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Opinion Arizona’s dangerous Republican ticket threatens democracy

Mark Finchem is part of a coalition of far-right extremists who are trying to seize control of the levers of vote-counting. He championed the bizarre "audit" of Maricopa County’s results by the self-described Cyber Ninjas. With the race too close to call, another outspoken proponent of the “big lie,” Kari Lake, narrowly leads in the primary for governor. Ms. Lake's narrow lead will tee up a dramatic showdown in November against Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who has fought tirelessly to preserve the integrity of Arizona's elections. The problem is not isolated to the Grand Canyon State: