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Recall effort against Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio fails
LAT ^ | Fri, May 31, 2013 | Cindy Carcamo

Posted on 05/31/2013 11:51:22 AM PDT by upchuck

Despite a recent court ruling that the department run by Maricopa County’s 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."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Philosophy; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; joearpaio; maricopacounty; randyparraz
Good for Joe. Wish he was 40 years younger.
1 posted on 05/31/2013 11:51:22 AM PDT by upchuck
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2 posted on 05/31/2013 11:52:17 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: upchuck

Be nice to know how many they did collect.


3 posted on 05/31/2013 11:52:28 AM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: SkyDancer

“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?


4 posted on 05/31/2013 11:55:04 AM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Sola Veritas

Prolly 50% fake signatures.


5 posted on 05/31/2013 11:56:13 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: upchuck

Awesome . . . may God bless Sheriff Joe Arpaio!


6 posted on 05/31/2013 11:57:16 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: upchuck

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.


7 posted on 05/31/2013 12:00:20 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Prolly? The spelling nazi’s would probably want you to correct that. Juskidn!


8 posted on 05/31/2013 12:08:41 PM PDT by He'sComingBack!
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To: He'sComingBack!

Okeigh!

: )


9 posted on 05/31/2013 12:10:15 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I’m sure Juan Valdez signed at least 945 times.


10 posted on 05/31/2013 12:13:23 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SharpRightTurn

Aye, Sheriff Joe is the man!!


11 posted on 05/31/2013 12:14:19 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: laweeks

Yes, God bless Sheriff Joe!! Wonder if Gov 0Care Brewer came out in support of Sheriff Joe.


12 posted on 05/31/2013 12:15:21 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

” I’m sure Juan Valdez signed at least 945 times.”

Hugo Chavez 4 times....


13 posted on 05/31/2013 12:15:26 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Caesar Chavez voted twice....


14 posted on 05/31/2013 12:16:09 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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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?


15 posted on 05/31/2013 12:24:58 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: upchuck

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.


16 posted on 05/31/2013 12:28:03 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: upchuck

Sheriff Joe has all the b@llz that are missing from Congress.


17 posted on 05/31/2013 12:42:22 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SkyDancer

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.


18 posted on 05/31/2013 12:53:10 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: dsrtsage

“Better” for marxist goals.


19 posted on 05/31/2013 12:55:45 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

50% would be a good percentage these days for initiative petitions.


20 posted on 05/31/2013 12:57:47 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

No doubt.


21 posted on 05/31/2013 1:07:24 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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22 posted on 05/31/2013 1:08:37 PM PDT by LucyT ("Once you've gone round the bend you've gone as far as you can go. ")
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To: upchuck

“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.”

One of my patriot sources tells me that the illegals got less than 50,000 signatures.

Try again, punks.


23 posted on 05/31/2013 4:09:58 PM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: upchuck

WTO, Joe!


24 posted on 05/31/2013 4:14:58 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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