Joe Arpaio Recall Boasts 169,283 Valid Signatures, 166,034 More Needed by May 30

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Lilia Alvarez of Respect Arizona, with the news that the recall is halfway home

Close to 1,000 people jammed the Painter's Union Hall in Phoenix Thursday to hear the news that the recall of Sheriff Joe Arpaio so far has scored more than half the signatures required to force a recall election on the octogenarian despot.

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Part rally, part seminar, the meeting was organized by the Arpaio recall group Respect Arizona, which, earlier in the day, announced that it had "less than 200,000" signatures left to gather by the May 30 deadline.

Join the effort to remove Joe Arpaio from office.

During the meeting, Respect Arizona's campaign manager Lilia Alvarez told attendees that the group now had 169,283 signatures in the bank, with 166,034 remaining to collect in the next 55 days.

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Some of the 1,000 or so who showed up for the recall Arpaio event

She later confirmed to me that those 169,283 signatures were verified as being from qualified Maricopa County electors. She estimated that the group had collected a gross of about 20 percent more than that.

The task before Respect Arizona is doable but daunting. In the remaining 55 days, volunteer signature-gatherers will have to acquire about 3,020 signatures per day.

As intimidating a number as that may seem, if each person present in the union hall tonight were to get three to five valid signatures a day, Respect Arizona could turn in 335,317 valid signatures to county elections by the cut-off date.

Randy Parraz, president of Citizens for a Better Arizona, the group that recalled former state Senate President Russell Pearce, pumped up the crowd, telling them that it takes only 25 seconds on average to sign a petition.

"Twenty-five seconds for justice. Can we make that happen in Maricopa County?" asked Parraz.

The crowd responded with a roar. Parraz barreled on, as if leading a revival meeting.

"No one's going to come and do it for you. No one's going to deliver justice for you," preached Parraz. "If you all don't embrace this campaign, we lose."

Present were students who had worked on Paul Penzone's campaign for sheriff, organizers from Promise Arizona and Living United for Change in Arizona, veterans of the Pearce recall, and members of the Progressive Democrats of America.

A number of elected officials and candidates for office also were on hand, including Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, state Senator Steve Gallardo, Arizona House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, Phoenix city council candidates David Lujan and Lawrence Robinson, and state Representative Andrew Sherwood.

There also were a smattering of haters who showed up to protest the meeting, but they had decamped by the time I arrived.

Recall supporter Carolyn Cooper told me that one of the pro-Joe losers, some grizzled biker dude strapped with a pistol, tried to gain entry, posing as a pro-recall guy.

Cooper told him his gun wasn't welcome. He advised her that open carry was legal in Arizona. She advised him that he was on private property.

So the hillbilly got back on his bike and headed out.

Now if only Arpaio would exit stage left, he'd save us the trouble of recalling him.

On the other hand, where's the fun in that?



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robert_graham
robert_graham

Hey Lemons, how many times have you signed? You live in California so you cannot sign. Your signature was one of the first ones to be discovered.

robert_graham
robert_graham

Out of those 169,000 signatures you say you have, at least half of them, maybe more, will obviously and without a doubt be discovered INVALID!  Funny how dead people can rise from the grave to sign your petition as well as other people who are not authorized to vote.  You think that just because you take each petition full of signatures to a Notary to get them stamped means that each signature is legitimate?  You better think again!  That's like the fox guarding the henhouse.  Did the Notary certify themselves each signature as valid or did you just tell them that?  Trust me, I know firsthand that you are trying to get away with voter fraud and you will be discovered because each and every signature you get will be verified. And most importantly because your signed petitions are public information, they will be made available to me (as well as other people doing signature verifications) which just might end up on one of my websites like I told you before.  I'm out to expose your lies and deceit at any cost so if you don't like it, too damn bad - DEAL WITH IT!!!!!

rightor1
rightor1

tip, always have voter registration forms with you. Board city buses, stand up and call for signatures. The poor know who he is...you can get a lot of signatures this way, but having the voter registration forms is equally as important. Also in the line ups at the warrant offices, traffic ticket lines, courthouse cafeteria.

rightor1
rightor1

Solidarity in California! There was never such a fascist in power who violates as many human rights laws as Arpaio. He has blood on his hands and recalling him is the least of what should happen. I posted this on my Facebook page and asked my 3,000 friends to do the same. Be sure that everyone who signs writes legibly and is a currently registered voter. Change the addresses too. You will need 30% over the mark. Good job citizens! 

TeaPublican
TeaPublican

Sorry folks....but Sheriff Joe is going to STAY Sheriff Joe Arpaio.   You can play all your fun games...running around getting your little pieces of paper signed and all that.   But Joe IS going to win out again.   But at least you can sit around the campfire and brag about how back in the day you tried to remove a sheriff from office.  Bahahahahaha!    You smell that Arizona?   Do you smell that?   Victory, son.   Nothing else in the world smells like that.   I love the smell of Victory in the morning!     

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

JoeArpaioFan, I just want to thank you for all your trolling on this website.  It used to be that when I wanted to laugh at a delusional freak, I would go to SA and read and chuckle, but that place is a ghost town now.  You are the only delusional freak that is easy to find.

Keep the laughs coming!

TeaPublican
TeaPublican

Gosh, ONLY 166,034 remaining to collect in the next 55 days...ONLY  about 3,020 signatures per day!  Fat chance of that happening folks.   And, if by chance a miracle happens and you get the signatures, then you have to figure out how in the world your going to get loyal Patrotic Americans to vote against Sheriff Joe.  Just not going to happen folks, just not going to happen.  Do have to give you credit for the hard work your putting in.  I bet your employer would be very happy if you would work that hard at your actual job....for those of you that actually have jobs.  The majority of the people want Joe.....always have...always will.  So go ahead and play your little political games and think your actually doing something.  In the end, you will again be a loser.  Well, at least your good at that!

Peter Fullmer
Peter Fullmer

I'm hopeful. I've known too many employees of MCSO get totally screwed on their pay raises or promotions all because this old, racist asshole can't handle the budget right.

TaxpayingVoter
TaxpayingVoter

I keep meaning to hunt up one of those recall petitions so I can sign but life has been preventing me.

They could get three signatures from my house alone.

Tiffany Wohl
Tiffany Wohl

Yes!! That's over halfway there, with more than half the time left...and what's the population of the county?? Yep-doable!

Zach Tohtsoni
Zach Tohtsoni

I really hope they do. But just like most people who feel this way. I won't help out in any way. And just hope for it :P

Tommy Amparano
Tommy Amparano

What a waste of money. Just vote him out in a regular election. Oh that's right, you can't.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

I think that the DRAMA QUEEN should be declared NOT FIT to carry His duties as a SHURF anymore, and also, since it seems that He hasn't show up for work, therefore He should be taken out of affice as of TODAY. I say, JAFFY  should be the next SHURF, since it looks like He knows how MCSO works, and seems to be aware of all the "Nuts and bolts"on that broken machinery.

CashRecallBiz
CashRecallBiz

Anyone who believes there was anywhere close to 1000 people at this meeting, I have some igloos in Sedona for sale. I wonder if the difficulty in obtaining signatures has anything to do with the desire to drag this thing out well past November? Why turn the signatures in on a deadline that would force a runoff in November when you can keep the cash/salaries coming in for nearly another year? It’s truly sad that there are so many well intentioned but incredibly gullible people in this County.

robert_graham
robert_graham

I wouldn't boast 'valid' just yet because once every one of the signatures gathered is verified, more than half will be declared invalid.  Do you really want us to believe that every signature you get is legitimate?  If you don't see anything wrong with identity theft, you certainly could care less about perjury.  You're like the fox guarding the henhouse. And I'm here to expose the truth.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@rightor1 I was approached at the DMV by one of their canvassers who asked me to sign the petition. Although I knew what it was all about I acted naive. I told the woman that I am not a registered voter and you know what she told me? She assured me that was okay and all they neded was my signature. I again told her I am not registered to vote in Maricopa County and she again quickly tried to get me to sign.  She said her name is Cynthia. Finally when I told her that I couldn't sign and was in a hurry she then ignored me but I overherard her later asking other people to sign... even a black kid who appeared to be no more than 15 years old who was with his mother I assume.

You see, they are getting desperate and will accept Mickey Mouse's signature if they could but their fraud will be discovered because I've been in contact with the proper authorities to inform thm of what I have discovered.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@rightor1 I'm sure drug dealers don't like drug laws because it hinders their drug activity. You don't like Arpaio because he stops your life of crime. Go fuck yourself.

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@TeaPublican  - I carry a petition with me where ever I go.  When I have an opportunity to collect a signature or two, I do it.  Every little bit helps.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@TeaPublican

You DO know Sheriff Joe is from Springfield, MA right? Massachusetts is the home of the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party and the start of the Revolutionary War. But Massachusetts is considered too liberal for you. BTW, 335k people signing the petition are people, Republicans included, who just 5 months ago put Joe back in office.

RecallHousecalls
RecallHousecalls

@TaxpayingVoter If you're within reasonable distance of me (Tempe/Chandler/Ahwatukee), I'll come to you! I can leave you a petition to fill up with neighbors/friends/etc., I can notarize your completed petitions. I'm volunteering because I was at the rally yesterday and am fired up, so be patient.  E-mail me from this link: http://bit.ly/14UjhHq

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@TaxpayingVoter You can download the form from the recall arpaio website, but it MUST be printed on 11x14 paper.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@Tiffany Wohl But can you guess what will happen when each signature is verified and most are found to be invalid? Do you really think Arpaio will let you get away with your fraud?

hvacmam
hvacmam

@CashRecallBiz I was at the meeting and there were maybe 400 there.  About 15% were kids.

MotherJones
MotherJones

@CashRecallBiz "I wonder if the difficulty in obtaining signatures has anything to do with the desire to drag this thing out well past November? Why turn the signatures in on a deadline that would force a runoff in November when you can keep the cash/salaries coming in for nearly another year?"

Man, you teabaggers are dumb. They have 120 days from the day they start to get the signatures. That's in state statute. The May 30 deadline is because they started January 30. 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@CashRecallBiz This from someone that can count to 20, but only with their shoes off!

david_saint01
david_saint01

@JoeArpaioFan lol fox guarding the hen house? you mean like pro arpaio people trying to influence the sec of state to let THEM validate the signatures? (as if their bias wouldnt play a role no less lol)..yeah, i know all about it..dont worry, ill be exposing your real identity soon, and then you wont be able to hide behind the million fake profiles you use while talking shit and punking out when you challenge people...

car_del99
car_del99

Do you really get paid to be STUPID ? Remember ,every time you use the toilet...part of your brain is being flushed

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan

Right. The sigs have already been verified by Elections Director Karen Osbourne and will be verified by SOS Ken Bennett, both Republicans. Once that happens the Old Fool goes bye-bye.

MotherJones
MotherJones

@JoeArpaioFan You're a dumbass. The sigs will be vetted by county elections. And there's not much you can put by Karen Osborne. If they get them, Arpaio will be forced to run again. And his campaign manager Chad Willems says he will lose.

rightor1
rightor1

@JoeArpaioFan @rightor1 You are quite wrong. I am a scholar and I see Arpaio violating state and federal laws far worse than most inmates have committed. By your language I can see that you are perhaps incapable of seeing that no one should be above the law, least of all a public official.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@wherewasi @TeaPublican Do you verify the person's ID and make sure they are a registered voter in Maricopa County? I'd sure like to run into you because I'd shove your little piece of paper up your ass.

TeaPublican
TeaPublican

@wherewasi @TeaPublican but your going to the same places and talking to the same people everytime....you know they can only sign it once?  Your running out of friends and relatives...and your going to run out of time.

TeaPublican
TeaPublican

@MaskedMagician1967  Yup, it was JUST 5 months ago the good people of Arizona put Sheriff Joe back in office.  And they will again.  Go ahead...dream all you want....but this IS going to turn out a nightmare for all of you!  

CashRecallBiz
CashRecallBiz

@MotherJones

I have your Tea Bag hanging!! No wonder you get lead around by the nose so easily. Go back to your paid posting and rave about the fake 1000 people that was at the event, as if it was a secret meeting and nobody actually knows the real numbers. I don't know what is more fake, this cash recall or people like you who actually claim to know what you are doing. Joe Arpaio is the scum of the earth which is actually the equivalent of people who try and exploit the misery he has caused to make a living off of stupidity and naivety of the hoards that follow along with any gimmick that comes down the road. Now go back to pretending you are recalling someone and dont forget to bring along your wallet.

CashRecallBiz
CashRecallBiz

@MotherJones

Chad Williams is a bit like Randy Parraz, he will say anything to get people to send him money!

robert_graham
robert_graham

@MotherJones @JoeArpaioFan You better think again. You are just hoping that the voter fraud won't be discovered but it already has been. Did you really think that the signatures you get won't be verified?  It has been known all along that your campaign is solely based voter fraud because why would voters, after just reelecting him, take your lies for granted and change their mind to recall him? It makes no sense whatsoever. You really are a dumb bitch!  Nothing negative you bring up about Arpaio now is anything new since his reelection.  Truth is you are all simply sore losers but he won fair and square and there will be no recall.  I'm going to find out your identity through Freedom of Information requests and plaster your identity all over the internet.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@wherewasi Huh? You think that if you don't care about identity theft you'd care about perjury? You encourage it! Your word cannot be trusted because you are desperate for signatures and you don't care who signs even if they have already signed before.

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@TeaPublican - duh, moron.  Of course the people who are collecting signatures know to inquire of the signer whether they are registered to vote in Maricopa County and that they have not signed the petition previously.  Instructions ARE included, you know...

You never know where you're going to run into someone who wants to sign the petition.  I was at the grocery store last weekend and two guys were looking at steaks and talking about Arpaio and his broken bone.  One said he'd sign the petition in a heart beat if someone would ring his bell and ask him to.  I pulled my petition out of my purse and said "ding dong - Petition calling".

TaxpayingVoter
TaxpayingVoter

@RecallHousecalls @TaxpayingVoter I didn't get it.  :(

Maybe if I tried a different email than the CL default.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan

lol ARS 39-121 and the FOIA apply solely to government entities.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@david_saint01 @JoeArpaioFan

David, little Jaffy would've soiled himself if you went toe to toe with him. I would''ve bet $100 on that.

david_saint01
david_saint01

@JoeArpaioFan lol dont worry fan boi, im onto you and you'll be exposed soon. I was so sad you didnt accept my challenge and show up yesterday, guess you are too scared to talk your shit in person 

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@CashRecallBiz.. I was talking to the pimp, not to the PROSTITUTES,  who the fuck are U, Jaffy's asssucker? I didn't know that the fagg needed a prostitute to defend His ass, an a deluded one to makes it worse. U are well indoctrinated in the FOOL's ways, where if He does it, than U assume that everybody else does it, If U say that Mr. Randy "is laughing all the way to the bank" is because U folowed Him, thus making U the one following the pied piper.iT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH FOR A FOOL TO BE NOTICED. WHAT A MORON U'R. NOW GO AND DRINK UR TEA.

MotherJones
MotherJones

@CashRecallBiz @IdontRecall "Just keep slaving away and following your pied piper as he laughs all the way to the bank." 

How'd that theory work out for Russell Pearce?

MotherJones
MotherJones

@JoeArpaioFan "Freedom of Information requests" are for public entities, not private ones, you dolt.

CashRecallBiz
CashRecallBiz

@IdontRecall 

Blah, Blah, Blah..Same mindless shit that was being posted day after day as the Bots were greasing Randys pockets and claiming victory for Paul Penzone. Fools never learn, Bots never think (Or they wouldn't be Bots) Just keep slaving away and following your pied piper as he laughs all the way to the bank. It actually doesn't take much for a fool to feel worthwhile. Sad, very sad!

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JoseArpaioFarts, better known as Jaffy, U are the most STUPID FUCK....what voter fraud are U talking about?, do you have any proof of it? otherwise U are just talking shit as always; just because UR 'PAPY" the DRAMA QUEEN might resort to voter fraud - and probably vote buying- in order to win, doesn't mean that someone else does it. The DRAMA QUEEN is gonna be RECALLED, unless DEATH itself RECALL Him first, since it seems that He is not gonna make it out of that "Stroke" convalescency, but hopefully Death waits untill after the recall to give the TRUE VOTERS the satisfaction of seeing Him out of Office, then PERP WALKED  straight to PRISON where The OLD FOOL belongs, and Urself along, due to U inciting to violence, spreading posible false info and threatening to post personal info on the internet, which all of these is beign well documented by the proper agency, where probably U R deemed as a DOMESTIC TERRORIST. GOOD LUCK STUPID FUCK...wait.....I think the Old Fool is calling U for a diaper change.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan

The Old Fool WILL be recalled and booted. Best get used to it.

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