Tag: Lake, Kari A

The Arizona Republican Party’s Anti-Democracy Experiment

At the event held in Prescott by the Lions of Liberty, I asked Rose Sperry, the G.O.P. state committeewoman, which information outlet she most trusted. She immediately replied, “OAN” — One America News, the Trump-touting network that provided daily coverage of “America’s Audit” in Arizona even as one of its show hosts, Christina Bobb, was […]

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As Right-Wing Rhetoric Escalates, So Do Threats and Violence

Despite that threat, one day later, when the right-wing media outlet Breitbart News published the warrant underlying the Mar-a-Lago search, it did not redact the names of the F.B.I. agents on the document. Almost immediately afterward, posts on a pro-Trump chat board referred to them as “traitors.” According to the F.B.I., there are now about […]

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How a New Class of Republicans Could Push America to the Right

Much of the attention paid to Donald Trump’s favorite candidates running in the midterms has focused — rightly! — on their support for relitigating the 2020 election. (Which, for those still unsure, was not stolen.) But across a range of policy issues, including abortion, climate change, same-sex marriage and education, Trump’s MAGA warriors have taken […]

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Arizonans Trusted Kari Lake to Tell It Straight on TV. Will They Trust Her as Governor?

PHOENIX — Kari Lake worked her way through television interviews at her election night party, fielding a barrage of questions about her bid to be Arizona’s next governor. Votes were still being counted, and she’d been up all night. But Ms. Lake, a first-time candidate, didn’t flinch. Instead, she grabbed a reporter’s microphone, locked eyes […]

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Hunting for Voter Fraud, Conspiracy Theorists Organize ‘Stakeouts’

One night last month, on the recommendation of a man known online as Captain K, a small group gathered in an Arizona parking lot and waited in folding chairs, hoping to catch the people they believed were trying to destroy American democracy by submitting fake early voting ballots. Captain K — which is what Seth […]

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How Arizona Became an Abyss of Election Conspiracy Theories

Of the roughly three dozen states that have held primary elections this year, Arizona is where Donald Trump’s conspiratorial fantasies about the 2020 election seem to have gained the most purchase. This week, Arizona Republicans nominated candidates up and down the ballot who focused their campaigns on stoking baseless conspiracy theories about 2020, when Democrats […]

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Kari Lake Will Face Katie Hobbs in Arizona Governor’s Race

Kari Lake, who in the span of two years transformed herself from a veteran local television news anchor into a tribune of the far-right political movement, won Arizona’s Republican primary for governor, according to The Associated Press. Ms. Lake prevailed over a field that included Karrin Taylor Robson — an ally of Gov. Doug Ducey, […]

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In 4 Swing States, G.O.P. Election Deniers Could Oversee Voting

PHOENIX — With Tuesday’s primary victories in Arizona and Michigan added to those in Nevada and Pennsylvania, Republicans who have disputed the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election and who pose a threat to subvert the next one are on a path toward winning decisive control over how elections are run in several battleground states. […]

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In 4 Swing States, G.O.P. Election Deniers Could Oversee Voting

PHOENIX — With Tuesday’s primary victories in Arizona and Michigan added to those in Nevada and Pennsylvania, Republicans who have disputed the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election and who pose a threat to subvert the next one are on a path toward winning decisive control over how elections are run in several battleground states. […]

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Election Victories by Trump Allies Showcase His Grip on the G.O.P. Base

PHOENIX — Primary victories in Arizona and Michigan for allies of Donald J. Trump on Tuesday reaffirmed his continued influence over the Republican Party, as the former president has sought to cleanse the party of his critics, install loyalists in key swing-state offices and scare off potential 2024 rivals with a show of brute political force. […]

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Five Takeaways From Tuesday’s Primary Elections

A remarkable victory for abortion rights in Kansas, coupled with the defeats of some of the candidates most cut from the mold of Donald J. Trump, sent a clear signal on Tuesday that this year’s midterms are a trickier environment for uncompromising conservatives than Republicans once believed. But there is a twist: In places where […]

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Class Divisions Harden Into Battle Lines in Arizona’s Republican Primary

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. — As Shardé Walter’s family cut back on everything from camping trips to Eggo waffles to balance their inflation-strained budget this summer, she became more and more fed up with the Republicans who have governed Arizona for more than a decade. “You’ve got those hoity-toity Republicans, and then you’ve got ones like […]

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QAnon Candidates Aren’t Thriving, but Some of Their Ideas Are

PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Pamphlets, buttons and American flags cluttered booth after booth for political candidates at a conference center in Prescott, Ariz., this month. But the table for Ron Watkins, a Republican candidate for Congress who rose to fame for his ties to the QAnon conspiracy theory, sat empty. “I thought it started at 11:30,” […]

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Republicans Sharpen Post-Roe Attacks on L.G.B.T.Q. Rights

Days after the Supreme Court overturned the right to abortion, Michigan’s Republican candidates for governor were asked if it was also time to roll back constitutional protections for gay rights. None of the five candidates came to the defense of same-sex marriage. “They need to revisit it all,” one candidate, Garrett Soldano, said at the […]

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