by Sharon Rondeau

(Dec. 17, 2020) — The “StoptheSteal” organization which came together after the November 3 general election will hold a press conference at the Arizona State Capitol on Saturday, Arizona State Rep. Mark Finchem announced on Twitter Thursday.

“Come to the State Capitol on Saturday and plan on being there from 12pm to 3pm,” he wrote. “We have NEW evidence of voter fraud. Arizona can save the republic”.

Finchem represents Arizona’s 11th House District and won re-election on November 3. Early on Finchem was vocal in calling for legislative hearings regarding multiple claims of election fraud.

The placard he tweeted about Saturday’s event features STS founder Ali Alexander, who led a press conference in Washington, DC on Tuesday where an Arizona state legislator spoke along with two Michigan citizens who served as Republican electors for Donald Trump on Monday. Other citizens similarly concerned about election integrity spoke, inviting Republican legislators at both the state and federal levels to seek a common goal with their movement.

Despite having been certified as states where Democrat Joe Biden won the popular vote, Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, Nevada and New Mexico sent Republican electors to vote for Trump on December 14. Michigan Republican electors were turned away at the state capitol by the State Police at the behest of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, some reports said.

Trump was leading in virtually all of the six “swing” states until the early hours of November 4, when his substantial margins over Biden evaporated amid reports of rampant fraud, denial of poll-watchers to observe the ballot-counting process, illegal votes being included in totals, and Dominion voting machines switching Trump votes to Biden.

Constitutionally, Congress has the final say in contested federal elections. On Thursday, 18 Republican Congressman called upon Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold immediate hearings on election-integrity issues associated with last month’s election. In addition, U.S. Senator-elect Tommy Tuberville said he would file an objection to the counting of the electoral votes prior to January 6, the date the Constitution sets forth for the counting in a joint session of Congress.

McConnell has already asked his caucus to refrain from lodging any objections to Biden’s purported election.

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