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Epstein, Mendez release statement on Grand Jury Indictments for Arizona Fake Electors

Arizona State Senate Democratic Leadership 

Democratic Leader Mitzi Epstein (LD12) 

Democratic Assistant Leader Juan Mendez (LD8) 

Democratic Whip Eva Burch (LD9) 

Democratic Caucus Chair Lela Alston (LD5) 



PHOENIX - This afternoon, Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes announced that the State Grand Jury returned indictments in the ongoing investigation into the fake elector scheme in Arizona. The charges include nine felony counts for fraud, forgery, and conspiracy. This indictment included two Arizona State Senators – Senator Jake Hoffman (LD15) and Senator Anthony Kern (LD27).  

Democratic Leader Mitzi Epstein (LD12) said, “I appreciate Attorney General Mayes’ leadership in ensuring that Arizona’s fake electors are held accountable. The individuals who played into and spread the big lie that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump are dangerous to our nation’s democracy. The only way to prevent these types of future assaults on our republic is to send a clear message to those attempting to derail peaceful transfers of power: if you attempt to subvert the will of the voters and undermine our state or federal elections, there will be legal consequences.” 

“Fake electors and insurrectionists have no place in our legislature. Today, the State Grand Jury and Attorney General Mayes did the right thing by holding the defendants who were involved in this conspiracy accountable for their actions,” added Democratic Assistant Leader Juan Mendez (LD8). “This is a strong first step in preventing future attacks on our democracy and ensuring that Arizonans are represented by people who will give them a voice at our Capitol, safeguard the basic integrity of state legislature, and protect the rights of every eligible voter in Arizona.”


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