Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs is asking state Attorney General Mark Brnovich to open a criminal investigation of former President Donald Trump for his efforts to influence supervisors in Maricopa County while votes were still being counted last November.
According to The Arizona Republic:
“Hobbs said some of the communications ‘involve clear efforts to induce supervisors to refuse to comply with their duties,’ which could violate Arizona law. She cited The Arizona Republic’s reporting last week on text messages and voicemails from the White House, Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward to the Republican members of the Board of Supervisors.
“‘The reporting also includes firsthand statements from the victims of this potential crime,’ Hobbs said. She cited at least one potential felony charge under Arizona law.”
On two separate occasions, Trump attempted to contact Republican Supervisor Clint Hickman in an effort to get election results changed in the Grand Canyon State, which is a crime under state law.
Additionally, Rudy Giuliani, made numerous calls to election supervisors, leaving a voicemail that’s certain to be a part of any criminal investigation by AG Brnovich. In that message, Giuliani had this to say:
Trump lost the state of Arizona to President Joe Biden by a margin of 10,477 votes, which gave the state’s 11 electoral votes to the Biden-Harris ticket.
Supporters of the ex-president continue to insist that there was election fraud which benefitted Biden, but have yet to provide a shred of proof to support their specious allegations.