Richer encourages throwing away principles for a dose of mind-control and a few bucks
When the local newspaper goes to bat for a Republican, it’s certain to be a Republicrat poser, lacking any conservative credentials. The Arizona Republic has done just that as it gives Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer cover for what it duplicitously refers to as “launching a GOP PAC.” We already have a Republican Party and democracy. What Richer is promising is financial campaign assistance requiring candidates to repudiate any alliance to the Maricopa County ballot audit.
The fallaciously named, “Pro-Democracy Republicans of Arizona PAC,“ must be filed with the Secretary of State’s Office by Jan. 15. Actual Republicans can file this under, “Who anointed the Maricopa County Recorder the all-powerful, universal deity?” As implausible as it sounds now, the post administered for 28 years by Republican Helen Purcell, was an unassuming, well-run office responsible for recording and maintaining the county’s public records and voter registration rolls as administrator for the Elections Department of the fourth most populous county in the USA.
The statutory duties and responsibilities include daily recording and maintaining, for permanent public record, thousands of documents and maintaining voter registration rolls for over 2.5 million registered voters. The office is responsible for administering the Elections Department which conducts all county wide elections, and provides support for cities, towns, school districts, special districts and other jurisdictions.
When Purcell professionally assumed responsibility for 2016 election day snafus — many of which were beyond her control — she was replaced by an ultra-partisan democrat, who was bounced by voters the following cycle. Running as a Republican first-time candidate Stephen Richer deceptively presented as knowledgeable and squeaky clean making him a welcome replacement for the single term, antagonistic Adrian Fontes who followed Purcell. Still, the race was hardly a runaway, with Richer winning by the slimmest of margins, 50.1 to 49.8!
Richer, later openly revealing his hostility to President Trump was not even close to who he purported to be, but rather a opportunist and political changeling. The following linked articles expose Richer, who is an obvious stooge of the left.
Richer’s terse and flippant answers to Ballotpedia candidate survey should have been a warning we were being conned. He had little to recommend him, and thus little to say.
The charade Richer is now dealing in is his new PAC conceived to aid like-minded pseudo-Republicrats. Since when is it considered proper for an elected official from any party to initiate a financial PAC to aid other candidates…in this case, based on their repudiation of principles actual Republicans regard as fundamental?
These are just two of several exposés SRAZ has posted:
May 20, 2021: Election Audit: Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer tutors in career suicide.
Aug. 20, 2021: RINOcrat, egotist Recorder Stephen Richer “dost protest too much.”
This was back in 2008, when Stephen Richer was a student at the University of Chicago. But that’s not all. He was on the democrat side of the gay marriage debate team, and arrogantly congratulated the Republicans for not being homophobic and not using homophobic arguments or mimic mainstream anti-gay marriage arguments.
“It was refreshing,” Stephen Richer said.
This was printed in the Chicago Maroon, the University’s student newspaper: