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Rudy Giuliani and Mark Meadows indicted in Arizona
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The Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office has indicted several individuals associated with former President Donald Trump in a major case. They are involved in a fake voter scheme aimed at challenging the results of the 2020 presidential election.

Key figures such as former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Mark Meadows, who served as White House chief of staff under the Trump administration, and Boris Epshteyn, a strategic advisor during Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, are among those charged.

Giuliani has been accused of spreading unfounded allegations of voter fraud both in Arizona and nationwide. Mark Meadows has been identified as the coordinator of fake voter groups in several states. As for Epshteyn, he is accused of orchestrating an attempt to obstruct the certification process during Trump’s 2024 campaign.

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Other indictments linked to the fake voter scheme in Arizona include Kelli Ward, former chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party, who was a central figure in contesting election results, as well as her husband, Michael Ward, who was also heavily involved in these initiatives within the party.

Tyler Bowyer, head of national operations at Turning Point Action and an active member of the Republican Party in Arizona, and Anthony Kern, a former state representative and fervent Trump supporter, are also charged. Kern was actively involved in the 2020 general election ballot recount in a recount that took place after two audits revealed no evidence of widespread fraud in Arizona.

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Added to the indictments are James Lamon, businessman and former Republican candidate, and Lorraine Pellegrino, vice chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party, both of whom are also involved in various conservative initiatives. Several other people, who falsely represented themselves as Arizona voters, were also indicted.

These indictments are the result of actions taken in Arizona after the 2020 elections, in which Joe Biden was proclaimed the winner by a margin of 10,457 votes. Despite this official certification, a group of purported Republican voters assembled at Arizona GOP headquarters to sign a fraudulent certificate claiming that Trump had won the election. This document was subsequently sent to Congress and the National Archives.

Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes highlighted the scope of the investigation in recent months and reaffirmed her commitment to maintaining democratic integrity.

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