For many inside the Republican Party base, election integrity is the No. 1 issue, with roughly 75 percent of Republicans thinking the 2020 elections were stolen. (For that matter, almost 30 percent of Democrats agree.) So it goes without saying that a broad swath of the electorate will be expecting candidates in the 2022 cycle to highlight that issue and then to actually work toward meaningful reform.
This brings us to Arizona. Many have been following the Maricopa County audits, in which nearly two-thirds of all the votes in Arizona are being audited, all arising from serious questions about how the state’s 2020 elections were run last fall.
As a key battleground state in 2020, Arizona will of course be that again in 2024. But it will also be one of the key U.S. Senate pick-up potentials for Republicans in the 2022 midterm cycle, as Republicans can potentially take out Democratic incumbent Mark Kelly. This is why election integrity