Eureka! We Found AZ’s Elusive Presidential Electors
Although attempts to locate the names of those representing Arizona’s Republican voters as members of the 2016 Electoral College were dead ends, we finally located the following list. Since they were appointed by Arizona Republican Chairman Robert Graham, it would seem reasonable they would be proudly displayed on the AZ GOP website. They were not. He should have been happy enough with these McCain-supporting electors to have given them prominence. Why the secrecy?
The Arizona presidential electors are Foster Morgan of Glendale, Walter Begay of Kayenta, Bruce Ash of Tucson, Sharon Giese of Mesa, Jim O’Connor and Jerry Hayden of Scottsdale, and Robert Graham, Edward Robson, Joyce Carol, Alberto Gutier and Jane Lynch of Phoenix.
Politico runs a disturbing report regarding GOP Electoral College members stating they will not support Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee. Jane Lynch, an Arizona elector,is quoted as saying she’ll likely cast her personal vote for libertarian Gary Johnson or a write-in candidate.
In other words, Jane Lynch will be supporting Hillary Clinton. And why not? Lynch was a founding member of the deceptively named Grassroots Arizona PAC, rife with out-of-state Obama donors, bent on taking out conservatives. Connect the dots. One of the initial donors to the PAC was Paul Hickman, who at the time was John McCain’s Arizona chief of staff.
“I don’t like the fact that I’m going to do this,” said Lynch regarding committing her electoral vote to Trump. The 75-year-old Lynch who has attended eight national Republican conventions affirmed her belief that there’s an increasing likelihood that Trump will lose Arizona to Hillary Clinton.
“Bill Clinton did win Arizona in 1996,” she recalled. “So it’s not too far-fetched that Mrs. Clinton might win Arizona.” Lynch’s wishful thinking isn’t factoring in Obama fatigue, the ongoing scandals engulfing Hillary, her deteriorating health, the generational divide separating the Clinton candidacies, nearly $20 Trillion dollars in debt, the emergence of ISIS under her terms as Secretary of State, and the fact that Slick Willy was a more likable figure than Shrillary.
The President of the United States is not elected by popular vote but rather by electors in the Electoral College. In 2016, Arizona has 11 electoral votes. Arizona’s share of electoral votes represents 2 percent of the 538 electoral votes up for grabs in the general election and 4 percent of the 270 votes needed to be elected president. Electors of both the Republican and Democrat parties are selected by their party chairmen.
In the case of Jane Lynch, GOP chairman Robert Graham bears the responsibility for choosing a like-minded, known McCain ally, who gives lip service to Republican values, but turns decidedly squishy when backbone counts, like the aisle crossing, pro-amnesty maverick himself. The list of Arizona’s members of the 2016 Electoral College appears to be shrouded in secrecy, since numerous attempts to locate their names proved fruitless.
The conservative grassroots of the Republican Party are well aware of Robert Graham’s close ties to John McCain. Graham’s appointment of Lynch, whose stated intent to betray the Republican presidential candidate aligns with McCain’s ongoing betrayals of Republican principles. An abbreviated list of only a dozen such deceits can be read here. Memory refreshing is a good thing.