Last night, during a televised debate, Arizona Attorney General Republican nominee Abe Hamadeh confirmed that he would enforce the state’s 158-year-old archaic abortion ban and would have helped overturn the 2020 election results.
For everyone who missed it, here are the top takeaways from the debate:
Hamadeh, who only has three years of prosecutorial experience, explained that as AG he would enforce a Civil War-era abortion ban, forcing the victims of rape and incest to give birth while also mandating jail time for doctors and providers.
The Trump-endorsed candidate also used his time on stage to spread conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, claiming repeatedly without evidence that Biden’s win was due only to rampant election fraud. Hamadeh supports “prosecutions” of people involved in overseeing Arizona’s elections and wants policies in place to rig results for Republicans.
Despite running to be the state’s top lawyer, Hamadeh has struggled to follow Arizona election law. As a teenager, he admitted to altering ballots and committing voter fraud, and as a candidate, he failed to fill out the forms required under penalty of perjury.
Hamadeh is unfit for office, and if he wins in November, he will enforce Republicans’ archaic abortion ban and fundamentally alter Arizona’s elections.
Published: Sep 29, 2022