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Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio faces recall bid from disgruntled voters
The Guardian, UK ^
| Thursday, May 30, 2013
| Associated Press
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.
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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; arpaio; immigration; law; obama
posted on 05/30/2013 11:35:19 AM PDT
There are plenty of dead people to get signature from.
posted on 05/30/2013 11:37:13 AM PDT
by E. Pluribus Unum
(It is the deviants who are the bullies.)
Thursday 4pm deadline to collect 335,000 valid voter signatures
Obama and Clinton can help out with their stash, LOL
posted on 05/30/2013 11:38:06 AM PDT
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?
posted on 05/30/2013 11:40:33 AM PDT
(It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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.
posted on 05/30/2013 11:44:43 AM PDT
A group (Illegal alien advocates) 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.
posted on 05/30/2013 11:45:11 AM PDT
(If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
Initiative, referendum and recall were created by the Progressive Movement in its early years after the Civil War. They were intended to wrest power away from corrupt party organizations and hand it back to the people. Those states who entered the Union during this period tend to have those 3 features as part of their state constitutions.
posted on 05/30/2013 11:45:23 AM PDT
I don’t think Arpiao has anything to worry about.
posted on 05/30/2013 11:46:00 AM PDT
posted on 05/30/2013 11:49:49 AM PDT
(Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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
posted on 05/30/2013 11:50:06 AM PDT
by Mr. K
(There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
"We can't allow the sheriff to stay in office four more years," said recall campaign manager Lilia Alvarez.
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?
posted on 05/30/2013 11:50:15 AM PDT
by Bloody Sam Roberts
(For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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!
posted on 05/30/2013 11:50:19 AM PDT
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posted on 05/30/2013 11:53:29 AM PDT
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Five weeks ago, the group said it had collected 200,000 signatures.
And how many were valid?
RATs cheat, that we know. So if they have 200,000 signatures many if not most are probably bogus.
posted on 05/30/2013 11:54:24 AM PDT
“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.
posted on 05/30/2013 11:54:36 AM PDT
( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
There are probably more gruntled voters than disgruntled ones.
6.5 million they cannot find 335,000 with like mind!
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.
posted on 05/30/2013 11:56:45 AM PDT
(When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
They destroy. Palin, Bachmann, DeLay just to name a few; as they commit crimes against the constitution and the people with impunity. What is the answer, how do we stop these DemoKKKrats? The GOP is so weak and toothless.
posted on 05/30/2013 11:59:04 AM PDT
by By and By
(Dime Store New Dealers are Milquetoast and Liberal)
Joe is my candidate for Attorney General.
posted on 05/30/2013 11:59:27 AM PDT
(Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
Only takes one to nullify a petition.
posted on 05/30/2013 12:00:52 PM PDT
("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
To: Mr. K
His posse led by Joe Zullo is talking about actually FILING CHARGES in the birth certificate forgery case
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...
posted on 05/30/2013 12:04:58 PM PDT
(Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
When you are over the target you get the most flak.
posted on 05/30/2013 12:08:28 PM PDT
posted on 05/30/2013 12:09:56 PM PDT
*sniff* *sniff* Hmmm. Smells like astroturf.
This: “A group trying to oust the polarizing sheriff ...” makes me ask is enforcing the law “polarizing”? Really?
posted on 05/30/2013 12:11:22 PM PDT
(Come back with a warrant.)
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.
posted on 05/30/2013 12:13:33 PM PDT
(Apparently common sense isn't so common.)
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.
posted on 05/30/2013 12:14:24 PM PDT
(Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
“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.
posted on 05/30/2013 12:21:18 PM PDT
(Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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.
To: Buckeye McFrog
THE FOREIGNERS operatives are behind this 100%. It’s time we politically clean house of these DEMOCRATIC VERMIN and retake this country.
posted on 05/30/2013 12:36:05 PM PDT
We need gruntled voters to inspect the signatures and count. That’ll take it past Thursday.
posted on 05/30/2013 12:42:42 PM PDT
( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
Consider the source.
It's the Graun.
posted on 05/30/2013 12:52:40 PM PDT
(Obama is never so animated as when he is assaulting the Constitution.)
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.
posted on 05/30/2013 1:05:15 PM PDT
(One Who Can See)
I know a bunch of middle-aged and older very conservative long-term residents of Maricopa who wish they had never heard of this guy.
It's time for him to go either voluntarily or otherwise.
posted on 05/30/2013 1:15:00 PM PDT
( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
Every year they try this. Recalls like this are so incredibly unAmerican. but what am I talking about...an America that no longer exists.
posted on 05/30/2013 1:34:40 PM PDT
(Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
Yeah... .12765% will vote against him.
posted on 05/30/2013 1:44:26 PM PDT
(FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
posted on 05/30/2013 1:45:56 PM PDT
(Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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