As Trump Promotes Conspiracies, More Than Half of Arizona Republican Legislative Candidates Threaten Our Democracy

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WASHINGTON — Ahead of twice-impeached Donald Trump’s rally today where he will likely tout conspiracy theories and attack our democratic ideals, the DLCC is shining a light on the at least 38 Arizona Republican state legislative candidates who are trying to undermine our most sacred institutions. Arizona’s MAGA Republicans can be found on the DLCC’s new Threats to Democracy website, a database featuring a list of candidates and lawmakers who have spread dangerous election conspiracies, attempted to overturn the 2020 presidential election, or have otherwise threatened our democracy. 

“Riddled with election deniers, conspiracy theorists, insurrectionists and Oath Keepers, Arizona’s GOP has been consumed by the MAGA movement,” said DLCC President Jessica Post. “MAGA Republicans have done Trump’s bidding at every turn, wasting millions of taxpayer dollars in a sham election review, supporting a Civil War-era abortion ban, and now running for state legislature to threaten the outcomes of future elections. More than half of the GOP’s candidates in the state pose active threats to our democracy. With so much at stake this fall, state Democrats are working to combat rising MAGA extremism and fight what matters for Arizonans and their families.” 

Here are the toplines voters need to know from Arizona

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee was the first and only entity committed to identifying, tracking, and condemning the hundreds of Republican state lawmakers who aided and abetted Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Its current Threats to Democracy website holds the most comprehensive account of state legislators and state legislative candidates complicit in the ongoing attack on our democracy. With more than 7,300 state legislative seats, the research for this project is ongoing, and the list continues to grow. The DLCC research team is actively soliciting tips for additional information at [email protected]

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