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More Arizona GOP lawmakers tried to discredit the 2020 election than any other state

Most Republican lawmakers in Arizona tried to discredit or overturn the 2020 presidential election results — more so than any other state in the country. 

According to an national analysis conducted by the New York Times,  81% of all GOP state lawmakers — that’s Arizona’s state representatives and senators —  used the influence and authority of their office in attempts to cast doubt on the election results, or in some cases, tried to overturn the state’s election results, which clearly showed Democrat Joe Biden defeated former President Donald Trump.

Arizona was one of only three states, including Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, in which Republican lawmakers pushed investigations into the election that did little more than sow further doubt about the results.

But even Arizona’s so-called audit confirmed Biden’s victory here.

Ben Giles is a senior editor at KJZZ.