Former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is pictured in July 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. She told radio station KTAR News 92.3 that her state’s party is in a “shambles.”/KIRK IRWIN/GETTY IMAGES
By Brendan Cole | Newsweek
The former governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, has said her state’s Republican Party is in a “shambles” as she weighed in on the controversy over unsubstantiated claims of election fraud made by its chairperson, Kelli Ward.
Ward has been trying to undo the result in Arizona, whose 11 electoral college votes went to President-elect Joe Biden. His 10,457-vote margin made him the first Democrat to win the Grand Canyon State for 24 years.
Ward filed a lawsuit in Maricopa County Superior Court that challenged how signatures to authenticate mail-in ballots were verified in the county. Ward also questioned the process that election officials used to count ballots that tabulation machines could not read.
But on Tuesday, the Arizona Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s finding that there was no misconduct, fraud or illegal voting in the general election.