Why Arizona Republicans are once again targeting Maricopa County

To some extent, that the aftermath of the midterms saw a Republican campaign aggressively challenging county officials - to the point that official...

November 21, 2022
10:10 PM

To some extent, that the aftermath of the midterms saw a Republican campaign aggressively challenging county officials - to the point that officials perceived one attorney's comments as a veiled threat - is simply a predictable evolution of what's been happening in the state. After Arizona voted for Joe Biden in 2020, the state party, helmed by far-right chair Kelli Ward, embraced conspiracy theories about the results. When a leader in the "Stop the Steal" movement said he was "willing to give his life" for that effort in December 2020, the state party shared a message with its Twitter followers: "He is.

Philip Bump