Trump set for Arizona rally as DC preps for riot anniversary

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Former President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he will hold his first campaign-style rally of 2022 on Jan. 15 in Arizona, nine days after a news conference at which he is expected to relitigate the deadly riot by his supporters at the US Capitol.

The rally in Florence, Ariz., about 60 miles southeast of Phoenix, will be Trump’s first set-piece event with supporters since an October rally in Iowa.

The former president and his backers have made the Grand Canyon State a focal point of their claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from the Republican incumbent. Arizona’s 11 electoral votes went to President Biden last year, marking just the second time since 1952 that the state had voted for a Democrat in a presidential election (Bill Clinton in 1996 was the other).

Earlier this year, Trump touted a GOP-driven review of votes in…

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