Skip to comments.Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio faces recall bid from disgruntled voters
Posted on 05/30/2013 11:35:19 AM PDT by Jyotishi
Group trying to oust controversial sheriff face a Thursday 4pm deadline to collect 335,000 valid voter signatures
Joe Arpaio rose to national prominence for his immigration crackdowns. Photograph: Ross D Franklin/AP
Phoenix - A group trying to oust the polarizing sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix faces a Thursday deadline for handing in voter signatures in an uphill battle to force a recall election.
Organizers of the effort to recall Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio face long odds in turning in the more than 335,000 valid voter signatures required by the 4pm deadline. They have struggled to raise funds, have had to rely mainly on volunteers to collect signatures and are mounting a campaign against a politician who has a base of devoted supporters.
(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...
There are plenty of dead people to get signature from.
Thursday 4pm deadline to collect 335,000 valid voter signatures
Obama and Clinton can help out with their stash, LOL
How prevalent are these recalls and are they part of a larger mechanism built into election law across the country? I don’t recall ever seeing a recall attempt here in Florida in my 30+ years, and I’m wondering if this process is part of a western-US mentality?
They could end up collecting 13 signatures and it would still be technically a “recall bid”.
Way to write those misleading headlines!
No doubt some former ACORN crooks are available to write in Mickey Mouse and Superman on the petition.
I don’t think Arpiao has anything to worry about.
You’re probably right. An excerpt:
Alvarez would not say Wednesday how many signatures her group has gathered. Five weeks ago, the group said it had collected 200,000 signatures.
Arpaio must be getting close to something again... for them to be making this effort against him
His ‘posse’ led by Joe Zullo is talking about actually FILING CHARGES in the birth certificate forgery case
And there it is. A group of Hispanic people who are pissed because Sheriff Joe is shining a light on the cockroaches.
And what is the name of this organization who filed suit?
The article only identifies them as "the plaintiffs" or "the recall group". Is it the same 5 Hispanic drivers who filed the last lawsuit after they said they had been stopped by deputies because of their ethnicity?
In a state with the population od 6.5 million they cannot find 335,000 with like mind! I feel the Judge that started all this with his profiling decision, should be on his way out of the state!
Go Sheriff Joe!
And how many were valid?
RATs cheat, that we know. So if they have 200,000 signatures many if not most are probably bogus.
“Five weeks ago, the group said it had collected 200,000 signatures”
Are these signatures of verifiable US citizens? Perhaps they need True The Vote to verify.
There are probably more gruntled voters than disgruntled ones.
Arpaio's lawyers should go other the petition papers with a fine tooth comb. Might be a high percentage of unregistered voters on there, given the makeup of the folks that want him out.
Joe is my candidate for Attorney General.
Only takes one to nullify a petition.
They can file charges all they want, it won't go anywhere. The cancer has spread too far and too deep for any kind of TREASON to be justifiably prosecuted. We can hope for the best, but keep and remain prepared for the worse...
When you are over the target you get the most flak.
*sniff* *sniff* Hmmm. Smells like astroturf.
This: “A group trying to oust the polarizing sheriff ...” makes me ask is enforcing the law “polarizing”? Really?
So rather than acknowledge that recall supporters are having difficulty getting less than 10% of Maricopa County to sign a petitiom (there are 3.8MM residents according to the 2012 census) the Guardian decides to give the recall supporters free ink in their foreign newspaper.
Actually, it takes enough to bring the number of valid signatures below 335,000 or whatever the number required for the recall is set at.
“How prevalent are these recalls and are they part of a larger mechanism built into election law across the country?”
It’s state law. Texas doesn’t have recall.
Check the addresses, signatures and for cartoon figures.
Not very likely. They peaked several months ago, and still were well over a hundred thousand signatures short. It came to a close about a month ago when the out of state money pushing the idea dried up.
THE FOREIGNERS operatives are behind this 100%. It’s time we politically clean house of these DEMOCRATIC VERMIN and retake this country.
We need gruntled voters to inspect the signatures and count. That’ll take it past Thursday.
That was exactly what I thought. When the right has a petition effort going, the only mentions I find of it are usually in right-leaning media, which is never the large mainstream publications or internet sites.
It's time for him to go either voluntarily or otherwise.
Every year they try this. Recalls like this are so incredibly unAmerican. but what am I talking about...an America that no longer exists.
Yeah... .12765% will vote against him.
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