Kelli Ward was challenged for state chair by quite a few folks, together with Sergio Arellano, a small enterprise proprietor in Tucson who misplaced his congressional bid throughout the 2018 blue wave. With Trump’s backing, Ward gained—barely—with simply 42 votes. Nevertheless, doubts started to emerge when one of many introduced winners for one more race, a committee member from the eighth Congressional District, was falsely informed that she had misplaced her race. Kelli Ward attributed it to “human error.”
The 4 challengers for the chair requested Ward for an audit of the ballots. Within the words of Arellano:
This isn’t in regards to the chairman’s race, that is about election integrity!
Ward ought to have been throughout that, since these had been very related phrases she used when demanding an audit of the Arizona’s presidential outcomes. But in a video response to all of the challengers and doubters who wished an audit of her race for chair, Kelli Ward told them there would be no such thing, and they could go pound salt.
These are the ultimate, remaining outcomes of that election!!
This was achieved with no trace of irony. Ward spent months alleging widespread voter fraud with no proof, and even requested if folks had been keen to die to overthrow the election. However an audit for her personal race? Get outta right here.
Trey Terry is the treasurer of the GOP within the legislative district chaired by Sandra Dowling; she’s the one who was initially declared the winner in her race, then informed she misplaced. Terry was furious and wasn’t having it.
It’s dangerous sufficient for the Republicans to have a civil warfare happening of their nationwide celebration, however Kelli Ward is making certain they’ve one on the state degree—in a essential battleground state.
Arizona has a governor’s race in 2022; it’s one other probability for the Democrats to take the state legislature. Arizona has proven the final two cycles that it’s turning blue. Biden gained it for the Democrats for the primary time since 1948, and each senators are now Team Blue. Maricopa County, the biggest county, was at all times pink, however things have rapidly changed.
That is one state the place the GOP actually wants their A-game, however they introduced Q as an alternative. Count on Ward to look at her celebration lose the entire vital races in 2022, and immediately declare fraud with no proof. I promise you that can occur, and each outlet not named Fox or OAN will seemingly start their interviews along with her with one thing alongside the traces of “However going again to YOUR race in 2021….”
She actually is one of the best candidate we may have hoped for.
HT to skohayes in feedback for exhibiting me this tweet. The road “you actually do not permit a challenger who misplaced an election to demand one thing they don’t have the precise to” will get me each time 😛
Our personal Dave in AZ is Secretary of the Cochise Democratic Celebration in addition to a State Committee member. He identified that the AZ GOP Basic Assembly was held in an excellent spreader occasion at a megachurch, whereas the Dems did it by way of Zoom. He additionally identified that the Democratic State Chair is Raquel Terán, a local of the border city of Douglas, AZ in Cochise County.
No conspiracies, no asking folks to sacrifice themselves for Biden, no civil warfare—only a very competent particular person specializing in profitable elections.
Oh, and she mentioned she could be completely happy to supply an audit of her election if requested.