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State Republican Party Asks Supporters If They’re Willing To Die To Overturn US Election

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State Republican Party Asks Supporters If They’re Willing To Die To Overturn US Election

The official account of the Arizona Republican Party has bizarrely asked supporters if they would be willing to sacrifice their lives for President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.

The tweet in question originated from Ali Alexander, a right-wing activist promoting efforts to 'Stop the Steal,' in which he declared he was 'willing to give up my life for this fight.'

"He is. Are you?" the Arizona GOP account added, which has since raised more than a few eyebrows.

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Asked for comment by CBS, the Arizona GOP said that they 'do not condone violence' after also tweeting and deleting a quote and image from Sylvester Stallone film Rambo.

The caption for the Rambo image said: "This is what we do, who we are. Live for nothing or die for something."

The spokesperson said: "The Republican Party of Arizona condemns all forms of violence in the strongest terms. Fictional movie scenes should be weighed in their proper context."

It comes as Trump supporters in the state refuse to accept President-elect Joe Biden as the winner of its 11 electoral votes.

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Meanwhile, the bizarre tweet has drawn major criticism for encouraging what many called 'political violence'.

Arizona's Secretary of State Katie Hobbs tweeted in response: "I've been saying since 11/4 that these unfounded detached from reality conspiracy theories and those fuelling them are dangerous and here we are."

The Democrat added that he has received threats of violence following the election.

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"You're asking people to die for this conspiracy theory? What in the living hell is wrong with you people?" tweeted State Senator Martín Quezada, a Democrat.

"'Die for Trump' is the official 'AZ GOP' Twitter message? Really guys? Really?" tweeted Meghan McCain, the daughter of late Arizona senator and former Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

"Our Governor needs to put a stop to this dangerous behaviour now. This is out of control," tweeted State Senator Victoria Steele, a Democrat.

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Topics: News, US Politics, US Election

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