May 26, 2024

Arizona could be the next state to indict former president Donald Trump on charges in connection to trying to overturn the 2020 election results.

It’s a move two Arizona governors anticipate will likely happen.

Video shows Arizona’s fake electors, including former Arizona GOP chair, Kelli Ward, and state lawmakers Anthony Kern and Jake Hoffman, signing false electoral college documents declaring Trump the winner of the 2020 election.

Arizona’s Attorney General is currently investigating, and Governor Katie Hobbs says she hopes to see Arizona’s fake electors face criminal charges.

“Absolutely. I have been an advocate for holding folks involved in trying to overturn the will of the voters in the 2020 election accountable, and this is part of that,” Hobbs said.

Arizona is mentioned several times in Georgia’s indictment as Trump and his allies reportedly contacted lawmakers to get them to overturn election results in his favor.

Fake electors in Georgia and Michigan are now facing several felony counts, including making false statements, conspiracy, and corruption charges.

“Accountability is critical. I don’t think we’re going to change directions until there’s accountability at the top level,” Hobbs said. “I think it should move forward and play out in the legal process.”

Hobbs’ Republican predecessors also weighed in.

“I do. I do believe our attorney general is going to move forward on some kind of disciplinary action,” Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said.

Former Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said, “I am concerned about continuing indictments. I think we’re on number four. I’m concerned about how this is going to affect the electorate, the respect for the rule of law, and equal justice.”

On Aug. 16, Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes confirmed that there is an investigation into the fake electors in Arizona.

“We are investigating the fake electors,” said Mayes. “We are doing a thorough and professional investigation. We will do it on our timetable, as justice demands.”

Among those who allegedly took part in the fake electors scheme in Arizona are former Arizona GOP Chair Kelly Ward, Ward’s husband, and current State Senators Anthony Kern and Jake Hoffman.

“In Michigan and potentially in Arizona, those charges are forgery, conspiracy to commit forgery, election fraud, and other charges around the scheme to keep Trump in office despite losing the election, specifically here in Arizona,” said Barry Markson with Markson Mediation. “These people who supported Trump got together and created their own separate fake electors, and sent that to Congress and the National Archive as if it was real.”