Maricopa Election Officials Launched PAC to Stop MAGA Candidates in Midterms

New details have begun to emerge that reveal top election officials in Arizona’s Maricopa County launched a political action committee (PAC) that sought to stop MAGA candidates from winning in the midterms.

In 2021, Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer and Supervisor Chairman Bill Gates started a PAC that would oppose Republican candidates unless they publicly condemned President Donald Trump for disputing the 2020 election results and backed the Democrats’ “Jan. 6 insurrection” narrative.

On November 17, 2021, Meg Cunningham from the Kansas City Beacon tweeted that Richer was launching the anti-Trump PAC.

Cunningham tweeted:

“[Stephen Richer], the Maricopa County recorder, is launching a PAC to support Rs running for non-federal AZ offices who ‘acknowledge the validity of the 2020 election and condemn the events of Jan. 6, 2021, as a terrible result of the lies told about the November election.'”

Richer retweeted her saying, “Thanks to a few generous donors this is now launching.

“Join me if you care about traditional Republican ‘stuff’ (free people, free markets, rule of law), but also don’t believe in conspiracies about the 2020 election or that Jan 6 was a tourist event.”

The PAC, called “Pro-Democracy Republicans of Arizona,” claims on its website that it is “fighting to keep our democratic institutions alive.”

The website is sparse on details aside from how to donate but does have a few sentences on their mission.

“The Arizona election wasn’t stolen,” the group declares.

“We Republicans simply had a presidential candidate who lost, while we had many other candidates who won.

“It’s time we Republicans accept and acknowledge that fact.”

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“Candidates come and go.

“But our democratic institutions are long-lasting, and peaceful transitions of power are a hallmark of the United States.

“We should not abandon this history in favor of conspiracy theorists and demagoguery.

“To that end, we are launching this PAC to support pro-democracy Arizona Republicans.”

“We hope you will join us. We will win some races. We will lose some races.

“But either way, we will be strengthening the processes that have long undergirded Arizona and the United States.”

Political pundits, candidates, and others have continued to slam Arizona’s Maricopa County Elections Department for ongoing failures in their election system.

As secretary of state, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs was in charge of overseeing her own election and others in Arizona after failing to recuse herself.

On Monday night, Hobbs was declared the winner in her race against Republican Kari Lake, who the media and Democrats have conveniently branded an “election denier.”

The election will now likely go to a recount under Arizona law.

Last Wednesday, Lake called out her opponent Hobbs and Maricopa County’s Richer as “incompetent.”

“[Those] are people who brought their mail-in ballots to the polls on Election Day because they don’t trust the mail and they don’t trust the drop boxes.

“We’re only down by a few thousand votes right now.

“When those votes come in, I think we’re going to see a lot of liberal minds kind of blowing up.”

As Slay News reported earlier, a Maricopa election judge has spoken out to claim that voting machines appear to have been programmed to reject Republican ballots.

Michele Swinick served as an election judge in Maricopa County, Arizona on Election Day last week.

Following the controversial election, Swinick has stepped forward to discuss what she experienced in her county.

According to Swinick, who worked at a center in a heavily Republican district, the tabulators worked perfectly well the night before Election Day.

Then on Election Day, they suddenly started to fail and were unable to read ballots.

She says that those ballots were then cast aside and labeled as “misreads.”

Swinick claims that these ballots may not have been counted.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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