Process servers attend MCRC EGC meeting
In what began as a standard meeting of the Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa County Republican Committee (EGC), transmogrified into a shocking scene by its conclusion Wednesday evening.
The normal practice is to have those in attendance present identification as they pass through a credentials check at the door and be verified as Republicans. Three people who had never previously attended the monthly meeting were so vetted. They were carrying nothing unusual with them.
After clearing credentials they were welcomed by and seated next to Brandon Urness, a key staffer to Arizona Republican Chairman Robert Graham.
These individuals sat through the entire meeting. After adjournment, their actions revealed their purpose in attending as they served three subpoenas to members of the executive board. The subpoenas were in relation to the ongoing ballot stuffing episode in last fall’s election, exposed by former Maricopa County Chairman A.J. LaFaro.
Another of Graham’s staffers, under the direction of Brandon Urness, was taking unauthorized photos of members of the executive committee. He refused to reveal his name and continued taking pictures even when asked to stop doing so by Sergeant-at-arms Barbara Medal. A confrontation ensued, resulting in the filing of a police report against both of Graham’s staffers.
The word circulating in conservative circles is that once again Robert Graham denies all knowledge of the actions of his staff. As usual expect him to “check into the situation” and get back with more of his preposterous responses to the inquiries.