MC Recorder Fontes compares voter verification to slavery

May 4, 2017

Just days ago we posted what turned out to be a tip-of-the-iceberg article about the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, advising, “Keep your eye on the Maricopa Recorder’s Office.” Little did we realize how prophetic that warning would be.

Newly elected Adrian Fontes is the first Democrat to hold that important, but under the radar, office in decades. And he’s wasting no time politicizing it. That was never the case as longtime Maricopa County Recorder, Helen Purcell, a Republican, and  Elections Director Karen Osborne, a Democrat, interacted in a trustworthy manner without interjecting a partisan agenda.

Those days are gone. Right out of the hatch, Fontes, who won by a single percentage point, made it clear he intended to mandate mail-in ballots in time for the 2018 statewide elections — eliminating polling places, poll workers and security.

Fontes is now claiming that eligible voters may have been denied the right to vote because their forms were missing proof of citizenship such as a passport, birth certificate, naturalization number, tribal ID or a driver’s license. In an attempt to verify those he alleges have been disenfranchised, he’s hired nine additional staffers to perform extra research in the motor-vehicle system to verify citizenship and add eligible applicants to the voter rolls. He has since significantly downgraded the inflated numbers of supposedly disenfranchised voters he originally reported.

Comporting himself more like a street thug than an officeholder Adrian Fontes is reported to have said he’s itching for a court fight. ”They can bring it,” he said. “I’m not interested in the status quo, I’m interested in doing what’s right.” Asked if that meant going against state statute, he countered with, ’That’s what they said during slavery.”

It’s not difficult to see where this is going. The leftist ACLU has already jumped aboard this out-of-control train. If Fontes seeks to change the law, the state legislature is the route to take.

Proposition  200, the “Arizona Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act,” passed overwhelmingly by voters in 2004, requires proof of citizenship and presentation of a photo ID at a polling place in order to vote — along with proof of eligibility to receive taxpayer funded benefits. With nonexistent polling places count on the vultures swooping in to pick over the bones of the law.

Joe Kanefield, an attorney who was the state elections director in the Secretary of State’s Office when Proposition 200 was passed says, “The statute seems pretty clear cut to me. If a voter registration form is received and does not contain evidence of citizenship, the registrar shall reject it.”

According to the local newspaper, Fontes is the only Arizona county recorder not rejecting state issued voter applications lacking proof of citizenship. His actions should raise concerns. He countered by stating “What we’re doing is not illegal. If you read the entire statute, and you take it in context, I’m doing exactly what I should be doing. And that’s enabling U.S. citizens to vote.”

Others view the grand scheme differently, expressing concerns about ballot security, including ballot harvesting, and coercion. There is also the real problem of non-citizen participation in our elections.

The guarantee of secure elections is a fundamental expectation of each and every voting citizen. We should accept nothing less. Registering online, receiving a ballot in the mail  — regardless of whether it was requested by the voter  —  voting it at your kitchen table and returning it by mail, removes oversight and opens the entire process to fraud.

Fontes indicates that any voter who is eligible to vote in local elections — though they’ve never previously requested or received a mail-in ballot need not do anything to participate. All registered voters will automatically receive a ballot.

March 2016, Seeing Red AZ posted How secure is your mail-in ballot? It included several links that expose the very real crimes associated with voter fraud — including ballot harvesting.

Last November, just days before the presidential election, the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated Arizona’s ban on ballot harvesting. Read more in SCOTUS blog. 


AZ Republic insults remaining readers with copasetic ID theft victim

April 9, 2017

Last Sunday we wrote, “We read the AZ Republic so you don’t have to.”  Judging by its popularity, we’re tempted to make this a regular or at least an occasional feature

Today we regale you with the foolishness that appeared in the Arizona Republic’s “Around Arizona” section. Written by Richard Ruelas the premise of the report is that criminal acts perpetrated by illegal aliens are no big deal. Even the victims of ID theft are onboard with the thieves.

We couldn’t make this stuff up.

The featured criminal illegal, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, 35, is a mother of two teenage U.S. citizens, or anchor babies, and has been living here illegally for more than two decades.. As per usual she facilitated her life here by using someone else’s social security number.

When SRAZ first covered the story this past Feb. 10, we headlined our coverage, “AZ newspaper’s new heroine: The Illegal alien.”  Of course, The Periódico de la República de Arizona  (Arizona Republic) provided a sympathetic perspective. 

This was just a simple woman, after all, working as a custodian at a water park and trying to support her family.  She has a husband, but he declined to be interviewed, since he is also a Mexican national, residing her illegally.

Using the identity of a 32-year-old Tucson man, Alex Andrade, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, was picked up in a 2008 workplace raid.  When her crime was uncovered, she was charged and convicted of felony impersonation, which led to her deportation.

Identity theft victim, Alex Andrade is characterized in the headline as, “Man reports no problems after SSN was used by woman later deported.” 

If you’re thinking that’s quite a mouthful for a headline, you’re not alone.  So were we. But nothing qualifies as too extravagant when the subject is the newspaper’s beloved illegals.

Alex Andrade didn’t notice the problem since he is on disability. He’s sympathetic to the thief due to the fact that his own father entered the United States illegally, and like Guadalupe’s children, he was born a citizen by virtue of a gross misinterpretation of the intent of the Fourteenth Amendment. It was put in place to correctly address the status of American-born children of newly freed African-born slaves immediately after the Civil War. When the amendment was ratified in July 1868, it would have been impossible to envision the repercussions of having an invasion on our southern border.

Today the costly reality of unassimilated foreign nationals many with criminal records is a massive problem. Socialist billionaire and open borders advocate George Soros is spending millions to mobilize Hispanics as a Democrat voting bloc via his Super PAC Immigrant Voters Win.

It’s not only the voters he’s funding, but as Politico reports, he is also attempting to overhaul the criminal U.S. justice system by funding prosecutors and other law enforcement candidates who will follow his dictates rather than the law.

Stay alert. Our future generations deserve no less from us.


Dems confirmation sham calculated to disrupt Trump’s transition

January 12, 2017

Here’s some information to put all of the liberal Senate confirmation posturing of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks in perspective. The U.S. Senate’s website has a lengthy but fascinating history of the process. Before checking the facts, take a guess at the number of Cabinet nominations ever rejected or withdrawn.

It turns out to be a rare event for the Senate to reject a Cabinet nomination. Only nine Cabinet appointees in all of U.S. history — appointed either by incoming U.S. Presidents or sitting Presidents attempting to fill vacancies in the middle of their terms — have ever been voted down by the Senate. 

Republicans are in the majority which should make confirmation even less of an issue, although Republicrats who are still reeling in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory revel in trying to disrupt the process.

Meanwhile, OneNewsNow reports the Obama and Hillary coat tail hangers are finding themselves jobless in D.C. The sure thing they so fervently believed in turned out to be an apparition. And that smooth transition Barack Obama promised Donald Trump’s administration? His lips were moving as he talked about emulating the graciousness of the 2008 George W Bush transition — a sure sign Obama was lying.


2017: The New Year we’ve been waiting for

December 31, 2016


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Seeing Red AZ sends sincere best wishes for a satisfying, productive, safe and healthy New Year to our valued readers. As Americans, we’ve endured eight long years of the most disastrous presidency imaginable.

From Barack Obama’s failed dealings with Iran, funding the America-hating dictatorship with $33 Billion and making it nuclear capable, while backstabbing Israel at the U.N., to overseeing the growth of ISIS foolishly calling it a “JV Team.” He gave us the lie-based Obamacare and steadfastly refuses to say the words “radical Islamic terrorism.” His commitment is to flooding the United States with illegal aliens and unable to be vetted Middle Eastern “refugees.” His efforts to constrain our Second Amendment rights, to his obsessive use of Executive Orders bypassing Congress and disseminating phony stats on job numbers in our still struggling economy to giving credibility to the Black Lives Matter thugs by inviting them to the White House. The list goes on.

Although Obama twice swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, he intentionally failed to do so. His stated intent was to fundamentally transform the most free, prosperous and generous nation on Earth.

In three weeks we have a fresh beginning with Republican President Donald Trump and newly elected Republican House and Senate majorities — an undisputable repudiation of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, his choice to implement his third term.

As we embark upon this New Year, there is no better time to renew our acquaintance with America’s founding documents: The Declaration of Independence, our U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

They have served us well. The least we can do is stay familiar with what they contain, hold our Republican congressional majorities accountable and ensure that our children know what blessings we have been given as a nation.


An enlightening review of the Electoral College & Update

December 19, 2016

As beleaguered electors meet today this cogent article is well timed

Market Watch runs an informative editorial this morning that explains the election system our Founders intended. You’ll be glad you read Hillary Clinton supporters need to quit whining about the Electoral College  by James E. Campbell, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University at Buffalo, SUNY.

Check out the facts about the U. S. Electoral College and the roles and responsibilities of electors.

This is the list of Arizona’s 2016 Republican electors.Update-tag

Members of the Electoral College met in all fifty states and Washington, D.C. on Monday, assuring Republican President-elect Donald J. Trump the 270 votes he needed to reach the Oval Office.

Congress will certify the results on Jan. 6 and the president will be inaugurated Jan. 20, 2017.


Leftist lawyer:Jeff Flake must reject Jeff Sessions as U.S. AG

December 12, 2016

In a “My Turn” article published Thursday in the state‘s largest newspaper, attorney and “community leader” Daniel R. Ortega, Jr. opines on why Sen. Jeff Flake should pull his support of Sen. Jeff Sessions for United States Attorney General.

Ortega repeats stale and long discredited tales intended solely to portray the conservative Alabama senator as a racist, which has become the go-to position of the radical left when attempting to sully an opponent. Disagreeing on issues such as amnesty for illegals, which Ortega slyly refers to as “immigration reform,” or questioning birthright citizenship which has been abused and misinterpreted  to the point it no longer resembles its original intent, doesn’t make Sen. Sessions or anyone else an “extremist.”

As a slam aimed at Jeff Flake — and this site has lobbed numerous ones in his direction — Ortega attempts to put Flake in the same Donald Trump supporting “basket of deplorables” that desperate and scandal plagued presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke of before having to fold her political tent. Either Ortega is unaware that Flake refused to support the Republican nominee or simply doesn’t care, if the facts don’t play into his narrative.

Jeff Flake voted to confirm the blatant anti-white racist, terrorist supporting and anti-Semitic Loretta Lynch,* when she was appointed U.S. Attorney General by Barack Obama. Flake was prepared to confirm Obama’s Democrat selectee Merrick Garland to replace conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. 

John McCain, worried about his reelection to another 6-year term while in his 80’s, cast a nay vote on Lynch. Previously, Sens. Kyl and McCain both voted to confirm Eric Holder as U.S. A.G. Holder began his tenure insulting Americans who put Obama in the Oval Office with his “Nation of Cowards” speech, presided over the bungled Fast and Furious sting operation that placed thousands of weapons in the hands of violent Mexican drug cartels — resulting in the death of Arizona border patrol agent Brian Terry. Holder sued Arizona over SB 1070. He was the first Attorney General to ever be held in contempt of Congress.

Sen. Jeff Sessions is an honorable man who deserves confirmation. Daniel Ortega is hurling buckshot hoping something sticks, though he hypocritically remained silent when the nominee was hate monger Loretta Lynch. He should be ignored.

 

*H/T  Charles C. Johnson, Gotnews.com.

Johnson’s impressive résumé follows his fact-filled report on Loretta Lynch linked above.


Religion of Peace update — more terror Nov. 28, 2016

November 29, 2016

Abdul Razak Ali Artan, an Ohio State University freshman drove his vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians at the school, then jumped out and stabbed numerous people with a butcher knife, before police officer Alan Horujko, rightly hailed as a hero, shot and killed the attacker on Monday. At least 11 victims were transported to hospitals.

PJ Media reports that in a new publication, ISIS has called for random knife attacks in “alleys, forests, beaches, and quiet neighborhoods. ” Also on the hit-list are kids engaged in sports.

Artan, 18, was a Somali refugee. He was a legal U.S. permanent resident. The city of Columbus where the campus attack took place has a large Somali population, the second largest in the United States.

ABC News reveals Artan’s Facebook rant that was posted just minutes before his bloody rampage began.

Ohio Governor John Kasich released a statement that state residents’ “thoughts and prayers go out to the Ohio State community.” The “thoughts a prayers” message is heard so often under these circumstances, the words are beginning to ring hallow.  What  Kasich, and every other governor should do is join together 50 strong to implore the federal government to impose stiffer immigration standards and shut down the influx of unable-to-be-vetted “refugees.” The feds are not doing their job to fulfill these key words in the Preamble to the United States Constitution: “….. establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity….

Although the Somali Student Association has a prominent presence on campus, (check out the audience in the opening frames of video link) Artan, now being referred to as a terror suspect, was offended over what he regarded as too few prayer rooms to accommodate Muslim students.

On the White House website we are treated to Barack Obama’s condolences (in both English and Spanish) on the death of Cuba’s brutal Communist dictator Fidel Castro. He also lets us know he has pardoned the national turkey, There is not, however, a single word referencing this latest terrorist attack on American soil.  He didn’t even say that if he had a son, he would look like Abdul — as he did with Trayvon MartinHe’ll probably get around to it when he returns from the golf course.