Two More Reasons Arizonans Can’t Trust GOP AG Nominee
September 22, 2022
Abe Hamadeh Continues to Mislead Arizonans, Push Big Lie
Washington, D.C. — This morning, two new stories came out detailing exactly why Arizonans can’t trust GOP Attorney General nominee Abe Hamadeh. And his ties to the Big Lie about the 2020 election keep piling up.
The Arizona Mirror reports that “Republican candidate for Attorney General Abe Hamadeh accepted a $1,000 donation from a fake elector and then three months later appointed the elector to a position within his campaign. Dr. Michael Ward, the husband of Arizona Republican Party chairwoman Kelli Ward, was one of 11 people who signed a bogus document in December 2020 claiming former President Donald Trump won Arizona’s Electoral College votes in the 2020 election.”
They continue, “In June, Ward donated $1,000 to Hamadeh’s campaign. About three weeks later, the U.S. Department of Justice issued subpoenas to both Wards relating to the fake elector scheme. Exactly three months after Ward made his contribution, the campaign announced on Twitter the formation of a Veteran’s Advisory Team to help guide Hamadeh’s campaign on veterans’ issues. Ward was one of the seven members.”
“Ward is a known purveyor of Trump’s “Big Lie” and other conspiracy theories, many involving former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary Clinton…Hamadeh has made the Big Lie central to his campaign, pushing the lie that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump and saying that he would not have certified the 2020 election, despite no credible evidence of fraud that affected the results.”
In addition to this, the Arizona Republic reported today, that “When Republican candidate for state attorney general Abe Hamadeh was a first-year law student, he and his two siblings were hit with a lawsuit in a dispute about control of vacant properties in several Arizona counties. The 2013 lawsuit claimed that the siblings were in breach of contract and had unjustly enriched themselves by moving the land out of a trust and into their own companies, where they had total control of the properties.”
“The lawsuit came after the children initiated an unauthorized land transfer from a trust set up by their father to benefit the children. The move violated a written contract the family had about the land, the lawsuit alleged.”
Hamadeh’s actions are all a huge act of dishonesty. “If you told me that it’s not only a member of the state Bar but someone who’s running for attorney general, I’d say complete disqualification from the office just on that alone,” writes the Arizona Republic.
They continue, “Hamadeh should have listed the case as part of his character and fitness application to the Arizona Bar. Those applying for membership to the Bar must submit this report, which includes questions candidates must answer about prior litigation they were involved in, any crimes committed, academic impropriety and history of mental illness, among other topics.”
These are just the latest examples of why Arizonans can’t trust Abe Hamadeh.