Republicans doing the work of dems?

July 19, 2021

Isn’t this what the left always counts on?

The Epoch Times carries a must-read report titled, “Arizona Senate President: State’s 11 Electors Cannot Be Recalled After Maricopa Audit.” Only four days earlier (July 14) The Washington Times headlined, “Arizona election audit finds discrepancy, Senate president says: ‘Those numbers do not match.’” Despite overwhelming evidence, AZ Senate President Karen Fann appears to be backing down.

This is serious business. The 2020 presidential election results raised questions that required a ballot audit of Maricopa County’s 2.1 million ballots.

The Arizona Senate began the auditing process in January due to widespread reports of fraud and irregularities in Maricopa County. The Board of Supervisors refused to comply with the Arizona Senate until Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Timothy Thomason ordered them to do so on February 26, 2021.

Jack Sellers, Maricopa County GOP chair of Republican dominated Board of Supervisors, now claims the Maricopa County ballot audit is an “alternate reality that has veered out of control.” Sellers is taking his cue from County Recorder Stephen Richer, who duped Republican voters.

Other states, including Georgia, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania, disagreed, and have followed Arizona’s lead after ballot discrepancies were discovered.

Ballot integrity is vital to a constitutional republic. American citizens must have faith in our electoral system and the expectation that our elected officials will take their duties seriously.


Gateway Pundit keeps Maricopa County’s ballot audit in national spotlight

July 16, 2021

In this May 5, 2021 letter to Karen Fann, president of the Arizona State Senate, Pamela S. Karlan,* the head of the Biden administration’s Justice Department’s civil rights division, claimed the Maricopa County ballot recount is illegal.

“We have a concern that Maricopa County election records, which are required by federal law to be retained and preserved, are no longer under the ultimate control of elections officials, are not being adequately safeguarded by contractors, and are at risk of damage or loss,” Karlan wrote.

Facts proved otherwise, Sen. Fann was not deterred, and the ballot audit not only continued, but spurred other states to take similar action.

Through it all, Gateway Pundit (GP) has been a reliable source of information. Struggling Newsweek magazine which began publishing in 1933 and ended its hard copy subscriptions in 2012 due to readers demanding instant, not week-old news, albeit with a leftist slant, absurdly refers to GP as a “mis-and disinformation site.”

As the relentless attacks continue, Arizonans — and others nationwide — realize leftist local media outlets are not reliable sources of unbiased information. Gateway Pundit has provided cutting edge reports. If you’re seeking updated, fact-based accounts of ballot audits they will never be found in the failing, skewed news disseminators.

Gateway Pundit’s most recent ballot audit reports can be read here (July 15), here  (July 16) and here (July 16). It’s information you won’t find in the blatantly GOP-hating local newspaper.

Video of then-law professor Pamela Karlan despicably attacking President Trump’s 13-year-old son during impeachment hearing


Stephen Richer revels in blue spotlight, duped Republicans

July 12, 2021

GOP political newcomer clearly displays his leftist stripes

When the GOP-hating, Hillary-endorsing local newspaper is enraptured with an elected Republican, it’s a clear sign something is amiss. That is exactly what’s happening with Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer. The Recorder’s Office is regarded as a down ballot post, which few people can accurately identify either by the duties or the office holder.

In November 2020, Richer, the previously unknown Republican lawyer ousted the single term democrat and the victory tasted sweet, masking the toxicity aimed at conservatives that we were soon to see. Richer has appeared in a full-color, above-the-fold photo in a newspaper report standing beside democrat Sheriff Paul Penzone and using the prominently displayed word “unhinged” to describe President Donald Trump. Penzone, it should be remembered defeated six-term Sheriff Joe Arpaio with at least $2 million added to his campaign coffers by none other than Socialist billionaire George Soros who has resolutely donated to overhaul the criminal justice system in his leftist image.

This revealing account was published in Law Enforcement Today.

Displaying its newfound GOP defector poster boy, Sunday’s edition of the seriously declining local newspaper devotes two pages to a “Your Turn” column by Stephen Richer, titled, “Playing by an awfully different set of rules.”  This bold type face, foolish sentiment is directly below the headline:

Maricopa County election administrators conducted bipartisan hand-count audit of 2020 votes. Cyber Ninjas — Republicans in sheep’s clothing — recruited almost exclusively from the GOP.

Do those words sound like what Republican voters would expect to hear from a newly elected Republican? The newspaper, which always posts a photo of the columnist alongside the article, generously provides Richer a “haircut” by lopping off the oddly balding top of his head, making him look more palatable as he gouges Republican Senate President Karen Fann and the auditing firm which has worked around the clock with NINE online cameras making the process available to any interested party. Richer bizarrely concludes they play by a “different set of rules.”

His own election was hardly a runaway. Richer defeated democrat Adrian Fontes by a razor-thin 50.1% to 49.8%. In the primary he defeated perpetually losing candidate Clair Van Steenwyk (known as “Van the Radio Man”) by a 15% margin, which should have been far greater.

If Richer runs for any political office in the future, it should be as the democrat he has shown himself to be. It will be a rare display of honesty.


Arizona’s election audit deliberately sullied by county officials

July 9, 2021

Are Maricopa County officials complicit in possible criminality?

Scrutiny of Maricopa County’s election audit has been front and center news, but not in the local press which has held firm to the idea that it is suspect, and should not be taking place, despite the fact that other states including Georgia, Michigan, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania are investigating their 2020 election results.

The Gateway Pundit (GP), a reliably conservative national blog has been relentless in its coverage of the audit, and has become the go-to site for Arizona truth seekers.

Today we direct our readers to “Arizona Audit War Room Points Out Possible Crimes Committed by Maricopa County Officials,” by Jordan Conradson.

The team at GP obviously has an inside track on the proceedings and the players involved. We are grateful for the site’s ongoing diligence.

With democrats seriously fighting to control our state, Arizona Republicans are living in perilous times. Our state legislature breakdown is too close for comfort as the 30 member Senate consists of 16 Republicans and 14 democrats. The 60 member House is similarly tight with 31 Republicans and 29 democrats.

Prior to Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly, the last time Arizona had two democrat U.S. Senators was when Ernest McFarland and Carl Hayden represented the state. Hayden had been the territorial sheriff and first ran for congress in 1911 in anticipation of Arizona’s 1912 statehood. He was born in Hayden’s Ferry, Arizona Territory, which was later renamed Tempe.

McFarland, born in 1894 had the distinction of being the only Arizonan to serve in all three branches of government. In 1924 he was elected Pinal County Attorney. He was a U.S. Senator, Arizona Governor and Arizona Supreme Court Justice. He also owned KTVK Channel 3 which he acquired in a cozy media deal with fellow Democrat Pres. Lyndon Johnson, who also signed the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. 

To put this timeline in context, both Hayden and McFarland joined the military during World War I.

The sweetheart deal gifting media franchises to political cronies, also established PBS and NPR as the national distribution networks for leftward skewed public television and radio.

For the sake of our future, it’s imperative Republicans take back the senate. If you’ve been complaining but doing nothing, now is the time to get involved. It‘s never been more important.


Arizona Repugnant acts repugnantly, election integrity takes back seat

July 5, 2021

Facts ignored as local newspaper spins AZ news, files legal action

An array of insider information makes it clear national news blog Gateway Pundit (GP) has sources within the Arizona political sphere that reliably keep us abreast of news without the leftist distortions of the local AZ Republic newspaper which has earned its widely used name, The Arizona Repugnant. Most recently GP exposed the duplicity of two RINOcrat state Senators Michelle Ugenti-Rita and Paul Boyer who colluded with democrats to kill an election integrity bill. GP also provided truthful coverage of the 2020 Maricopa County election audit, which concluded June 25. Although the Trump-hating local newspaper demeans the process and those overseeing the recount, other states are discussing emulating our ballot recount. Wisconsin, where Joe Biden won by a slim margin, has officially launched an audit, according to National File.

Michelle Ugenti-Rita, who has a scandal-plagued personal history, is now arrogantly running for Secretary of State, a mere heartbeat, recall or impeachment away from the governor’s office. Those scenarios are not unheard of in Arizona.

Now the Epoch Times exposes the lengths to which the seriously failing* Arizona Republic/Repugnant will go to undermine the audit. Senior reporter Jack Phillips writes:

The Arizona Republic said it has “filed a special action in Maricopa County Superior Court seeking financial records and communications about the audit from the [Arizona] Senate and Cyber Ninjas,” the Florida-based company that is carrying out the review of voting equipment and 2.1 million ballots in Maricopa.

Rather than supporting ballot verification, the newspaper and its legal team seek to obscure the facts to play into its own skewed narrative, from which there can be no dissent.

* Phoenix Business Journal


Diversity, inclusion go off the rails at MC Attorney’s Office

June 22, 2021

Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel has new mission

In an office whose duty is prosecution of criminals, Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel has, instead, hopped onboard the inclusivity and diversity bandwagon, signing a “unity pledge.”

Recently, the appointed county attorney bizarrely dismissed the charges against the anti-police rioters marauding in downtown Phoenix, issuing this statement:

“It is the decision of this office that it is in the interests of justice to not proceed.”  She concluded her statement with these words: “I believe that just because we can legally pursue charges does not always mean that we should. It is not an easy decision to step away from a case when we believe crimes were committed, but in this case, it is the right thing to do.”

This absurd action emboldening criminality is why she needs to be challenged by someone who understands the difference between a social worker mentality and doing the job of prosecuting criminals and keeping the county safe for law abiding residents. 

Instead there is a new focus. An interoffice email from the MCAO Diversity Committee lavished praise on President Biden for making history by signing a law recognizing Juneteenth as a federal holiday. 

“Hello MCAO Community, the DEI Committee is going to start sending out a “Spotlight on Diversity” email at the beginning of each month.  Starting with July, we will spotlight an MCAO employee, sharing the diversity and value they bring to our office.  If you or someone you know would be a great spotlight, please let us know!”

The email also noted that “June is Pride month, celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, giving its history along with this “Fun fact”: A few years ago, organizers decided it is too hot in Phoenix to have a June parade and festival.  Phoenix Pride parade and festival now happens in early November.”

Included in the email was a list of Inclusion tips:

– Get familiar with the LBGTQ+ spectrum

– Learn terminology

– Use inclusive language in communication (instead of Ladies and Gentlemen, try folks, friends, community members)

– Participate in local events and groups (consider joining the LGBTQ+ ERG as an ally)

– Respect people’s pronouns and names

The tagline on the lengthy memo, announcing monthly messages on this topic, states: “Diversity in itself does not create inclusion — an inclusive environment must be intentionally designed, nurtured, and supported.”

Allister Adel’s selection by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors following the resignation of former Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery when he was appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court was greeted with fanfare proclaiming her as the first female to head the prosecutor’s office. 

She should not have been identified by her plumbing, but by her leftward bent.


MC Attorney dismisses charges against anti-police rioters

June 13, 2021

This statement from Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel regarding the dismissal of charges for the Oct. 17, 2020 riot case against Phoenix Police raises far more questions than it answers. Acknowledging the fact that crimes were committed, she then goes on to convolutedly address the issue in the third person, stating, “It is the decision of this office that it is in the interests of justice to not proceed.”

Scrolling through the links following the statement, it appears the Maricopa County Attorney is more attuned to distributing community service announcements than to prosecuting criminality, which is the fundamental duty of the prosecutor’s office in the fourth largest and fastest growing county in the United States.

Phoenix Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Ann Justus stated at the time, “As officers began making arrests, incendiary devices were thrown at them. Due to the ongoing criminal activity and assault, the Phoenix Police deployed less lethal munitions in order to safely make arrests.”

The marauding gangs, using the death of repeatedly incarcerated George Floyd 1700 miles away in Minneapolis, to assault Phoenix Police, faced numerous charges including aggravated assault on officers, criminal damage, unlawful assembly, rioting, resisting arrest and obstructing a roadway. They knocked over barricades, “causing a fully marked Phoenix Police patrol vehicle to sustain damage,” Justus said.

Rioters attempted to conceal their faces from view with black umbrellas as they set off smoke bombs in the road and flung them at officers. When police finally declared an unlawful assembly, they were ignored. Fifteen adults and three teens were arrested.

It was reported that flyers for the protest were posted on social media prior to the rampage, boasting, “Phoenix PD underestimates the power of the people. March with us to occupy Washington Street and remind PD who they serve. We will not stay silent. Until we get justice, Phoenix will have no peace.”

Protests against the police have not been isolated incidents and nationally efforts to defund the police have gained momentum resulting in officers leaving and crime rates rising. Yet these are the people Maricopa County Attorney Adel thinks are worthy of having their charges dropped. Violent rioters do not respond to weakness. It emboldens them.


Maricopa County leads the way as 2020 ballot audit momentum spreads

May 28, 2021

Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Montana moving for full forensic audits

These are the recent headlines and linked reports:

Citizens Launch Petition To Audit The Vote In Pennsylvania, Citing ‘Alleged Fraud’

Forensic results in 9 Michigan counties found 66,104 unregistered ballots; Secretary of State stalls

BREAKING: Wisconsin Officially Launches Audit of 2020 Election

Mail-In Voting Audit of Montana’s 2020 Elections Finds Significant Number of Irregularities

Regardless of the attempts to characterize Maricopa County Republican truth seekers as fringe conspiracy theorists, the notion that Americans have a right to verify the November 2020 election results is gaining momentum across the nation. This national map shows the final electoral votes. Move your cursor to individual states to view the final votes:

In Georgia the final vote was 49.5% for Joe Biden vs. 49.3% for President Trump.

Pennsylvania: 50.0% for Biden, 48.8% for Trump.

Wisconsin’s tally was 49.6 for Biden, 48.9% for Trump.

The final statewide Arizona vote tally was a razor slim, hardly confidence inspiring, 49.04% for Biden to 49.01%  for Trump.


Georgia follows Maricopa County’s ballot audit as MC Attorney bows to supervisors

May 22, 2021

Those who rely on the leftward skewed local news for information, are likely to believe supporters of the recount of the 2020 General Election ballots cast in Maricopa County were anomalous, manic Trump supporters with too much time on their hands. 

Now we find out we are not alone. “Republican Daily headlines its report, “Georgia Judge Calls For Emergency Audit After Suspicious Discrepancies Found.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution flunks the media bias test as it deceptively concealed detrimental pertinent information on democrat senatorial candidate Raphael Warnock challenging incumbent Georgia Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler in the run-off race, as seen here. Warnock won, tipping the U.S. Senate balance.

On Friday, Henry County, Georgia Chief Judge Brian J. Amero called for the motion to unseal ballots after suspicious irregularities were found.

During a hearing, VoterGA.org lawyers “described large discrepancies (21%) between the number of ballot batches reported by the Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger who certified the election, and the number of ballot batches actually provided by court-ordered access in the previous April hearing in the case,” according to CD Media.

The most recent absurdity is this hostile and accusatory 4-page Litigation Hold and Preservative Notice’ letter* sent to Senate President Karen Fann, threatening legal action against the AZ Senate audit team. It was issued by waffling Republicrat Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel on behalf of her “clients” Maricopa County, the AZ Board of Supervisors, and Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer. The maneuver appears to be an attempt to facilitate tarnishing the reputation of the audit to the citizens of Maricopa County, whose intelligence she vastly underestimates.

When former Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery was appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court by Gov. Doug Ducey in Sept. 2019, he was replaced by Allister Adel by the same Board of Supervisors she is now giving special treatment.

*H/T CD Media


Election Audit: Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer tutors in career suicide

May 20, 2021

Those who follow politics closely know the true meaning of zaniness.  Here in Maricopa County, Arizona’s most populous county and the fourth most populous in the United States, we have a Republican elected County Recorder who defeated the democrat incumbent by a hair, (50.1% – 49.8%) and has, within his first term, spiraled out of the political orbit that put the unknown in office. Stephen Richer has declared former president Trump “unhinged” and a “liar,” for questioning the ballot audit process. Maricopa County is not a stand-alone, as this NBC WBRE-TV Eyewitness News headline indicates: “Luzerne County Director of Elections points to flaws with voting machines.” Luzerne County is in Pennsylvania.

Stephen Richer, whose current term ends Jan.1, 2025, joined with members of the Board of Supervisors, who obviously feel their integrity is being questioned by the audit, calling it a “sham process.” The best response to their bruised egos is, “It’s not about you!”

Richer, the new darling of the leftist local newspaper, which gave him a pre-election cold-shoulder, is pictured in a large, front page photo standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Sheriff Paul Penzone, who was elected with the help of at least $2 million* from Socialist multi-billionaire George Soros. His well-financed goal is to overhaul America’s criminal justice system in his radically skewed trajectory.

Maricopa County and the State of Arizona are home to multitudes of Trump supporters. Needlessly jamming a contrived thumb in their collective eyes is not a stellar start to a upwardly mobile political career. While it’s true he’s no longer in the Oval Office — now occupied by a dilapidated, unable to speak coherently extremist placeholder for Kamala Harris — Americans long for the top-notch economy, his international savvy, passion for securing our sovereign border and his steadfast support of the sole democracy in the mid east. Joe Biden’s handlers are doing the exact opposite, and the results are horrific.

Republicans are aligned with the GOP for a reason. It’s not a game we play. It requires commitment and being able to articulate to ourselves and others what drives our dedication. These are the worst of times and turning on ourselves aids the other side. Stephen Richer should be knowledgeable enough to grasp that basic fact.

* According the shocking report in ‘Law Enforcement Today.’