Republicans didn’t make the gains they wanted to in the midterms. It may have been by design behind the scenes.
And all hell broke loose after this massive election scandal broke.
The airwaves are awash with stories talking about how the red-wave Republicans were hoping for never materialized.
Instead, conservatives were left to pick up the pieces of partial victories and losses to figure out where they go from here.
And though they will likely stall Biden’s agenda by taking back the House of Representatives, control of the Senate is all but certainly in the hands of Democrats.
But more is coming out from the backrooms that show that RINO Republicans may have had a bigger hand in undercutting conservatives than many thought.
Arizona’s embattled Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer and Supervisor Chairman Bill Gates has been exposed for starting a political action committee (PAC) targeting MAGA Republicans back in 2021.
Back on November 17, 2021, Meg Cunningham from the Kansas City Beacon tweeted that Richer, “the Maricopa County recorder, is launching a PAC to support Rs running for non-federal AZ offices who ‘acknowledge the validity of the 2020 election and condemn the events of Jan. 6, 2021, as a terrible result of the lies told about the November election.'”
News: @stephen_richer, the Maricopa County recorder, is launching a PAC to support Rs running for non-federal AZ offices who "acknowledge the validity of the 2020 election and condemn the events of Jan. 6, 2021 as a terrible result of the lies told about the November election."
— Meg Cunningham (@Meg_Cunn) November 17, 2021
Richer retweeted her saying, “Thanks to a few generous donors this is now launching. Join me if you care about traditional Republican ‘stuff’ (free people, free markets, rule of law), but also don’t believe in conspiracies about the 2020 election or that Jan 6 was a tourist event.”
According to its website, the Pro-Democracy Republicans of Arizona PAC is “fighting to keep our democratic institutions alive.”
Aside from how to give, the website is lacking in information, however, it does include a few phrases about its objective. “The Arizona election wasn’t stolen. We Republicans simply had a presidential candidate who lost, while we had many other candidates who won. It’s time we Republicans accept and acknowledge that fact.”
“Candidates come and go. But our democratic institutions are long-lasting, and peaceful transitions of power are a hallmark of the United States. We should not abandon this history in favor of conspiracy theorists and demagoguery.”
“To that end, we are launching this PAC to support pro-democracy Arizona Republicans.”
“We hope you will join us. We will win some races. We will lose some races. But either way, we will be strengthening the processes that have long undergirded Arizona and the United States.”
Political analysts, politicians, and others have continued to criticize Arizona’s Maricopa County Elections Department for systemic failings.
As ballots continued to be tabulated a week after election day, the county and state were among the last to certify candidates as winners.
After failing to recuse herself, gubernatorial Democratic candidate Katie Hobbs was put in charge of overseeing the election as Secretary of State.
Kari Lake, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, and Trump-endorsed candidate, blasted her opponent and Maricopa County Richer as “incompetent.” on Wednesday night.
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