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Monday, April 22, 2013

READ: Russell Pearce Pulls Out All Rhetorical Stops For Recall Bill; "Maybe" The GOP Senators Who Voted "Nay" Should Be Recalled; Recalls - Including His - Are "Nothing Less Than Voter Fraud Disguised As An Election!"

Recalled Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce pulled out all the rhetorical stops yesterday in an e-mail to attempt to re-vivify the Arizona Legislature's proposal to revamp the recall election laws.

The State Senate defeated HB2282 by a bi-partisan vote of 18-10 vote on Thursday, but it is expected to come up this afternoon for reconsideration.

Yesterday, Pearce took to the e-mail lists to urge "fellow patriots" to immediately lobby five of the Republicans (Michele Reagan, Steve Pierce, Adam Driggs, Bob Worsley and Rich Crandall - none of them known as liberals or even "RINOs") who voted against the measure on Thursday.  (The entire e-mail can be read below the jump.)

Besides the expected rhetoric about how "the extreme left wing" benefits from the current recall election system (which has been in place for an awfully long time), and invoking the names of Randy Parraz, the ACLU, MALDEF, the SPLC and the Obama Administration, Pearce issues a warning to fellow Republicans (in a particularly-fevered piece of writing:


The bill is going to be reconsidered this coming Monday, April 22nd. Maybe those who support the hijacking of our elections by the left by using the recall process to unelect those that keep their promises of upholding the law or keeping their Oath’s of Office and returned to office by the People maybe those who refuse to fix the abuse should be recalled themselves. Maybe they should allow the opposite Party and the those that have always opposed their position be allowed to vote them out via recall as it is designed to allow a Jungle Primary if you will that the voters just tossed by a 3 to 1 margin last November in Proposition 121. We have different Parties because we have different values.
But, it was his use of multiple exclamation points that first caught my attention.  It came when he made the clear implication that the 2011 recall against him - as well as any similarly-motivated pending recall against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio - is "nothing less than voter fraud disguised as an election."  A strong accusation against the actual residents of his legislative district who signed recall petitions and voted for Jerry Lewis in the subsequent recall election; not to mention those who voted against Pearce in his 2012 primary effort in a slightly reconfigured district. Here's the quote:


If they can’t get you out in a legitimate election, then they will use voter fraud, recall or any means possible. It is nothing less that voter fraud disguised as an election. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The reconsideration is likely to take place sometime after 1:30.  Everyone's vote from Thursday is listed here, and here is their contact info.

Dear Friends and Fellow Patriots:

I’m writing you with an urgent request.

As you may know, a bill to reform and fix the recall process (HB2282) failed in the Arizona State Senate yesterday. Unfortunately, some Republican members of the Senate sided with the Democrats and voted against the measure which calls for a primary election in the case of a recall as required in every other election and required under the Arizona Constitution, but needs to be placed into statue by the legislature for recall elections. A vote against this common sense fix to the obvious abused process of recall elections by Randy Parraz, Chad Snow and other extremist is critical. A vote against HB2282 is support for Randy Parraz and the extreme left wing that is using the recall process to over turn legitimate elections and to harass, threaten and abuse those they disagree with. In my humble opinion a direct civil rights violation to use the election process in this manner. If one has committed crimes of moral turpitude or there is cause for removal; impeachment, removal by the ethics committee as remedy is already available. This is nothing more than the minority overturning the will of the majority after a legitimate election. This provision in HB2282 is critical in properly reforming the recall process and to protect our electoral system from abuse.

If one disagrees with one politically we have elections.

This bill is not about me or Sheriff Joe; it is about the immoral and unethical abuse of our election process and a disregard for election results the left is very unhappy about. For Republicans to join hands with the likes of Randy Parraz, the extreme left and the open border crowd is more than disappointing. We know we have huge election fraud going on all over this nation, investigations, indictments, hundreds of thousands of registrations that appear to be fraudulent and the ACLU, SPLC, MALDEF and Obama Administration continues to sue and go after anyone who wants to protect the integrity of our elections and they fight any effort to require ID or show eligibility to vote (Prop. 200 before the Supreme Court right now for review that requires proof of citizenship to register to vote passed by an overwhelming majority of voters). If they can’t get you out in a legitimate election, then they will use voter fraud, recall or any means possible. It is nothing less that voter fraud disguised as an election. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The bill is going to be reconsidered this coming Monday, April 22nd. Maybe those who support the hijacking of our elections by the left by using the recall process to unelect those that keep their promises of upholding the law or keeping their Oath’s of Office and returned to office by the People maybe those who refuse to fix the abuse should be recalled themselves. Maybe they should allow the opposite Party and the those that have always opposed their position be allowed to vote them out via recall as it is designed to allow a Jungle Primary if you will that the voters just tossed by a 3 to 1 margin last November in Proposition 121. We have different Parties because we have different values.

Randy Parraz continues to brag about registering thousands of folks that don’t have to show proof of citizenship and by using what are called “garbage” ballots (that are ballots going to folks with dementia, nursing homes and the such that probably won’t vote or don’t understand) and perhaps other schemes.

I’m asking you to take just five minutes of your time to call or the Senators below and ask them to vote YES on bill #2282. This is not about one person. This is about protecting the integrity of our system as a whole. We can no longer tolerate a system where fringe elements begin recalling our elected officials after they are duly elected to office by the voters.

Please call and email the Senators below today and ask them to support Bill 2282.

Sincerely,

Former President of the Arizona State Senate, Russell Pearce


Senator Michele Reagan
602-926-5828

mreagan@azleg.gov




Senator Steve Pierce
602-926-5584
spierce@azleg.gov

Senator Adam Driggs
602-926-3016

adriggs@azleg.gov




Senator Bob Worsley
602-926-5760
bworsley@azleg.gov

Senator Rich Crandall
602-926-3020
rcrandall@azleg.gov

We welcome your comments about this post. Or, if you have something unrelated on your mind, please e-mail to info-at-arizonaspolitics-dot-com or call 602-799-7025. Thanks.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am a Republican, very conservative, who supported the recall of Russell Pearce. I am sure that it hurts him to be the ONLY political candidate to be recalled successfully. The recall process is in the Arizona constitution to allow the voters (all voters) to rid themselves of someone who has lost sight of the people that he/she represents. Mr. Pearce singlehandedly put a stink on the city of Mesa that a recall election was the ONLY way to get rid of it. We are all breathing easier these days.

Mitch M. said...

Thanks, Anon. Very fragrantly put. So, if you are correct, and he is successful in changing it, you're saying he can spin his recall by saying that it was a broken system that he helped fix after the fact? Hmmm.