'Blaring siren': Arizona Republicans spooked after party registration drops in wake of Capitol riots
Supporters of US President Donald Trump confront Capitol police officers at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington aiming to derail the certification of the November election results(AFP)

Even though the Arizona Republican Party is doubling down on its support for former President Donald Trump, some within the party are worried that more moderate voters in the state are fleeing them in the wake of the Capitol riots.

CNN's Kyung Lah on Wednesday reported that "the Arizona secretary of state's office says 9,944 registered Republicans, that's almost 10,000 of them, have officially switched their party registration since the U.S. capitol riots."

And although Arizona state GOP chairwoman Kelli Ward doesn't appear concerned about shedding voters, Lah says others within the party fear they're heading in the wrong direction given how their state has been trending blue.

"Establishment Republicans here in Arizona say that is not just a warning, it is a blaring siren," she said.

Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) backed up Lah's assertions and warned that the party was on the verge of making itself irrelevant if it continued down the Trump rabbit hole.

"It really is driving normal, regular, rational people from the Republican Party," he said. "And we can't afford to lose many more."

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