Arizona Republican who ordered election audit touted Trump phone call, Giuliani support in emails


Karen Fann, the Republican president of the Arizona Senate, told constituents that then-President Donald Trump had personally called and thanked her for pursuing a controversial review of ballots in Maricopa County, according to emails released by a watchdog group on Friday.

More than 500 pages of Fann’s emails were obtained through a freedom of information request and released by American Oversight, which has ties to Democrats. She repeatedly mentions discussing the election with the president’s then-attorney, Rudy Giuliani when responding to constituents who expressed frustration with the outcome of the election in the state. President Joe Biden flipped Arizona blue for the first time since 1996, winning by approximately 10,000 votes.

“I have been in numerous conversations with Rudy Giuliani over the past weeks trying to get this done,” she wrote in a Dec. 28 email sent from her iPhone to an individual who self-identified as a voter from her…

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