Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Think Tucson is Bad? Take a Look at Phoenix!

In case anyone has not heard about the retaliatory techniques of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, this channel 5 news broadcast in Phoenix does a decent job of summarizing Arpaio's offenses. Few are willing to point out the close relationship between Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Maricopa Elections Director Karen Osborn. Boxes of ballots earmarked for auditing are moved to one of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's facilities and spend a night in this facility with Joe's deputies and no video surveillance before the audit is performed the next day. This is precisely what took place in the fall 2008 elections. Meanwhile, people are scratching their heads about the AZ state senate's clear majority of grossly incompetent neo-cons who appear to have no concern for the public's interest and/or a balanced budget. Does the state senate truly reflect the will of the state's citizens? Clearly we do not know.

Despite the great deal of effort put forth by election integrity activists in the field and at the courts to sound the alarm to the public about these potential conflicts, pompous self-proclaimed liberals dismissed these messengers as mere conspiracy theorists while continuing to complain about the senate's failure to pass a budget.

1 comment:

  1. So it is "absolutely false" that Joe Arpaio would have custody of audit ballots? But that is what happened? Err, did the plans change at the last minute or something? Maybe I'm being naive but it seems like she doesn't want to see what Jim March and the election integrity activists are demonstrating because it is not "proper channels." Not that she shouldn't listen to them. But what really seems odd is that beyond that, she won't even say what as a public servant she would hypothetically do if there was evidence that the voting machines were compromised. But maybe she thinks that these "unreasonable" activists are on a witch hunt or something? Jim March and the interviewer seemed extremely polite, though. Definitely seems like there was tension at the end of the interview.