By Robert Anglen |Arizona Republic
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich in July 2020 took a hard-line stance against state electors who rejected the popular vote.
Rogue actors who defied the will of the people by voting for another presidential candidate threatened to turn elections into chaos, he said.
But the state’s highest ranking law enforcement officer has remained mostly silent about groups of Arizona Republicans who in December of that year sent fake electors to Congress in a bid to keep former President Donald Trump in office.
Brnovich, who is running for U.S. Senate, won’t answer questions about whether his office investigated the fake electors or if their efforts potentially violated any state laws.
“The U.S. Justice Department is exercising original jurisdiction to examine the complaints,” his office said in an email response Friday. “Accordingly, if you have any questions about the criminal investigation, please contact the Department of Justice.”
The statement came after The Arizona Republic questioned Brnovich about his position on electors in July 2020 and the fake slates of Trump electors in December 2020.
Among the questions: