Trump presses Attorney General Mark Brnovich, legislature for action on election probe

Attorney General Mark Brnovich /Photo by Katie Campbell/Arizona Capitol Times

By Ronald J. Hansen |Arizona Republic

Former President Donald Trump renewed his pressure campaign on Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, asking in a statement Tuesday what happened to the “Rigged and Stolen Arizona Presidential Election that is being investigated.”

In his statement, Trump baselessly claims 35,000 fictitious votes in Pima County and calls on the state Legislature to decertify the 2020 election results.  

The statement, issued through his Save America political action committee, didn’t attack Brnovich. But it makes clear that the investigation opened by Brnovich’s office hasn’t satisfied Trump, a man whose influence in Republican circles still could impact politics here.

Brnovich is seeking the GOP nomination in next year’s U.S. Senate race. Trump’s endorsement in that crowded primary could help determine who gets to challenge Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz.

Neither Brnovich’s office nor his campaign were immediately available for comment.

Agents for the Attorney General’s Office interviewed former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes, a Democrat, earlier this month about election administration matters.

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