White House phone calls, baseless fraud charges: The origins of the Arizona election review
This is how Arizona plunged into a fog of election conspiracies, riven with partisanship and targeted by opportunists from across the country.
Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Ronald J. Hansen, Arizona Republic
Published 9:06 AM MST Nov. 17, 2021 Updated 9:45 AM MST Nov. 18, 2021
Rusty Bowers was talking on his cellphone to Karen Fann after church services on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, looking ahead to another hectic week.
It was Nov. 22, 2020. The counting was done and Joe Biden led Donald Trump by a razor-thin margin, but the presidential election results in Arizona still had not been certified.
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