True to form, the left-leaning Arizona Republic runs a commentary attempting to refute the untoward Democrat ballot harvesting shenanigans recently exposed.
And who does the newspaper select to make its case that all is fine in Liberalland? None other than Ann Wallack, a former chair of the Maricopa County Democrat Party.
Headlined, “Ballot harvesting: Where’s the scandal here?” Wallack concludes “Voters trust all sorts of people to help them make decisions. So, what’s so wrong with collecting ballots?”
She is solidly onboard with unions collecting ballots and even bows and scrapes to the newspaper that afforded her the space for her inane drivel, declaring, “many voters look to The Republic editorial board’s recommendations before deciding how to vote. Yes, people actually copy those endorsements right onto their ballots without doing their own homework. Imagine!”
During one of her losing races for the state legislature, Wallack filled out the Republic’s questionnaire as an unequivocating, arch-leftwing liberal. She failed miserably in her attempt to woo the Republicans she needed to make it over the top in that district, by misguidedly referring to “Sen. John McCain’s sensible plan for comprehensive immigration reform,” not realizing his pariah status within his own party.
It’s been charged that many of the ballots that are so benignly “picked up” are signed and not filled out. That makes them more than a harvest. The action might even qualify as a violation of the Arizona criminal code.