On the news that Adrian Fontes has won election as Secretary of State of Arizona, American Bridge spokesperson Aidan Johnson released the following statement:
“Mark Finchem is a sociopathic Oathkeeper who would have sent Arizona back into the Dark Ages. He was quite possibly the most unqualified candidate to ever run for public office and Arizona can breathe a sigh of relief that he will never have control over the state’s electoral system. Voters rejected Finchem and other MAGA Republicans who would have rigged the 2024 election for Donald Trump.”
Earlier this year, American Bridge launched Bridge to Democracy, a program to hold accountable election deniers running for critical election administration positions across the country. Bridge to Democracy was crucial in bringing to light research that shaped and ultimately won this race — a key position in certifying presidential election results in 2024.
American Bridge’s research was decisive in this race, notching hits that appeared in outlets across the state:
Daily Beast: New Video Shows Trump’s Pick to Run AZ Elections Accusing Pence of ‘Coup’
Politico: Who will run the 2024 election? They’re on your ballot in 2022
AZMirror: Mark Finchem held a fundraiser with 9/11 truthers and QAnon influencers
Arizona Republic: After backlash to controversial endorsement, Lake changes course while Finchem and Rogers stay quiet
Early in the cycle, American Bridge recognized Arizona’s importance in the battlefield, investing in television ads across the state telling the story of President Biden and the Democrats’ economic agenda. American Bridge used storytellers like Jodi, a Tucson resident and independent voter, to connect with voters about Democrats’ work to secure our economic security.
Published: Nov 14, 2022