Elvia Díaz: Former AG Mark Brnovich must face consequences for hiding election reports

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Monday, March 6, 2023 - 11:48am

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The Show regularly checks in with the Arizona Republic editorial board to talk about current issues facing the state and the region — featured in columns on the newspaper’s op-ed pages.

Former Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is facing a mounting pile of complaints to the state bar against him after his successor, Democrat Kris Mayes, revealed that he sat on evidence his own staff had uncovered that debunked election fraud conspiracies.

Instead, he released an “interim report” that pointed to what he called “serious vulnerabilities” in our election system — even though his own investigators had debunked hundreds of reports of fraud and found no evidence of malfeasance.

It all happened as he was trying to court former President Donald Trump’s backing in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate — which Brnovich did not get.

And now the editorial board of the Arizona Republic declares it cannot go unpunished.

Elvia Díaz is the editorial page editor, and she joined The Show talk more about it.

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