AZ Gov. Ducey signs ballot harvesting / felony bill

Ballot harvesting — an issue that gained prominence after a three-year mission exposing it by former Maricopa County Republican chairman A. J. LaFaro — was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Doug Ducey.

Stating HB 2023 maintains election integrity, Gov. Ducey, noted the bill will allow judges to impose a one-year prison term and up to $150,000 fine for the practice employed by political operatives who collect mail-in ballots requested by other voters.  

Here‘s an example of ballot stuffing caught on video. When questioned, the man carrying the boxful of ballots to be put into the voting machine says, “Go F**k yourself, Gringo!”

It’s no surprise the daily newspaper’s left-wing columnist EJ Montini finds a way to characterize this bill that maintains voter integrity, as “voter suppression.”

Liberals always have a sensationalized fallback position when it comes to questionable voting practices.  The guarantee of secure elections should be a fundamental expectation of each and every voter. American citizens, even Democrats, should accept nothing less.

4 Responses to AZ Gov. Ducey signs ballot harvesting / felony bill

  1. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    We all owe a debt of gratitude to AJ LaFaro for pursuing this measure after bringing the ballot abuses to light. How hypocritical of AZ Republican Chairman Robert Graham who has given him grief at every turn now sending out a press release saying how great this legislation is. If conservatives relied on him for anything substantive we’d all have long white beards.
    He’s busy promoting Juan McCain and Jeff the Flake.

    • LD 23 PC says:

      You’ve got that right! I couldn’t believe my eyes when McGraham was bragging about this effort that he had nothing at all to do with.
      Thank you, AJ LaFaro! You were a fearless Maricopa County GOP Chairman in the tradition of Rob Haney. Those two should be giving classes to instruct future leaders how to conduct themselves with integrity while fanning the flame of conservatism.

  2. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Heard this on the news. Fantastic! A very important piece of legislation. Proud of Arizona.

  3. Rob Haney says:

    DITTOS, AZ Conservative Guy. If it had not been for AJ’s tenacity, this ballot harvesting bill would have never seen the light of day. It was so typical for Graham to try and take credit for this bill while not even mentioning AJ’s name.

    And how about Graham unilaterally deciding to reject the repeatedly overwhelming votes of the precinct committeemen who directed the Republican State Chairman to close the primary elections so only Republican voters would determine our candidates. Graham’s action was in line with the Republican Establishment and John McCain.

    Graham has learned the process of Executive Directives at the knee of Barack Obama.