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Group fails in bid to recall Ariz. sheriff
Yahoo News ^ | 5/30/13 | JACQUES BILLEAUD

Posted on 05/30/2013 10:14:01 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

PHOENIX (AP) — A campaign to force a recall election against the polarizing sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix failed on Thursday after recall organizers said they couldn't collect enough voter signatures to bring the lawman to the ballot again.

Organizers of the recall effort against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio needed to turn in more than 335,000 valid voter signatures by 5 p.m. Thursday to force a recall election.

"It is a sad day," said recall campaign manager Lilia Alvarez. "It is a disappointment."

Recall organizers won't reveal the number of signatures they gathered. That said, the last update they gave on their numbers five weeks ago was that they gathered 200,000 signatures.

"The count at this point doesn't matter," Alvarez said in deciding not to reveal the number of signatures gathered.

Arpaio issued a statement suggesting that recall organizers aren't revealing the number of signatures they gathered because they are embarrassed by the level of their failure. "This effort failed because the good people of Maricopa County, whom I'm honored to serve, rejected the wrong-headed idea of overturning an election," Arpaio said.

Arpaio supporters say the sheriff won re-election in November fair and square and that recall organizers shouldn't have been allowed to contest the election simply because they didn't like the outcome.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arpaio; banglist; sheriffjoe

1 posted on 05/30/2013 10:14:01 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

To quote my old Air Bos’n on this one....”Whoops Awww Shyt!”


2 posted on 05/30/2013 10:15:00 PM PDT by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: Impala64ssa

Hot Damn!

You go, Joe!


3 posted on 05/30/2013 10:16:46 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Impala64ssa

“...failed on Thursday...”

Good.


4 posted on 05/30/2013 10:18:21 PM PDT by azishot
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To: Impala64ssa


5 posted on 05/30/2013 10:19:24 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Impala64ssa

The amount of signatures they gathered doesn’t matter? The hell is doesn’t. If the sheriff is so “polarizing,” as the author of the article writes, you would think it would be a snap to get 350,000 signatures in Phoenix, which is one of the nations largest cities.

They claim to have had 200,000 signatures several weeks ago, but is that number accurate. Also, even if they did have that amount, how many were authentic?

Another epic fail by those who would destroy this nation.


6 posted on 05/30/2013 10:19:24 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Group fails in bid to recall Ariz. sheriff


7 posted on 05/30/2013 10:20:07 PM PDT by South40
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To: Impala64ssa

Awwww. I guess they could find enough illegals who don’t like people who enforce the law.


8 posted on 05/30/2013 10:24:09 PM PDT by matt04
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To: matt04

“Awwww. I guess they could find enough illegals who don’t like people who enforce the law.”

He already has them in pink panties!!


9 posted on 05/30/2013 10:36:21 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Cowboy Bob

Very few of us are on the front line. Joe reminds me of Patton.


10 posted on 05/30/2013 10:40:09 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: Impala64ssa

Schaedenfreud BUMP!

I love it when the scumbag Democrats lose.
I also get a kick out of scumbag Democrats like this AP writer, Jacques Billeaud. Has anybody ever once read an AP piece that referred to a scumbag rat as “polarizing”? No. Nobody has.

Only Republicans are “extreme”, “controversial”, “polarizing”, etc. Rats never are.


11 posted on 05/30/2013 10:40:59 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Impala64ssa

Why do I get the crazy notion that had the recall petition succeeded and gotten enough votes to force a recall election, the “news” media would be all over the place with front page/top of the hour reports?


12 posted on 05/30/2013 10:44:00 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Impala64ssa

I will bet about 25% of those signatures were BS too


13 posted on 05/30/2013 10:44:05 PM PDT by vpintheak (We are the chosen few! Be thankful for it!)
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To: Impala64ssa

14 posted on 05/30/2013 10:49:51 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Pride in the USA

Awwwwww.

Too bad, so sad. Sucks to be you!

I hope they worked really hard on it and now they’re all home crying and crying. HAhahaha!


15 posted on 05/30/2013 10:53:59 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: vpintheak
"I will bet about 25% of those signatures were BS too"

Or maybe the problem was the libs didn't have those BS signatures because they were afraid they just might be held accountable if they got caught!

The potential for prosecution and jail time is what will keep democrats honest.

16 posted on 05/30/2013 11:00:17 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: Impala64ssa

17 posted on 05/30/2013 11:13:43 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Impala64ssa

Are the repealers even legal?


18 posted on 05/30/2013 11:56:24 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Impala64ssa

LOL, epic fail by idiot liberals


19 posted on 05/31/2013 12:15:00 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Impala64ssa

They gathered 200,000 signatures but those are not all valid signitures. Likely they did not reach the half way mark.

Recall efforts should not be reported by the media until they qualify or until they are very close to gathering the number of signatures needed.


20 posted on 05/31/2013 12:23:58 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Of the signatures that this group of Sheriff Joe haters gathered, how many were illegal aliens, dead people, and fake names? Just sayin’ it’s the Chicago Way (but it might not work in Phoenix).


21 posted on 05/31/2013 1:08:28 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Trueblackman

Come on people; we all know they got at least 11 million signatures, probably more like 30 million. Only problem with the signatures is, “YOU HAVE TO BE A LEGAL CITIZEN TO VOTE”, or at least until McPUKE and rump ranger buddies can get that law changed.


22 posted on 05/31/2013 1:58:37 AM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Good! Now, Sheriff Arpaio and his deputies need to round up this “group” and send their goatsmellin’ asses back to Mexico.


23 posted on 05/31/2013 3:08:02 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you think ObamaCare is a train wreck, wait until you see the amnesty bill.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Impala64ssa. Needed 335K, won’t even reveal how few they got.


24 posted on 05/31/2013 3:50:52 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

“...needed to turn in more than 335,000 valid voter signatures”

You missed the part about VALID. Unlike voting in elections, an effort is actually made to verify that the people signing are doing so legally.


25 posted on 05/31/2013 4:53:10 AM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: Vendome

Eight Year-Old Suspended for Gun-Shaped Pop-Tart Gets Lifetime NRA Membership
May 30, 2013 - 10:49 AM
By Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.

An eight year-old boy who was suspended from school for shaping a gun out of a Pop-Tart has been given a lifetime membership to the National Rifle Association (NRA).

According to the Baltimore Sun, Josh Welch was presented with a lifetime membership to the NRA by Maryland state House Minority Leader, Nicholaus R. Kipke (R-Md.) at a fundraiser for Anne Arundel County Republicans.

http://cnsnews.com/blog/gregory-gwyn-williams-jr/eight-year-old-suspended-gun-shaped-pop-tart-gets-lifetime-nra


26 posted on 05/31/2013 5:21:57 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Impala64ssa
Joe should use the list of names as a list of illegal aliens and go arrest and deport them.
27 posted on 05/31/2013 5:23:26 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: jmaroneps37

that is the procedure that should be followed. The signers are all suspect for undiscovered crimes.


28 posted on 05/31/2013 5:32:45 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....Obama Denies Role in Government)
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To: Impala64ssa

“It is a sad day,”

Not for the legals!


29 posted on 05/31/2013 5:51:06 AM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by Obama")
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To: Impala64ssa

“It is a sad day,”

Not for the legals!


30 posted on 05/31/2013 5:51:07 AM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by Obama")
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To: Impala64ssa

Major Announcement! Obama Fraud Case – Breaking!
May 30, 2013 by Breaking News

Mike Zullo, lead investigator, for the Sheriff Arpaio Cold Case Posse Obama Fraud case has revealed to PPSIMMONS News that he will be a featured speaker at the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association Convention St. Charles, Missouri – this coming weekend, May 31-June 1. Hundreds of Constitutional law enforcement officers from around the country will be in attendance as well as U.S. Congressmen.

http://www.westernjournalism.com/category/news/


31 posted on 05/31/2013 5:58:23 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Probably 3,200 miles away. Not sure what one has to do with the other?

The faculty and alarmist, sissyfied parents are to blame for teaching their children to cower at almost anything.

No way they grow up with a healthy respect for those things and people they should nor a valid fear of those situations they should or shouldn’t.


32 posted on 05/31/2013 9:22:56 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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