On the heels of our post Arizona: The epicenter of 2016 GOP delegate upheaval, which linked to a revealing Washington Examiner report on Arizona’s intra-party presidential primary shenanigans, comes disturbing information from immediate past Maricopa County Republican chairman A.J. LaFaro.
LaFaro was contacted before noon on Sunday to attend a 2:00 pm meeting of outraged Donald Trump supporters, elected PCs all, who got conned at their caucus. Not one of them won election as a state convention delegate.
Yet people who weren’t even precinct committeemen — dispatched by AZ GOP chairman Robert Graham and the RINO establishment — were elected as delegates. The entire delegation from one legislative district are Cruz supporters even though Donald Trump won by a landslide.
LaFaro cynically notes that “the 285,839 (46%) Arizonans who voted for Donald Trump on March 22, 2016 didn’t mean anything. Robert Graham and the RINO establishment know what’s best for Arizona,” he rightly mocked. “Talk about voter fraud and voter disenfranchisement,” LaFaro continued. To substantiate his comments, he includes the link to the Arizona Secretary of State’s Unofficial 2016 Presidential Preference Election Results, which clearly proves his point.
Regardless of whom you support this election cycle, this trickery should never be tolerated. It leaves us all vulnerable and at risk of having our votes become meaningless.