March 15, 2022

New interest in an obscure political office at the base of Arizona’s GOP

Arizona lawmakers face a backlash after scrapping elections this year for precinct committeemen. What is driving new interest in the post?

360 pima party headquarters A photo composite of the headquarters for the Pima County Democratic and Republican parties in Tucson.
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Republican lawmakers are facing a backlash from their grassroots after scrapping elections for precinct committeemen. This comes after a flood of new people into these posts across the GOP.

ProPublica’s Isaac Arnsdorf spoke to AZPM about what is driving a surge of party activists into these posts.

Read more: Heeding Steve Bannon’s Call, Election Deniers Organize to Seize Control of the GOP — and Reshape America’s Elections, ProPublica, September 2, 2021.

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