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Report: Trump campaign listed payment to legislator's firm

Posted at 9:36 AM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 11:36:48-05

PHOENIX (AP) — A newspaper reports that former President Donald Trump's reelection campaign says it paid over $6,000 to a business belonging to an Arizona lawmaker who sought to have the Legislature overturn Joe Biden's win in the state.

The Arizona Republic reported that the campaign's financial disclosures include a December payment of $6,037 to a corporation belonging to Republican Rep. Mark Finchem for an expense labeled "recount: legal consulting."

Finchem told the newspaper that that was reimbursement for "crowd control and security costs" for a Nov. 30 meeting he convened in Phoenix for presentations by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and others.

The Associated Press' attempts to obtain comment from Finchem were not immediately successful.