Skip to comments.Group fails in bid to recall Ariz. sheriff
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.
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To quote my old Air Bos’n on this one....”Whoops Awww Shyt!”
You go, Joe!
“...failed on Thursday...”
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.
Awwww. I guess they could find enough illegals who don’t like people who enforce the law.
“Awwww. I guess they could find enough illegals who dont like people who enforce the law.”
He already has them in pink panties!!
Very few of us are on the front line. Joe reminds me of Patton.
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.
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?
I will bet about 25% of those signatures were BS too
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!
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.
Are the repealers even legal?
LOL, epic fail by idiot liberals
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.
Of the signatures that this group of Sheriff Joe haters gathered, how many were illegal aliens, dead people, and fake names? Just sayinâ it’s the Chicago Way (but it might not work in Phoenix).
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.
Good! Now, Sheriff Arpaio and his deputies need to round up this “group” and send their goatsmellin’ asses back to Mexico.
Thanks Impala64ssa. Needed 335K, won’t even reveal how few they got.
“...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.
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.
that is the procedure that should be followed. The signers are all suspect for undiscovered crimes.
“It is a sad day,”
Not for the legals!
“It is a sad day,”
Not for the legals!
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.
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.