AZ AG Brnovich wins stay on ballot harvesting law

February 12, 2020

Voter fraud at issue

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s motion to stay the Court’s mandate in the DNC v. Hobbs case. The Feb. 11, 2020 order ensures Arizona’s ban on ballot harvesting and the law regarding out-of-precinct voting will remain in place until the U.S. Supreme Court has a chance to hear the appeal of the case.

“Our job is to defend the law and we’re not going to let out-of-state special interests systematically dismantle our election integrity safeguards,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “Arizonans should determine what common sense voter fraud laws are appropriate for our state.”

The court order can be read here.

Democrats refer to curtailment of the nefarious scheme known as ballot harvesting as, “voter suppression.” Election integrity is not on the left’s radar.

The Federalist’s Eric Eggers addresses the issue in this illuminating commentary,How Ballot-Harvesting Became The New Way To Steal An Election,” which reveals the widespread and deceptive practices associated with ballot harvesting.

Seeing Red AZ has exposed this shady practice and the troubling ramifications, eroding citizen confidence in election integrity since 2012. This is a sampling:

Oct. 19, 2016: 2016 Election rigged? Of course it’s rigged

March 10, 2016: AZ Gov. Ducey signs ballot harvesting / felony bill

Feb. 9, 2016: AZ GOP Chair Robert Graham’s ballot harvesting amnesia (now former chair)

Aug. 28, 2015: Alarming! 100%+ voter registration rates

Oct. 28, 2014: Democrats engage in voter fraud, ‘ballot harvesting’

Aug. 4, 2014: Ballot harvesting alive and well in AZ despite law

March 13, 2012:  Voter fraud? “We’re not the police


Nefarious ballot harvesting OK’d by 9th Circus Court

January 28, 2020

This reasonable law §16-1005 maintaining the integrity of voter’s ballots was passed by the Arizona legislature in 2016 and signed by Gov. Doug Ducey. The law, protecting against voter fraud, makes the practice of knowingly collecting voted or unvoted ballots from another person a Class 6 Felony.

Specific exemptions are written into the law, allowing family members, a person residing in the same household as the voter, caregivers, postal workers or elections officials to collect early ballots from a voter.

Calling voting “a key pillar of our democracy,” the governor noted this law will ensure a chain of custody between the voter and the ballot box. “We join 18 other states in this common sense approach to maintaining the integrity of our elections.” SRAZ has written about ballot harvesting previously, beginning in 2012.

Arizona’s law ensuring election integrity has now been reversed by the far-left, overly large and frequently overturned Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on the flimsiest and most insulting of reasons: That it negatively and disproportionately impacted minority or impoverished voters.

“Arizona’s policy of wholly discarding, rather than counting or partially counting, out-of-precinct ballots, and criminalization of the collection of another person’s ballot, have a discriminatory impact on American Indian, Hispanic, and African American voters in Arizona,” Judge William Fletcher, a Bill Clinton appointee, wrote.

The decision was reported in the Arizona Republic, which makes no attempt to impartially deliver the news, using these inflammatory words: “Republicans who control the legislature enacted the policy with the intent of suppressing turnout from voters of minority groups.”

The state will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, said Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a defendant in the lawsuit along with the Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.

“It’s surprising the Ninth Circuit took the unusual step of overruling its own decision from 2018,” Brnovich said. “I have a duty to defend the law. Our office will appeal to the Supreme Court and continue to protect the integrity of our elections.”

The court’s ruling can be read here.

The judges on the en banc panel are:

Sidney R. Thomas, Chief Judge (appointed by Bill Clinton)

Diarmuid F.O’Scannlain (appointed by Ronald Reagan)

William A. Fletcher (appointed by Bill Clinton)

Marsha S. Berzon (appointed by Bill Clinton)

Johnnie B. Rawlinson (appointed by Bill Clinton)

Richard R. Clifton (appointed by George W. Bush)

Jay S. Bybee (appointed by George W. Bush)

Consuelo M. Callahan (appointed by George W. Bush)

Mary H. Murguia (appointed by Barack Obama)

Paul J. Watford (appointed by Barack Obama)

John B. Owens (appointed by Barack Obama)

Dissent by Judge O’Scannlain; Dissent by Judge Bybee


Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee teams with Dems against Trump

January 9, 2020

Sen. Mike Lee, a Utah Republican, threw a temper tantrum worthy of a three-year-old following a lengthy Wednesday White House briefing on Iran, in which the senators were requested to be circumspect in their discussions of the issue. The words he used to describe the request were, “Insulting, unacceptable, unconstitutional and un-American.” 

Lee bizarrely stated the Trump administration’s handling of the conflict so far has moved him to support a Democrat-led effort to rein in President Donald Trump’s authority to “take the nation to war.” Lee is partnering with Hillary Clinton’s former running mate Sen. Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat.

In fact, President Trump’s decisive actions in authorizing the airstrike targeting brutal murderer Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, had exactly the opposite effect, deescalating a war scenario. During his lifetime, the ruthless Soleimani was celebrated as a “living martyr” by the Ayatollah Khamenei.

Uncharacteristically, Utah’s other senator Mitt Romney, parted company with Lee saying, “The president took action, which I think was effective in removing a terrible person who has done terrible things,” Romney said, referring to Soleimani. “And there’s great upside from that action.”

It’s worth remembering Lee, like his doppelganger former single-term Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, said he voted for independent presidential candidate and co-religionist Evan McMullin in protest of Donald Trump in 2016.

Mistakenly regarded as a conservative, Lee was reportedly on a short list being considered to fill the U. S. Supreme Court vacancy that resulted with the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy. Federal appellate judge Brett Kavanaugh was ultimately nominated and confirmed for the position after enduring a despicable, though baseless character assassination by leftist extremists who wanted to stall the appointment and maintain the court’s Democrat majority.

If renegade Mike Lee ever wears a robe, it will be the one he dons after his shower.


Pres. Trump’s unrivaled imprint on federal judiciary

December 24, 2019

Rational judiciary will be Trump’s legacy long after his second term

With the Republican majority U.S. Senate confirming President Donald Trump’s judicial nominations, Americans are witnessing an end to leftist domination of the federal courts. In addition to putting two Republicans — Judges Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh — on the Supreme Court, he has replaced liberals with conservative judges on the notoriously radical Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is nearing 90 and ailing. The court has issued no further updates to her condition since Nov. 23.

Completing his third year in office, the president is making significant revisions to the judiciary, so far replacing 187 judges on the federal bench, with his nominees accounting for 1 in 4 U.S. Circuit Court judges and hopefully ensuring a decisive move away from routinely left-wing decisions.

President Trump’s historic appointments have already tipped the balance of numerous federal courts to a Republican appointed majority. This includes flipping the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from a Democrat-appointed majority to an 8 to 6 Republican-appointed majority.

The Trump administration has kept its eye on the ball as numerous other federal courts have been tilted to a Republican-appointed majority. Check out the Heritage Foundation‘s federal judiciary appointment tracker as of December 20th of each president’s third year.

Though progress has been made in reshaping courts such as the Ninth Circuit that have long been dominated by Democrat-appointed majorities, this lopsided Dec.10, 2019 vote on Patrick J. Bumatay, as United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit exemplifies the partisan nature of the process. The following day, the same type of vote confirmed Lawrence VanDyke, to the Ninth Circuit.

In both instances, Arizona’s Republican Sen. Martha McSally voted “Yea” for confirmation, while Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema voted “Nay” in opposition. When Sinema was campaigning her slogan was, “I just want to get things done.”

This negative partisanship is the fulfillment of Sinema’s promise.


Dems prioritize impeachment,except when golf’s on 

December 14, 2019

Distraught Democrats, who began discussing the prospect of impeaching President Donald Trump immediately after his inauguration, have made good on their promise, while kicking the Constitution in the shins. Unable to get over their angst that scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election, they’ve come up with novel, politically motivated charges in the articles of impeachment they’ve brought against the Republican president: one for abuse of power and a second for obstruction of Congress. The surging economy and record employment numbers are not on their retribution focused minds.

The Dems are moving at breakneck speed, hoping to beat the 2020 election clock while overturning the 2016 vote they despised. The other compelling force is the impending loss of ailing, 86-year-old Supreme Court Associate Justice, former ACLU lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It would be unthinkable to them if President Trump made a third appointment to the high court, definitively altering the composite for decades to come. These impeachment obsessed leftists take their jobs seriously. Nothing can diminish their dedication…except a good golf game, as Louisiana Democrat U.S. Rep. Cedric Levon Richmond demonstrates. He’s definitely got his priorities in order, and a guy who forges his own path. When he and his bride married, they registered for gifts at Williams Sonoma and Babies R Us.

*H/T Video courtesy of Steve Guest, RNC’s Rapid Response Director


Dems take their own pulse, as Americans rally in Pres’ support

December 11, 2019

It’s been said that a doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient. The same can be said in reference to Democrats suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome who self medicate by overdosing on potentially lethal impeachment meds. Political irony at its best was on full display Tuesday. Partisan extremists who populate the Democrat Party moved forward with farcical articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the same day, Americans turned out by the thousands to attend his Hershey, Pennsylvania rally.

Trump enthusiast Scott Presler gifts us with his video showing the massive crowd supporting the president. Hundreds waited more than 10 hours enduring, rain, and freezing temps to ensure a seat.

Illuminating their own inconsistencies, the Trump-hating Dems also announced they were going to pass the signature trade deal of a president they say is “too dangerous to leave in office.”  The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA ) replaces the problematic North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

And on the brink of the Dem’s sure-to-backfire impeachment of the president, a new dynamic is evident. The President is seeing a significant boost in support. Recent polling results by Firehouse Strategies/Optimus are headlined: “BREAKING: As Impeachment Moves Ahead Trump Surges in Battleground States.”

And that impeachment? First declared as a goal immediately following his inauguration, by Maxine Waters, the earliest motivations were tied to China and Russia collusion. When those contrived constructs didn’t pan out, the Dems fast forwarded to baseless charges of bribery and extortion, also duds. Finally they settled on impeachment is “in the public interest.” The best economic news we’ve had in decades is irrelevant to the left. Instead they run on the socialist promises of “free” health care and college they know they can’t deliver and advancing open borders, undermining our nation’s rule of law and sovereignty.

It’s actually all about two women. The first is scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton who Trump trounced in 2016. The second is Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 86, and ailing. If she dies on Trump’s watch, he will get a third Supreme Court nominee, unthinkable in the mind of leftists. Refresh your memory here.


Deafening silence re: ailing Ginsburg: lynchpin to impeachment

November 25, 2019

Urgency to oust Pres. Trump hinges on SCOTUS

The old adage, “No news is good news,” takes on a decidedly different meaning as it relates to far leftist Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a former ACLU lawyer.

This optimistic press release regarding the health of the 86-year-old has not been updated since Friday, November 23, 2019. At the time it noted Ginsburg was expected to be released from the hospital as early as Sunday morning.

Today is Monday. Although sporadic far left news sources report she has been “released from the hospital,” there has been no official update. The grimmer reality points to an aged, seriously ailing justice and the desperate Democrats trying to beat the clock, by taking down Republican President Trump before he could name a third justice to the high court.