He was additionally a serious proponent of a evaluation licensed by the GOP-controlled state Senate of all of the ballots solid in Maricopa County in November 2020 — which bipartisan election officers, together with the Republican-controlled Maricopa County authorities, derided as an unprofessional fishing expedition.
Finchem has additionally known as for the 2020 election to be decertified — one thing that’s not legally potential — and has known as for limiting early voting within the state.
Fontes served as Maricopa County’s recorder, the county’s chief election place, for 4 years after narrowly profitable the workplace in 2016. Fontes misplaced an in depth election to Republican Stephen Richer in 2020. Richer went on to defend the county’s dealing with of the 2020 election through the state Senate evaluation of the ballots there, which didn’t substantiate any authentic claims of fraud.