Arizona Legislators Attempted to Overturn Election Results

Thirteen Arizona state legislators supported overturning results of the 2020 Presidential election.

  • On December 10, 2020, an amicus brief signed by 13 Arizona state legislators was filed in the Supreme Court of the United States supporting overturning the election results.
  • When that didn’t work, the Arizona Senate tried, but failed, to hold the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena for their voting machines so they could conduct an audit, even though no fraud was detected.

In 2022, legislators tried to grant themselves power to overturn election results.

  • In February of 2022, State Rep. John Fillmore and 14 other legislators sponsored a bill that would have given the state legislature the right to overturn a certified election, including the following provisions:
    • Require that ballots for all future elections be counted by hand;
    • Mandate that votes· be cast only on Election Day;
    • Repeal laws allowing anyone to get an early ballot without a specific reason; and
    • Restrict people to voting only in their home precinct.