Hobbs rebukes Howard Dean over unfounded election ‘cheating’ allegation


Katie Hobbs speaking with supporters at the Women Together Arizona Summit in September 2016. /Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore

 

By Jeremy Duda | Arizona Mirror

Incoming Secretary of State Katie Hobbs took former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean to task on Twitter after he made a baseless suggestion that GOP “cheating” kept Maricopa County a Republican stronghold until a Democrat became county recorder in 2016.

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Dean, a former Vermont governor who rose to national prominence during his 2004 presidential campaign, made his claim on Twitter in response to a Talking Points Memo article about the criticism Republicans have leveled against Recorder Adrian Fontes since the general election, which saw several Democrats in statewide offices after winning Maricopa County.

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