“It has been a privilege to advocate on behalf of Arizona citizens in my twelve years at the State Legislature and the honor of a lifetime to serve as Senate President,” Fann said in a statement. “I look forward to a successful session in 2022 advancing policies that benefit all Arizonans, and then enjoying the life my husband and I have built for ourselves in retirement with our family.”
Fann had spearheaded the partisan review of 2.1 million ballots cast in Maricopa County that failed to prove fraud in the Arizona 2020 election. The review was conducted by the Florida-based company Cyber Ninjas, which had no experience auditing election results and is led by a man who has repeated wild conspiracy theories about election fraud.
While the review reaffirmed President Joe Biden’s victory, former President Donald Trump and the Arizona GOP officials who backed it ignored that conclusion and the highly problematic nature of the review itself — instead touting other issues raised in the report, even though they were quickly rebutted by election experts and county officials.