Bogus election fraud claims put out by AG hire, Democrats say

By Jeremy Duda |Arizona Mirror

As his first hire for an Elections Integrity Unit whose mission will partly be to shoot down unfounded allegations of election fraud, Attorney General Mark Brnovich hired a lawyer whom Democrats accused of fueling such rumors herself several years ago.

Jennifer Wright this month joined the Attorney General’s Office. She serves in the office’s appeals and constitutional integrity section, with a focus on election integrity. Her work will put her under the aegis of the office’s new elections integrity unit. Republican lawmakers budgeted $530,000 for the new four-person unit. 

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During the 2012 election, Wright co-chaired Verify the Vote Arizona, which sought to train poll watchers, ensure election integrity and combat potential election fraud. The group, which is no longer active, was associated with True The Vote, a conservative Houston-based organization with a stated goal of fighting voter fraud, and which critics on the left accuse of engaging in voter suppression. 

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