Joe Arpaio Recall Claims 200,359 Valid Signatures with 38 Days and Counting

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Lilia Alvarez (center) of Respect Arizona, announcing the latest signature totals for the recall Arpaio effort.

Respect Arizona, the group attempting to recall Sheriff Joe Arpaio from office, may yet prove the naysayers wrong.

At a press conference Monday in downtown Phoenix, about 20 members of the group gathered to announce that, so far, they have collected 200,359 valid signatures to recall Sheriff Joe.

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That total is up from Respect Arizona's last announcement on April 4, when RA's campaign manager, Lilia Alvarez, informed supporters that RA had 169,283 verified signatures from qualified county electors, more than half of the 335,317 signatures needed to force a recall election.

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Respect Arizona's deadline to turn in its petitions to Maricopa County Elections is May 30, leaving 38 days to garner the 134,958 valid signatures, or around 3,551 signatures per day, needed to meet its goal.

That's not including a necessary cushion of additional signatures to cover those that inevitably will be tossed by elections officials for one reason or another.

"Absolutely, we feel the pressure," Alvarez told reporters at the press conference. "That's why we're here today, to show that this is the first time that an effort like this has ever reached the height, the legitimacy of our effort."

She declined to discuss the group's finances, other than to say the campaign has so far cost a minimum of $300,000, and that RA has received contributions from more than 1,000 persons.

Money has been a problem for the group, which decided to forgo the use of paid petition circulators on March 18, switching to a volunteer army of signature-gatherers.

By my estimation, the group's pick up rate has been around 1,726 signatures a day on average since April 4.

As impressive as that number is, it will need to double in the remaining 38 days for RA to force a recall.

Alvarez noted the extensive blocking campaign being implemented by the pro-Joe crowd in order to disrupt signature-gathering: everything from the lawsuit brought by birther wingnut Larry Klayman to threatening mail and the harassment of petition circulators at public spaces like libraries and supermarkets.

"It was full force about three weeks ago," Alvarez said of the physical blocking campaign. "Due to that, we began our mail-in petition campaign, so people can request petitions on our website and we mail them to their homes."


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PissOnArpaio
PissOnArpaio

Lets just hope all this excitement causes Arpaio to have a heart attack and die, problem solved.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

One thing the Groupies of the Joker are forgetting is that there are a number of people out there getting sigs that have yet to send in their signed petitions.

Will the Joker ever come out of his "I fell and broke my head, er, arm" stupor?  I want to seem him say more that 10 words on TV.  Something he's been unable to do since the illegal sidewalk attacked him!


Jaffy has been strangely absent.  I wonder if he's been busy massaging Joke's, "arm" or middle leg!

OATHKEEPER1958
OATHKEEPER1958

DEAR LORD, WE COME TO YOU TODAY WITH HEADS BOWED AND TO SHOW OUR REVERENCE FOR YOU THE CREATOR.  WE ASK THAT YOU KEEP THE GOOD SHERIFF JOE SAFE FROM ANY MALPRACTICE AND KEEP EVIL DOERS THAT WISH HIM HARM AWAY FROM HIM AND AWAY FROM ARIZONA.  DEAR LORD WE NEED OUR SHERIFF JOE TO CARRY OUT THE LAW OF THE LAND AND TO PRACTICE YOUR GOODNESS AND KINDNESS IN THIS EVIL WORLD.  FOREVER AND EVER AMEN.    http://youtu.be/RLZo2_TwYAg

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

ITS TIME FOR ARIZONANS TO STAND UP AND UNITE TOGETHER....TO THINK LONG AND HARD ABOUT WHICH DIRECTION WE WANT OUR STATE TO GO TO CONTINUE DOWN A NARROWED AND BIGGETED PATH OF DESTRUCTION AND MISTRUST>>or  follow a new path a new direction of fair but also firm ..of secure but also understanding..of realisticly speaking but also vigilant..of new leaders that are not bent on making arizona a hostile environment to live in..but rather a place of unity and respect for all where we can all live together and make arizona once again A GREAT STATE TO TALK ABOUT IN ALL CIRCLES>>THAT IS THE ARIZONA I WAS RAISED IN>>

car_del99
car_del99

Hey Pearce how does " former president "  Sound now ?

pete.clark10
pete.clark10

26,000 signatures a week for 5 weeks, with no money??..HAHAHAHAHA!..Enjoy 4 more years of Sheriff Arpaio THE PEOPLE have spoken!!

DNichols
DNichols

To the Arpaio Recall People; Keep up the "Good" work.

When you are standing against a Crooked Machine like Arpaio, and his Ring, which includes Neo Nazi's and election ringers (Stuaffer) your battle will be tough.

But be proud you are not alligned with Nazi's, and Corruption.

openupthatgoldengate
openupthatgoldengate

The illegal mexicans should head west to california. they can be across the state line in a just little over two hours. california LOVES illegal mexicans and gives them lots of free stuff. they're fools to stay in the racist, redneck infested state of Arizona. think it through amigos, the promised land is only 2 short hours away...

Zocalo
Zocalo

they may claim to have 200,000 signatures but not all of them are legitimate. the not-so-valid ones will be tossed out so they will only end up with a half or less. i heard they were heckled and forced to leave the music veunue recently. pretty funny.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Well well.

Twice-disgraced, corrupt, narcissistic and mentally sick Pearce decided to crawl out from under the rock from which he's been hiding and support his good buddy the MCSO shurf.

Now, why any sane person would read the drivel written by a disgraced former state senator and agree with it is beyond me.

The Old Fool WILL BE RECALLED (emphasis added) and the media whore will spew his self-serving bullshit at a press conference.

Francisco Cortez
Francisco Cortez

They can if they learn how to get the word out and inform people on where to go to sign. Come on guys!

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

Were talking " Apartheid " here folks.With this shurf selectively  enforcing laws  against LATINOS. ENDORSED by the ARIZONA STATE REPUBLICAN party.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

Ummmmm...I was wondering what ever happened with the results from the analisys of the explosive contained in the "scary box" that was 'sent" to the DRAMA QUEEN? or if there's any suspect...........well, then probably everything was just another DRAMA QUEEN'S for profit and simpathy production.FNG DESPICABLE.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

HILLFOLKREDNECK; did U just got out of prison? WTF, U sound just like one of those BIBLE THUMPERS fresh out of prison. This might be a new low that the DRAMA QUEEN has resorted to in order to try and get some simpathy and some of that beloved money. U should pray to god to "CALL THE CORRUPT POS SHURF " for His "JUDGEMENT DAY" which BTW I think is nearer than ever. LET'S PRAY FOR THAT TO HAPPEN, AMEN.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@pete.clark10; do U know what applies to U biatch:"Pete lives by the sweat of His tongue" since U seems to be the  DRAMA QUEEN'S  ASS SUCKER new addition.U posted: "enjoy 4 more years of Sheriff Arpaio",BUA HA HA HA HA HAHA, that POS SHURF probably is not going to last that lomg; it seems that since He got that "stroke" He is gettting worse day by day, -it must be painful 4 him not to be able to appear in front of those beloved cameras- Now He looks like a fucking donkey when He wears that corcet-like shit.I hope that DEATH takes pitty of the CORRUPT POS and takes Him for good. AMEN. N-WAY, PETE U R A PUNK'D ASS BIATCH.UN-AMERICAN FAG.

car_del99
car_del99

@pete.clark10  Has it ever occured to you that they may have a lot more than they say ? Just to keep you idiots happy for the time being ?

pete.clark10
pete.clark10

@DNichols The people have spoken you anti American POS..Don't like it..try California or one of the liberal sancuary states that are in economic death spiral..LOSERS!!

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@openupthatgoldengate: correction: UNDOCUMENTED MEXICANS. It might hurt U to know that they are LEGALLY standing in AMERICAN CONTINENT SOIL, SINCE Their ANCESTORS have been habitating this continent long before it was INVADED. unlike URs or U, that wko knows where might've came from. Educate URself before openning UR pie hole. N-WAY in case that U R one of those Mexicans - may I say racist-  denaying His race; than U R a traitor.

david_saint01
david_saint01

@openupthatgoldengate id rather the tea bags, most of which moved here, went back to their respective states and would quit trying to destroy our great state with their lunacy 

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@Zocalo: ......."but not all of them R legitimate" , may I ask how do U know that?, unless U R having direct access to those signatures.......ummm....... might it be that somehow U R having access to checking them up? This might require a call to the MARICOPA CIRCUS SHURF OFFICE (MCSO)COLD CASE POSSE. Famous for solving the case of "THE SPIRAL STAIRWAY". LMFAO.

pete.clark10
pete.clark10

@FRONTERAg " Apartheid " For enforcing Immigration laws EVERY nation on earth has??..What a libtard drama delusional moron you are...Enjoy 4 more years of Joe!!

Zocalo
Zocalo

@FRONTERA the sheriff enforces laws against all illegals not just hispanics.

car_del99
car_del99

@IdontRecall Maybe it was a " DEPEND " he left over there , and someone was just mailing it to him ?

Zocalo
Zocalo

@IdontRecall Right and i supposed boston was a sympathy production too right?  it takes time to conduct investigations and who ever sent that to the sheriff will be caught too.

DNichols
DNichols

@Idontrecall;

Bomb Squads useually explode devices while filming to show the devices potential.

This device was disabled with a garden hose?!

"Fishy Fishy."

I sure hope the F.B.I. gets to the bottom of this "Publicity Stunt."

DNichols
DNichols

@pete.clark10;

I am a Proud American.

I stand for the Principles and Values that Built this Great Nation of Immigrants.

For the Record:

The States that are in Economic Disaster now were among the Strongest Economically until the January 2008 start of the Hitleresqe I.C.E. Deportation/Incarceration Programs which caused the "Foreclosure Crisis", the Massive Excesses of Government in these vacated, and Devastated area's!

Quit blaming the Hardest most Devoted Workers for the Economic Disaster that Deportation/Attrition against them has cuased?!

Fact: The twenty-five year period prior to the start of the "Anti Immigrant Rant/I.C.E. Deportation/Incarceration Programs in January 2008 was the Most Prosperous Period in Total U.S. History.

We all Worked Hard Together!

To: Repair America's Economy.

Stop the Racism, stop the Hate.

It is that simple.

To: Good

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Pete, you ARE aware the Old Fool is from Springfield, MA yes?

BTW, you are calling the Arizonans who put the recall provision in the State Constitution anti-American.

But don't let facts get in the way of your libel of DNichols. Now, go back to reading Mein Kampf.

david_saint01
david_saint01

@pete.clark10 @DNichols lol the arpaio lovers are just some high character people arent they..take petey boi here...losers? lol son you made yourself out to be one with that deranged, Alex jones like rant...seek therapy child

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@pete.clark10  I don't like illegal immigration, but Joe hasn't really done anything significant about the problem.  He's just a headline whore and a lot of voters don't bother to look past the headlines.

pete.clark10
pete.clark10

@IdontRecall The whole world has been conquered at some point in history, you mental midget..And they all CURRENTLY have borders and laws, but thanks for your meaningless history lesson  you POS anti American!!

pete.clark10
pete.clark10

@IdontRecall Idiot..Have you ever heard of a recall that DIDN'T have signatures (duplicates etc..) thrown out??...I love liberal delusions...lmao!..Enjoy 4 more years Of Arapio you anti American POS!!

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Pete, once again you are clueless.

The Old Fool CANNOT enforce federal immigration law. Hell, the Old Fool doesn't enforce state law as it is now.

So, please explain what the purpose of a law-enforcement agency like MCSO is doing to enforce laws if the agency essentially refuses to enforce and comply with the law. This also has nothing to do with one's political views or beliefs.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest

Actually the sheriff ISN'T enforcing all state laws on immigration. What ever happened to the Employer Sanctions Law? Only two sanctioned since 2008. The state defended that law all the way to the Supreme Court AND NOW DOESN'T ENFORCE IT! What a fucking waste of money. Check the AZ Attorney General's website for proof.

111991
111991

Why doesn t the sheriff try to look for terrorist like the one s in boston ..hunt for people with bombs and ill intent on this country..or whats the matter do they pose to much of a challenge for him..shiiishhh..he can t even go after sex pradators on children ..why don t we just call it the way it really is..he s cowared..a plain oll cowared..

david_saint01
david_saint01

@Zocalo @FRONTERA how can someone enforce the law when their case closed percentage hovers at less than 30% consistently? Or when they have a PR unit, but not a warrant unit? 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@Zocalo just like you said on the article about C.J. Joe .....if it did happen, I am sure it was just an accident.   so, no harm, no foul right Robert?   by the way, i saw on the news how 2 guys were robbing some BK's....you okay? were you scared? or did they not head into the bathrooms, so you were safely scrubbing away? by the way Robert, when are we going to see that list of names? there are over 200,000 you should have by now

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@Zocalo: Here... Jaffy.......here........come on boi......that's a good boi....now suck on it boi.....It's this UR new screen name boi. In case I'm misstaken, than U must be His relative.....same kind of bullshit spewed. right down to the "who ever sent that to the Sheriff will be caught". LOOSER.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@DNichols  They deal with it in a safe manner.  If it's clear that it can be disabled with a garden hose, they'll do that, in order to preserve evidence.  That makes sense, doesn't it?

I don't like Joe, and hope he's recalled, but conspiracy nuts annoy me.


MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

YPS,

I refer to Pete's comments about being anti-American. Yes I have a lawyer. He's determining whether Pete here is in legal trouble.

I have been out of state tending to personal business. But yes the AF called me.

Don't you have somewhere to be YPS?

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

JUST LIKE HITLER TRYED TO CONQUER THE WORLD..BY DESTROYING ANYTHING AND ANYONE THAT GOT IN HIS WAY>>AND WE ALL KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM..

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Keep flapping ur gums Pete. It's great fodder for my lawyer.

david_saint01
david_saint01

@pete.clark10 @IdontRecall you are the anti american..you dont even have a basic understanding of the tenets of our society, and you rail against dissent...like a good american taliban soldier...oops, i meant tea bagger soldier..

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@DNichols  I hope you don't think I support Joe? Maybe you fall into that annoying group that assumes that since I disagree with anything, I think like everybody else who disagrees with you.

There's a difference between MCSO doing something fraudulent and a conspiracy that involves federal agencies.  BATF said it was gunpowder, which would explain why a garden hose would neutralize it.

DNichols
DNichols

@valleynative;

Remember when Valley Natives were fooled by the 1980's M.C.S.O. "Conspiracy" when they used Marijuana from their evidence lock up to Stage the Phony "The Largest Drug Bust in Arizona History" at Saguaro Lake?! The Local Media, and valleynatives fell hook line and sinker for this M.C.S.O. "Hoax".

Oblivios Gulible Sheep annoy me.

And I really do hope the F.B.I. gets to the bottom of this Bomb Attempt on our Sheriff no matter who it turns out ot be!

Isn't trying to kill a Sheriff a serious offense in America?

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@Bnbk  In addition to conspiracy nuts, I'm also annoyed by people who group anybody who disagrees with them on any topic together and imagine that they must all think alike.

I'm absolutely against legislation claiming to be "universal background checks", largely because they're not universal and aren't really background checks, but none of your other claims apply to me.

Bnbk
Bnbk

@valleynative @DNichols "but conspiracy nuts annoy me", me too. Esp the here come the black helicopter, anti-universal background check,they're gonna start a national gun registry,hide your fire arms conspiracy nuts. Hypocrite much ?

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