Monday, August 27, 2012

Arizona Election Fraud: Pima County Superior Court Judge Kyle Bryson Affirms His Own Ruling and Pushes Case Back to the Appellate Court

John Brakey

"The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to die"
     - Martin Luther King

Pima County officials/employees tapped to support
Yes! 1 and 2 RTA initiative in 2006
Well the status quo in Pima County wants this case - and the truth - to die. The case in question is “We the People” attempt at court-ordered reforms seeking “prospective relief” so they cannot cheat in the future.  Facts are, Pima County election process – a process involving election software the county has already admitted and situated in early cases (we won) as “fatally flawed” in a county that produced one of the most visibly hacked elections the country has ever seen.

As more evidence continues to surface demonstrating with the highest degree of statistical probability that the 2006 RTA election was rigged, Judge Kyle Bryson upheld his previous decision to grant Pima County's motion to dismiss.  "This is groundhog day moving us once again" as Bill Risner stated to Judge Kyle Bryson in the hearing that occurred on August 13th of this year.  This is an accurate statement as the Libertarian Party is now forced to make the same appeal over the same arguments to the same appellate court.

Citizens Against Rigged Elections
“The goal of this lawsuit is to protect the “purity of elections” in the future, starting with the 2012 elections.  Years of public records suits have shown us what's wrong with this county's elections process, computer systems and managers…  …The most important legal and factual building block of this lawsuit is the agreed upon fact that it is very easy to cheat with our election computer software. The ease of cheating may be counterintuitive, especially among those least familiar with computers, but it is a fact. The ease of cheating may be a surprise even to those who are familiar with computers but whose familiarity was derived from securely developed programs. Our election computer system has quite simply been built to cheat and, at least for that goal, it has succeeded.” - Attorney Bill Risner, excerpt from statement of facts filed 1/12/12.

From the perspective of election transparency, here are the facts:
 1) Pima County Agrees It Is Easy To Cheat: page 7; 
 2) The Arizona Attorney General Agrees It Is Easy To Cheat: page 8; 
 3) The Arizona Secretary of State Agrees It Is Easy To Cheat and State Law Prohibits The SOS From Checking County Computers To Find Out If   Counties Are Cheating: page 9; 
 4) Multiple Expert Examinations Confirm The Irredeemable Flaws In Our Election    Computer Software: page 12”;
             (Excerpt from statement of facts filed 1/12/12:

Since 2006 we’ve won 3 major cases so far revealing how the process in Pima County works despite the county spending over a million dollars to block public records access alone.  We filed this case several years ago to actually fix the problems found in that public records trial.   In 2009 Pima County judge Harrington threw the “reform case” out but both the state appellate and supreme courts said otherwise – that we have a right to prove that the election process in Pima County is broken and ask the court for mandated reforms even if they are above and beyond state law – because under the AZ Constitution we have a civil right to fair elections and if state law is inadequate to achieve that, the courts can step in.

Before any court orders affecting election procedures are issued, the hearing needs to complete the fundamental tasks ignored by Attorney General Terry Goddard.  The court must allow for the actual audit of the ballots and a forensic examination of the ballots.  In fact, if the audit and forensic exam do not turn up evidence of foul play, the court does not have sufficient cause to issue orders for prospective relief.  That outcome would end the case.

So what are they afraid of?  Why is Pima County the primary obstacle to this investigation?

We marvel at this remarkable moment in time.  The inescapably simple resolution that Pima County avoids leaves everyone endowed with basic cognitive skills with the uncomfortable realization that Pima County has been caught cheating and they are staving off the inevitable with taxpayer's dollars.  You may hear complaints by Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry about the costs of litigation and the time it is taking to resolve this issue, but responsibility for the costs of litigation rests squarely with him.  Under his supervision, Pima County spent at least 1.3 million dollars in litigation in their failed attempt at resisting disclosure of public records.  They even presented legal arguments trying to block a court order protecting the ballots while at Iron Mountain's storage facility (once it was discovered that those ballots had no real protection since 2006).  It's important to keep in mind that Huckelberry is merely the figurehead working on behalf of the corporate interests while preserving the tertiary image of public service.  His departure would ultimately bear little significance if the overarching structure of Pima County remains in tact.

We fail to see the logic behind Pima County's refusal to resolve this issue in an expedient and efficient manner.  Regardless of the severity of the crime, it's time to clean up the elections department.  Pima County reserves for itself the privilege to cheat in elections and those who dare to call for sufficient election transparency are punished.   Pima County is solely responsible for all the legal foot-dragging, but the courts whose budgets are overseen by Chuck Huckelberry still make the plaintiff (who where victors in the last three rulings)  pay for the storage costs of the ballots at Iron Mountain's facility.
Bill Risner was stiffed court fees despite finally obtaining access to the poll tapes after Pima County dragged their feet in a year's worth of litigation.  This war of cost and attrition hurts election integrity, but it is Pima County that's looking desperate regardless of the size of their public relations team.

Spreading the Pain Around

After prevailing in both AZ Court of Appeals and Supreme Court by late 2011, we were assigned a second local judge (Kyle Bryson) following those wins, but he threw us out on the same basis as the Harrington in 2009 decision by claiming he didn't have the ability to create the reforms we were asking complete and highly unusual rebellion against three appellate court judges and five state supreme court judges.  After judges allow for a little tarnish to their reputations on behalf of the growth industry, they pass the buck to another fresh, less-tainted judge.  In this case, Judge Kyle Bryson is being very generous to his fellow judges by the extent to which he allows his reputation to be trashed fighting this constitutional issue involving elections.
This is now turned into an outrage.  ‘We the people’ have a right to our day in court and fair elections, and a corrupt county is blocking those rights at all branches of government.

Sadly, it’s what we expected from a court system that works to protect the status quo in Pima County because that court system is Pima County.

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Hope, Peace and Democracy,

John R Brakey, co-founder of AUDIT-AZ (Americans United for Democracy, Integrity, and Transparency in Elections, Arizona) Sites with Arizona Election Integrity News  and SEEKING JUSTICE  and Tucson, AZ, 85706 

My e-mail is:

[i] Link to our last appeal[i]: “Opening Brief to Arizona State Court Of Appeals Div 2. Seeking Prospective Relief to Protect the Purity of Future Election Results?:

[1] Thursday, August 9, 2012; Arizona Election Fraud: Is Stealing Two Billion in Taxes a Crime Too Big to Prosecute? :

[1] Link to Judge Kyle Bryson ruling[1]:

[1] Attorney Bill Risner, initial disclosure statement which is a mind blowing comprehensive statement of facts collected over many years of investigations and litigation of Pima County:

[1] (Excerpt from statement of facts filed 1/12/12:

[1] Summary of the Four Pima County Cases 09/06/10 by Bill Risner updated 7/16/11 by Jim March and John Brakey: 

[1] The Ellen Theisen report on the many Significant Discrepancies in the AZ AG office hand count:

[1] Fraud Flyer with 10 points:

[1] Pima County’s Manger “Chuck Huckelberry” created a monster PR Staff, AZ Daily Star: Josh Brodesky: County's new PR force: Good use of tax funds? Sunday, October 9, 2011:

[1] When It Comes To Election Integrity In Arizona There’s Nothing Like Having An “Elephant in the Room” Or At Least A "Big Donkey" August 8, 2010:

[1] Link to our last appeal[1]: “Opening Brief to Arizona State Court Of Appeals Div 2. Seeking Prospective Relief to Protect the Purity of Future Election Results?:

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  2. Imagine just how widespread Election Fraud is. Think Walker really won his recall election? They tried to burn the ballots, too. Luckily that was stopped; but, very similar patterns of behavior and end results. Will do whatever I can to "push" this article. Thanks for hanging in there for We the People!!

  3. Thank you, unknown. Much appreciated.

    And thanks, bbuc, for the excellent question (that I must have inadvertently deleted in the blogger profile. Sorry!)

    Fortunately, I have an email copy of the comment:

    "I have researched and worked on the issues of rigged election systems and questionable election counts since 2004, and am convinced that our national system is hopelessly compromised. There is much we don't know on this issue, and one of the biggest unknowns is who is orchestrating and perpetrating nationwide election fraud on the American people? Granted we may understand who some of the players in the fraud are, but how far up does it go? Why do the Dept. of Justice and local law enforcement agencies never seem to take an interest in what seems to most as overwhelming evidence of consistent systematic election fraud? And why won't the national news media touch the topic, but instead focuses on specious claims of "voter fraud?" Is it really just one political party foisting this on the American people or is it bigger? And am I really the only one to voice these questions?"

    We can start by looking at the election vendors and the forces that influence municipalities that exploit the security flaws, but let's look at other arenas. The forces aimed at rendering the Occupy movement useless, the way the establishment treats a candidate like Ron Paul, the refusal to prosecute bankers for the largest scale of fraud we've seen to date and the continuation of illegal wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia and Syria suggest that we are run by the wealth of the nation. As wealth becomes more consolidated, the numbers diminish along with the variety of leadership styles. Now we have a small cluster of wealthy inbreds that leave little to the imagination. It almost doesn't matter who the "enemy du jour" might be at any given time, but tyranny against the masses become more pronounced when there is so little to spread around. Ultimately, it seems to be about following the money.

  4. Liberals support illegal immigration with their "papers please" campaign against Arizona. Liberals oppose any law that requires voters identify themselves before entering the voting booth. Liberals cannot win elections without voter fraud, so is liberal support of illegal immigration through the "papers please" campaign just another way to enhance voter fraud?

  5. SB 1070 was actually implemented to discourage legal hispanic voters from going to the polls. In a sense, it's the same disenfranchisement of voters that you refer to, but it works through intimidation, Imagine if you are in Maricopa County and want to visit your local polling precinct to vote. Now you know because you have brown skin that you have a much higher chance of being pulled over by Arpaio's troops on election day. You'll be able to show your papers and prove citizenship, but you have to think about the late payments on your drivers insurance, outstanding tickets, cracked windshields, whatever. Nobody likes the risks involved with being pulled over. Legal or not.

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