AZ ballot deception exposed in U.S. House hearing

October 8, 2021

It’s not often SRAZ links directly to another site as in this post, but today is an exception, not just for substantiation, but in an ardent quest for the truth.

The important link to Conservative Treehouse aka The Last Refuge, is definitely worth your time:

During Testimony Maricopa County Officials Admit to Deleting 2020 Election Data to Avoid Election Subpoena.” The videos featuring AZ CD-5 Congressman Andy Biggs are excellent — and very revealing. Integrity is a disinfecting bright light, all too rare these days in D.C.


Maricopa County’s election audit results do not instill confidence

September 25, 2021

While the results of the Maricopa County election audit appear to confirm the election results, numerous other questions regarding the 2.1 million ballots, were raised by Senate President Karen Fann.

Sen. Fann sent this letter* to Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich specifically detailing areas of concern in the current voting process and requesting a formal investigation. Brnovich, however, is in campaign mode, eyeing a U.S. Senate seat, making it a certainty Sen. Fann’s concerns will go nowhere fast. He previously incurred the wrath of former President Trump, who called his tepid efforts, “lackluster.” That sentiment will come back to haunt Brnovich, who will need Republican support to put wheels on his campaign. Brnovich’s Rasputin-like beard will turn white before that will happen in a crowded field.

Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel isn’t a viable backup. She’s been in local and out-of-state drug and alcohol treatment facilities since election night Nov. 3, 2020, spending more time out of the office than in it. Claiming she also suffers for stress and anxiety, she asks we respect her privacy. That would be easier to do if she resigned and let the chief deputy assume the responsibilities of the office in the fourth most populous county in the nation, which is also a border state with the accompanying criminality.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors have been outed by Steve Chucri one of their own members, who has now announced his impending November resignation, after being caught on a surreptitious tape saying, “I think it was done through dead people voting. I think it was multifaceted.”

When allegations of tens of thousands of ballots cast illegally, including multiple precincts having more votes counted than residents, someone in a position of authority should have had the ability or interest in promoting integrity in the basis of our republic. What we have are self-serving politicians, too many of whom are unable to function in the jobs they arrogantly ran for. The only election they care about is their own.

The Gateway Pundit has been the reliable source for information on the audit. In this report it lists the numerous discrepancies found in the audit. Those seeking truth will never find a shred of it in the failing, Hillary-endorsing local newspaper.

* H/T AZ Family


Columnist Robert Robb wants AZ voters robbed of their rights

September 12, 2021

There was a time when columnist Robert Robb provided what appeared to be a rational voice in the Trump-despising local newspaper. That time is long gone. Whether he was concealing his actual vantage point for expediency or veered further left to stay salaried as the failing newspaper slipped further into murky oblivion, the facts are that Robb is a now willing sycophant, who eagerly supported the farce known as the “Top 2 Primary…after he vigorously opposed it in 2012, calling it “…another disappointing attempt to change election outcomes by changing the rules”

A member of the newspaper’s editorial board, by 2016, Robb, now bearing the title of editorial columnist, was toeing the line of those who sign his paycheck, as SRAZ pointed out in, “Robert Robb: Forgetful, schizophrenic or seeking job security?

We provide this background since today’s column, “These state offices used as stepping stones should be appointed,” advocates for Arizona’s  Attorney General, Secretary of State and State Treasurer all to be appointed. We are not linking to the tripe.

The facts speak for themselves. The Hilary-endorsing newspaper has failed at brainwashing its few remaining readers, so its new strategy is to deprive them of their constitutional right to vote.

If you are among the few who still subscribe, CANCEL! There are better ways to spend your money. Call 1-800-332-6733. You’ll be connected to an underpaid person in the Philippines who will rapidly handle your call. They are used to getting them.


AZ Republic shuts down home delivery on Labor Day

September 6, 2021

If you are among the few who still subscribe to the failing, disseminator of leftist propaganda known as the Arizona Republic, you did not receive your daily delivery today. Those who called to find out why, received a recorded message stating, “In an effort to allow our team time off to spend with their families on Labor Day, there will be no home delivery today. We appreciate your understanding.  Normal delivery will resume Tuesday, September 7th.”

Two other failing Gannett newspapers, the Tucson Citizen and the Detroit Free Press also took this desperate money saving route today. This interactive graphic is from 2019, so the numbers have obviously worsened since then, but the astronomical decline in subscriptions provided a shocking insight into the future.

Poynter. which reports on media trends, headlines its August 31, 2021 (continually updating) report, “Here are the newsroom layoffs, furloughs and closures that happened during the coronavirus pandemic.” The fact is, the dismal decline began in earnest prior to anyone hearing the word, “coronavirus.”

Imagine how well the Arizona Republic’s bogus benevolence would be received if grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants and other businesses shuttered for the holiday. Appliance stores, auto dealerships and major retailers are all having sales today. Fire and police departments, medical and dental offices are open. Store clerks are happy to have jobs to go to.

Labor Day is a day to celebrate employment, not idleness.


AZ TV-3 puts wokeness on display with “products of conception”

August 13, 2021

Although Phoenix’ TV 3 News goes by the warm identifier, “Arizona’s Family,” it appears to have forgotten what the term “family” signifies.

A recent news report carried this bizarre headline: “Police find products of conception in Mesa park.”

“Products of conception”? No doubt they are referring to a life that was snuffed out. A pre-born human baby. The report noted that “officers responded to Ranch West Park for a report of an unknown presence in a bag in the park. When officers arrived on the scene, they found tissues that developed from a pregnancy.”

Tissues that developed from a pregnancy?  See them here in the first weeks. A baby’s heartbeat can be detected as early as 16 days after conception, before a mother even realizes she is pregnant.

The casual disregard for the sanctity of human life was launched by the notorious Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court 7-2 decision, which inexplicably found the previously unheard of “right to privacy” in the U.S. Constitution. Prior to his appointment to the court, Justice William Rehnquist practiced law in Phoenix. He was later appointed Chief Justice by Pres. Ronald Reagan and confirmed by this 65-33 vote). On Jan. 22, 1973, Justice Rehnquist wrote the dissenting opinion in the ruling legalizing abortion. He was joined by Justice Byron White. The rest of the nine men supported pre-birth infanticide.

The language of  “Wokespeak” is defined here by Prof. Victor Davis Hanson, Ph.D, who makes us all smarter…though few of us will ever attain the pinnacle upon which he stands. It should be required reading for the folks at the local news station who so facilely manipulate the English language.


Diversity: Left views it as DNA, never perspective based

August 8, 2021

A recent headline in the failing local newspaper blasted, “Cities on quest for diversity.” The report opened with, “Valley municipalities are beginning to prioritize a diverse workforce to better serve the community.” The inside jump page ran another headline: “Finding solutions to diversify Valley’s municipal workforce.” In all, the article covered four pages.

One of the “experts” stated, “Whatever the strategies undertaken, it must be intentional because government jobs have been historically dominated by white men.” This bizarre contrivance is the radical left’s latest divisive agenda item. In fact, white males are now hindered in their job quests based on their whiteness and maleness.

It should be noted that Arizona has had four female governors, two Republicans and two democrats in recent years. The state legislature has House and Senate members that come from a mélange of ethnic and political backgrounds, including immigrants…many holding leadership positions.

Lorna Lockwood, born in 1903 in the Arizona territory, is notable for being the first woman in the nation to become chief justice of a state Supreme Court serving in that capacity twice. She passed the bar in 1925 and was a state legislator and Superior Court judge before ascending to the Arizona Supreme Court in 1960 — paving the nearly identical career path Sandra O’Connor eventually took to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Arizona Governor Raul Castro, born in Mexico, was elected in 1974. A democrat, he resigned midway through his term when he took an ambassadorship to impoverished El Salvador which he must have regarded as a higher calling than being governor.

This chart showing the mayors of America’s 50 largest cities demonstrates voters elected 17 diverse leaders without the contrivances advanced by the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic). In all, the breakdown of mayoral political parties is 36 democrats, 11 Republicans, and 3 “Independents” (two elected with state democrat party support). Several are listed as “openly gay,” as if that is a qualification. Politically astute Phoenix Mayor Kate Widland Gallego kept the Hispanic surname of the congressman husband she divorced while pregnant, clearly viewing it as a political asset. Phoenix holds “non-partisan” elections, which are a farce. Kate Gallego is a democrat as are the majority of the council.

The nation’s top crime-ridden cites are led by democrats, as reported by Fred Lucas in The Tennessee Star.

Local Arizona reporter Paulina Pineda exemplifies the newspaper’s recent diversity policy of assigning minorities to cover anything dealing with minorities, as if ethnicity — a factor over which none of us has any control — is a prerequisite to being able to competently report news.

Numbers take precedence, with percentages of specific minorities in various Arizona city governments weighed against the municipalities’ racial makeup.  When the word “community” is used, it never refers to the community as a whole, but only to the prominent ethnicity, further dividing residents. 

Not addressed in the farcical report is whether those seeking employment have credentials to match the top tier city jobs or whether they are even interested in the positions. In the accusatory language of AZ Republicese, all that matters is attaining the illusionary nirvana known as diversity. We gift our readers with the wisdom of Walter E. Williams, Ph.D. (d. Dec.  2020). In 2019, he wrote, “The Demonizing of White Men.” Professor Williams was black.


SCOTUS upholds Arizona’s voting laws

July 2, 2021

As the U.S. Supreme Court protects ballot integrity, the reliably leftwing local newspaper intentionally mischaracterizes the ruling as “voting restrictions disproportionately affecting minority voters”

The U.S. Supreme Court (photos and professional bios) on Thursday upheld Arizona’s rational election integrity laws. In a 6-3 ruling, the justices defended states’ abilities to administer elections and pass laws to protect the results.

This is excerpted from the Arizona Attorney General’s press release:

“The Democratic National Committee (DNC) challenged Arizona’s regulation of ballot-harvesting and limitation on out-of-precinct voting in 2016. The DNC erroneously claimed the measures violated the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and that the ballot-harvesting law was enacted with discriminatory intent.  The U.S. District Court of Arizona rejected the DNC’s challenges after a full trial, but a majority of judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed those findings to invalidate Arizona’s laws.

Today, the justices strongly refuted the DNC’s claims stating, “…neither Arizona’s out-of-precinct rule nor its ballot-collection law violates §2 of the VRA.” SCOTUS further concluded: “Under our form of government, legislators have a duty to exercise their judgment and to represent their constituents. It is insulting to suggest that they are mere dupes or tools.

The case, Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee has broad implications for the rest of the country. If the SCOTUS had accepted the logic of the DNC, every voter integrity law in the country would be in jeopardy if it created any disparity between minority and non-minority voters.

Approximately twenty states have some regulation of ballot harvesting. Ballot harvesting occurs when third-parties or political operatives go door-to-door and collect voters’ ballots. There are exceptions in Arizona’s law for family, caregivers, mail carriers, and election officials.

Additionally, the majority of states require ballots to be cast in the correct precinct. Requiring voters to vote in their assigned precinct furthers important state interests in administering the election free from fraud and ensuring voters get a ballot with the correct local races.”

Justice Elena Kagan wrote the dissent.


Desperate border state Guvs Ducey, Abbott request help…

June 17, 2021

Gov. DeSantis responds

Governors Doug Ducey (R-AZ) and Greg Abbott (R-TX) recently sent this 2-page letter (click to enlarge) to their fellow governors urgently requesting help securing the border that they describe as “a disaster” and “a crisis” ignored by the Biden administration. The two governors cite the Emergency Management Assistance Compact that empowers states to help one another in times of disaster or emergency. It was originally enacted in 1996.

Gov. Ron DeSantis, (R-Fla) was first to respond, stating:

“America’s border security crisis impacts every state and every American. Governors Abbott and Ducey recently sent out a call for help to every state in the nation, needing additional law enforcement manpower and other resources to aid with border security. I’m proud to announce today that the state of Florida is answering the call. Florida has your back.”

When the federal government shows no commitment to protecting our sovereign border or ensuring the safety and security of American citizens, it’s good to know that this crisis is not a back burner issue for governors who have to deal with the illegal invasion by providing benefits to those who wantonly disregard our laws. Rewarding lawbreakers only encourages more of the same, depraved pedophiles and deadly drunk and wrong way driver’s, among them. On March 24, — three months ago — Biden appointed VP Kamala Harris as border czar, but she has yet to give more than lip service punctuated by her notorious cackle, to the border.  Former President Trump has been invited to the border by Gov. Greg Abbott, and will be visiting it again Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

These numbers provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection show the staggering upsurge in illegal alien invaders. Be aware that “encounters” do not translate to “apprehensions.” Illegal crossings have surged by 674% in a year, with 180,034 reported in May.


Lawyer misplaces compassion, finds an absurd platform

June 10, 2021

Leftist newspapers such as the Arizona Republic don’t only despise conservative candidates, elected office holders, voters and opinions; they use their flagging platform to promote their twisted agenda. A recent edition is a case in point.  A third of the editorial page was devoted to a commentary titled, “I watched a gas chamber execution. It still haunts me.”

The author protesting the death penalty is Tempe-based defense attorney Jim Belanger. In1982, his client Donald Eugene Harding was found guilty of the wanton 1980 murders of two businessmen, whose names are too irrelevant for Belanger to mention in his lengthy diatribe. Throughout the article, he refers to the homicidal perpetrator warmly as “Don.” What he focuses on is not the heinous criminality of Harding’s acts but what he refers to as “the indignity of being striped nearly naked, wearing a pair of white, diaper-like under shorts with an electric monitor attached to his chest.” Following the guilty verdict came the appeals, and Harding got a reprieve of another ten years before his 1992 execution. That’s more than his victims Robert Wise and Martin Concannon were accorded. In a separate murder, Harding also killed Allen Gage.

Not noted in Belanger’s account of the 10 minutes it took Harding to die, and how he “wanted to vomit as he wept” misplaced tears, is the fact that Harding spent his last moments cursing at then-Attorney General Grant Woods, another state execution witness and giving him the middle finger.  The final indignity comes from lawyer Belanger who inconceivably compares the death penalty to being “disturbingly like the one the Nazis deployed to murder millions in the Holocaust.”  Belanger is woefully lacking in historical knowledge, Hitler’s victims unlike Harding‘s, were blameless, rounded up and systematically slaughtered in extermination camps for the crime of adhering to their faith. There is no correlation.

Following Harding’s execution, Arizona moved to lethal injection for administering the death penalty.  This is the list of those executed by the state of Arizona since capital punishment resumed in 1976.

The Arizona Department of Corrections inmate database fills in the cavernous holes in Belanger’s tale, including numerous prior convictions and the depravity of Harding’s acts. Harding even had the opportunity to order a last meal. He chose “several fried eggs, several strips of bacon, toast, butter, honey and orange juice.”

That was far better treatment than his innocent victims Robert Wise, Martin Concannon and Allen Gage received. They were bound, gagged, beaten and shot in the head and chest at close range.

If you want unvarnished news, the local newspaper is not a reliable source.


Illegal aliens being housed in Scottsdale hotel

June 3, 2021

The headlined news item, “Migrants could be detained at Valley hotel,” must have warmed the metaphorical cockles of nearby residents. The now closed Hilton Homewood Suites located at Scottsdale Road and Mountain View, is in the upscale 85253 zip code.

Now it’s a done deal.

There are currently negotiations underway between the property owner and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to operate the property as an “Emergency Family Station Center,” for what they blandly refer to as “migrants,” and the rest of us know to be illegal aliens, who have violated our sovereign national border as they furtively invade our nation.

Woodbridge Hospitality, the property owner, has filed for bankruptcy, and is negotiating to sell the property to a company that intends to convert it into an apartment complex. The price of $17.5 million would be negatively impacted following the use of the hotel to house illegals.

On Wednesday evening, hundreds of people assembled in front of the hotel, waving American flags and carrying signs protesting the plan to house and feed lawbreakers in the shuttered facility. Several of the signs focusing on the worsening border predicament read, “Secure Our Border,” and “Don’t blame me, I voted for Trump.”

This June 2, 2021 letter from Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to the law firms representing the lender and borrower of the property, expresses his “grave concerns” over the use of the property. He writes, “The root-causes of the current crisis are problems of the Biden administration’s own making.” Copies of the letter were sent to Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel and Scottsdale City Attorney Sherry R. Scott.

The City of Scottsdale issued this terse, buck-passing communiqué from its Office of Communications.

The hotel, located between two apartment complexes and a block away from Chaparral High School, will house 1,200 illegal aliens — referred to as “migrants.”

These are migrants. They go home. Don’t confuse them with invaders, who stay and expect accommodations.