Alarming! 100%+ voter registration rates

August 28, 2015

136 counties in 21 states have more registered voters than adult residents

True the Vote, the nation’s leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization, has announced its latest findings in an ongoing effort to reduce outdated records in America’s voter rolls.

136 counties in 21 states were given notices of potential violation of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, requiring election officials to make reasonable efforts to maintain voter rolls. Counties in receipt are demonstrated to have more than 100 percent voter registration at the time of the 2014 Election and have not indicated any significant effort to address the problem in the months following.

“It’s important that engaged voters keep the pressure on election officials to ensure that outdated or ineligible records are quickly addressed,” True the Vote Founder Catherine Engelbrecht said. “Bloated voter rolls hurt everyone. Deceased voters aren’t removed, duplicate registrations aren’t revoked and the records of voters who’ve relocated aren’t corrected. Low verification standards, like absence of voter ID, add to the confusion.”

“Bloated rolls create the ideal environment for identity theft and voter fraud.  With the U.S. Justice Department still refusing to set a national standard and enforce federal maintenance requirements, we’re now starting to see entire states come close to showing over 100 percent registration,” Engelbrecht added.

Key Highlights:

  • Who’s the Worst: Kentucky, Michigan and Indiana lead the nation in counties with 100% plus voter registration rates with more than 10 each (total voter registration rate per state)
  • Kentucky – 94%
  • Michigan – 95%
  • Indiana – 92%
  • Becoming an Urban Problem: Larger, suburban counties in Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan without a history of 100% plus rates are now over the line
  • 2016: The states represented in this most recent finding account for 305 Electoral College votes –a landslide total

Counties in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia received pre-litigation notices. True the Vote has requested that the counties outline efforts to remove dead, felon, moved or otherwise ineligible voters ahead of the 2016 election season to avoid litigation.

This latest research finding builds upon a body of work that has led to lawsuits against the States of Indiana and Ohio to update voter rolls in 2012.

Seeing Red AZ has addressed the issue of voter fraud several times over the past years. This post,  Voter fraud? “We’re not the police” contains links and a video that are valuable resources on this crucial issue as we head into the 2016 election cycle.


Ben Carson’s Phoenix rally: Record-breaking crowd

August 19, 2015

Anti-Washington fervor thrusts political outsiders Trump, Carson, Fiorina to prominence

Dr. Ben Carson, a faith-based, pro-life, Second Amendment and flat-tax supporting neurosurgeon opposes Obamacare, and told the massive crowd assembled to hear him speak what is entailed in making America healthy again.  He brought his message to an estimated 12,000 attendees who braved the 105° temperatures to hear his message at the Phoenix Convention Center Tuesday. Like the July 11 Trump event, it was moved to the massive venue to accommodate a larger than expected crowd.

The oversized gathering was quite a feat considering the Carson for President campaign lacks a coordinator in Arizona. Like Donald Trump, it used an online invitation service to issue event tickets. In answering audience questions prior to his speech, Carson said his administration’s budget would include “doing whatever was necessary to seal the borders, Southern, Northern, Atlantic and Pacific.”  Unlike Trump, however, he opposes mass deportation as an unworkable plan.

Today Carson embarks on a tour of Arizona’s southern border, a major portal for the flood of illegals, drugs, crime and those with terrorist intent, invading the United States. Carson has scheduled a series of public events throughout his visit.

Video: Fox 10 Phoenix

McCain embarrassed again: Chased off Navajo Nation

August 18, 2015

Navajo activists shout at McCain: “Get off our land”

The less than enthusiastic welcome John McCain received as he and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey visited the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona is garnering plenty of attention. The Blaze, Western Journalism and Raw Story are just a few of the sites reporting on the middle-finger reception that greeted McCain.

When John McCain was censured in 2014 by fed-up Republican elected officials and booed in 2015 at the state GOP meeting the following year, he got off easy. Angry Republicans are a staid lot compared to irate Navajos. We could stand to learn a thing or two about in-tandem sprinting after vehicles and shouting while carrying signs — an action they’ve perfected.

McCain and Ducey traveled to the reservation to participate in a ceremony commemorating the unique contributions of Navajo Code Talkers — whose use of their native language baffled the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II — and meet with tribal and community leaders. Instead, McCain was met by protesters at two separate locations, and was literally chased off the tribal land.

Check out The Blaze for the back story to the reception.

Here’s hoping those expressing dissatisfaction with John McCain keep their ire up and work to get out the vote for Dr. Kelli Ward — who provides all Arizonans a real choice.

Pres. Richard Nixon resigned 41 years ago today

August 8, 2015

War on conservatives has deep roots

There is a correlation between the taking down of President Richard Nixon and the removal of Gov. Evan Mecham from office here in Arizona. The media despised both of the Republicans for their conservative bent and went after them with relentless fervor. Mecham, a successful businessman and former state senator, faced a simultaneous impeachment, recall and endured a criminal trial — in which he was acquitted of the charges brought against him. The press was on a mission to remove him from the day the ballots were counted in 1986 and he was declared the winner.

Both men served their country in the military. Mecham was an Army Air Corps officer, a decorated war hero, and was held as a prisoner during World War II.

After completing law school and working in the legal field, Nixon served as a Navy Lieutenant Commander in the Pacific during World War II, winning numerous medals.

Most people know of his resignation (video) as a result of what was referred to as the Watergate scandal, but few are aware of his numerous accomplishments while President. From his days in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, he was a leading anti-Communist when Communism was the major threat to our life and liberty, as Islamic terrorism is acknowledged to be today. He was also Governor of California and  served eight years as Vice President of the United States. Richard Nixon was reelected in 1972 by one of the largest landslides in U.S. history. 

Long before it was trendy, Pres. Nixon established the Environmental Protection Agency. He ended American involvement in the Vietnam War, bringing home American prisoners. Nixon ended the military draft and lowered the voting age from 21 to 18, reasoning that if you were old enough to serve your country in the military during combat, you should be old enough to vote for those who govern us. His presidential administration supported transferring power from Washington to the states, and he supported and enforced desegregation of Southern schools, opposed by Democrats. Nixon opened previously closed diplomatic relations between the U.S. and China and initiated détente, which he referred to as  a “thawing out” of relations with the Soviet Union, resulting in the much heralded Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. 

There’s more to the story.

Robert Graham’s staff engages in GOP intimidation

August 7, 2015

Process servers attend MCRC EGC meeting

In what began as a standard meeting of the Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa County Republican Committee (EGC), transmogrified into a shocking scene by its conclusion Wednesday evening.

The normal practice is to have those in attendance present identification as they pass through a credentials check at the door and be verified as Republicans. Three people who had never previously attended the monthly meeting were so vetted. They were carrying nothing unusual with them.

After clearing credentials they were welcomed by and seated next to Brandon Urness, a key staffer to Arizona Republican Chairman Robert Graham.

These individuals sat through the entire meeting. After adjournment, their actions revealed their purpose in attending as they served three subpoenas to members of the executive board.  The subpoenas were in relation to the ongoing ballot stuffing episode in last fall’s election, exposed by former Maricopa County Chairman A.J. LaFaro. 

Another of Graham’s staffers, under the direction of Brandon Urness, was taking unauthorized photos of members of the executive committee. He refused to reveal his name and continued taking pictures even when asked to stop doing so by Sergeant-at-arms Barbara Medal. A confrontation ensued, resulting in the filing of a police report against both of Graham’s staffers. 

The word circulating in conservative circles is that once again Robert Graham denies all knowledge of the actions of his staff. As usual expect him to “check into the situation” and get back with more of his preposterous responses to the inquiries.

“Straight talking” McCain’s pro-life double talk

August 1, 2015

AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham should call out McCain’s hypocrisy

Most of us have seen at least portions of the videos produced by Center for Medical Progress clearly showing Planned Parenthood’s high level executives casually discussing the barbaric harvesting and selling of pre-born baby body parts, including brains, hearts, lungs and livers — sometimes intact bodies — resulting from abortions performed in their facilities. Haggling over specific prices, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Medical Directors’ Council President, Dr. Mary Gatter, brazenly stated, “I want a Lamborghini.”

Any reasonable person watching the undercover videos would be repulsed by the jovial and casual manner in which these unlawful negotiations were conducted — often over lunch.

In the latest reportable year, Planned Parenthood received subsidies of nearly $530 million — over half a billion dollars — in taxpayer funding, which many in Congress would like to see halted. A Senate bill aimed at defunding the abortion provider would redirect those millions of dollars to community health care centers and hospitals that actually provide women’s health care  services.

Pending legislation places the issue squarely in the political realm which is no doubt why AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham called on Arizona Democrats to donate to charity the Planned Parenthood contributions they’ve received to promote the abortion industry’s issues.

Senate Bill 1881 was introduced just days ago, July 28, 2015. It’s aim is to prohibit federal funding to Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Jeff Flake’s name is missing from the list of U.S. Senators who signed on to Sen. Joni Ernst’s bill, but candidate John McCain is onboard.

This presents the ideal opportunity for Robert Graham to ask Straight-talking John McCain to explain his vote in favor of embryonic stem cell research. In 2012, McCain advised Republicans to leave the issue (of abortion) alone” and declared, “I think we have to have a bigger tent, there’s no doubt about it.” Instead he cited the urgency of passing “immigration reform.”

In this 1999 clip McCain advocates returning to the days before the pro-life plank was included in the Republican Platform — blandly referring to abortion as an “unpleasant procedure.”

Now as he runs for yet another 6-year term, McCain who will be 80 by Election Day, says: “As a lifetime pro-life supporter, I have fought for decades to defend the rights of all human life, especially those who cannot defend themselves.”

 John McCain has an odd way of showing that deep commitment.

AZ GOP Graham misleads, blames; ignites war with LaFaro

July 30, 2015

In this emailed letter addressed to Republican PCs, Chairmen and Executive Committee Members, AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham has removed the saber from its scabbard as he proceeds to slash at…. “a former party chairman” defined by Graham as “woefully unsuccessful…” while questioning his “true Republican” commitment.

The bizarre letter, received Wednesday is titled, “Dispelling Rumors.” It should have been titled, “Fancy Footwork by a Clumsy Dancer.”

The fact is Graham has received numerous questions — all of which have gone unanswered — regarding his recent disreputable actions toward the Maricopa County Republican Party which he characterizes as “rumors surrounding the temporary cash assistance we provided to MCRC.” He then makes embarrassingly inept attempts to “provide some insights.”

This is just another of many such shoddy misadventures in which Graham has engaged. Scratching the surface always reveals his links to the McEstablishment in general and John McCain, in particular. A few examples can be found here.

Acknowledging “mistakes” were made, Graham runs for cover behind the skirts of his aged grandmother’s out-of-state birthday celebration, his staffers and his need to be “in DC speaking at a Senate briefing against President Obama’s Iranian deal.” What Robert Graham’s foreign policy or nuclear enrichment expertise is, remains a mystery.

The “former party chairman” Robert Graham alludes to is not nameless — neither is he mute. Unlike Graham, he is a committed conservative named A.J. LaFaro — and he is more than willing to respond. His reply isn’t disjointed and doesn’t ramble, since he has nothing to conceal.

A.J. LaFaro’s succinct response:

Robert Graham appears to have serious problems. His continued lame attempts and Saul Alinsky tactics to promote himself while falsely attacking conservatives is irrational and divisive – but not unexpected.

The cheap shot he took at me is meaningless, frivolous, baseless and without merit just like the complaint filed by the progressive socialists.The AZGOP Precinct and State Committeemen should remove Robert Graham from office just like John McCain.

A. J. LaFaro
National Director, Arizona Republican Assembly (AZRA)
Immediate Past Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC)


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