Russell Pearce's "Sham" Candidate Olivia Cortes Sued by LD 18 Voter

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Mesa resident and vote-diluter Olivia Cortes, now being sued for her candidacy

Hot off the presses: A lawsuit brought by elections law attorney Tom Ryan on behalf of Legislative District 18 voter Mary Lou Boettcher, challenging the legitimacy of Olivia Cortes, the so-called "sham" recall candidate put forward by friends, family and supporters of state Senate President Russell Pearce.

Ryan was responsible for the successful defense of the recall petitions filed by Citizens for a Better Arizona. That case was appealed to the Arizona Supreme Court, which ultimately let a lower court's dismissal stand.

In this case, however, Ryan is not bringing the suit on behalf of CBA and he is not being paid for his services.

"I am totally pro bono," he told me via e-mail. "This is not in any way involved with the CBA or the Campaign of Jerry Lewis. This is an effort to assist the voters of LD 18 to have the fairest, and most importantly, cleanest election possible. May the most honorable candidate win."

Boettcher is a retired schoolteacher and supporter of the recall. She recently tried to confront Pearce at a fundraising event held by lobbyists on his behalf at Alexi's Grill in Phoenix. There, Boettcher made it clear she's no Pearce fan.

"He's so anti-everything I believe in," she said of Pearce. "Like public education."

She also despised Pearce's my-way-or-the-highway attitude.

"If someone doesn't vote the way he wanted them to, he says, `Well, I'll see that you don't get elected again,'" she told me.

In the complaint, Ryan reviews recent history, including statements made by Pearce's top adviser Chuck Coughlin, and Pearce supporters, as well as actions that bolster the contention that Cortes is a plant.

The lawsuit states that,

"Upon information and belief, Contestee [Cortes] was recruited by supporters of Russell Pearce, in a cynical ploy to take away votes from the candidate Jerry Lewis. Upon information and belief Contestant alleges these supporters believe that the Spanish speaking qualified electors of LD 18 who are dissatisfied with, and afraid of, Senator Russell Pearce's harsh immigration rhetoric and legislation will be misled into believing that Contestee Cortes would be a viable alternative, when in fact she is a sham. 

"Thus, those votes would be drained away from candidate Jerry Lewis and throwing the election to Recalled Senator Pearce. Upon information and belief, Contestant alleges that supporters of Russell Pearce hope to confuse Spanish Speaking qualified electors in thinking that Olivia Cortes is their candidate of choice, thus depriving such voters from the real alternative to Recalled Senator Pearce, Jerry Lewis."

To prevent this from happening, Ryan is seeking a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction to prevent Cortes' name from being placed on the November 8 ballot.

You can read the entire complaint for yourself, here.

Early voting was set to begin October 13 in the recall election. 

Interestingly, Cortes, the candidate that refuses to come to her door, now has a Web site at oliviacortes.com. The gall of the Pearce people knows no bounds.


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maxparraz
maxparraz

YOU stupid fools! the LD 18 "voter" is a Lewis campaign worker AND her sig is ALL OVER the petitions to get lewis on the ballot! . RESEARCH? ever heard of THAT?

Jrgrizz
Jrgrizz

ain't it funny. move.org and all the progressive groups are supporting and pushing for a REPUBLICAN in Pierce's seat. why is that? gee, let me think here, hmmmmm

and to think, all you leftist soldiers have been marching into the redistricting hearings demanding "competitive districts, more choices," and when you get it - you freak out and file a lawsuit!

Guest23
Guest23

Please read and support:

http://www.sanearizona.com

This website created by respected Mr. O'Neill, an until now neutral party in politics, has had enough of pearce and this web site points out the hypocrisy of pearce's "rule of law" statements that he swears he upholds and follows, not.

Jason
Jason

At this point Cortes should do us all a favor and drop out of this race. She will not win.

I predict that the race will be close-knit between Pearce and Lewis, with Lewis emerging victorious. Pearce will be forced to hang his head in shame and concede defeat.

Hock
Hock

I'll bet a cyber-dollar she'll withdraw once it's too late to remove her from the ballot.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

From the page source on her website.  What's this all about?

"Hello Stephan Lemmons and all you other liberal Hacks! We back up daily, so re-installingthe site will only take 5 minutes. Have fun!"

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Why does Cortes scare the left so badly?

Her candidacy is no more or less legitimate than the other two running for the same office. She followed the same rules of procedure in order to get her name on the ballot as the other two candidates.

Stop trying to criminalize that which is legitimate. Regardless of her motives, she has every right to run for office. You all are trying to shout down ones ability to exercise their rights as a citizen simply because they threaten your cause. You all scream Gestapo tactics yet you ignore the parallels in your own actions. The vast majority are not even LD18 voter eligible. Bunch of damn interlopers.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

I don't see the need for a lawsuit.  We just need to put together a petition with about 250 names on it and present it to AARPaio with a nice campaign check.  He will then constitute a new posse called the Electile Dysfunction posse.  This posse will have subpoena power and will be a 501-C3 NonProfit organization that the world can donate to. 

Murikin
Murikin

Really bad photoshopping on that site as well. The teeth glaringly white and her arms have been slimmed down as well as the usual photoshop facelift.

VS: can you explain the "source" comments regarding Lemmons. I'm not sure where that is found. I didn't see it there.

However, if that was stuck there somewhere, you KNOW that this woman did NOT produce any part of that website.

Murikin
Murikin

It's pretty easy to find out who is paying for the website, isn't it?

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

This will pucker Russell's sphincter a little bit.  I hope he does not choke himself to death.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

So, the rat is finally going to have to come out of the hole and show her face.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Your forgot to tell us about that family you have in Boston.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Jason, I think Hock is right, as soon as the ballots are made and shipped out her job is done and she will drop out, claiming some bullshit, pearce doesn't want her in the race anymore than he wants Lewis, he just wants her to put another name in the ballot slot to catch votes from the uninformed or absenty anti-pearce voters. 

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Yes, may the best and ONLY MAN win the recall election in LD18, the next Arizona Senator Mr. Jerry Lewis. and I say the ONLY MAN because one is a female whore (Cortez) and the other one a wanna-be-man little fat BITCH (Pearce).

Jrgrizz
Jrgrizz

wonder how the people of LD 18 will feel when they learn that Jerry Lewis is a puppet of the far left? the same radical moveon.org and other progressive groups are fronting him. who is the REAL sham candidate here?

bobunf
bobunf

One problem with Cortes is that Pearce put her on the ballot.  Now why would he do that? Let your imagination run wild.  

Why would she let herself be used like this?  Let your imagination run wild. 

Another problem with Cortes is that Pearce put her on in such a clumsy and inept way, that you have to wonder about the guys competence.  How could he allow himself to be so easily caught, out in the open - a bare faced liar.  Corrupting his nieces and nephews, his brother facing legal problems.  .

I guess his own kids were too far gone.  The whole family oozes sleaze.

Phil
Phil

I think you are looking at the wrong product; do you even read or pay attention to anything that is going on? If this was a snake you'd be dead by now!

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

"Why does Cortes scare the left so badly?"You are confusing scared with pissed off, two different things entirely.

"Her candidacy is no more or less legitimate than the other two running for the same office. She followed the same rules of procedure in order to get her name on the ballot as the other two candidates."

Really??????????????????  You didn't see supporters of the next Senator Mr. Jerry Lewis collecting signatures or posting illegal campaign signs for an "OPPONENT"S CAMPAIGN" did you?  No I didn't think so, Rus-SELL Pearce's little planted WHORE Olivia "La Malinche" Cortez will soon have to answer some questions under oath, and I bet she will sing like a canary in spring.  By the way the FBI is now watching very, very closely, and as Gerry said:  This will pucker Russell's sphincter a little bit, or maybe it will pucker it shut and choke himself.

Rob
Rob

The pp is horrendous.  Looks like someone snapped the picture then raced through a few Youtube DIY's.

You can see the page source in Firefox (not familiar enough with other browsers).  Open her page, right click on your screen and select 'View Page Source'.  About 3/4's of the way down the page that opens you'll see the bracketed notation:

"Hello Stephan Lemmons and all you other liberal Hacks! We back up daily, so re-installing the site will only take 5 minutes. Have fun!"

wherewasi
wherewasi

Why do you hope that Gerry?  It would be a quick way to put an end to his nonsense...

ScaredOfJoe
ScaredOfJoe

I posted "Shame on your sham" on her FB page, and now I'm blocked from seeing it. Wa.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Hey guys, notice that on her Facebook page and her website she has the same dress on, same hearings, same neckless, same exact hair style, those two pictures were taken the same day within minutes of each other, probably with Rus-SELL Pearce's camera.

Murikin
Murikin

I've encountered people like you on the web. Punk ass intimidators.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

I'm willing to bet that President Lewis would not condone nor does he appreciate your verbal attacks and smears of Olivia Cortes.

Any man who talks like thaT about ANY woman is no real man at all.

Bnbk
Bnbk

What the hell are you Tea baggers adding to your tea these days that is causing all of you to have these types of delusional thoughts ?

Jrgrizz
Jrgrizz

and moveon.org put Lewis on the ballot.  Now why would they do that? Let your imagination run wild. 

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

The FBI ? Hahahahahahahahahaha.Anybody but the FBI!

That was seriously funny stuff. Thanks for the comedic relief.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

You make a good point.  I suppose sitting down and breaking his neck might be quicker.  Just did not finish the thought. 

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

oops, "earings", I dont use them so apparently I forgot how to spell the name  :-)

Murikin
Murikin

That is true however the whitening job they did on her teeth for the campaign website is frightening. She's rather 'vampire' looking.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

Except, I am not pointing out Jason's connection to Boston to intimidate him into thinking I know something about him that others don't.  Fact is, he has repeatedly posted of his family and friends in Boston as if it somehow bolsters his credibility.  

I was simply reminding others of his nauseating efforts to elevate his stature based on the locale of his progenitors.  

You can apologize for jumping to a conclusion with no merit or you can ignore this post and not comment at all, either way, its you that has shown their ass.

Murikin
Murikin

The prescient words in my post "punk ass intimidators" refers to the fact that you have decided to bring up another poster's family in another city... trying to intimidate someone and shut off their comments here by implying that you know 'something' and they just better be careful.

I've encountered bullies like you on the internet who have zero credibility, have backed themselves into corners, and so they come out swinging by going off topic and attempting to intimidate others. I am not intimidated by your presence. You don't have the goods to defend your position and your troll comments reveal, post by post, just who you are. I don't need to "out" you. You're doing a good job on your own.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

You are intimidated by my presence?  Maybe you should get a gym membership and work on your command presence.  It will help with that low sense of worth you are hampered with.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

LOL, and I doubt you are really a white devil, you must know all about Levinworth, tell me, do you support Rus_SELL Pearce and his attack on the US Constitution? if you do, I sincerely hope you and him have the balls to seccede from the US, so we can clean house of all the treasonous punks. I'd like to tell my drinking buddies that I killed me a "white devil".

WhiteDevil
WhiteDevil

She may be a whore but you are a puck ass little bitch. If you are really a veteran, which I doubt, you are most likely a veteran of Levinworth Federal Pen.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

I do agree with you that Mr Lewis would not condone my verbal comments against Cortez, I DO NOT speak for Mr. Lewis, he is a better man than me and much more respectable, I speak for myslef, and I say it as I see it, and I see Rus-SELL Pearce as a corrupt little cheating punk ass bitch and I see Cortez as his WHORE! and if she doesn't want to be called WHORE maybe she needs to stop being one, if you dont like me calling her a WHORE, maybe you need to tell her to stop WHORING.  In the world there are ladies, and there are whores, there are gentlemen, and there is Rus-SELL Pearce, a wanna-be punk that tries very hard to convince people that he is what he is incapable of being, a man, much less an honorable one, he is very tough against and bullies house wives and the defensless, but cower down and resort to cheating when faced with a real man, or a real theat, one that can defend himself and fight back.

Murikin
Murikin

Actually, I think that there are more than "lefties" who want to see Pearce go. Decent people of all political persuasions have had enough of him.

Jrgrizz
Jrgrizz

kinda funny how a well known progressive operative name end up as a signature gatherer on the petition to put Lewis on the ballot - along with several other well now liberal activists. funny how well known progressives are working for Lewis and spamming Olivia;s FB

bobunf
bobunf

Moveon.org has absolutely nothing to do with putting Jerry Lewis on the ballot.  Not one penny of Moveon money went into Lewis' campaign.  Not one of their staff devoted one second to Jerry Lewis.  Moveon is barely aware that a recall in Arizona has occurred.  

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Where is your proof?

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Well we could have Joke ArPayaso and his clown posse investigate, but I'd like to see this trough before I retire, so the clown posse is out.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Love the Can-Do 'tude.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Sitting down Gerry? fuck that, that will take too long, let me do it standing up, we dont have time to go get a chair.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

LOL, by the time she gets her head out of Rus_SELL Pearce's asshole they are going to be yellowish brown again, dont worry, I dont think she will turn into a vampiress, her handlers wont allow that because they dont want her teeth in the way scratching their balls every time she gets tea bagged. 

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