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1 big thing: Fake electors indicted

Supporters of President Trump demonstrate at the Maricopa County Elections Department office in November 2020. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

The Republican electors who submitted votes falsely asserting that former President Trump won Arizona in 2020 have been indicted along with several Trump allies, Democratic Attorney General Kris Mayes announced yesterday.

Why it matters: Arizona is the fourth state to bring charges against electors who falsely cast votes for Trump in 2020, following Michigan, Georgia and Nevada.

Driving the news: The group of indicted electors includes two state lawmakers, a former chair of the Arizona Republican Party and the COO of Turning Point USA.

  • Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Trump's former personal attorney Rudy Giuliani were among seven other unnamed defendants, the Washington Post reported.

Flashback: Trump electors met in seven states that Biden won in 2020 and falsely submitted their electoral votes for the incumbent president.

Zoom in: Each of the 11 Arizona fake electors — Tyler Bowyer, Nancy Cottle, state Sen. Jake Hoffman, state Sen. Anthony Kern, Jim Lamon, Robert Montgomery, Samuel Moorhead, Loraine Pellegrino, Greg Safsten, Kelli Ward and Michael Ward — face nine felony counts for conspiracy, fraudulent schemes and artifices and forgery.

Catch up quick: The AG's office launched its investigation several months after Mayes took office and replaced Republican Mark Brnovich.

What they're saying: "I will not allow American democracy to be undermined. It's too important," Mayes said in a video released yesterday. "Arizona's election was free and fair. The people of Arizona elected President Biden."

The other side: Attorney Dennis Wilenchik, who represents Lamon, told Axios that his client was told that he would be signing the electoral vote only as a contingency in case the legal challenges for Trump prevailed.

  • Asked whether Lamon might take a plea deal and become a witness in the case, he said, "Anything's possible, but there's nothing on the table right now."
  • Hoffman said that Mayes "weaponized" her office against her Republican political opponents.

Of note: Attorneys for the other indicted individuals did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.

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2. House repeals abortion ban

Members of Arizona for Abortion Access gathered last week. Photo: Rebecca Noble/Getty Images

After two weeks of stalemate, the Arizona House of Representatives voted to repeal an 1864 ban on nearly all abortions that had been reinstated by the state Supreme Court.

The big picture: Thanks to a handful of Republicans, both legislative chambers now have the votes to repeal the pre-Roe ban.

  • The move, which Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs has supported, would reinstate a 2022 law permitting abortions through 15 weeks of pregnancy.

What's next: The Senate can take a final vote on the repeal next Wednesday.

Driving the news: Republican state Reps. Tim Dunn of Yuma and Justin Wilmeth of Phoenix joined Rep. Matt Gress of Phoenix to give repeal supporters a 32-28 margin in the House yesterday.

Reality check: Even if Hobbs signs a repeal bill, the ban still may temporarily take effect this summer.

  • The repeal wouldn't go into effect until 90 days after the legislative session ends, and the session has no end date (though lawmakers must pass a budget by June 30).

Yes, but: Attorney General Kris Mayes on Tuesday filed a motion to ask the Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling.

  • That could delay the ban's enforcement date, which is currently expected as soon as June 8.

What we're watching: House Republicans are considering up to three November 2024 ballot referrals to compete with an existing citizen initiative that would enshrine abortion rights in the Arizona Constitution.

  • The House rules committee voted yesterday to give GOP lawmakers permission to introduce as many as three resolutions to do so.

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3. 👀 All eyes on Marvin Harrison Jr.

Marvin Harrison Jr. Photo: Sam Hodde/Getty Images

Many Arizona Cardinals fans are hoping the team will snag star Ohio State wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. with the No. 4 draft pick they earned from last year's lackluster season.

The big picture: The Cards need improvement at several positions, but perhaps none so glaring as wide receiver, where DeAndre Hopkins' exit last year left quarterback Kyler Murray without a high-impact target.

Driving the news: The NFL draft kicks off tonight.

Meet Marvin: Harrison is a two-time unanimous All-American who last year was named the most outstanding receiver in college football.

  • His father, Marvin Harrison, was a Hall of Fame receiver for the Indianapolis Colts from 1996 to 2008.

What they're saying: "This feels like one of the best win-win scenarios the franchise has seen in their history, as Harrison Jr. is an all-world talent who won't waste any time becoming one of the best receivers in the last 10 years for Arizona," All Cardinals wrote.

Between the lines: The Cardinals also have a second first-round pick (No. 27) from a trade with the Texans last year, but pundits are split on what position they'll target.

4. Chips & salsa: Randolph gets historic designation

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

📜 The Randolph Townsite Historic District, Arizona's oldest historically Black community, southeast of Phoenix, was added to the National Register of Historic Places. (KTAR)

🏄 Cannon Beach — a 38-acre water park with a stationary surfing wave, a tide pool, a diving cliff and more — will open in Mesa this summer. (AZcentral)

🏨 Castle Hot Springs, The Hermosa Inn, Mountain Shadows Resort, Sanctuary Camelback Mountain and Tanque Verde Ranch made Travel + Leisure's global list of top 500 hotels and resorts. (Phoenix Business Journal)

5. 📷 Where in the Valley?

Photo: Jeremy Duda/Axios

Welcome to another edition of "Where in the Valley?"

How it works: We show you something cool. You tell us where it is.

  • The first reader who names the spot gets a shout-out in the newsletter.

You tell us: Where in the Valley can you find this cupcake-shaped building?

Flashback: No one correctly identified our April 4 photo, which was taken at Queen Creek Olive Mill.

🏈 Jeremy is crossing his fingers that the Cardinals get Marvin Harrison Jr. in the draft.

🧑‍🍳 Jessica is loving this insanely easy one-pot pasta recipe.

This newsletter was edited by Emma Hurt and copy edited by Jay Bennett.

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