Arizona Indict 18


Eighteen individuals, including high-profile conservative names, are facing charges for their roles in attempting to fraudulently overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona.

Those charged are Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward, state senators Jake Hoffman and Anthony Kern, and Turning Point Action’s Chief Operating Officer Tyler Bowyer. While the identities of seven others remain undisclosed, reports indicate that former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, attorneys Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, John Eastman, and Christina Bobb, campaign adviser Boris Epshteyn, and former campaign aide Mike Roman are among those who have been indicted.

The charges, which include Conspiracy, Fraudulent Schemes, and Artifices, Fraudulent Schemes and Practices, and Forgery, highlight the desperate attempts made by these individuals to subvert the will of the people and overturn a free and fair election. In a video statement, Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes made it clear that the election in the state was legitimate and that “the people of Arizona elected President Biden.”

“Unwilling to accept this fact, the defendants charged by the state grand jury allegedly schemed to prevent the lawful transfer of the presidency,” she claimed. “After the general election on November 3, 2020, the defendants and other unindicted co-conspirators raised false claims of widespread voter fraud in Arizona to pressure elections officials to change the outcome of a transparent, free, and fair democratic election. Those efforts ultimately failed when officials stood firm, followed their statutory duties, and officially certified Arizona’s election on November 30, 2020.”

A state grand jury has indicted all 11 Republican electors and several others allegedly involved in this fraudulent scheme. These are serious charges; if found guilty, the defendants could face significant consequences.

“The defendant Republican presidential electors allegedly plotting with additional defendants, then voted for Mr. Trump and Vice President Pence on December 14, 2020, falsely claiming to be the duly elected and qualified electors for President and Vice President of the United States from the state of Arizona,” Mayes claimed.

“These defendants deceived the citizens of Arizona by falsely claiming that those votes were contingent only on a legal challenge that would change the outcome of the election. In reality, the defendants intended that the false votes for Trump and Pence would encourage Vice President Pence to reject the certified Biden-Harris electors’ votes regardless of the result of any legal challenge,” she continued.