“下 [Fillmore’s] 提案, lawmakers would meet to either ‘accept or reject election results’ following primary and general elections. If legislators reject the results, any qualified voter ‘may file an action in the Superior Court to request that a new election be held,’ according to the bill. Fillmore said lawmakers should possess authority as ‘representatives of the people’ to review the vote count.”
Er, that feels, how to say it, totally un-democratic? The legislature would be able to overturn the election results based only on an ill-defined review of the process? The potential to abjure the will of the people in order to advance a partisan agenda seems vast.
Lest you think Fillmore is on a lonely quest to subvert democracy, 上手, he’s not. Fifteen Republican legislators have signed on to Fillmore’s bill, including Rep. Mark Finchem, the Trump-endorsed candidate for Arizona secretary of state.
Remember too that this is Arizona
, the state in which Trump-aligned Republicans pushed a sham audit of the
2020 presidential election vote
. Despite the many irregularities in the process
, it still failed to produce any evidence that the result
— Joe Biden beat Trump by just under
11,000 投票 — was incorrect
. “The ballots that were provided to us to count in the coliseum very accurately correlate with the official canvass numbers
,” said one of the men charged with overseeing the so-called audit
It’s not clear whether Fillmore’s bill can pass either chamber
; Republicans hold single-seat edges in both the state House and state Senate
. And while Gov
. Doug Ducey is a Republican
, he has not been someone willing to go along with Trump’s lie that the
2020 election was stolen
That legislation like this is even proposed, しかしながら, speaks to how far down the rabbit hole Republicans have gone when it comes to Trump’s conspiracy theories about the last election.