Republican Mark Finchem is one of the most outspoken 2020 election deniers running for office this year. He’s vying to oversee a pivotal state’s voting process during the next presidential contest.
- Republican Mark Finchem was grilled by Democratic rival Adrian Fontes about denying the 2020 election outcome.
- Finchem’s role in events leading to the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot also came up during the debate.
- Finchem, Fontes jousted over mail-in voting in Arizona and federal election overhauls.
Arizona’s Republican secretary of state candidate, Mark Finchem, revealed Thursday that he’s been interviewed by the House Jan. 6 committee, just one instance where a 2022 midterms debate repeatedly harkened back to the 2020 presidential race and denial around those election results.
The 30-minute discussion, which also included Democrat Adrian Fontes, was the first of the fall campaign debates featuring a GOP nominee who has denied the outcome of the 2020 contest.