2020 ELECTION/ARIZONA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “New records obtained by The Arizona Republic reveal the behind-the scenes efforts by Trump, his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, and state GOP Chair Kelli Ward to pressure the county supervisors, who make up the elected body that oversees elections in the state’s most populous county.

Text messages and voicemails make clear that Trump’s allies were fixated on how the supervisors were going to address what the Trump team deemed as voting irregularities. Those concerns included the software used in voting machines, and how to reconcile Trump’s underperformance around the county compared with other GOP candidates.”

-Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, “‘We need you to stop the counting’: Records detail intense efforts by Trump allies to pressure Maricopa County supervisors,” azcentral.com, July 2, 2021