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Lawless SoS Fontes Fails...
My singular call to action was holding everyone to "just follow the law".
Phoenix, AZ May 24, 2023, Sinaloa cartel lawyer, now Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes, can’t seem to do the one thing that I asked of everyone during the 2022 campaign, hold everyone who is involved with elections accountable to “just follow the law.” As we have seen in the Lake v. Hobbs trial and the failures of Fontes as Secretary of State, that simple ask is way too much to expect.
While states like Louisiana, Florida, West Virginia, Missouri and now Texas have pulled out of ERIC, the Soros funded electronic voter registration information system that is really nothing more than a cheating system, Fontes has doubled down on his support for the now discredited system. The premise was simple, compare voter registrations from state-to-state to find those who have moved out of one state, and no longer have the right to vote in the state they moved from.
For the last two quarters SoS Fontes has failed to follow the law concerning voter roll maintenance. Under Arizona Revised Statutes, specifically ARS 16-165(M) the Arizona Secretary of State “shall report” five types of voter registration information to the Legislature at the end of each quarter. It is a straightforward maintenance oversight requirement to hold the Executive branch accountable for performance related to public policy, after all the office does receive a hefty sum of taxpayer dollars to perform the task.
The link for you if you wish to to read the statute is https://www.azleg.gov/viewdocument/?docName=https://www.azleg.gov/ars/16/00165.htm
HIGHLIGHT…The required data listed by the statute include: the number of cancelled voter registrations related to deaths, driver’s licenses in other states, jury questionnaire answers, and inactive voting history. The statute is unambiguous.
The law… ARS 16-165(M) requires that the Arizona Secretary of State, “shall report the following information to the legislature at the end of each quarter:
1. The number of deaths reported to the secretary of state by the department of health services, the number of voter registration cancellation notices issued by the secretary of state to the county recorders as a result of those reports and the number of registrations canceled as a result of those notices.
2. The number of persons reported to the secretary of state who have been issued a driver license or the equivalent of an Arizona nonoperating identification license in another state, the number of notices sent pursuant to subsection E of this section and the number of voter registrations that have been placed in inactive status and the number of voter registrations that have been canceled as a result of those notices.
3. The number of persons who have stated on a jury questionnaire that the person is not a United States citizen, the number of notices sent pursuant to subsection A, paragraph 10 of this section and the number of registrations that have been canceled as a result of those notices.
4. The number of persons who have stated on a jury questionnaire that the person is not a resident of the county, the number of notices sent pursuant to subsection A, paragraph 9, subdivision (b) of this section and the number of registrations that have been canceled as a result of those notices.
5. The number of registrations on the inactive voter list that have been canceled pursuant to subsection A, paragraph 7 of this section.”
So what will the Legislature do about a lawless Secretary of State? There are insufficient votes in the Senate to impeach him, and a recall vote will be run by the same lawless Maricopa County Elections team. More on the Lake v. Hobbs trial travesty this Friday.
Yesterday Kari Lake announced a new initiative for Republicans in Arizona that has been used by Democrats recently, that is “ballot chasing.” It is a simple but effective strategy. Find all of the people who received a ballot, and compare that list with the list of ballots received. If a ballot is outstanding, make contact with the voter(s) and encourage them to fill out their ballot and send it in. Teams are forming up now.
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