New Bill Would Allow Legislature to Overturn Election Results
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Arizona Rep. John Fillmore (R) is pushing a bill that would overhaul state law to give legislators the ability to overturn the results of a primary or general election.
HB 2596 would require the legislature to hold a special session after an election to review and “accept or reject the election results.”
The proposal would also significantly change the way Arizonans vote by eliminating most early and absentee voting and requiring people to vote in their home precincts rather than at vote centers set up around the state.
“We should have voting in my opinion in person, one day, on paper, with no electronic means and hand counting that day. We need to get back to 1958-style voting,” Fillmore said.
The state representative has reportedly been highly skeptical of the audits and findings regarding the 2020 election.
“I don’t care what the press says. I don’t trust ABC, CBS, NBC or Fox or anybody out there. Everybody’s lying to me and I feel like I have a couple hundred ex-wives hanging around me,” Fillmore said.
“This is not a President Biden thing. This is not a the other red-headed guy thing.”
But former Arizona state lawmaker Rep. Ruben Gallego (D) warned against implementing Fillmore’s bill.
“I know the Arizona Legislature, I served in the Arizona Legislature. Let me tell you if the Republicans control the Arizona Legislature and they don’t like an election outcome they will throw it out, democracy be damned,” Gallego tweeted.