When even the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) concedes the myriad problems associated with the recall of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, it’s clear the misadventure is in the toilet. Arpaio was elected to his sixth term in November, easily beating his nearest challenger by nearly 81,000 votes.
Laurie Roberts, a columnist for the daily, acknowledges what others have known: the effort to recall our recently reelected sheriff is going nowhere.
Open borders and anti-enforcement proponents Randy Parraz and his wife Lilia Alvarez have had to admit that their deceptively misnamed effort, “Respect Arizona,” is doomed — due to lack of cash to pay petition circulators and overall disinterest in carrying off this trickery.
Arizona’s Secretary of State’s Office lists these non-resident petition circulators who have come into our state to infringe on our election process. The forms list their effort as “Recall Joseph Arpaio Maricopa County Sheriff.” Click on their individual names to view their redacted, notarized registration forms. They are here, intruding on our duly elected sheriff‘s election results to earn money, but the well has run dry.
The recall leaders, buoyed by their Nov. 2011 success in recalling Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce, need a minimum of 335,317 valid signatures by the May 30, deadline. There are major differences between the two efforts. Pearce was elected from a single legislative district (former LD 18) and the recallers needed only 7,756 signatures to carry off their sham effort.
Pro-amnesty activists were also aided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which places heavy emphasis on proselytizing Hispanics. Behind-the-scenes support of a well-known former Bishop and Stake President in the Mormon-heavy East Valley district hampered Pearce‘s campaign. Pearce, also a devout member of the church was the architect of SB1070, the law making illegal entry a state crime. The scant 33.67% Election Day turnout also worked in the activist’s favor. But the election zeal was short lived. Jerry Lewis, who won the recall was ousted in the following election, handily beaten by Democrat Ed Abelser — giving the liberal radicals what they wanted in the first place.
According to the calculations in Robert’s column, the campaign to recall Sheriff Arpaio “needs at least 450,000 signatures in order to ensure success. Assuming the campaign had 120,000 valid signatures 12 days ago, it needs about 26,000 more where they came from every week until the end of May.”
It ain’t gonna happen.
This information has been sent as an email from a district chairman:
I heard the news, and so did you…. but it’s NOT true!
You probably heard the news that the recall effort against Sheriff Joe Arpaio is lacking funding and will be hampered. It was all over the news, both locally and nationally. But the ‘news’ was a dirty tactic by the leftists ordered to dampen the ‘counter recall’ effort.
This has been confirmed with both Sheriff Joe’s campaign manager, and other high ranking people who know.
You see, our efforts to counter the recall (we’re called ‘Blockers’) is having a stifling effect on the people hired to get petition signatures. So they used the media in an effort to ‘call off the dogs,’ and to minimize the effort of the Blockers. The petition drive is not quitting! And neither should the Blocking campaign. We cannot even slow down! In fact, the blocking campaign desperately needs your help! We CANNOT leave this important work undone!
DON’T believe the media reports! Wanna know how you can help with the blocking campaign? Contact: Alive_Kicking@msn.com