Arizona Republicans Fight Back Against Election Fraud Claims

May 17, 2021

Republican officials in Arizona’s largest county are escalating their defense of their vote count in the 2020 presidential election. 

Some of the 2.1 million ballots cast during the 2020 election, are brought in for recounting at a 2020 election ballot audit ordered by the Republican lead Arizona Senate at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, during a news conference Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Phoenix.
Credit AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin


The move is putting them increasingly at odds with former President Donald Trump and a sizeable chunk of their party that believes without evidence that something was amiss. Maricopa County’s top officials, almost all Republicans, are scheduled Monday to refute allegations of election wrongdoing raised by the Republican state Senate leader and amplified by Trump. The showdown in Phoenix follows several days of heated rhetoric stemming from the state Senate’s recount and audit of the 2020 election in Maricopa County.