Those who follow politics closely know the true meaning of zaniness. Here in Maricopa County, Arizona’s most populous county and the fourth most populous in the United States, we have a Republican elected County Recorder who defeated the democrat incumbent by a hair, (50.1% – 49.8%) and has, within his first term, spiraled out of the political orbit that put the unknown in office. Stephen Richer has declared former president Trump “unhinged” and a “liar,” for questioning the ballot audit process. Maricopa County is not a stand-alone, as this NBC WBRE-TV Eyewitness News headline indicates: “Luzerne County Director of Elections points to flaws with voting machines.” Luzerne County is in Pennsylvania.
Stephen Richer, whose current term ends Jan.1, 2025, joined with members of the Board of Supervisors, who obviously feel their integrity is being questioned by the audit, calling it a “sham process.” The best response to their bruised egos is, “It’s not about you!”
Richer, the new darling of the leftist local newspaper, which gave him a pre-election cold-shoulder, is pictured in a large, front page photo standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Sheriff Paul Penzone, who was elected with the help of at least $2 million* from Socialist multi-billionaire George Soros. His well-financed goal is to overhaul America’s criminal justice system in his radically skewed trajectory.
Maricopa County and the State of Arizona are home to multitudes of Trump supporters. Needlessly jamming a contrived thumb in their collective eyes is not a stellar start to a upwardly mobile political career. While it’s true he’s no longer in the Oval Office — now occupied by a dilapidated, unable to speak coherently extremist placeholder for Kamala Harris — Americans long for the top-notch economy, his international savvy, passion for securing our sovereign border and his steadfast support of the sole democracy in the mid east. Joe Biden’s handlers are doing the exact opposite, and the results are horrific.
Republicans are aligned with the GOP for a reason. It’s not a game we play. It requires commitment and being able to articulate to ourselves and others what drives our dedication. These are the worst of times and turning on ourselves aids the other side. Stephen Richer should be knowledgeable enough to grasp that basic fact.
* According the shocking report in ‘Law Enforcement Today.’