AZ lawmakers weigh bill that would allow legislature to review election results ‘if needed’
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The effort by GOP legislators in battleground states to drastically change voting laws comes after last year’s elections saw record numbers of early and mail-in voters, many of them Democrats, after rules were relaxed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The high numbers triggered baseless claims of fraud by then-President Donald Trump and other Republicans that culminated with the deadly January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol.
Under a new proposed amendment to the Arizona constitution, introduced by a Republican state senator, the legislature would meet in a special session the Monday after Election Day to “review or investigate, if needed” the results of the election, a provision some Republicans have said is needed after the November election.
GOP Sen. David Gowan, the bill’s sponsor,…