Arizona State Representative Mark Finchem (R) spoke at the “Save America” rally in Florence, Arizona on Saturday ahead of 45th President Donald J. Trump taking the stage, reiterating calls to decertify Arizona and professing Trump won the 2020 election.
Finchem, who is running for secretary of state of Arizona was endorsed by Trump in September of last year. The 45th President said in a statement, “Mark was willing to say what few others had the courage to say.”
“I did not know that a little over a year ago, the act of standing up for you about a suspicious election that has since been proven to be irredeemably compromised, would ignite a nationwide populous movement to regain control over our government and to trigger my pursuit to be your next secretary of state,” Rep. Finchem said at the rally.
The Arizona election integrity stalwart said that “his focus has been and always will continue to be on making it easy to vote but hard to cheat”, adding, “After all, elections to belong to the people. They don’t belong to the government.”
Finchem went into detail describing why he believed Democrats “attacked Donald Trump” during his presidency. “…They attacked Donald Trump because he messed with their cash flow. … He exposed them and their evil deeds. They attacked Donald Trump because he would not sit down and shut up,” he said.
“I want to say thank you President Trump for the leadership you have shown where so many others failed. No other elected official that I can think of has taken more hits for his country than Mr. Trump. And sir, that’s why the people love you,” the Arizona State representative said.
Rep. Finchem also said that if “we strip away all the various ways cheating showed up in the 2020 election, when we consider both the criminality and the incompetence, the margin of error exceeds the margin of victory.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, we know it, and they know it. Donald Trump won,” he firmly stated, before detailing proposed election integrity bills for the 2022 Arizona legislative session.