Here we go.
The Arizona Legislature just voted to strip the Dem secretary of state of her legal authority in election lawsuits.
JUST IN : Arizona Legislature voted to revoke the Democratic secretary of state Katie Hobbs legal authority in election-related lawsuits, handing that power to the attorney general.
— 🚨Patriot news (@Grahmptri) June 28, 2021
The Republican-controlled state Legislature in Arizona voted Thursday to revoke the Democratic secretary of state’s legal authority in election-related lawsuits, handing that power instead to the Republican attorney general.
The move added more discord to the politics of a state already roiled by the widely derided move by Senate Republicans to commission a private firm to recount the vote six months after the November election. And it was the latest in a long series of moves in recent years by Republicans to strip elected Democrats of money and power in states under GOP control.
The measure was part of a grab bag of proposals inserted into major budget legislation, including several actions that appeared to address conspiracy theories alleging manipulated elections that some Republicans lawmakers have promoted. One of the items allotted $500,000 for a study of whether social media sites tried to interfere in state elections by promoting Democrats or censoring Republicans.
She has constantly railed against the election integrity audit in Arizona:
AZ GOP Chair Dr. Kelli Ward exposed her:
Katie Hobbs calls for shutdown of the Arizona Audit as part of her power grab.#ArizonaAudit #AmericasAudit #ElectionIntegrity @kelliwardaz
If you like what we are doing: https://t.co/tKjoMQirF1 pic.twitter.com/Mr4hqk4Fi7
— Republican Party of Arizona (@AZGOP) June 21, 2021
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