Skip to comments.Recall effort against Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio fails
Posted on 05/31/2013 11:51:22 AM PDT by upchuck
Despite a recent court ruling that the department run by Maricopa Countys top cop used racial profiling in his quest to crack down on illegal immigration, a recall effort against Sheriff Joe Arpaio has failed.
On Thursday, members of Respect Arizona and Citizens for a Better Arizona -- who launched the recall effort against Arpaio -- failed to gather the necessary 335,000 valid voter signatures by the 5 p.m. deadline. The aim was to force a recall election.
Activists behind the recall effort would not say how many signatures they were short. Randy Parraz, president of Citizens for Better Arizona, only said the two groups had collected close to 300,000 signatures.
Arpaio, reelected in November, blasted the group in a prepared statement.
After months of name calling, after the disparaging effigies and theatrics
this latest recall effort has failed, Arpaio said. "This effort failed because the good people of Maricopa County, whom I'm honored to serve, rejected the wrongheaded idea of overturning an election."
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Be nice to know how many they did collect.
“Be nice to know how many they did collect.”
Yes, and how many of that number were really U.S. citizens? And how many were real (still alive) persons?
Prolly 50% fake signatures.
Awesome . . . may God bless Sheriff Joe Arpaio!
I’m sure it must have pained the L.A. Slimes to have had to write this story. Pained and deeply anguished.
Sheriff Joe BUMP.
Prolly? The spelling nazi’s would probably want you to correct that. Juskidn!
I’m sure Juan Valdez signed at least 945 times.
Aye, Sheriff Joe is the man!!
Yes, God bless Sheriff Joe!! Wonder if Gov 0Care Brewer came out in support of Sheriff Joe.
” Im sure Juan Valdez signed at least 945 times.”
Hugo Chavez 4 times....
Caesar Chavez voted twice....
I think I should write the president of “Citizens for a better Arizona” and ask in what way allowing unlimited, unchecked immigration of uneducated and unskilled and unchecked for diseases to come here and leach off the “safety net” make Arizona better?
I’m sure their numbers were WAY short.
If they really had “close to 300,000” they would have found a way to get there.
Sheriff Joe has all the b@llz that are missing from Congress.
What’s really funny is that Maricopa is one of Arizona’s two leftist counties (full of retired Calif screwel teechurs), Pima being the other, yet they can’t defeat a solid conservative sheriff.
“Better” for marxist goals.
50% would be a good percentage these days for initiative petitions.