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A dozen Arizona GOP lawmakers follow at least 1 far-right Facebook group

By: - May 18, 2022 2:26 pm

A new report identified 875 state legislators nationwide who have joined at least one far-right Facebook group. The lawmakers, who are almost all Republicans, account for nearly 22% of all GOP legislators in America. Photo by Stephanie Keith | Getty Images

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Kira Lerner
Kira Lerner

Kira is the democracy reporter for States Newsroom where she covers voting, elections, redistricting, and efforts to subvert democracy. Before joining States Newsroom, Kira was managing editor of Votebeat, a pop-up newsroom launched to cover election administration and voting before and after the 2020 election. She has also covered voting rights, criminal justice, and civil rights issues for outlets including The Appeal and ThinkProgress. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Guardian, Slate, and Talking Points Memo, among other outlets. Kira has a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and is a native of the Washington, D.C. area.

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