“Days before the first Republican candidate jumped into next year’s Arizona Senate race, he poured millions into an ostensibly nonpartisan voter registration operation affiliated with prominent election fraud conspiracy theorists. GOP candidate Jim Lamon embraces many of these theories, and a drive to register voters with the same inclination has the potential to benefit his candidacy. Lamon also stands to get a substantial tax break from his $2 million effort to turn out conservative voters. In late April, Lamon, a renewable energy executive, announced his donation to the nonprofit Look Ahead America, designed to help register ‘tens of thousands of new conservative voters.'”
“A week later, Lamon officially entered the race to challenge Sen. Mark Kelly, a Democrat. Records indicate Lamon had been laying the groundwork for his run by the time he donated to LAA: his campaign website’s domain was registered in March, and its social media pages were created in April. LAA is officially a nonpartisan charity and can legally engage in voter registration activities as long as they’re not geared toward benefitting a specific candidate or party. The group said it planned to use Lamon’s $2 million to register and turn out ‘America First patriots.’ LAA was formed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2017 but had its tax-exempt status revoked last year for a persistent failure to file annual reports with the IRS” – Axios.