Monday, March 18, 2013

BREAKING: Opponents of Arpaio Recall Going Forward With Threatened Lawsuit On Thursday

Arizona's Politics has learned that the Citizens To Protect Fair Election Results ("CPFER")the Citizens To Protect Fair Election Results - the committee opposing the recall of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio - plans to file its promised legal action against the recall committee for allegedly violating the Arizona Constitution on this coming Thursday.

Attorney Larry Klayman represents CPFER, which sent the Respect Arizona committee - the group attempting to recall Arpaio - a cease and desist letter in February.  In that letter, they promised action if efforts were not terminated by March 12.  That was extended to March 19.

Today, Respect Arizona announced that it was halting paid petition-circulating efforts, yet continuing volunteer efforts.  Conflicting reports have surfaced as to whether it is because of a money crunch or because of the threatened legal action.

Klayman e-mailed Arizona's Politics this afternoon to inform him of the Thursday filing "with press conference to be announced".  His comments were in response to the question: "Are you going forward with a suit tomorrow, in light of the apparent money troubles of the recall people - and, that they're proceeding with volunteer efforts?"

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