Arizona Republican Party asks Trump supporters to fight to the death to take back election

There’s been an alarming escalation of tensions in the US, after the Republican Party shared a series of unhinged tweets about the election.

Outgoing US President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede defeat has taken an alarming twist, with his own party asking supporters if they will give their lives for the cause.

The disturbing question was posed by the Arizona Republican Party in a series of tweets yesterday, which have since been deleted – but not before screenshots were taken and shared online.

The saga began when the Arizona Republican Party’s official Twitter account shared a tweet from Trump supporter Ali Akbar, who posted: “I am willing to give my life for this fight.”

The party responded by asking: “He is. Are you?”

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The shocking tweets have since been deleted. Picture: Twitter

The shocking tweets have since been deleted.

The party then shared a clip from the movie Rambo soon after, with the caption: “This is what we do, who we are. Live for nothing, or die for something.”

The tweets have been widely condemned as a call to arms after Arizona certified its election results last week in Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s favour.

It means the President-elect will officially pick up all of the state’s 11 electoral college votes, after Mr Biden beat Mr Trump by more than 10,000 votes.

However, the state’s Republican Party refused to accept that result, tweeting on December 1: “DO NOT CERTIFY A FALSE ELECTION!”

The party’s tweets have been met with disbelief from Twitter users, with Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman posting in response: “If this isn’t full-on death cult rhetoric, what’s left?”

The tweets are just the latest development in Mr Trump’s repeated but unproven allegations of election fraud.

The Arizona Republican Party’s chairwoman Kelli Ward is currently fighting the certification of the ballot in court, despite a lack of evidence regarding alleged fraud.

The drama comes as tensions within the Republican Party continue to escalate, with White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany ripping into members of her own party for defying President Trump’s demands to not accept and certify Mr Biden’s victory in Georgia.

The votes in that state have already been counted three times, cementing Mr Biden’s win.

As a result, Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger – who are both Republicans and Trump supporters – defended the election process and dismissed Mr Trump’s fraud claims, angering the President and sparking a direct attack on Mr Kemp.

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The shocking tweets have since been deleted. Picture: Twitter

The shocking tweets have since been deleted.

“You know, we won Georgia, just so you understand,” Mr Trump stated at a political rally in Georgia last weekend.

“Your Governor could stop it very easily if he knew what the hell he was doing. He could stop it very easily.

“We said, ‘Have this brought back into your legislature, Governor. Have it brought back, let these people make it.’

“Keep it open, transparent, and let us have a signature verification. What’s wrong with that?”

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