Breitbart reveals Maricopa County poll worker disparities, as dems outnumber Republicans

September 15, 2022

GOP underrepresented while Republicrat Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer sits on his thumb

As we approach the November General Election, there are valid concerns detailed in this Breitbart News report titled, “Maricopa County Under Fire for Appointing More Democrat than Republican Poll Workers.” Be assured you won’t find this information in the pages of the failing, Hillary-endorsing, Arizona Republic newspaper, whose circulation has continued to plummet — losing 21,249 daily subscribers between 2018 and 2021 as reported by Statista.

The information contained in Breitbart’s revealing report is crucial for voters who rely on the concept of election integrity. Many of us remember when Helen Purcell was the Maricopa County Recorder, reliably overseeing state and federal as well as city, town and district elections for nearly three decades. Maricopa is the largest of Arizona’s fifteen counties and the fourth largest county in the nation — even larger than six states. Election integrity was never in question.

Today, we have every right to be wary. Read the Breitbart report to get a full picture of the underlying shenanigans that give us reasons for concern. This is hard-core politics at its grittiest. The AZ GOP must remain vigilant. Our current county recorder, Stephen Richer, a former democrat masquerading as a Republican, barely squeaked into office by 50.1 to 49.8%. Last year, anti-Trump Richer, in a revealing turn-of-phrase, announced he was creating PAC to back “pro-democracy” Republicans — otherwise known as RINOs — Republicans In Name Only. The donor list can be viewed here.

The PAC will run independent expenditure campaigns infusing cash into RINO primaries for legislative and county races of candidates who “acknowledge the validity of the 2020 election and condemn the events of January 6, 2021 as a terrible result of the lies told about the November election,” according to a press statement announcing the committee’s formation.

The Arizona Independent News Network headlines its comprehensive report, “Richer’s PAC Finance Report Renews Questions About Conflict And Funding.” We were fooled once. Repeating that mistake will have dire consequences. Acquainting yourself with the facts is worth the short time it takes to read the two news reports. 


Dying AZ Republic hastens its own demise with Elvia Diaz promotion, & Update

May 23, 2022

In another trendy “first” promotion, the failing local newspaper, has decided the reliable way to stay relevant in a world that has abandoned hard copy newspapers peddling left-wing, day-old news, is to insult their remaining readership.

According to an announcement, Elvia Diaz is now heralded the “first Latina” to serve as editorial page editor since the newspaper was founded 132 years ago. Omitted is the fact that she came here as an illegal alien who used our system to leave the fields where her family picked crops to obtain a taxpayer subsidized college education which enabled her to vent her anti-Republican spew. She cut her teeth at the Republic’s Spanish language publication, La Voz.

The announcement boasts, “As director, Diaz will edit The Republic’s Viewpoints section, opinion columnists and guest writers, set the board’s agenda and, working with the executive editor and the board, shape The Republic’s institutional voice.” She is foolishly praised for “expanding outreach to underserved communities,” none of whom read an overpriced, English language newspaper.

Bounced from that position to make room for this radical replacement is Phil Boas, who used his post to denigrate his own father-in-law, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was running for reelection after serving the people of Maricopa County for an unprecedented 6-four year terms. Thanks to Boas’ efforts a George Soros-financed democrat replacement now leads the Sheriff’s office* in the fourth-most populous county in the United States — besides being a border state.

Don’t mistake Diaz for a benign entity. She is an equal opportunity venom spewer, even reaching down into her bag of hatred to blast venomous anti-Semitism in a vile, contrived, and unrelated, border comparison.

And Phil Boas? In a face-saving gesture, he’s going to become a “columnist,“ to be published on the pages on which he served as chief editor for two decades, the last 10 as editorial director. Leftwing E.J. Montini is past retirement age and Boas is a family man with a mortgage to pay.

* As reported in Law Enforcement Today.

UPDATE:

Job security reigns supreme. Boas’ first column following his demotion, is dutifully anti-Trump. He’s undergone a political epiphany.


Problem plagued MC Attorney Allister Adel dead at 45

May 1, 2022

In a shocking turn of events, the family of former Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel, who resigned under pressure March 21, has announced her death from unspecified “health complications.” She was a wife and mother of two young sons.

Adel was heralded as the first woman to lead the nation’s third largest prosecutor’s office, when she was selected by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, prior to her election. Not disclosed were the myriad personal problems that she repeatedly sought treatment for on an ongoing basis, frequently leaving the office for extended periods of time. When she was there, her focus was often diverted from prosecution of criminals to diversity and inclusion.

On April 20, 2022 the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors announced the appointment of eminently well-qualified Rachel Mitchell, an office veteran, Mitchell who was the chief deputy and then served as interim Maricopa County Attorney when then-county Attorney Bill Montgomery was appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court.

Allister Adel’s untimely death is a dreadful tragedy. It also stands as a memorial to political correctness gone awry.


MC Attorney’s Office pro Rachel Mitchell sworn in, signaling a return of professionalism

April 21, 2022

Board of Supervisors appoints experienced career prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to complete the term of disgraced Allister Adel

Residents of Maricopa County, the nation’s fourth largest and fastest growing county, have watched in horror as the prosecutor’s office has devolved from a respected office to a floundering and demoralized agency with the appointment and then election of Allister Adel, who brought her multitude of personal problems to the job where she rarely showed up due to her ongoing in-and-out-of-state residential treatment for alcohol abuse, depression and an eating disorder.

Adel brought one qualification, the newly elevated double X chromosomes, that placed her at the top of the list for consideration when then-county attorney Bill Montgomery was gifted with a seat on the newly, and unnecessarily expanded Arizona Supreme Court by Gov. Doug Ducey.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors announced the appointment of Rachel Mitchell as Maricopa County Attorney in this April 20, 2022 news bulletin. But it’s not over for the well-qualified office veteran Mitchell who was the chief deputy and then served as interim Maricopa County Attorney following Montgomery’s move. After an August GOP Primary with two other declared candidates — who would do us all a favor by sitting this race out — she’ll face a democrat running for the position in the November 22 General Election. The winner will serve as county attorney through 2024.

Allister Adel’s letter of resignation, dated March 22, 2022, ends the unprecedented and pathetic saga. which has been ongoing and worsening as we pointed out in the following posts:

June 22, 2021:   Diversity, inclusion go off the rails at MC Attorney’s Office

Sept. 13, 2021:   MC Attorney Allister Adel finally admits truth, seeks treatment

Oct. 25, 2021:    MC Attorney Adel announces it’s a great time to be a criminal

Feb. 8, 2022:      MC Attorney Allister Adel: Absurdity of “firsts” superseding finest

Feb. 16, 2022:    Embarrassing MC Attorney Allister Adel digs in her wobbly heels

March 17, 2022: Incompetent MC Attorney Allister Adel should be disbarred

March 22, 2022: In another “first,” Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel resigns


In another “first,” Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel resigns

March 22, 2022

Bowing to public, internal and high level political pressure from the governor and attorney general, bungling Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel has finally announced her resignation, effective Friday, March 25, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

She stands as a tribute to “firsts.” Adel was heralded as the first female county attorney when she was appointed in 2019 to a vacancy created when her predecessor Bill Montgomery was selected to fill one of two newly created seats on the Arizona Supreme Court. Adel, a Republican, was elected to the post in 2020.

Allister Adel is also the first elected Maricopa County Attorney to resign the position, which occurred following being under a cloud of unparalleled damaging personal and professional behavior.

Unwilling to accept responsibility, she denigrated the prosecutors and supervisors at the nation’s third largest prosecutorial office, following the mishandling of nearly 200 criminal cases, while she was absent more than on the job, due to repeated in-and-out-of-state residential treatment programs for alcoholism, depression and eating disorders.

Reports of her interacting with administrative deputies while slurring her words during teleconferencing and being drunk on the job underscored the chaos of her time as county attorney, with all five division chiefs signing a letter calling for her to resign.

At long last, Allister Adel has stopped digging in her heels and acquiesced to multiple calls for her to resign. Previously, Adel bizarrely dropped 15 felony cases charging Black Lives Matter protesters with being part of a gang after they engaged in violence against police officers.

She responded by inviting them to quit if they didn’t like her style. Fortunately they prevailed and she’s leaving at the end of the week.


Incompetent MC Attorney Allister Adel should be disbarred

March 17, 2022

She’s referred to demands for her to step down as “a distraction” while failing to file nearly 200 criminal cases that have now been dropped

AZ Gov. Doug Ducey has joined the chorus of voices demanding accountability from Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel on mishandled cases. The admitted alcoholic with acknowledged anxiety and eating disorders spends more time away from the nation’s third largest prosecutor’s office than in it. Prior to her 2020 election, she was appointed by the Board of Supervisors in 2019 to fill a vacancy created when then-County Attorney Bill Montgomery was appointed to an unnecessarily expanded Supreme Court.

Though her credentials were slim, she filled the newly critical plumbing qualifications and was heralded as the first woman to hold the office, though barely squeaking in with 50.9% to her female opponent’s 49.0% when she ran. Among those who endorsed her were members of the same County Board of Supervisors who appointed her.

Adel has relapsed frequently and spent an inordinate amount of time in residential treatment facilities both in and out of Arizona. After falling on Nov. 2, 2020 election night and hospitalized for a brain bleed, she was unable to assume office full time until spring. Slurring her words while attempting to telecommunicate with staff, she blamed her difficulties on having a “couple of sips of wine.”

Despite numerous calls for her to step down, and the loss of confidence in her capabilities detailed in a letter signed by five division chiefs — the majority of whom are women — she refuses to budge, sending out this odd communiqué, dated February 15, 2022:

Team MCAO,

You’ve likely seen news reports today describing a letter I received from some of our division chiefs asking me to resign. I do not want these reports to create any uncertainty for you about the future of this office. As I said in the media statement [not included here on SRAZ], I have no plans to resign. While I am disappointed, I will not allow this distraction to deter the good work you are doing in the office. I applaud your service and look forward to continuing to work with you to serve this community.

Best,

Allister

A leftist masquerading as a Republican, her focus is diversity and inclusion with leniency toward criminals, previously dropping charges against violent anti-police rioters. Most recently she missed a filing deadline, allowing nearly 200 criminals to avoid prosecution and their victims seeing no accountability for the crimes perpetrated against them. To no one’s surprise, this incompetent alcoholic blamed the prosecutor’s supervisors rather than accepting responsibility for her inaction as Maricopa County Attorney. Though there is a link to the MCAO’s 2021 annual report on its website, it doesn’t work — much like the county attorney — who uses trendy equivocal language, saying she “reaches out” rather than contacts and talks about her “issues,” refusing to call them problems. Using Allister Adel’s preferred terminology; her “issues” have reached epic proportions and are negatively impacting the law-abiding residents of Maricopa County. It’s time for her to go.

With her blatant inability to lead the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, the AZ State Bar can and should cut to the chase and disbar her. There are at least 200 grounds.


Embarrassing MC Attorney Allister Adel digs in her wobbly heels

February 16, 2022

Admitted alcoholic refers to calls for her to resign “a distraction”

Maricopa County, Arizona, is the 4th most populous county in the United States. As a border state we deal with relentless surges of illegal aliens, many of whom are repeat criminal offenders. Having been given free access to invade the U.S. with impunity by the Biden administration — which immediately began tearing down the border wall being constructed by President Trump — we have unique problems.  The courts are backlogged and the pandemic has put additional burdens on the criminal justice system as numerous employees continue to work from home. While many courtrooms will be reopening for public access, Maricopa County Superior Courts will also continue the use of live web streaming of virtual proceedings. Health checks are required before entry and masks must be worn in all areas.

The massive problems are relentless. They are also exacerbated by troubled Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel, who has spent as much time in residential treatment facilities, both in-and-out-of-state, as she has in the office to which she was appointed and then elected, to oversee. Adel, who goes limp when it comes to charging criminal conduct, but is all in for diversity and inclusion, apparently viewing her job as that of a social worker rather than the county’s chief prosecutor even dismissing all criminal charges against violent, anti-police rioters.

In addition to being county attorney, Allister Adel is also a longtime admitted alcoholic with acknowledged anxiety and eating disorders, relapsing frequently and telecommunicating with staff while slurring her words, which she blames on having a “couple of sips of wine.” After falling on Nov. 2, 2020 election night and hospitalized for a brain bleed, she was unable to assume office full time until spring. But it was more important to chose the first female county attorney than to find someone who is actually able to do the job. As we previously wrote, “prioritizing plumbing over capability is a recipe for disaster. Thank the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors — which incidentally, does not have a female among its ranks — for being so forward thinking. Next time they should include sobriety among what they consider essential qualifications.” There are many capable female lawyers. Allister Adel is not one of them.

Despite numerous calls for her to step down, and the loss of confidence in her capabilities exhibited in a letter signed by five division chiefs, the majority of whom are women, she refuses to budge, sending out this odd communiqué, dated February 15, 2022:

Team MCAO,

You’ve likely seen news reports today describing a letter I received from some of our division chiefs asking me to resign. I do not want these reports to create any uncertainty for you about the future of this office. As I said in the media statement [not included here on SRAZ], I have no plans to resign. While I am disappointed, I will not allow this distraction to deter the good work you are doing in the office. I applaud your service and look forward to continuing to work with you to serve this community.

Best,

Allister


MC Attorney Allister Adel: Absurdity of “firsts” superseding finest

February 8, 2022

When a vacancy occurred in the top leadership post at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, as AZ Gov. Doug Ducey needlessly expanded the state’s Supreme Court to pave the way for two of his friends to don black robes, an equally qualified replacement should have been a priority. Former MCA Attorney Bill Montgomery had a tough last race as Maricopa County Attorney coping with socialist billionaire George Soros prioritizing funding radical leftist candidates in prosecutor’s offices across the nation, as the NY Post reported.

We live in a time when “firsts” are considered primary. On the national level that concept led to a less qualified candidate, Kamala Harris, being selected as Joe Biden’s VP running mate. She is not only the first female vice president, but also “a woman of color.”

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors felt the need to jump on that bandwagon, appointing Allister Adel as the first female county attorney. Her previous background was lackluster, and the last years of her employment prior to being appointed to lead the nation’s third largest prosecutor’s office were in the private sector unrelated to law.

Following her appointment as a theoretical Republican succeeding an actual Republican, Adel continued in a foolish emotional mode. Not only did she dismiss charges against anti-police rioters, she was eventually forced to acknowledge her alcoholism and other longstanding problems, ranging from an eating disorder to anxiety. Allister Adel has taken time off work for out-of-state in-treatment, and is gone so frequently, she has left the crucial office floundering and understaffed as her indefensible lack of leadership during her frequent absences has demoralized the staff.

When Adel is less than forthright about the length of time she’s spent in various residential treatment facilities, her chief of staff dutifully refers to the mismatched stories she tells as “blending.”

Prioritizing plumbing over capability is a recipe for disaster. Thank the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors — which incidentally does not have a female among its ranks  — for being so forward thinking. Next time they should include sobriety among what they consider essential qualification.

Allister Adel must be replaced. Plumbing considerations should be reserved for bathroom remodeling.


Republicrat Stephen Richer attempts to undermine GOP candidates & UPDATE

November 30, 2021

Richer encourages throwing away principles for a dose of mind-control and a few bucks

When the local newspaper goes to bat for a Republican, it’s certain to be a Republicrat poser, lacking any conservative credentials. The Arizona Republic has done just that as it gives Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer cover for what it duplicitously refers to as “launching a GOP PAC.” We already have a Republican Party and democracy. What Richer is promising is financial campaign assistance requiring candidates to repudiate any alliance to the Maricopa County ballot audit.

The fallaciously named, “Pro-Democracy Republicans of Arizona PAC,“ must be filed with the Secretary of State’s Office by Jan. 15. Actual Republicans can file this under, “Who anointed the Maricopa County Recorder the all-powerful, universal deity?” As implausible as it sounds now, the post administered for 28 years by Republican Helen Purcell, was an unassuming, well-run office responsible for recording and maintaining the county’s public records and voter registration rolls as administrator for the Elections Department of the fourth most populous county in the USA.

The statutory duties and responsibilities include daily recording and maintaining, for permanent public record, thousands of documents and maintaining voter registration rolls for over 2.5 million registered voters. The office is responsible for administering the Elections Department which conducts all county wide elections, and provides support for cities, towns, school districts, special districts and other jurisdictions.

When Purcell professionally assumed responsibility for 2016 election day snafus — many of which were beyond her control — she was replaced by an ultra-partisan democrat, who was bounced by voters the following cycle. Running as a Republican first-time candidate Stephen Richer deceptively presented as knowledgeable and squeaky clean making him a welcome replacement for the single term, antagonistic Adrian Fontes who followed Purcell. Still, the race was hardly a runaway, with Richer winning by the slimmest of margins, 50.1 to 49.8!

Richer, later openly revealing his hostility to President Trump was not even close to who he purported to be, but rather a opportunist and political changeling. The following linked articles expose Richer, who is an obvious stooge of the left.

Richer’s terse and flippant answers to Ballotpedia candidate survey should have been a warning we were being conned. He had little to recommend him, and thus little to say.

The charade Richer is now dealing in is his new PAC conceived to aid like-minded pseudo-Republicrats. Since when it is considered proper for an elected official from any party to initiate a financial PAC to aid other candidates…in this case, based on their repudiation of principles actual Republicans regard as fundamental? 

These are just two of several exposés SRAZ has posted:

May 20, 2021: Election Audit: Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer tutors in career suicide.

Aug. 20, 2021: RINOcrat, egotist Recorder Stephen Richer “dost protest too much.”

IMPORTANT UPDATE:
This was back in 2008, when Stephen Richer was a student at the University of Chicago. But that’s not all. He was on the democrat side of the gay marriage debate team, and arrogantly congratulated the Republicans for not being homophobic and not using homophobic arguments or mimic mainstream anti-gay marriage arguments.
“It was refreshing,” Stephen Richer said.

This was printed in the Chicago Maroon, the University’s student newspaper:

https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2008/2/26/uc-politicos-debate-gay-marriage/


Biden admin not just the other party: it hates, undermines Americans

October 30, 2021

Proving once again that President Trump was on solid ground as he followed through on his pre-election promise to secure our southern border, the Biden administration was reportedly rethinking the wisdom of allowing millions of illegal aliens to openly breach our border.

That didn’t last long,

The latest scheme is to give $450,000 — nearly a half-million of taxpayer’s money — to  each illegal invader as compensation for enduring the hardship of being separated from their families as they criminally breached our sovereign border. The New York Post covers this outrageous proposal.

Who can forget Barack Obama’s campaign declaration, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America“? (Less than a minute long video.) Instead of being met with gasps of horror, the audience of ignorant democrats waved their placards and cheered. We should never lose sight of the fact that he selected Joe Biden as his vice presidential running mate, and now has assumed the role of behind the scenes puppet master, orchestrating everything from having Kamala Harris as Biden‘s heir apparent, to keeping the border open to those from terror sponsoring nations.

History is given a short shrift in our public/government schools. American young adults, many sponging off their parents rather than gainfully employed, spent “the summer of love” destroying historical monuments as they glibly looted and decimated businesses that others devoted their energies and resources to building. Police and their patrol vehicles were targeted with cinder blocks, thrown at them as they attempted to maintain order. Here in Maricopa County, the problem plagued chief prosecutor Allister Adel, decided not to pursue charges against the marauding thugs. She has spent more time out of the office than in it, beginning with the onset of her election. The first three months she was in rehab both in Arizona and California for alcoholism, stress and eating disorders. Running as a Republican, she does a good imitation of a liberal democrat.

We can and should do better. Appointing and then electing a county attorney based on the fact that she is the first woman to fill that role is lunacy. Plumbing doesn’t matter. Commitment to competently fulfilling the law does. The first priority is showing up. 

Allister Adel doesn’t even do that.

President Ronald Reagan prophetically described what we are currently facing in his “Time for Choosing” speech:

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”