Arizona Senate Republicans to hold hearing on elections

Arizona Senate Republicans to hold hearing on elections
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Arizona Republicans will hold a Senate hearing next week over unfounded claims of election irregularities as the GOP and President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE try to subvert the results of the election in several battleground states.

The Arizona Senate Judiciary Committee will hold the hearing Monday “to address the concerns over election irregularities,” the Arizona GOP announced in a press release Friday.

Arizona is one of several states where Republicans are filing lawsuits looking to overturn Trump’s loss to President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenFord to bolster electric vehicle production in multi-billion dollar push Protesters demonstrate outside Manchin's houseboat over opposition to reconciliation package Alabama eyes using pandemic relief funds on prison system MORE. Biden beat Trump by nearly 10,500 votes in the state, making him the first Democratic presidential nominee to win Arizona since Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonHas China already won? Budget impasses mark a critical turning point in Biden's presidency Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE in 1996.

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The lawsuits in the Grand Canyon State have been shot down, and Arizona certified its election results last month.

Trump won Arizona in 2016, and his campaign was adamant that the president would be victorious there again even after tallies showed him trailing. Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyFive takeaways from Arizona's audit results The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by AT&T - Senate passes infrastructure bill, budget resolution; Cuomo resigns Schumer, Tim Scott lead as Senate fundraising pace heats up MORE (R) was also unseated by now-Sen. Mark KellyMark KellyFive takeaways from Arizona's audit results Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Afghan evacuation still frustrates Overnight Defense & National Security — Congress begins Afghanistan grilling MORE (D). 

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) has been adamant that there was no widespread fraud or irregularities that cost Trump the state, and the president’s lawyers have bene unable to present any firm evidence that his defeat there was due to foul play. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) also declined to join a lawsuit led by Texas seeking to overturn the election results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin even though a dozen other state attorneys general have signed onto the suit, which the U.S. Supreme Court has since shot down.

Trump has torn into Gov. Doug DuceyDoug DuceyThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Government shutdown fears increase as leaders dig in Dozens of Republican governors call for meeting with Biden on border surge White House debates vaccines for air travel MORE (R), an erstwhile ally, saying he and Georgia Gov. Brian KempBrian KempGeorgia to use federal funds to provide first responders ,000 bonus Trump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Trump stokes GOP tensions in Georgia MORE (R) “fight harder against us than do the Radical Left Dems. If they were with us, we would have already won both Arizona and Georgia.”