"Chemtrail" Kelli Ward


Republican MAGA extremist and conspiracy theorist Kelli Ward served as the chair of the Arizona Republican Party from 2019 to 2023. She previously served in the Arizona State Senate from 2013 to 2015. She challenged incumbent Senator John McCain in the Republican primary for the United States Senate in 2016. Resigning from the state senate to focus on the race, Ward was defeated 51% to 39%. She ran in the 2018 Republican primary election for the U.S. Senate, initially against Jeff Flake, and then against Martha McSally, after Flake's decision not to seek re-election. Ward was defeated by McSally in the Republican primary. She became chair of the Arizona Republican Party in 2019. After the 2020 United States presidential election, in which incumbent President Donald Trump lost in 25 states, including Arizona, she filed lawsuits seeking to nullify the state's election results. She provided no evidence of wrongdoing in the election and by December 9, federal and state judges had dismissed all challenges against President-elect Joe Biden's victory in Arizona. Under her leadership, the Arizona Republican Party lost their US Senate seat, the governor's seat, the office of the Secretary of State, and the office of the Arizona Attorney General.
Arizona Grand Jury Indicts 11 Fake Electors For Trump, Including Kelli Ward & 2 State Senators

Arizona’s 11 fake electors sign a document in Phoenix on Dec. 14 2020, falsely claiming that they were the state’s electors and that Donald Trump won the presidential election in Arizona. Screen capture by AZGOP

A grand jury has indicted 18 people, including two Arizona state senators and the former head of the Arizona Republican Party, in a fake elector scheme that aimed to install Donald Trump as the president after he lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has not released the names of everyone who was indicted, but all 11 fake electors were charged:
  • Kelli Ward, former AZGOP chairman
  • Arizona Sen. Jake Hoffman, leader of the Arizona Freedom Caucus
  • Arizona Sen. Anthony Kern, member of the Arizona Freedom Caucus
  • Tyler BowyerTurning Point USA CEO
  • Michael Ward, husband of Kelli Ward
  • Nancy Cottle, a Republican who’s been active in local politics for a decade
  • James Lamon, a failed 2022 U.S. Senate candidate
  • Robert Montgomery, former chairman of the Cochise County Republican Committee
  • Samuel Moorhead, former chairman of Gila County Republican Party
  • Lorraine Pellegrino, former president of the Ahwatukee Republican Women
  • Gregory Safsten, former executive director of the AZGOP
Apr. 24, 2024
Dirty Dozen: Meet 12 Of The Worst Politicians In Arizona History
"According to her detractors, two-time failed U.S. Senate candidate and former Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward is primarily responsible for making the Arizona GOP penniless and obsolete, allowing Charlie Kirk’s pro-MAGA group, Turning Point USA, to usurp the state GOP, drive traditional Republicans from office and turn Turning Point into a pro-Trump money-making machine that has, ironically, ceded the ideological middle ground to the Arizona Democratic Party."
Jan. 17, 2024

Photo: Daily Kos

Fake Electors Everywhere Are Indicted With Chesebro's Help, Next Week He Visits Arizona
"Arizona actually had two fake elector plots—one a bunch of sovereign citizen goobers and the other organized by the Arizona Republican Party. The GOP was very proud of their crime, filming the whole thing and posting photos on their Twitter account. They smiled as they committed a felony, telling Republicans that theirs is the “only slate of 11 you need to worry about,” not the sovereign citizens and certainly not the duly elected and qualified electors. The happy faces in that photo are probably not smiling now. Attorney Kenneth Chesebro, who pled guilty in the Georgia racketeering case, was one of the movers behind the fake electors scheme nationwide, and as part of his plea deal he’s agreed to testify against other co-conspirators."
Dec. 7, 2023
Arizona Investigators ‘Aggressively’ Looking At Top Trump Ally Kelli Ward
"Arizona’s criminal probe into the 2020 fake electors plot is heating up and investigators are now asking plenty of questions about a key Donald Trump ally involved in it: former state GOP chair Kelli Ward. The Arizona probe has been accelerating in the past several weeks, two sources familiar with the matter tell Rolling Stone, with prosecutors gathering evidence and speaking with individuals with knowledge of how the fake electors scheme was carried out in the state. The fake electors plot was a core component of the then-president and his aligned lawyers’ plans to overturn his 2020 election defeat and stop the legitimate transfer of power to his Democratic successor Joe Biden. The sources add that Ward — once one of the state’s most prominent Republicans — and her potential contacts and private activities following Election Day 2020 have been of particular interest to investigators as of late. One of these sources describes Arizona investigators as “moving aggressively” on this stage of the inquiry into the state’s pro-Trump fake electors, which included Ward, a Trump hardliner and then-chair of the Arizona Republican Party."
Aug. 18, 2023

Mar. 7, 2023. Source: Twitter

Arizona Republican Party Head Kelli Ward Aided A 'Coup,' Jan. 6 Committee Says
"Ward tried to stop Maricopa County officials from counting ballots, the filing reads. Further, the filing says, she tried to get a top official in Arizona’ most populous county in contact with then-President Donald Trump. She also, the filing says, promoted false claims about voting machines. Finally, the filing notes that she became part of an alternate slate of electors who were part of a failed scheme that could delayed or overturned the 2020 general election victory of President Joe Biden."
Oct. 2, 2022
Arizona GOP Chair Pleaded The Fifth, Jan. 6 Committee Attorney Says
"Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward asserted her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination to avoid answering questions from the Jan. 6 select committee, a lawyer for the panel revealed in federal court Tuesday. “Dr. Ward was deposed by the select committee, and she declined to answer on every substantive question and asserted her rights under the Fifth Amendment,” select committee attorney Eric Columbus said during a court hearing before Arizona-based U.S. District Court Judge Diane Humetewa. Columbus did not say when Ward’s deposition took place, though the select panel’s subpoena instructed her to appear on March 8, 2022. Columbus revealed Ward’s posture during a hearing on the committee’s attempt to obtain her phone records from cell phone carrier T-Mobile. Ward sued the panel to block T-Mobile from cooperating, but Humetewa recently rejected her effort. "
Oct. 10, 2022
Arizona GOP Chair Shares Post From Racist Account
"Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward shared a tweet from an account rife with white racist content and conspiracy theories on Monday evening. Ward retweeted a violent video that appears to show a white child being savagely beaten by a larger boy with a darker complexion, with the caption “homeschool your children.” “Violent, hate-filled predators are loose in our public schools. And ‘the system’ again puts innocent children in danger,” she quote-tweeted. The original tweet came from Dan Lyman, who describes himself as a “pureblood” in his Twitter bio and has a pinned tweet of a shirtless man who appears to be him at the top of the account with the caption “White Boy Summer has officially begun.” Lyman’s Twitter account is a cascade of violent videos, mostly of Black people attacking white people, as he seemingly looks to paint a crisis of anti-white violence in the U.S., as well as content from white supremacist Nick Fuentes and right-wing conspiracy theorists like Mike Cernovich."
Sep. 13, 2022
Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward Subpoenaed By DOJ In Fake Elector Scheme
"Kelli Ward, the head of the Arizona Republican Party and her husband, Michael, both received grand jury subpoenas from the Department of Justice regarding their involvement in a scheme to send up fake electors to Congress on Jan. 6, 2021."
Kelli Ward Is Melting Down Over Rusty Bowers' Testimony To The House J6 Committee
"In the last 24 hours, state GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward has attacked House Speaker Rusty Bowers, given him an insulting nickname & endorsed his opponent in the Aug. 2 primary. Is this really how state party leaders act?"
Jun. 22, 2022
Kelli Ward, Andy Biggs Under Scrutiny For January 6 Texts To White House
"new texts were turned over by Meadows to the House committee investigating the events of January 6, 2021, when rioters breached the U.S. Capitol as lawmakers were voting to certify the 2020 presidential election and declare Joe Biden the next president. [...] Other names included Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs, who represents much of the East Valley, and Arizona Republican Party chair Kelli Ward. Both have played high-profile roles in disseminating election fraud conspiracies over the last two years — Biggs from Washington and Ward from Lake Havasu City."
Apr. 29, 2022
Washington Post: Arizona Prosecutors Investigating “Fake Electors” Scheme
Jul. 13, 2023

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"Eleven Arizona Republicans signed a document representing a nonexistent organization and declared, “We are the electors who represent the legal voters of Arizona.” It was part of a scheme by the Trump campaign to organize phony electors in seven states. Attorney General Kris Mayes vowed to look into the matter. According to the Post, prosecutors have contacted many people involved and their lawyers. Investigators are in the “fact-gathering” phase. The “fake electors” under investigation include two lawmakers, Arizona State Senators Anthony Kern of Glendale and Jake Hoffman of Queen Creek. Tyler Bowyer of the far-right activist group Turning Point USA and then-state GOP Chair Kelli Ward also signed their name to the document."

Video Of Kelli Ward Signing Fake Election Certification Re-emerges Following Subpoena

Feb. 22, 2022

"A clip of the head of the Arizona Republican Party and her husband signing illegitimate election result documents—while falsely claiming they were presidential electors—has re-emerged, after it was revealed the pair were subpoenaed by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack."

Finchem, Ward Subpoenaed By Congress Over Trump Efforts To Overturn Election
"Two Arizona Republicans are among six people issued subpoenas Tuesday by the House Jan. 6 Committee, with state Rep. Mark Finchem and state GOP Chair Kelli Ward told to turn over documents and appear for depositions next month. The individuals included in the latest batch of subpoenas for records and interviews were reportedly among the Donald Trump supporters involved in sending slates of so-called "alternate electors" to Congress to be included in the electoral votes cast for president in the 2020 election. Finchem, a member of the state House from Oro Valley, is running in the Republican primary to be Arizona secretary of state — the office that oversees elections. Ward, who served a single term in the state Senate before twice unsuccessfully seeking the nod from GOP voters in U.S. Senate primaries, has been the chair of the state Republican Party since 2019. Both Finchem and Ward have been outspoken Trump supporters and backed the drawn-out and bumbling "audit" of the election in Maricopa County, hewing to the conspiracist line that the election was "stolen" from the former president. The phone records of Ward and her husband were already subpoenaed earlier this month by the committee. They filed suit to block those documents from being turned over."
Feb. 15, 2022
What Is Kelli Ward Hiding From The Committee Investigating Jan. 6?
"Arizona Republican Party Kelli Ward is fighting a subpoena aimed at getting to the bottom of what increasingly appears to be a conspiracy to overturn the results of the 2020 election so that Donald Trump could serve a second term."
Feb. 3, 2022
Kari Lake And Kelli Ward Are Heading To A Phoenix Elementary School For An Anti-Mask Protest
"An anti-mask mandate rally Friday that will feature gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, staunchly anti-vax Sen. Kelly Townsend, and various other high profile, far-right politicians has settled on an interesting venue: an elementary school campus in Phoenix."
Oct. 29, 2021
Arizona's Dr. Kelli Ward Joins Republican Bigwigs Who Prescribe Death For The Unvaccinated
"Dr. Kelli Ward, chair of the Arizona Republican Party and (according to her website) still a practicing physician, has joined fellow high profile Republicans whose aim, it seems, is to put as many members of the GOP as possible in…the morgue."
Oct. 4, 2021
Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward Is Being Pressured By Maricopa Republicans To Resign Over Election ‘Lies.’
Sep. 25, 2021
Did Kelli Ward Know Her 'Ballot Stuffing' Claim Against Dominion Voting Systems Was A Lie?
"A memo suggests officials in the Trump campaign knew early on that many of the fraud claims made about Dominion Voting Systems were false."
Sep. 22, 2021
That Time Kelli Ward Blamed John McCain For ISIS, And How That Relates Now To Afghanistan
"According to Kelli Ward, chair of the Arizona Republican Party, it’s all the fault of “leftists.”"
Aug. 27, 2021
Chemtrail Kelli Ward Gonna Arrest Maricopa County Board, That's What She's Gonna Do
"you should know that Chemtrail Kelli WardPatron Saint of Batshit and actual chair of the Arizona GOP, went on the One America News Network earlier this week and threatened to arrest the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors"
May 20, 2021
Arizona Senator Calls For GOP Chair To Resign After She Said Ducey 'Killed People'
Apr. 13, 2021
Arizona GOP, Kelli Ward Faces Another Suit Over State Party Election
Mar. 31, 2021
Arizona Republicans Gather Enough Signatures To Redo Party Elections, Including Position Held By Kelli Ward
Yvonne Wingett Sanchez / Arizona Republic
Mar. 25, 2021
"Arizona Republican activists say they have gathered enough support to force a new election of state party officers, including the position of GOP chair held by Kelli Ward.
The Republican activists launched their effort to force a do-over of the party’s Jan. 23 election after weeks of complaints that the closed-door election was improperly managed.
Ward and other party representatives had rejected repeated calls over the past two months to audit the results and procedures of the election, drawing a lawsuit from two activists and criticism from state lawmakers who drew comparisons between her calls for transparency in the 2020 presidential election with her rejection of calls for an audit of her own win."
Arizona Republican Party, Chair Kelli Ward Sued Over Refusal To Audit Her Election
Mar. 12, 2021
Arizona GOP Chair Scoffs At Audit Of Own Election Win While Leading Challenge To Trump Loss
Jan. 30, 2021
Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward Handed Cease-And-Desist Notice By Dominion Voting Systems
Jan. 18, 2021
Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward Definitely Didn't Condemn The Storming Of The U.S. Capitol
"The chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party has consistently parroted President Trump's false claims that the election was stolen from him"
Jan. 6, 2021
Arizona Republicans (Kelli Ward) Join Texas Lawsuit Against VP Mike Pence To Upend Electoral College
Dec. 28, 2020
Arizona Supreme Court Crushes GOP Chair Kelli Ward's Coup Attempt
Dec. 9, 2020
The Arizona GOP Should Fight ... To Get Rid Of Chairwoman Kelli Ward
"The Arizona GOP has gone too far in suggesting a bloody overturn of the presidential election. Republicans must send leader Kelli Ward packing."
Dec. 8, 2020
Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward Takes Vote Lawsuit To State Supreme Court
Dec. 7, 2020
Gov. Ducey: 'Feeling Is Mutual' When Responding To Kelli Ward Tweet Telling Him To 'Shut The Hell Up'
Dec. 3, 2020
Arizona GOP Chair Files Last-ditch Lawsuit To Void Joe Biden's Win In State
Nov. 25, 2020
Prominent Republicans Attended Fundraiser At Home Of Abortion Doctor Accused Of Pointing Gun At Pro-Life Protesters
Oct. 27, 2020
Top Kelli Ward Aides Ditch Campaign, Claim She Won’t ‘Drain The Swamp’
Oct. 17, 2020
Anti-Equality Extremists Kelli Ward And Chadwick Moore To Speak At Trump Pride Event
Oct. 14, 2020
Rep. Andy Biggs, Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward Unmask Themselves (As Bootlickers)
Sep. 8, 2020
Kelli Ward Associated With Conspiracy Theorists And Racists Long Before Mike Cernovich
Aug. 24, 2020
Remember When AZ GOP Chair Kelli Ward Hearted Steve Bannon? (The Party Wishes You Didn't)
Aug. 21, 2020
Twitter Limits Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward's Account For Spreading COVID-19 Misinformation
Jul. 28, 2020
Kelli Ward Urges ‘Reopen’ Protesters To Masquerade As Health Care Workers
"Dr. Kelli Ward, the far-right conspiracy theory-embracing chairwoman of the Arizona Republican Party, encouraged her Twitter followers to don scrubs and personal protective equipment while attending “reopen” rallies to bamboozle the media."
Apr. 27, 2020
Kelli Ward Takes Aim At Mark Kelly, Shoots Herself In The Foot
"As has happened before, the chair of the Arizona Republican Party was shooting off her mouth, but firing blanks."
Sep. 9, 2019
Arizona GOP Says It Will Stop Democrat Mark Kelly, Husband Of Shooting Survivor Gabrielle Giffords, ‘Dead In His Tracks’
Sep. 6, 2019
AZ GOP Chair Kelli Ward Shares Stage With Conspiracy Theorist Laura Loomer
Apr. 16, 2019
Why Do White Supremacists, Racists And Other Fringe Characters Love Kelli Ward?
"Arizona's Republican Party Chairman attracts the darndest people. Wonder if she wonders why?"
Feb. 22, 2019
Kelli Ward's Husband Accused Of Spitting On Martha McSally Supporter
Jan. 15, 2019
Florida GOP Officials Are Running A Private Conspiracy Theory Facebook Group
"Former Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward is also a member of this group."
Sep. 16, 2018
Center for Arizona Policy
2018 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: U.S. Senate
Question 4: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their conscience.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
Question 9: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
An Ode To One Of The Worst GOP Candidates In Recent Memory
Aug. 29, 2018
GOP Senate Candidate Kelli Ward Complained McCain Cancer Announcement Was Timed To Hurt Her Campaign
Aug. 26, 2018
Kelli Ward Associated With Conspiracy Theorists And Racists Long Before Mike Cernovich
"For the Arizona GOP Senate candidate, Paul Nehlen and Cernovich are just the beginning."
Aug. 23, 2018
Arizona GOP Senate Candidate Defends Bus Tour With Far-Right Activist
"Cernovich spent months peddling the debunked "Pizzagate" conspiracy theory, which alleges high-ranking Democratic officials, including former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, are involved in a child pedophilia ring."
Aug. 19, 2018
Kelli Ward Doctors President Trump Tweet In Campaign Mailer 2 Weeks Before Senate Primary
Aug. 15, 2018
Senate Candidate Kelli Ward Linked To Swinger Sending Unsolicited Penis Pictures To Women Online
"In an anonymous video posted online Ward was accused of hanging out at a swingers bar and getting drunk quite often."
Aug. 9, 2018
Kelli Ward Melts Down Over Republic's Support For Martha McSally
Aug. 6, 2018
Kelli Ward Broadcasts Photo With Donald Trump Even Though He Asked Her Not To, Source Says
Jul. 28, 2018
Arizona Senate Candidate Kelli Ward And Her Husband Are Admins Of Racist Conspiracy Group On Facebook
Jul. 6, 2018
Arizona Senate Candidate's Husband, Who Is A Top Campaign Surrogate, Spread Conspiracy Theories Online
Jul. 5, 2018
GOP Senate Candidate: It’s OK To Jail Kids For Other People’s Crimes
"Kelli Ward argued that it's fine to separate children from their parents because 'bad people' exist."
Jun. 19, 2018
Kelli Ward Belatedly Distances Herself From Wisconsin White Supremacist
"Months after a white supremacist in Wisconsin tweeted his support for Arizona U.S. Senate candidate Kelli Ward, she has begun distancing herself from him."
Jun. 14, 2018
Sebastian Gorka Cashed A $5,240 Check From Senate Candidate Kelli Ward For 'Appearance Fee'
May 10, 2018
The Shocking Secret’s Kelli Wards Campaign Does Not Want You To Know, Part II
Apr. 16, 2018
The Shocking Secret’s Kelli Wards Campaign Does Not Want You To Know, Part I
Apr. 10, 2018
Disgraced Ex-Rand Paul And Mitch McConnell Aide Resurfaces In Arizona’s Senate GOP Primary
Mar. 19, 2018
Pro-Gun Senate Candidate Forgets When Sandy Hook Happened
Feb. 22, 2018
Kelli Ward Touts Endorsement From Fake-News Site
Feb. 14, 2018
Kelli Ward Speaks The Words That Bannon, Trump Like To Hear
Oct. 17, 2017
Kelli Ward Gets Nod From Steve Bannon, Laura Ingraham In Senate Campaign Kickoff
Oct. 16, 2017
Alex Jones Ally Kelli Ward Is Running For Arizona Senate. Hannity Just Endorsed Her
Aug. 24, 2017
Kelli Ward, Trump-endorsed Anti-LGBTQ Candidate For U.S. Senate
Aug. 22, 2017
Kelli Ward Sends Gruesome Kathy Griffin Picture. Cover The kids' Eyes
Aug. 10, 2017
Kelli Ward Is A Victim Of 'Fake News' And 'Never Trump' (So Send Her Money)
Jul. 24, 2017
Republican Vulture Kelli Ward Wants McCain To Step Down So She Can Step Up
Jul. 21, 2017
Sharia Law, Snapping Alligators: Best Quotes Kelli Ward's Facebook Q&A
Jul. 18, 2017
Why Is The Trumpish Right Inept At Hardball Politics?
Aug. 26, 2016
Center for Arizona Policy
2016 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: U.S. Senate
Question 4: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 9: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
Crazy/Stupid Republican Of The Day — Kelli Ward
Jul. 3, 2016
Kelli Ward's Husband Accused Of Bullying McCain Staffer
Jun. 4, 2016
Listen To John McCain’s Senate Challenger Discuss Black Helicopters, Agenda 21, And Government Indoctrination
May 26, 2016
Center for Arizona Policy
2014 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Senate LD-5
Question 9: Arizona’s voter-approved constitutional definition of marriage should be defended to the fullest extent legally possible.
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 11: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in antidiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 15: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support
Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.

Senator Kelli Ward Hosting Forum "To Address Community Concerns About Chemtrails"

Jun. 23, 2014
Arizona Legislators See Cliven Bundy As A Hero?
Apr. 19, 2014
List Of Arizona Republicans Who Voted For Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill
Feb. 28, 2014
State Senator Kelli Ward Wants To Keep The NSA Out Of Arizona
Dec. 9, 2013
Center for Arizona Policy
2012 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: State Senate LD-5
Question 9: Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Candidates' Position: Support
Question 11: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose
Question 15: Protecting professionals from being required to provide services that violate their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support
Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.


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