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Former Maricopa County Board Supervisor Steve Chucri explains why he resigned

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 11:24am
Updated: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 1:49pm
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The so-called audit of the 2020 Maricopa County ballots shined a brighter spotlight on the different views that Democrats and Republicans had of the outcome — including the defeat of Donald Trump by Joe Biden. But it also revealed infighting at the heart of the GOP.

The clearest example of that was the battle between the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors — with four of the five supervisors being Republicans — and the Republican leaders of the state Senate. The two bodies and their attorneys faced off for many months, with the Senate at one point threatening to jail the supervisors if they didn’t receive the information that had been demanded.

Steve Chucri was one of those Republican supervisors, but he announced his resignation in September after recordings of him declaring his support for the so-called audit and criticizing his colleagues were released.

Chucri’s last day on the board was earlier this month, and The Show spoke with him to hear about what happened.

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