The question is ballot integrity…Stephen Richer is the answer
The old adage “everything old is new again,” is being proved right, though not in a way that inspires confidence. As far back as June 2011, when Tom Horne was Arizona Attorney General, there were concerns about voter integrity, as he accused the Obama administration of impeding the state voter ID laws in a blatant attempt to enable illegal aliens to vote in upcoming elections.
Two years later he personally argued Arizona’s Voting Rights case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Two months after, the SCOTUS tossed the law requiring proof of citizenship to vote — with a caveat — as seen in this press release. Notice the name of the contact person. Stephanie Grisham is now President Trump’s Press Secretary.
Now the daily reports that cyber security experts have advised AZ counties to adopt safety measures because election websites are not secure. The chief technology officer at McAfee is quoted as warning, a “two, three percent manipulation can swing an election.”
Tensions ran high as newly elected Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes, the first Democrat to head the office in decades, oversaw an Election Day debacle in the 2018 midterms. Fewer polling places, resulting in long lines and waiting times to cast ballots, had voters in an uproar. Returns took days to process and in some cases, final results were weeks in coming. Republicans who were initially winning local and statewide offices — including U.S. Senate, secretary of state, superintendent of public instruction and corporation commission — were suddenly displaced by Democrats after election day, leading to suspicions regarding manipulation of the ballots. Fontes opened “emergency” voting centers in Democrat strongholds for those who claimed they were unable to get to the polls, though mail-in balloting extends for weeks. Frustrated citizens assembled outside Fontes’ office calling for his resignation.
Maricopa County voters have a far superior choice as Stephen Richer runs to unseat the problematic Fontes. Richer, a Republican attorney who conducted a pro bono audit of the office at the request of the AZ GOP, has been making the rounds of district meetings and various organizations, with a superb power-point presentation explaining the duties and obligations of the Recorders Office, what can go wrong and the need for leadership integrity. Check out Richer’s Election Audit Report and his request for public records regarding what appear to be partisan “community relations” positions created by Democrat Recorder Fontes. Follow the link to Records Request.
Book Stephen Richer for your group. This office can no longer fly under the radar. The integrity of our elections is paramount in maintaining a free society.