AZ Sued over Voter Access by Dems and HRC
Another bang up job by the GOPe!! On Primary Day in Arizona, many voters waited in line upwards of 5 HOURS to vote.
This clusterfark was created by the decision of the Maricopa County Recorders Office to close 70% of the polling stations that had been open in the 2012 Presidential Preference Primary. So instead of 300 polling locations in Maricopa County, there were ….60.
List of polling places open for the 2016 Presidential Preference Primary
Now Purcell has done a truly horrible job defending this decision, and she blamed it on VOTERS!!
…Purcell initially put the blame on voters, stirring a clamor on the Internet. Her name was a trending topic on Twitter. But Wednesday she backtracked, saying she failed to anticipate the effect of intense voter interest on primary turnout.
“I made bad decisions based on the information I had, obviously, or we wouldn’t have had long lines,” Purcell told The Associated Press.
Now watch this bait and switch, emphasis mine:
In the 2012 presidential primary, there were 200 places for voters to cast ballots in the county, which is heavily Republican. By comparison, Pima County — home to more liberal Tucson, Arizona, and a quarter of Maricopa County’s population — had 124 voting locations Tuesday….
WAIT WAIT WAIT!!!! They just said Maricopa County IS HEAVILY REPUBLICAN! and that PIMA is liberal!! Yes!! and Maricopa County had the closed sites!! Pima county was all OPEN!!!!!!!!!!
Tucson is located in Pima County. It has a YYYUGE Hispanic population. If you were suppressing those votes you would close those polling stations That didn’t happen:
Chris Roads, Pima County’s registrar of voters, said the Pima County had 130 polling places open for this election. That’s more than double the 60 polling places that were open in Maricopa County, where huge lines plagued polls and some people had to wait hours to vote. Maricopa County has about four times the number of voters eligible to vote in this year’s presidential primary than Pima does.
Pima County made the decision to keep its regular polling places open, rather than have fewer, regional centers like Maricopa County did, he said….
So Purcell blamed voters, then a lack of budget resources. So this is of course incredibly stupid as it allows Democrats and free spending politicians to scream bloody murder about budget cuts, which were necessary due to the deficit left by Janet Napolitano and her all day free pre K programs.
However, I think the Democrats have part of this correct, I believe this was a deliberate act to suppress votes. But contrary to the lawsuit I believe this was an effort to suppress WHITE WORKING CLASS Trump votes.
The polling stations that were closed were in white middle class neighborhoods. Elderly white voters were the ones most disenfranchised.
My polling station was closed. I had to drive out onto the reservation to vote. Emphasis mine:
…Nellie Schwartz has voted in Scottsdale every year during the 55 years she has lived in South Scottsdale. That is until this year.
Four of Scottsdale’s five polling places were located in the north of the city — two near Cactus Road and two further north — making it longer than a 15 minute drive for her.
“This is the first time I’ve voted outside Scottsdale,” Schwartz said. “I lived in this house 56 years in October.”
Schwartz, 84, voted on the Salt River Indian Reservation on McDowell Road. Although she could make it to the polling place, which was about 10 minutes away, she said some of her friends would not be able to because they can’t drive and would have to take a cab….
If they are holding voting ON THE REZ, the Native Americans aren’t disenfranchised folks.
The Dem/HRC/Bernie lawsuit claims that the shut polling stations were primarily in Hispanic, black and Native American neighborhoods. Uh wait, I voted ON THE REZ! (emphasis below mine);
…Democratic lawmakers have claimed there were some working-class and primarily Latino neighborhoods that had no polling places.
…The Republican election officials who decided to reduce polling locations by 70% in order to cut costs later admitted they never considered the impact these actions would have on black, Hispanic or Native American communities. We know that actions like this — disregarding and disenfranchising thousands of voters — were easier because the Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act,” Schultz wrote…
Yes they never considered the impact on minorities, because their goal was to suppress WWC votes. And we all know the white vote is unprotected right? I mean look at Colorado.
…Historically, the Department of Justice had to approve any changes in voting procedure in Arizona because of the state’s history of discrimination against minorities in voting. But a Supreme Court decision in 2013 allowed Arizona to begin making changes without federal oversight. Democratic officials have said if federal scrutiny had been required before making changes, the situation never would have happened…….
The people waiting on line for 5 hours were mainly white working class voters who had to come after work to vote and who had to work the next day and take their kids to school. The best way to disenfranchise the Trump voters was to close the polling stations in middle class neighborhoods and that’s exactly what they did.
Scottsdale is over 80% white, it had most of its polling places closed:
…At North Scottsdale United Methodist Church, at Scottsdale and Cactus roads, about 175 people remained in line more than an hour after polls officially closed.
Most seemed to be in a fairly good mood, even as they reported waiting for up two hours as the line wound around the church and into the parking lot.
An overtired and hungry baby wailed. Cars overflowed the church parking lot and parked throughout the small side streets that surrounded the church.
Several residents said this was the second or third time they had attempted to vote today….
To mangle M Night Shaymalan, I see white people~
Recall if you will, the GOPe wasn’t happy that the SCOTUS ended parts of the Voting Rights Act.
… Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., took a leap Monday and called for Congress to update the Voting Rights Act, the landmark civil rights legislation that insured nondiscriminatory ballot box practices for nearly 50 years.
A core provision, a formula that determined which areas of the country received extra scrutiny when adjusting voting laws, was struck down by the Supreme Court in June….
…”The first thing we have to do is take the monkey wrench that the court threw in it, out of the Voting Rights Act, and then use that monkey wrench to be able to fix it so that it is alive, well, constitutional and impervious to another challenge that will be filed by the usual suspects,” Sensenbrenner said….
So Uniparty wins again; they suppress WWC votes, the Dem swoop in and get the Voting Rights Act supervision of the DOJ on AZ voting law (removed 2013 by SCOTUS GOD BLESS J SCALIA), and now we will see illegals voting again as the barriers to voting fraud get lifted despite the fact that the minority voters were not impacted more than the disenfranchised white voters.
And that will suit the GOPe just fine.
We need Trump!
…Just as I have said that I will reform our unfair trade, immigration and economic policies that have also been rigged against Americans, so too will I work closely with the chairman of the Republican National Committee and top GOP officials to reform our election policies. Together, we will restore the faith—and the franchise—of the American people.
We must leave no doubt that voters, not donors, choose the nominee.
How have we gotten to the point where politicians defend a rigged delegate-selection process with more passion than they have ever defended America’s borders?…
…We will run a campaign based on empowering voters, not sidelining them….