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Trump to speak at '2021 Protect our Elections' rally in Arizona later this month

Trump to return to Arizona for the first time since 2020 elections.

Updated: July 13, 2021 - 10:32am

Former President Trump is set to return to Arizona for the first time since his 2020 campaign, attending a rally in the state he narrowly lost in his bid for reelection.

Trump is scheduled to speak July 24 at the "2021 Protect our Elections" rally hosted by Turning Point Action, a political nonprofit closely allied with Trump.

The event will take place Arizona Federal Theater in downtown Phoenix. A start time has yet to be announced.

"Arizona is at the epicenter of the 2022 midterms and, of course, the next presidential election in 2024," said Charlie Kirk, president of Turning Point Action. "It’s critical that our support is stronger than ever so the average American’s trust in our systems and institutions is restored. We must start earlier and work harder than ever before to save Arizona and the republic. We are honored that President Trump is committed to that fight, and we know Arizonans are thrilled that he’s decided to pay their home state a special visit."

The event comes as the Arizona Senate’s audit of 2.1 million Maricopa County 2020 General Election ballots concludes.

Trump has said the audit would uncover enough errors to potentially erase the nearly 11,000 vote deficit he had in the election. The loss handed now-president Joe Biden Arizona’s 11 Electoral College votes, marking the first time since 1996 a Democrat won the state.

The former president has over the past weeks made more public appearance, including his speech this past weekend at the Conservative Political Action Committee event in Dallas.