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Arizona Republican Party chair sees new heat on her election

Kelli Ward
Posted at 4:19 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 18:19:38-05

PHOENIX (AP) — Pressure is rising on the head of the Arizona Republican Party to allow an audit of her recent reelection as she continues to question President Joe Biden's victory in the state.

Eighteen GOP state lawmakers sent party Chair Kelli Ward a letter this week demanding that she allow an audit of her January reelection, which she won by 42 votes but is increasingly being challenged.

The letter demands that Ward either allow an audit or step aside from efforts to audit results in Maricopa County that saw Biden win.

Ward says there's no mechanism to audit the results because they were not formally challenged.