The corrupt practice of ‘ballot harvesting — collecting voted or unvoted ballots which are then filled out by others who deliver boxes of them to polling places has been exposed to such an extent that the Arizona legislature passed HB 2023 making the practice a Class 6 Felony. It was signed into law by Gov. Ducey in early March. The fraudulent action, utilized in minority neighborhoods most often by Hispanic advocacy groups, affects us all since it undercuts the integrity that each and every citizen has a right to expect from our election process.
Despite the law, the Arizona Daily Independent reports that John McCain’s team is also in on the act. As a U.S. Senator since before many of his constituents were even born, the 80-year-old McCain, now running — scared — for a sixth 6-year term, has voted on laws that affect the lives of Americans across the entire United States He should know better than to authorize young, paid recruits working for him engage in such deceptive practices.
To skirt the law, Hispanic voter advocacy groups are now collecting people rather than ballots, renting vans to transport voters to the polls. They are recruiting high school students as drivers, and have announced they plan to deliver 50,000 people to the polls on Aug. 30. Our best advice is to stay off the roads in the areas where these young drivers with vans full of ballot clutching passengers are being madly shuttled back and forth. Are the drivers insured? Are they getting extra credit for skipping class to engage in this “civic duty“? Are the rental agencies aware of the fact that numerous drivers, insured or not, will be driving the vehicles?
McCain’s recruits are less obvious. McCain is being challenged by Dr. Kelli Ward, a vibrant former two-term state senator and family practice physician who has the savvy to work on restructuring the nightmare known as Obamacare. Unsavory out-of-state dark money PACs hustling for McCain in a desperate attempt to keep him around to do their bidding have bizarrely mischaracterized her as helping ISIS terrorists, though votes cast in the state legislature have nothing to do with issues of national security. Those take place in Washington D.C. where McCain has spent decades.
Her husband, Dr. Michael Ward, an Air Force Colonel, who has served voluntary tours of duty in global hot spots, is the Arizona State Flight Surgeon. The couple has three children.
The stark differences between John McCain and Dr. Kelli Ward can be seen here.