Stories tagged: "Mark Finchem"


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Where Are They Now? A Look Back on Arizona’s Insurrectionist Lawmakers

They spent the last two years defending a violent attack on the US Capitol that they played a hand in. Here's where they’ve ended up, and what role they’ll take in shaping Arizona in 2023.

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Arizona Republicans Are Pushing Conspiracy Theories About the 2022 Election — Here’s What Actually Happened

Big Lie candidates who lost their elections have attempted to spread misinformation regarding Arizona's election systems as a way to rile up their supporters and justify why they didn't win their race.

Adrian Fontes in 2017 (Photo by Gage Skidmore)
A One-on-One with Arizona’s New Secretary of State Adrian Fontes

Fontes sat down with The Copper Courier to talk about his plans for Arizona's election systems, combatting extremism, and unifying a divided electorate.

A man walks out after casting his vote at the American Legion in Tombstone, Arizona on November 3, 2020 (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER / AFP) (Photo by ARIANA DREHSLER/AFP via Getty Images)
Cochise County Votes for Hand-Count Despite No Evidence of Voting Equipment Issues

Kari Lake and Mark Finchem tried to require state officials to count ballots by hand in November because of unfounded claims of voting machine problems.

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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.