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


Al-Qaeda leader captured: Living in Phoenix

February 3, 2020

According to this January 31, 2020 press release issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, 42, the leader of Al-Qaeda terrorists in Al-Fallujah, Iraq has been arrested in Phoenix in connection with proceedings to extradite him to the Republic of Iraq.  He is wanted to stand trial in Iraq on two charges of premeditated murder of police officers committed in 2006 in Al-Fallujah. Ahmed Al-Nouri planned and implemented murderous schemes targeting Iraqi police.

The now unsealed complaint can be read here.

The troubling aspect is that this Al-Qaeda terrorist leader was located living in Phoenix. Since the murders were committed in 2006, he could have been living here undetected for well over a dozen years. It’s doubtful he has no like-thinking comrades here.

In 2011 SRAZ wrote, Hezbollah on our doorstep: Radical Muslims in border towns.”* It is substantiated by a shocking photograph of the now dead Yasser Arafat — the father of modern terrorism — and members of RUP, the La Raza Unida party, meeting in Beirut, Lebanon in 1980, providing photo evidence of the longstanding association between Mexico and radical elements of American hating middle-easterners. In recent years, immigration from the Middle East to Mexico has burgeoned, estimated at 1.1 million in 2018.

President Trump acknowledged the presence of Middle Easterners embedded among the caravans from Mexico breaching our sovereign border.

*Unfortunately, the outside links provided in our 2011 post no longer function.


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


Pres. Trump: A historic voice for life

January 24, 2020

Donald Trump will be the first sitting president to personally address the annual March for Life in the event’s 47-year history. He is scheduled to speak at 12pm (ET).

The national Washington, D.C. rally draws tens of thousands of pro-life supporters yearly. Today, January 24, 2020 they converge on the National Mall and march on Capitol Hill. Additional rallies are being held across the United States, marking the anniversary of the notorious Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion and allows elective late-term abortions. 

This year’s theme is, “Life Empowers: Pro-life is pro-woman.”

Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life, called President Trump and his administration “consistent champions” of the March for Life movement, citing his appointment of conservative judges, efforts to cut taxpayer funding for abortions, and his calls for an end to late-term abortions.

With new technology and medical advances allowing life-saving procedures to be performed in-utero, Americans realize these are babies, and not disposable blobs of cells. Mayo Clinic provides an overview of fetal surgery procedures that treat potentially disastrous birth defects.

A January 2020 Gallup polling survey shows 58% of Americans say they are dissatisfied with the nation’s policies on abortion, desiring stricter laws, marking a seven-percentage-point increase from one year ago and a new high in Gallup’s trend. On the flip side, 32% are now satisfied, a new low.


How do red states win by resettling illegals?

December 30, 2019

Conservative Review does a masterful job of exposing the 15 Republican governors who are asking for more refugee resettlement in their red states. 

The question is, “Why?”

Here is the answer from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey: Read the full Arizona Initial Resettlement Consent letter he sent to U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo which contains these words: “Throughout our nation’s history, the United States has been a refuge for individuals fleeing religious and political persecution in their homeland, and Arizona has historically been one of the most welcoming states in terms of the number of refugees resettled here.”

The fact is, the word “refugee” is loosely used to describe illegal aliens who have been coached by their legal advocates to claim asylum status. This has been ongoing. In 2014, the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security of the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. House of Representatives held hearings on the topic,Asylum Fraud: Abusing America‘s Compassion?”

On April 6, 2019 the situation in the Arizona border county of Yuma, had grown so dire Yuma Mayor Douglas J. Nicholls issued this Proclamation of Emergency declaring an emergency situation exists due to the mass release of migrant* families into the city of Yuma, exceeding the ability to provide adequate services while protecting the health, safety and welfare of people and property located in the city of Yuma.” Nicholls guardedly avoided using the word, “citizens.”

On December 19, 2019, Yuma Mayor Nicholls mysteriously withdrew his emergency declaration, though the border was still a sieve.

For a walk back in time, on January 28, 2013 we posted,McCain tells GOP it must accept amnesty,” McCain and Flake preempt Obama by leading Democrats on amnesty.  It generated 67 responses.

In 2018, the Daily Caller reported on a collection of activist groups known as “March Without Borders” organizing a march in California to the U.S.-Mexico border to meet “asylum seekers” from a much publicized, massive caravan. Immigration lawyers ready to advise the illegal hordes on the best way to submit asylum applications to U.S. immigration authorities were part of the procession.

*Mayor Nicholls’ word. Seeing Red AZ only uses the term “migrant” when describing the migrating swallows that return to Mission San Juan Capistrano from Goya, Argentina each year.


Trump impeachment: Oscar worthy theatrical production

December 19, 2019

Absence of bi-partisan effort exposed: Insufficient votes to remove the president in the senate keeps Pelosi from moving forward with sham impeachment


The impeachment talk that began in November 2016, immediately following the inauguration of Donald Trump as America’s 45th president, culminated Wednesday with a theatrical production leading to articles of impeachment filed in the U.S. House. The contrivance could hardly be called a bi-partisan effort since not a single Republican voted for it. In fact, they were joined by two dissenting Democrats and another who refused to vote. From its inception, the entire effort has been steeped in rank Trump hatred.

Staged to convey a somber tone to the gleefully awaited event, the leftist members melodramatically dressed in black and declared the need to remove the president so they could face their children and grandchildren. Since more than a few qualify as senior citizens, they could have mentioned their great-grandchildren for added impact. Then the all day and evening performance bizarrely veered off into the stratosphere when Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she may not send the articles of impeachment to the (Republican majority) senate.

Despite ongoing efforts to smear him, President Trump remains immensely popular, drawing record crowds to his rallies. He smoothly held one in Battle Creek, Michigan yesterday as his Democrat antagonists were poised to obliterate his presidency. Americans, benefiting from his economic programs, waited for hours in sub-zero temperatures to hear him speak.

It’s not only Trump and his policies the left loathes. They also despise us, because they know we will reelect him in 2020. They lie with impunity and hate with vigor. We are the “smelly Walmart shoppers,” described by Barack Obama as “clinging to out guns and bibles.” Like schoolyard bullies, they disingenuously promote the notion that Hillary Clinton would be in the White House if it wasn’t for rabidly sexist and racist Republican voters.

Skipping the double talk in favor of quadruple talk, Pelosi was able to keep a straight face as she said, “We’re not sending [the articles] tonight because it’s difficult to determine who the managers would be until we see the arena in which we will be participating. So far we haven’t seen anything that looks fair to us, so hopefully it will be fairer and when we see what that is, we’ll send our managers.” That the word “fair” was able to escape her unprincipled lips is a marvel.

 In a recent commentary, the brilliant Victor Davis Hanson, wrote:

“Given the current criteria of the Trump impeachment, Barack Obama easily would have been impeached: in Fast and Furious, the Iran nuclear deal, and Benghazi, Obama stonewalled congressional requests or kept critical information from the public and Congress. On illegal immigration, Obama simply made up or ignored laws in the manner earlier that he said to have done so would be antidemocratic and monarchial.

Every impeachment charge against Trump far more easily could have been lodged against an imperial Obama presidency—without mentioning that Obama ultimately may be found to be knowledgeable of the entire CIA, FBI, and Justice Department surveilling of an opposition campaign and sabotage of a presidential transition.”

The editorial in today’s issue of the steeply declining, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic is topped with an absurd headline, “The best way forward now? We, the people, get to vote.” The leftist editorial board conveniently forgets, we already did.

* Photo courtesy of New York Post


Mark Levin, Alan Dershowitz agree impeachment is a sham

December 9, 2019

Political opposites find agreement on impeachment

If you missed Sunday’s Mark Levin program, “Life, Liberty & Levin” we are happy to bring you the important interview with Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz, a self described liberal. Although he admits voting for Hillary Clinton, Dershowitz describes impeaching President Trump under the current circumstances as an example of political tyranny, questioning the ethics of the U.S. House.

The article,Liberal attorney Alan Dershowitz: Dems’ impeachment case doesn’t meet any credible legal standard,“ is well worth your time…especially today.

This, and more, are all available on The Blaze.