Arizona County Elections Leader Who Promoted Voter Fraud Conspiracies Resigns
BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) The elections director of a rural Arizona county who pushed false claims that voter fraud was behind President Donald Trump's 2020 election loss is resigning five months after being hired.
Bob Bartelsmeyer submitted his resignation last Friday and announced he would return to his previous job as elections director in La Paz County, more than 300 miles (483 kilometers) west near the California state line, KVOA-TV in Tucson reported Tuesday.
A public information officer for Cochise County did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
According to his resignation letter, Bartelsmeyer's last day will be Sept. 29.