The Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) voted last week at their annual meeting to censure Maricopa County Stephen Richer and the four Republican members of the Maricopa County Supervisors; Bill Gates, Thomas Galvin, Clint Hickman and Jack Sellers. The vote for the censure resolution was 1,460 for, 138 against, and 36 abstaining.
Maricopa County Member-at-Large Brian Ference told The Arizona Sun Times, “The PCs in Maricopa have spoken, overwhelmingly censuring Richer and the MCBOS, the key line being ‘Ceases immediately any and all recognition and support of the above individuals being censured and encourages all registered Republicans to expel them permanently from office.’”
Did you know on Saturday 2,000+ Republicans representing all Maricopa County Republicans censured you and demanded your resignation?
— Brian Ference (@BrianFerence1) January 20, 2023
The censure cited the supervisors’ refusal to cooperate with the Arizona Senate’s audit of the 2020 election, voter disenfranchisement in the 2022 election with “at least 1,298 ballots cast by dead voters and 17,822 mismatched ballots,” and the lawsuits filed by the Republican National Committee and Arizona Republican Party “over policies favoring Democrat poll workers over Republicans.”
It listed previous censures of Richer by the Maricopa County Republican Committee Executive Guidance Committee (EGC) on August 4th, 2022, and the Legislative District 9 Republican Committee on October 26th, 2022, and the censure of Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Bill Gates by the Legislative District 3 Republican Committee on August 11th, 2022.
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