Joe Arpaio, "Convicted Racist," Escapes Recall Threat as Respect Arizona Falls Short (w/Updates)

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Lilia Alvarez of Respect Arizona announces that the recall has fallen short of its goal

***Updates regarding new voter registrations are at the end of this post.***

Respect Arizona, the group that had been spearheading the effort to remove Sheriff Joe Arpaio from office, announced Thursday afternoon that it had not obtained the signatures necessary to trigger a recall of the sheriff.

As a result, the group did not submit its signatures to the county elections office by the 5 p.m. deadline

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With bankers boxes of petitions weighing down a table next to her and around 40 supporters looking on, Respect Arizona's campaign manager Lilia Alvarez explained the situation to reporters assembled before the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors' auditorium, nearby where the group had erected tents days before as part of what they called "Camp Recall Arpaio."

"I must admit to you that despite the 120 days of hard labor and dedication we have come up short," she said.

Alvarez declined to state precisely how many signatures supporters of the recall had gathered. She emphasized that Recall Arizona would not submit the petition in part because the group did not want the county to incur the expense of verifying signatures.

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This one's got your name on it, Joe

"We know that because we have not gotten to the mark, we cannot submit the signatures," Alvarez explained. "Because submitting the signatures would incur millions of dollars invested in a process that we can't trigger."

Maricopa County elections director Karen Osborne has estimated that the verification of the signatures would cost the county $1.5 million. So the group's decision not to submit its petitions was the correct one.

Even if the organization scored more than the 335,317 signatures needed, a certain percentage were sure to be tossed, as they always are, for various reasons.

Alvarez knows her group potentially would have lost the moral high ground to criticize Arpaio's office for misspending millions of taxpayer dollars.

Still, Alvarez said the group would be turning in more than 15,000 voter registration forms for new voters obtained during the recall campaign. (Note: Please see updates below.)


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ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Your elected officials have their own agenda and it’s not yours. Wake up Arizona! 

theloushow
theloushow

My prediction continues to prove true: The only thing the naysayers have is to try to smear.
Let me repeat: The only person(s) ultimately responsible for this failed recall is RANDY PARRAZ and the people around him associated with the recall. Any attempt to fabricate a Strawman Argument in order to change the focus onto someone else is only a distraction and childish.

This is not personal, it's business. But I expect these Tea Party type distractions will continue because . . . like I said, it's the only thing they've got.  Randy Parraz is the focus, along with his wife, Lilia Alvarez, CBA, and Respect Arizona . . . no one else.

WHERE’S MY RECALL?”
PHOENIX TALKBACK RADIO SHOW – 2013 June 02, 2013 (Show #10)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXYPbrRAqAU
THE RECALL FLEECED US SHOW (AKA “Where’s My Recall?”)
Welcome back to "Phoenix Talkback", the world's first Jewish-Chicano Radio Show!!
Today's show is Co-Hosted by Viva Samuel Ramirez. (This show is the first in a series of shows about the failed recall against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.)
IN THE FIRST HALF: Lou and Viva speculate on why the recall failed; Viva recognizes that the recall might have been initiated too soon and that the community might have been distracted away from the reality of how people have been treated but , instead, given the unrealistic goal of recalling an official too soon after an election; Lou plays a clip of Randy Parraz, President of the Citizens for a Better Arizona, asking a question to three of the candidates for Sheriff at the debate held at Los Abigados before the Primary Election of 2012; Panelists Gail (the Bohemian Activist) and DeeDee Blasé (President of Somos Independents) join in and state how they were “fleeced” by Parraz/CBA/Respect Arizona; the lack of transparency is compared to Tea Party groups; the covering up of awareness of the impending failure of the recall and when it was known; possible by-products of the failed recall (legislation, recall fever); analysis of the excuses of Randy Parraz; the percentage cut of Randy Parraz – the “Organizational Consultant” in the recall of Russell Pearce; an editorial by Bobby Hernandez.
IN THE SECOND HALF: Why the petitions were shredded; donations of the volunteers; since when is “Losing” Winning?; the exploitation of the DREAMers in Team Awesome; Angel Garcia, Community Activist, calls in; Randy Parraz took 30% in consulting fees in the recall of Russell Pearce; Angel talks about the hypocrisy of Parraz ejecting Angel from a CBA event; the lack of transparency of Lilia Alvarez; the responsibility of anyone donating to a non-profit organization; the hypocrisy surrounding the use of paid petition gatherers; the value of Comprehensive Immigration Reform; Does Randy Parraz need Joe Arpaio? (This show originated out of KFNX Studios, Phoenix, Arizona, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, on June 02, 2013)

rdchryl
rdchryl

Joe Arpaio is a great man!  He is in office because that is where Jesus, the Son of God wants him!  He has more morals and common sense than all of you idiotic godless democrats!!!!!!!  I prayed for him and donated to his cause and I am so glad he came out on top, just where he deserves.  See the immoral and godless always stoop so low and threaten with bombs, lies and all kind of ridiculous nonsense because that is all you Dems are.  RIDICULOUS!  LIARS!  And you threaten and go against the law, but you cannot come against Sheriff Joe's God!  Glory to the God of the Jews and Gentiles!  And his name is.... JESUS!  Yay!

theloushow
theloushow

“WHERE’S MY RECALL?”
PHOENIX TALKBACK RADIO SHOW – 2013 June 02, 2013 (Show #10)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXYPbrRAqAU

THE RECALL FLEECED US SHOW (AKA “Where’s My Recall?”)
Welcome back to "Phoenix Talkback", the world's first Jewish-Chicano Radio Show!!
Today's show is Co-Hosted by Viva Samuel Ramirez. (This show is the first in a series of shows about the failed recall against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.)

IN THE FIRST HALF: Lou and Viva speculate on why the recall failed; Viva recognizes that the recall might have been initiated too soon and that the community might have been distracted away from the reality of how people have been treated but , instead, given the unrealistic goal of recalling an official too soon after an election; Lou plays a clip of Randy Parraz, President of the Citizens for a Better Arizona, asking a question to three of the candidates for Sheriff at the debate held at Los Abigados before the Primary Election of 2012; Panelists Gail (the Bohemian Activist) and DeeDee Blasé (President of Somos Independents) join in and state how they were “fleeced” by Parraz/CBA/Respect Arizona; the lack of transparency is compared to Tea Party groups; the covering up of awareness of the impending failure of the recall and when it was known; possible by-products of the failed recall (legislation, recall fever); analysis of the excuses of Randy Parraz; the percentage cut of Randy Parraz – the “Organizational Consultant” in the recall of Russell Pearce; an editorial by Bobby Hernandez.

IN THE SECOND HALF: Why the petitions were shredded; donations of the volunteers; since when is “Losing” Winning?; the exploitation of the DREAMers in Team Awesome; Angel Garcia, Community Activist, calls in; Randy Parraz took 30% in consulting fees in the recall of Russell Pearce; Angel talks about the hypocrisy of Parraz ejecting Angel from a CBA event; the lack of transparency of Lilia Alvarez; the responsibility of anyone donating to a non-profit organization; the hypocrisy surrounding the use of paid petition gatherers; the value of Comprehensive Immigration Reform; Does Randy Parraz need Joe Arpaio? (This show originated out of KFNX Studios, Phoenix, Arizona, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, on May 26, 2013)

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

Is there an accounting for the money donated to the recall attempt?  Is this to become public knowledge?

snibbomot
snibbomot

"Convicted Racist,"...looks someone has comprehension issues.

robertmcdonald
robertmcdonald

Here is the link to my Arpaio Watch Commentary and I hit on the recall calling it a train wreck waiting to happen. I hate that I was right.

http://sdrv.ms/19ujrpr

uncut1ga
uncut1ga

Ding Dong! The recall is dead. Which old recall? The Arpaio recall!
Ding Dong! The Arpaio recall is dead.
Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.
Wake up, the Arpaio recall is dead. It has gone where the goblins go,
Below - below - below. Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.
Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know
The Arpaio recall is dead!

michaelsurreal
michaelsurreal

I think YOU need help.  Demonic spirit???  Get a grip dude.  The bible is a fairy tale taken from other fairy tales to help the biggest con man in history....your lord and savior Jesus Christ spread his scam.  Wake up and smell the carbon dating slick.  Science has pissed on almost every part of the bible and it's only a matter of time before the disease known as "religion" is cured from this planet and radicals like yourself stop blowing people up in the name of GOD.  Please read this and maybe wake up from your brain washing.

http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/jim_meritt/bible-contradictions.html  

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@theloushow  You were silent when the two recalls of Brewer failed. Where was your outrage then? Why blame others now but not then? You were also silent when others tried and failed at recalling Arpaio over the years.  

The recall failed and now the real losers are going to bitch, lie and make accusations. Thats you and Dee Dee and Robert McDonald.  It was still more successful than anything any of you will ever do. 

MotherJones
MotherJones

@theloushow Where's who's recall? Lou's? I didn't see his sorry ass out there trying to get sigs.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@robertmcdonald  So Robert please tell us how many new voters have you registered since january.  Was it about the same as the Shadow Army or ws it closer to the number from this recall effort?  

It's time for you to accept reality: You will never be the organizer Parraz is. 

No one is stoping you from starting your own recall.  All you do is blame others and exaggerate your own successes which are nonexistent.  

No one cares about your hard-on for Randy Parraz but your jealousy has glared out for all to see since the Pearce recall.  You've tattooed  "Jealous loser" all over your political career and will never get any support.  

 Parazz has already accomplished more than you and Lou Lerner and Dee Dee Blaze ever will.   Get over yourself. 

MotherJones
MotherJones

@robertmcdonald Hey, Robert, whatever happened to that recall against Joe that YOU said you were gonna organize?

If you want, you can get off your fat ass and file it Monday. 

But that would mean actually doing something instead of running your mouth.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@uncut1ga, Oh my god ,not another JaffyBoi, I bet U R prancing around with a flower on UR hairn while saying that ding dong bulshit.  A DONG is what U crave 4. CULO.

heyroze
heyroze

@uncut1ga did you have too much coffee or meth before you posted this? Don't think for one moment that a setback causes us to give up. We obviously do not quit, we don't know the meaning of the word. This only gives us more fuel, more encouragement to move forward. There's more than one way to skin a cat after all.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@uncut1ga ding dong, youre an idiot. You support a politician over Americans and the Constitution, so youre no patriot. You allow hate and anger to trump logic, its become so bad its toxic. Maybe you should start acting like a patriot if you want to call yourself one, because all you are right now is a traitor..there, im done. 

theloushow
theloushow

Thank you for listening.
Listen to this one:

PHOENIX TALKBACK RADIO SHOW -- 2013 June 09, 2013 (Show #11)
THE REFLECTIONS OF STAUFFER SHOW (AKA "Where's My Recall?", #2)
Welcome back to "Phoenix Talkback", the world's first Jewish-Chicano Radio Show!!
Today's show is Co-Hosted by Victor Hoelscher
. (This show is the second in a series of shows about the failed recall against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.)
IN THE FIRST HALF: In the recent news: DREAMers protest in Hollywood over the contradiction of deporting DACA applicants; House Republicans complicate Comprehensive Immigration Reform via Stave King’s amendment against DACA, and; Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio temporarily suspends immigration enforcement; Lou & Victor discuss these events. Lou introduces Mike Stauffer, Independent Candidate for Sheriff in the last election, in November 2012, where Joe Arpaio won. Mike Stauffer talks about his campaign and how Randy Parraz affected it. Lou plays a clip from the previous show (Gail declaring her support for Stauffer after realizing how Parraz and CBA suspiciously began supporting Paul Penzone); Randy Parraz as “Kingmaker”; the Politics of Personality vs. the Politics of Merit; The $1.3 MIL Pledge. IN THE SECOND HALF: Victor asks Mike about the petition company (same Parraz used); The “So-Called Recall”; The Democratic Party needs Joe Arpaio (and visa versa); Mike Stauffer talks about originally breaking the Marty Atencio story; “If You’re Not With Us, You’re Against Us”; another clip from the previous show (stating Comprehensive Immigration Reform as most important to affect change); how SB1070 hindered law enforcement; Mike Stauffer answers the question “Will you run again for Sheriff?” (This show originated out of KFNX Studios, Phoenix, Arizona, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, on June 09, 2013) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBoorZiJ5L8

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

@dennis20 @robertmcdonald  Sounds like McDonald, Dee Dee and Lou are arpaio supporters trying to ruin it for all the other people in Maricopa County who worked hard to collect signatures and contributions.

robertmcdonald
robertmcdonald

@dennis20I am doing something  in my community by educating voters in my precinct of which I am an elected Democratic PC about issues like these. Additionally, I have registered new voters and as a Notary Public individuals can and do come to my home to register to vote. 

As for Randy Parraz, where is the money? He uses people like you to do the dirty work for him and then enriches himself by collecting "consulting fees" such as the Pearce recall to the tune of $30k. As for being a jealous loser, apparently you dont know me at all which is no surprise because I dont care what you think of me because I serve my community as a member of the Mesa Library Board, I serve my community as an Elected Democratic PC, I serve my community as a member of the Maricopa County Democratic Party Candidate Recruitment and Retention committee, and I serve my community as a civil rights activist. I dont call that a jealous loser, I call that a caring individual.

robertmcdonald
robertmcdonald

@MotherJones I think you are confusing the Pearce Recall with this one because I was on the organizing committee for the Pearce Recall with DeeDee. I never said I was going to start a recall against Arpaio, because I know better. As for actually doing something, I am with my Arpaio Watch group and on my commentaries on Phoenix Talkback Radio Show which happens to be on a Tea Party Station KFNX pissing off Teabaggers by attacking their savior with the facts. I supported this recall initially, but then I saw the mismanagement of resources and withdrew my support.

uncut1ga
uncut1ga

@IdontRecall Looks like your mouth waters when it comes to a penis you cum drunk pole smoker.

The recall attempt has been rejected libtards!

uncut1ga
uncut1ga

@heyroze @uncut1ga Drugs are a libtard type of thing you moronic illegal alien.


Don't forget to remember the recall failed! LOL!!!

MotherJones
MotherJones

Uphold your oath? Are you a security guard for Walmart or something?

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@robertmcdonald @dennis20  What you are is a cry baby with a hard-on for Parraz. Nothing more and nothing less.  And you should start caring what people think because you have made a fool of yourself for the last few years with your silly allegations and lies.  Your self centered rants against those doing the work you lack the talent to do helps no one.  

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@robertmcdonald@MotherJones 

"Randy is not an attorney. He has a degree in law, but is not licensed to practice law in Arizona or California where he got his degree. Just because he has a law degree a lawyer does not make without a license."

This is bullshit. 

He is an attorney, he simply is not practicing his trade. 

Is a doctor who is not using his medical skills no longer a doctor? Is a pilot who knows how to fly but working as a computer engineer no longer a pilot??

You are doing nothing but trying to split hairs and spin in your direction instead of acknowledging the facts.

A license is nothing more than saying it's legal for you to sell your services in that particular field, schooling and diploma's say who and what you are.

robertmcdonald
robertmcdonald

@dennis20 @robertmcdonald  If you want to support someone that enriches themselves on your back have at it. As for my service, I serve honorably and I uphold my oath, I am not a teabagger like some who serve. As for no one trusts me, I dont care because I know who my friends are.

robertmcdonald
robertmcdonald

@MotherJones Randy is not an attorney. He has a degree in law, but is not licensed to practice law in Arizona or California where he got his degree. Just because he has a law degree a lawyer does not make without a license.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@robertmcdonald @dennis20  WOW!  A notary and a PC. Big deal. Even JT Ready was a PC and so is Art Olivas. Any service you do for the community is probably harmful.  

You are so concerned about Parraz's income because you can't raise a nickel.  You seem unconcerned with Chad Willems. No one trusts you and should not for good reason.  30,000 dollar salary is chicken feed for a Berkley graduate. We are lucky we have Parraz working hard for the betterment of this community. You, on the other hand, are nothing but a sore loser with a hard-on for Parraz because he is obviously smarter and more successful than you will ever be. Its crystal clear to everyone but yourself.  

MotherJones
MotherJones

@robertmcdonald @dennis20 Wow, $30K to throw Pearce out of office? That was a steal. Parraz is an attorney. He could make about 10 times that if he were practicing. But he is instead committed to justice and is willing to work day and night for $30K to remove Pearce from office.

Dennis is right, fat boy. You will never come close to achieving what Parraz has. You're a hater, pure and simple. A jealous, pathetic hater.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@robertmcdonald @MotherJones  I know what went on behind the scenes Robert. I know how dee dee tried to sabatage it and also the dirty "black ops" email she accidently sent me and others. Shame on you for being involved in it. 

MotherJones
MotherJones

@robertmcdonald @MotherJones "I also authored the letter that started the whole investigation into Pearce and Olivia Cortez so I did my damage." Guess what, dumbass, that letter went NOWHERE, and you were hardly the first to point out that Cortes was a phony. Lemons and Gilman get that honor. What exposed Cortes more than anything was Tom Ryan's court action. What did you have to do with that? Again, nothing. You and DeeDee had no money. You're both idiots who talk a lot of smack and hate on people who accomplish. Get a life, fat boy loser.

robertmcdonald
robertmcdonald

@MotherJones @robertmcdonald Randy Parraz came to us and asked us to withdraw and support CBA's recall which we did. You have no idea what went on behind the scenes, I do because I was there. We didnt fail in our cause because Pearce is out of Office and a two time loser and I also authored the letter that started the whole investigation into Pearce and Olivia Cortez so I did my damage.

MotherJones
MotherJones

@robertmcdonald @MotherJones "the organizing committee for the Pearce Recall with DeeDee." Um, how far did that go Ronald McDonald? Nowhere. You and that dumb witch DeeDee wanted to steal the glory, but you couldn't organize a kids b-day party. So your effort failed miserably and Parraz's succeeded. You had nothing to do with Pearce's removal from office. Nothing. Just curious, do you even have a job?

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@uncut1ga, seems like finally UR fantasy of a threesome came true, there U go, enjoy it while the OLD FOOL is still alive, U and Jaffy need to go eazy on Him. Just to think about that makes UR gaping vagina flow. I heard that U use a pillow as a tampon. PUTO.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Your beloved is the loser in Federal Court. I believe a monitor will be appointed to document compliance with court orders. Arpaio is going to need permission for JoeArpaioFan to wipe his ass. Two weeks and we'll see who's laughing.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

@uncut1ga 

Not only do I oppose the Flaccid Failure, I oppose illegal immigration.

I served in the United States Army.

I support law-enforcement and love this country and the Constitution (the very document your flaccid hero wipes his ass with).

BTW, treason is defined as providing aid or comfort to the enemy.

uncut1ga
uncut1ga

@IdontRecall You gotta be some type of a faggot who enjoys cock so much you service glory holes.

Recall has been rejected! LOL!!!

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@uncut1ga, getting on UR knees is what U do every day while sucking the OLD FOOL's limp junk, praying for some of that cream to squirt on UR fuck face. ILLEGAL BOI.

uncut1ga
uncut1ga

@david_saint01 @uncut1ga Lawsuits filed by dumbass libtards supporting illegals count for nothing.

Get on you knees and pray for brains you imbecile.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@uncut1ga @david_saint01 maybe you missed the part about that lawsuit that arpaio lost being filed by AMERICAN citizens...maybe you should know wtf you are talking about for a change..

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@uncut1ga @david_saint01 lmao only a traitor would side with a politician over their fellow citizens and the US Constitution. Only a weak minded person would allow hate against a race to cause them to abandon their countries principles. And only a dumb fucking idiot would think they have any intelligence by doing so. 

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