Stories tagged: "Mark Finchem"


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Here are the Arizona Republican Nominees’ Most Extreme Stances

Abortion rights and democracy will be on the ballot this November, after Republican voters nominated a slate of anti-abortion, election-denying conspiracy theorists as their candidates.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - AUGUST 01: (L-R) Republican candidate for state attorney general Abraham Hamadeh, Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, and Republican U.S. senatorial candidate Blake Masters wave to supporters at the conclusion of a campaign event on the eve of the primary at the Duce bar on August 01, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. Lake, who has the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, is facing Karrin Taylor Robson, who is being backed by former Vice President Mike Pence. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
Trump Endorsements: What You Need to Know About Arizona’s MAGA Republican Candidates

Donald Trump remains aggrieved about the outcome of the 2020 election and has made election denial a litmus test of earning his support in Arizona, where he’s backed Blake Masters for US Senate, Kari Lake for governor, Mark Finchem for secretary of state, and Abe Hamadeh for attorney general.

FILE - Members of the Oath Keepers on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. A North Carolina man pleaded guilty on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, to conspiring with other members of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group to forcefully halt the peaceful transfer of power after President Joe Biden's 2020 electoral victory. William Todd Wilson, 44, is the third Oath Keepers member to plead guilty to a seditious conspiracy charge stemming from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
These 4 Arizona Lawmakers Have Ties to the Oath Keepers, a Far-Right, Anti-Government Group

Several Arizona lawmakers have expressed support or admiration for the Oath Keepers during or before their time in office.

Photos by Gage Skidmore, the Adrian Fontes Campaign.
Who Will Run Arizona’s Elections After 2022? Here’s Who is Running for Secretary of State.

Bookmark this page for the latest information about Arizona's candidates for secretary of state in 2022. The Primary Election will be held Aug. 2, and the General Election is Nov. 8.

From left, Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar, both of Arizona, were among six Republican House members who called on the Justice Department Tuesday to respond to what the called the mistreaetment of "political prisoners" arrested in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. (Photo courtesy C-SPAN)
Group Plans Appeal in Effort to Keep Gosar, Biggs, Finchem off Ballot

The case cites the 14th Amendment, which prohibits people who have taken an oath to defend the Constitution from holding office if they then “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” against the government.

From left, Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar, both of Arizona, were among six Republican House members who called on the Justice Department Tuesday to respond to what the called the mistreaetment of "political prisoners" arrested in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. (Photo courtesy C-SPAN)
Court Allows Jan. 6 Lawsuit Against Georgia Lawmaker; Could Affect 3 in Arizona

The lawsuit claims the representatives’ involvement in the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol disqualifies them from holding office under the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution.

Photos courtesy Gage Skidmore
Jan. 6 Commission Subpoenas State Rep. Finchem, Arizona GOP Chair Ward

Both Finchem and Ward supported the Republican-backed election audit in Arizona and have repeatedly spread false claims regarding the 2020 election results.