Election denier Finchem wins GOP nomination to oversee voting in Arizona

Election denier Finchem wins GOP nomination to oversee voting in Arizona

Published August 3, 2022
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Mark Finchem, a Republican candidate for Arizona secretary of state, waves to the crowd as he arrives to speak at a rally put on by former President Donald Trump in Arizona on July 22. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

Mark Finchem, a state representative and election conspiracy theorist who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, has won the GOP nomination to oversee voting as Arizona’s secretary of state, according to a race call by The Associated Press.

Finchem will appear on the November general election ballot against either Democrat Adrian Fontes, the former county clerk of Maricopa County, Arizona’s most populous county, or Democratic state Rep. Reginald Bolding. The AP has not yet called that race.

Finchem was seen as the Republican frontrunner after securing Trump’s endorsement last September. He won the former president over by becoming one of the loudest proponents over the past two years of the lie that Trump won the 2020 election.