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Arizona GOP asks Trump supporters if they're willing to die to overturn the 2020 election results




  • A bizarre tweet from the Arizona Republican Party on Monday asked whether supporters would sacrifice their lives for President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.

  • The official account quote-tweeted a "Stop the Steal" right-wing activist who said he was "willing to give up my life for this fight" and added: "He is. Are you?"

  • The account has posted erratically in the past, but Monday's tweet about risking lives to oppose the election result was a significant departure from the norms observed by the communication arms for the major parties.



A bizarre tweet from the official account of the Arizona Republican Party on Monday asked whether supporters would sacrifice their lives for President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.


The party retweeted a post by Ali Alexander, a right-wing activist promoting efforts to "Stop the Steal," in which he said he was "willing to give up my life for this fight."


"He is. Are you?" the Arizona GOP account added.



Trump's legal team has continued to dispute the election results in Arizona, though the state last week certified President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of its 11 electoral votes. The Trump campaign lost two lawsuits in the state after no evidence of voting irregularities was found.



The president's most ardent supporters have backed his false claims of voter fraud in the 2020 race and have rallied across the state to protest the election outcome.


The Arizona GOP has pushed these falsehoods on its Twitter account and on Monday appeared to rile up supporters by inciting violence.



The account has tweeted erratically in the past, but its recent tweets have marked a significant departure from the norms observed by the communication arms for the major parties.


"Live a life of service to a cause greater than yourself," the Arizona GOP tweeted on Tuesday.




The Arizona Republic reported that in a tweet on Monday, which has since been deleted, the party included a clip from "Rambo" with the quote "This is what we do, who we are. Live for nothing, or die for something."


The Arizona GOP did not respond to a request for comment from Insider.

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