Mark Finchem’s Obsession with Conspiracy Theories Absolutely Disqualify Him to be Arizona’s Next Secretary of State

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, September 14, 2022
Contact: Morgan Dick,

Mark Finchem’s Obsession with Conspiracy Theories Absolutely Disqualify Him to be Arizona’s Next Secretary of State 

PHOENIX – As if Arizona voters needed more of a reason to reject known Oathkeeper Mark Finchem, this morning the Arizona Republic published a scathing column simply laying out Finchem’s extremist history and ties to fringe, white-nationalist groups.

“Voters don’t need to look very hard to see Finchem for what he is – an out-of-touch, radical, conspiracy theorist. He has clearly no interest in delivering what Arizonans want: free, fair and secure elections,” said ADP spokesperson Morgan Dick. “Candidates dedicated to QAnon and other conspiracy theory peddlers, like Finchem, have no business being anywhere near the lever of power in Arizona – and voters will see right through their grift. What’s the old saying — ‘when people show you who they are, believe them.’ In November, voters will believe Mark Finchem is who he says he is, and reject him from office.”

Highlights from Laurie Roberts’ article include: 

  • “He has called for the decertification of Arizona’s vote and the arrest of Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and his opponent, former Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes – no need, apparently, to mess with niceties like actual evidence that they committed an actual crime.”
  • “He promotes the theories of the QAnon kooks who believe the world is run by a global cabal of Satan worshipping pedophiles, including Hollywood celebrities and liberal elites who spend their spare time sex-trafficking children.”
  • “He said the 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., – where a woman was killed when a neo-Nazi rammed his car into a group of counterprotesters – “has Deep State PSYOP written all over it.
  • “Finchem is a Stop the Steal organizer and a member of the Oath Keepers, a right-wing militia group that figured prominently in the storming of the Capitol. In fact, he was spotted outside the Capitol as rioters stormed the building to stop the certification of the election. He was there, apparently, to deliver “evidence” to Vice President Mike Pence, according to the House select committee investigating Jan. 6.”


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