More self aggrandizing bravado from Robert Graham while efforts of former Maricopa County GOP chairman A.J. LaFaro get kicked to the curb
In a Monday email blast titled “Encouraging Support for Elections Integrity Legislation,” AZ GOP chairman Robert Graham made a point of thanking everyone but the actual “Man of Integrity” — former Maricopa County Chairman A.J. LaFaro, who has relentlessly worked to expose the ballot harvesting issue for the last year and a half.
What justification could there be for neglecting to mention LaFaro? HB 2023 came about as a direct result of LaFaro’s exposure of the practice of ballot harvesting in Arizona’s elections. Ballot harvesters worked in the 2012 and the 2014 elections canvassing precincts, collecting ballots, and arranging opportunities for fraud, intimidation, and even the denial of voting rights if they were not turned in prior to the voting deadline.
At legislative hearings, voters in Arizona elections voiced objections to strangers coming to their doors requesting their ballots. Some of these “good Samaritans” even offered to pick up unvoted ballots.
In the height of hypocrisy, Robert Graham commented on the legislators “selfless dedication” which he said reminded him of “what Presidents Truman and Reagan used to say: that you can accomplish a lot when you don’t care too much about who gets the credit.” Unfortunately Graham, was all too eager to neglect to give credit to A. J. LaFaro.
This Oct. 2014 Newsmax “America’s Forum” coverage shows J.D. Hayworth interviewing then-Maricopa County GOP chairman La Faro. Truth Report also exposed the fraud of ballot harvesting in this report revealing the practice engaged in by left-wing activists — complete with a surveillance video featuring dialogue between LaFaro and a vulgar activist.
And Robert Graham? He conveniently purged A.J. LaFaro from the history books. Where have we seen that before?