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A Republican party official in the largest county in Arizona says surveillance tape shows a progressive Hispanic activist blatantly and openly engaging in vote fraud.
The surveillance video below was recorded on Aug. 25 during this year’s primary election cycle at a central Maricopa County elections processing facility on the edge of downtown Phoenix.
A. J. LaFaro, Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee obtained the video. He was watching the polls that day during the early-voting period voting for the Aug. 26 primary.
Does This Video Show A Hispanic Activist Openly Committing Vote Fraud?
Arizona Daily Independent article
originally posted by: xuenchen
Perhaps this was just a normal delivery of "absentee" ballots?
ABC15 has since reached out to the Maricopa County Elections Committee about the report, and while the story may be true, Recorder Helen Purcell said the act is completely legal.
Also, big surprise, what LaFaro witnessed in August was a perfectly routine, completely legal part of early voting under Arizona law — and LaFaro damned well knows it. Citizens for a Better Arizona, like several other political groups in the state, including the state GOP, helps collect and deliver absentee ballots from voters: one voter, one ballot.
After they have securely sealed the voted ballot inside the early ballot return envelope, voters may voluntarily give their voted early ballot to a person of their choice for delivery to the Recorder or a polling place. The designated person shall not tamper with the envelope or the ballot and shall not deliberately fail to deliver the ballot to the Recorder or a polling place within the voter’s county of residence.
shall not deliberately fail to deliver the ballot to the Recorder or a polling place within the voter’s county of residence.
A.J. LaFaro testified before the state legislature in 2013 in favor of barring groups like CBA from helping people vote. The resulting bill, HB-2305, included a whole bunch of other beautiful restrictions on voting and petitions and nominations, but the centerpiece was the criminalization of taking another person’s absentee ballot to the polls — a tactic that had been key to recalling Russell Pearce. HB 2305 passed and was signed by Gov. Jan Brewer in 2013, but in the face of an initiative drive to overturn it and widespread criticism of the law, the legislature turned around and repealed it earlier this year. LaFaro’s pretend surprise at CBA’s alleged “ballot stuffing” is all the more disingenuous, considering he fought to outlaw what was a very useful strategy for gathering enough votes to hurt his cronies.
But what about all the thuggery and cursing LaFaro reported on his blog? Parraz tells Wonkette it never happened. He said that Marin told him he’d been professional at all times. Marin even pointed out to LaFaro that the building was monitored by surveillance cameras, noting that if he were doing anything wrong, he’d be on tape. Marin also categorically denies using profanity toward LaFaro. “LaFaro made that up,” said Parraz.
As Patrick Howell O’Neill points out at the Daily Dot, if Marin had been trying to do fraud, he was one crappy fraudster, wearing a T-shirt identifying the nonprofit he worked for and walking into a lobby that he knew was monitored by video. Unlike those Mississippi tea partiers who got themselves locked in a courthouse on election night, Marin came right through the front door during business hours and wasn’t the least bit sneaky about anything, including going back to his vehicle to seal that one ballot that was open.
Read more at wonkette.com...
originally posted by: sheepslayer247
a reply to: ScientiaFortisDefendit
What if you cannot afford an ID? Who's going to pay for that? The taxpayers?
What if you're not in town the day of an election? Do you lose your chance to vote?
What economic ramifications will come from declaring election day a holiday? Since federal and state employees are required to have those days off.....can we even hold elections?
How are we going to make sure employers give their employees time to vote? Will that require a new government oversight office?