Skip to comments.US Justice Department to monitor AZ elections
Posted on 08/27/2012 7:46:52 AM PDT by hope
PHOENIX (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department has announced that it will monitor primary elections in Arizona's Maricopa County.
The department said Monday that federal observers will be dispatched Tuesday to make sure that Maricopa County follows the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965. That law prohibits discrimination in the election process on the basis of race, color or membership in a minority language group.
Observers will watch and record activities during voting hours at polling locations
(Excerpt) Read more at kpho.com ...
These same monitors will make sure that only US citizens actually vote, too, right?
Love to see Sheriff Joe lock all of them up as vagrants.
Analogies that fit well in describing OBamatactics.
Can Arizona send someone to monitor the Justice Department?
Will all the Monitors be wearing black berets and carrying billy clubs?
Arizona, never a confederate state, never a slave state, didn’t become a state until 1912, never involved in any racial issues, is being monitored by the Justice Dept using the Voting Rights Act.
Why?? To make sure that illegal immigrants are allowed to vote.
Unless you are militant Black Panthers, in which case, Holders INJustice Department will send them to monitor the elections.
US Department Of Justice
Now Improved! - More Racisim, Less Justice!
Any self-respecting business owner, hotel, food, etc. would refuse service to these people. They are not Americans, and they are only there to enforce Obama/Holder’s attempts to destroy this country.
The is bullshit.
The Feds are not there to see that legal people get to vote there are there to help illegals vote.........
AZ ought to threaten to secede over this. You KNOW the DOJ is there to ensure Mexican nationals vote, Mexicans who are illegally in this country.
Sorry. trick question.
Good one :) The boot on the neck won’t be a good idea because too many ccw’s here. Gun store nearly on every corner.
It’s no secret how this Admin feels about AZ..Nothing but a intimidation tactic on their part.
Don’t Federal agents need permission from the Sherrif to operate in the county?
Whole justice dept should be fired
I presume the gov's plan in this action is to orchestrate a voting rights issue in order to make a claim of vote fraud and create more distraction from the obozo agenda. Pay back for AZ making obozo look like the lying anti-American thug that he is
The Sheriff has the right - per the SCOTUS decision - to tell the feds to take a hike.
The Sheriff is the supreme law of the land - and they’re messing with Joe, to boot.
Give ‘em the boot, Joe. hopefully a good ole Texas pointy toe cowboy boot.
No doubt! AZ has had the same voter ID laws since I can remember and thats over 30 years.
you ask: “Dont Federal agents need permission from the Sherrif to operate in the county?”
the Sheriff is the ultimate law in his county -
EXACTLY - the Sheriff can arrest feds in their territory
Sheriff Mack, when ordered by Clinton to enforce the Brady Law - said, hell no, and took it all the way to the SCOTUS - and WON! The court confirmed that the SHERIFF is the TOP law in our counties...
Get in conservative, oath keeper sheriffs in - and we can take back our country. It starts in our back yards!
Shouldn’t these Justice Department bums and minions be in Chicago, Philly, Miami and so forth watching the elections? Everyone knows that it is those type of places seeping with putrid criminal voting behavior...not Maricopa county. Jack-booted fools.
Get a clue, RINOs: these guys play for keeps, you guys worry about whether you're being impolite.
On another site a person is slamming Arpaio about the child molestation cases that he supposedly didn’t follow up on and claiming he is a “thug” etc. The links provided to support this are not worth reading. If anyone has valid info to support Arpaio and show the truth of these allegations I’d appreciate it. I don’t want to let these accusations stand without countering them.
Well, technically, southern AZ and NM was declared a Confederate Territory.
“On August 1, 1861, Lieutenant Colonel John R. Baylor, commanding the victorious Confederate troops at Mesilla, issued a proclamation declaring the creation of a provisional Confederate Territory of Arizona, to include all of the former United States Territory of New Mexico south of the 34th parallel north. He named himself as governor, and set up a functioning territorial government which would continue in operation until the Confederates were forced out of New Mexico in July 1862.
“This Territory of Arizona was officially declared by Confederate President Jefferson Davis on February 14, 1862.”
How many counties are there in Arizona?
Only Maricopa County is getting attention?
Sure seems like Holder just cannot stand that Arpaio gets elected over & over again with over 80% of the votes!!!
I would call this discrimination against Arpaio & Arizona!!
Fine! Nitpick!! :)
Actually their presense could be construed at an attempt to intimidate voters and Arpaio should arrest them.
Feds. strip searched, photoed and fingerprinted, all dressed in pink, lost in the system spending a couple of weeks in a tent. Priceless...
Intimidation. To let anyone that thinks of bucking them that they will come after them. Hope enough sheriff's have got the message - THEY can tell the federalis to get the H out their county.
I hope Sheriff Joe has warrants in hand for any that disobey his orders to leave.
now THAT’S a mental picture I’d like to see in reality - LOL
Why just a weeks???
Why just a COUPLE OF WEEKS??? is what I meant to type. Stupid fingers...
If Romney loses this election, the GOP will split. The whole country may split into 2 or 3 pieces. It will be the end of the democrat party too. The “nice guy” Obama will have his weaker America faster than he wants. He won’t be welcomed anywhere. He may not be welcomed in Keyna either. Just a wild-a prediction.