for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination …

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GOP Senate Candidate To Tour With Pizzagate Nut

Newsweek reports: Arizona Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward says she is hoping to capitalize on the audience of far-right conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich, who is best known for spreading the “Pizzagate” fake news panic and the firing of Hollywood director James Gunn. Ward, a Republican candidate hoping to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake in November, made the admission to MSNBC …

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ARIZONA: GOP US Senate Candidate Kelli Ward Touts Endorsement From Anonymous Fake News Site

Politico reports: It looked as if Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward had scored a big endorsement: On Oct. 28, she posted a link on her campaign website and blasted out a Facebook post, quoting extensively from a column in the Arizona Monitor. There was just one problem: Despite its reputable sounding name, the Arizona Monitor is not a real news …

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ARIZONA: Bannon-Backed Pro-Trump Senate Candidate Kelli Ward Celebrates Jeff Flake’s Exit Announcement

The Hill reports: Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward (R), who was polling ahead of Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) in the GOP primary before he announced he wouldn’t run for reelection, touted her chances of being elected in 2018 in a Fox News interview today. “We need new leadership, new GOP leadership in Washington, D.C., and I look forward to being a …

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