Reason rears its head at AZ Republic: Robb lauds Horne

After the usual in-tandem thrashing at the hands of the open borders extremists at the daily newspaper, reason prevails in the form of columnist Robert Robb.  His columnHorne opinion on 2-track voting is sound, responsible,” succinctly clarifies the issue. Robb begins his commentary with the words “Attorney General Tom Horne got the stuffing kicked out of him last week for an opinion saying that those who use the federal registration form in Arizona can only vote in elections for federal office. Critics overlooked a couple of fairly important points: As a matter of law, Horne is probably right. And, as attorney general, no other opinion would have been responsible.”

Robb studiously avoids mentioning that the stuffing kickers are employed by the very same newspaper where he works — the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic). Wild distortions and blatant dishonesty reign at the daily — especially when conservatives office holders are in its sights. We previously exposed its bent exhibited in another editorial earlier this year: Truth or agenda? Which takes center stage at AZ Republic?  Tom Horne was the target then, also.

Now the entire “editorial board” combine their energies to write a condemnation of Attorney General Tom Horne and Secretary of State Ken Bennett, who oversees elections.  “Nice voting trick, boys, but it won’t work” was the result. The lockstep editors called the interpretation of the law “calculated madness.” That was followed by another editorial masquerading as a news report: “Arizona to have two-track voting system.” That report was bloated with quotes from every conceivable liberal who agreed with the extremists at the República. From the state director of the liberal ACLU to the executive director of the equally leftwing Arizona Advocacy Network, they played hand-in-glove with the newspaper, jointly disparaging Republicans.

The folks at the República view requiring ID to vote as “demonizing undocumented immigrants.” The board is unperturbed by foreign nationals voting in our elections and doesn’t much care for the “Arizona Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act” (Proposition 200), passed in 2004 by 56 percent of Arizona voters, requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote. The open border aficionados at the Arizona República want “to encourage voter participation by making it easier to register to vote.”  That means anyone. Especially Democrats. The editorial blasts Horne and Bennett, calling them both out as (gasp!) Republicans.

Federal forms, unlike those used in our statewide elections, merely require people to attest to the fact they are U.S. citizens. No proof needed.

We covered the issue in this post, “AZ AG Horne upholds evidence of citizenship in state voting,” which includes Horne’s legal opinion, (dated Oct. 7, 2013) replying to the voting question from Secretary Bennett.

The absence of verifying information suits the open borders crew at the República just fine. According to them, voter fraud is a figment cooked up in the conniving minds of Republicans. The editors easily dismiss the fundamental expectation of secure elections which undergird our voting system.

Arizonans are fortunate to have Attorney General Tom Horne in office. He is a man dedicated to protecting ballot integrity — personally arguing this case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

16 Responses to Reason rears its head at AZ Republic: Robb lauds Horne

  1. Wm T Sparky Smith says:

    This Man is doing a great job for the taxpayers of AZ very seldom do we get our moneys worth from the salary of our “public servants”

    • Fed Up says:

      I agree, Sparky. Horne’s doing a great job as AG just as he did as AZ’s Education Superintendent. But be aware that the state director of gambling (gaming?)Mark Brnovich (just resigned to run) has been recruited by the McCain cabal to challenge Tom Horne. Brnovich’s associations are beyond troubling. He’s tight with Gov. Brewer who appointed him to the gambling post AND appointed his wife to a judgeship. They make their living off their McEstablishment connections. Among the many jobs he’s bounced between he once worked at the pro-amnesty Goldwater Institute and was the major lobbyist for the private prison industry.

      The AZ Repugnant newspaper despised Tom Horne for removing the (taxpayer funded!!!) Mexican Studies program in the Tucson public schools. The program taught Mexican kids that America is an aggressor nation and the US Southwest will eventually be retaken by Mexico. There is no need to learn American history or become adept at speaking English, since Mexico will overtake us. This is Aztlan:

  2. ZOO says:

    Of course, the leftist vermin (Ted Simons) at EIGHT had to get in their shot. Horne was on Horizon last Thursday (pitted against the Arizona director of the ACLU), when Simons raised the point the study only found seven cases of voter registration fraud, then made the case that this was much ado about nothing at taxpayer expense. Horne then calmly explained that those seven cases were found in a “sample study”, and the results would have to be multiplied to reflect the entire state – which would make the findings substantial.

    The very next day on Horizon’s “Journalists Round Table”, Simons made the exact same argument again – and never once mentioned Horne’s explanation. If you’re handing contributions to PBS along with your tax dollars, you’re funding unabashed liberal double-talk, propaganda, and lies so your kids can watch two frogs doing it.

    • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

      Ch. 8’s Ted Simons, and Ch. 12’s Mark Curtis and Bram Resnick all promote liberal ideologies and do it in unison. Now that Channel 12 is under the same roof as the AZ Republic, all pretense is gone. The left not only controls the national media, but their kinship here in AZ is obvious to all but the brain dead. Your excellent point about Horne’s explanations being ignored are part and parcel of this mindset, ZOO.

      We ought to start making note of the sponsors of these venues and politely call them FIRST with our concerns. In this struggling economy forewarning of organized boycotts of the local businesses that underwrite these programs could have an enormous impact on the station’s messaging. The AZ Republic is in its last days and this hit in the pocket would be disastrous. Demographic studies indicate most hard copy newspaper subscribers are senior citizens. That’s why the pages are filled with ads for funeral services and countless full page ads for hearing aids and senior living facilities.

      • ZOO says:

        ACG, I once thought I had a simpler and faster approach than asking people to keep a list and participate in selective commerce.

        Back in ought-five I naively tried to organize a ‘national consumer boycott,’ asking Americans to only buy food for 30 days and absolutely nothing else. The idea was to slap Bush and D.C. upside the head to demand immediate sealing of the Mexican border and all-out enforcement of immigration laws. There was great support on a local website, and I was invited by Terry Anderson to hawk the plan on his national radio show out of L.A.

        Unquestionably Americans had (and still do) the power to reel in these medicine show vaudevillians in Washington, but I failed to recognize the unyielding disease of consumerism and the ‘I’ve got mine – you get yours’ lifestyle, which is ten times worse today. That spoiled brat mentality is no more metastasized anywhere than in up-scaled no-graffiti pockets of personalized license plate land. In retrospect, a zillion dollar budget to promote (skywriters?) the idea would have not made a shred of difference.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Hi, ZOO! :-)

      Well, this is the argument they always make, that there isn’t much illegal alien voter fraud. That, of course, is a typical lying Liberal false argument. Why? Because the Obama administration has prohibited every means of detecting illegal alien voters, LOL!

      How are most illegal alien voters actually caught?

      “Proof Of Illegal Aliens Voting As Those Called For Jury Duty Claim They Are Not Citizens”

      “How can you prove that someone who voted is an illegal alien? Well currently there really is no way.”

      “Disturbingly, the noncitizens removed from the voter rolls were identified mostly because they refused jury duty by admitting they were not citizens.”

      So what percentage of illegal alien voters do you think are going to be detected as a result of declaring themselves ineligible for jury duty? Who is going to cross check the voter rolls with those declaring themselves to be ineligible for jury duty because of not being a citizen? Where is the staff going to come from to do that? Where is the funding for that going to come from? Yet THAT is the primary manner in which illegal alien voters are currently detected! ;-)

    • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

      This is not what I was hoping to hear, but it makes sense. The MSM runs the show and the sheeple follow. How else to explain not only Obama’s election, but his REelection? We are at the mercy of the anti-intelligencia.

      • ZOO says:

        You called it correctly ACG. As a group on that site, we drew up an explanatory action plan, estimating a 5-10% participation would obtain the desired effect. Short of a white flag over the White House, we would be able to monitor any results from monthly federal statistics. One of the site’s storm-troopers sent the ‘action plan’ out via email to over 200 media outlets requesting their support, including every anti-illegal immigration “org” on the planet. Another lesson: those “orgs” make money off illegal immigration too.

      • eubykdisop says:

        How else to explain Obama’s election and re-election? How about this?

        22 Signs That Voter Fraud Is Wildly Out Of Control And The Election Was A Sham

        #1 According to the Election Protection Coalition, voters across the United States reported more than 70,000 voting problems by 5 PM Eastern time on election day.

        #2 There were 59 voting divisions in the city of Philadelphia where Mitt Romney did not receive a single vote. In those voting divisions, the combined vote total was 19,605 for Barack Obama and 0 for Mitt Romney.

        #3 The overall voter turnout rate in Philadelphia was only about 60 percent. But in the areas of Philadelphia where Republican poll watchers were illegally removed, the voter turnout rate was over 90% and Obama received over 99% of the vote. Officials in Philadelphia have already ruled out an investigation.

        #4 According to WND, one poll watcher in Pennsylvania actually claims that he witnessed voting machine software repeatedly switch votes from Mitt Romney to Barack Obama…

        #5 Somehow Mitt Romney won 55 out of the 67 counties in the state of Pennsylvania and still managed to lose the entire state by a wide margin because of the absurd vote totals that Obama ran up in the urban areas.

        #6 Barack Obama received more than 98 percent of the vote in 10 out of the 50 wards in the city of Chicago.

        #7 Prior to the election, voters in the states of Nevada, North Carolina, Texas and Ohio all reported that voting machines were switching their votes for Romney over to Obama.

        #8 There were more than 50 precincts in Cuyahoga County, Ohio where Mitt Romney received 2 votes or less.

        #9 There were more than 100 precincts in Cuyahoga County, Ohio where Barack Obama received more than 99 times the votes that Mitt Romney did.

        #10 Barack Obama also received more than 99% of the vote in a number of very important precincts down in Broward County, Florida.

        #11 Wood County, Ohio (which Obama won) has a voting age population of 98,213, but somehow 106,258 voters were registered to vote on election day.

        #12 Ten counties in the swing state of Colorado have a voter registration rate of more than 100%.

        #13 Barack Obama did not win in a single state that absolutely requires a photo I.D. in order to vote.

        #14 In Ohio, two election judges were caught allowing unregistered voters to cast ballots.

        #15 Many Ohio voters that showed up at the polls on election day were surprised when they were informed that they had already voted.

        #16 In fact, there were reports all over the nation of people being unable to vote because records showed that they had already voted.

        #17 According to U.S. Representative Allen West, there were numerous “voting irregularities” in St. Lucie County, Florida on election day…

        #18 In Wisconsin, there were allegations that Obama voters were actually being bussed in from out of state…

        #19 Prior to election day, an Obama for America staffer was caught on video trying to help someone register to vote in more than one state.

        #20 It is being alleged that unions in Nevada have been registering illegal immigrants and pressuring them to vote.

        #21 According to, there was a systematic effort by the Obama campaign to suppress the military vote because they knew that most military votes would go against Obama…

        #22 According to the Naval Enlisted Reserve Association, it appears that thousands of military votes from this election will never be counted at all.

  3. eubykdisop says:

    “Elwood Proves Voter Fraud is Easy”

    Elwood hires some Mexican illegal alien day laborers to vote for President Obama in the 2012 election.

    • Vince says:

      Wow! This video is shocking!!!! These guys don’t even speak or write English. An X was good enough for the poll worker.

      James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has uncovered voter fraud in state after state across the United States. Arizona abuts Mexico. Do you think we have no fraud here if it is prevalent all around the country? This is just one example. There are many more here:

      • eubykdisop says:

        Oh yeah, Vince, there’s TONS of evidence, even in the form of videos, of voter fraud, including illegal alien voter fraud. Employing the “big lie” technique, however, the Liberal left pretends this stuff doesn’t exist and insists that the world is flat, LOL!

        “On October 28, WSBTV and the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that their recent comparison of jury duty records and voter registrations found hundreds of non-citizens registered to vote and hundreds actually voting!”

    • ZOO says:

      My God Euby, this is nitro!

  4. Rambling Rose says:

    Our once great United States is on the road to doom under Obama and the liberal Democrats who will do anything to retain power. My heart is broken and I fear for the future of my children. I can’t help but wonder what these people think the future will be like for their own families. Is power that overriding for them that they are blind to the consequences of their actions? Thank you, Attorney General Tom Horne for all you are trying to accomplish in the face of this reign of terror.

  5. LEO IN TSN says:

    AG Horne does follow the law. As the ED Superintendent he filed suit against Tucson School District #1 (TUSD) to outlaw their racist, hate-mongering “La Raza Studies.” When he stepped up to AG, his successor at ED, John “Hoops” Huppenthal dismissed the suit “for further study.” In the face of tremendous public outcry, he had to refile it and pursue it. The suit was easily successful in trial and on appeal, and TUSD lost, thanks to the work done by Tom Horne.

    To complete the contrast of these two public officials, in 2013 TUSD has re-instituted “La Raza Studies” after having changed the name and making the curriculum top secret. They wouldn’t even tell Hoops what is in it, even though required to do so by AZ law. And what does Hoops do? Nothing. He runs around the state hawking obamao’s Common Core. And in the face of pubic resistance over that, he gets McBrewer to change the name on it by Executive Order. What a guy!

    Too bad AG Horne can’t be everywhere. But luckily for US, there is a good gal with experience, knowledge and character running against Hoops in the primary. Support her.

    God bless America.