Joe Arpaio Recall Suspends Paid Signature Gathering Campaign for Second Time

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Sheriff Joe: King of Maricopa County till he croaks? Looks that way.

The roller-coaster campaign to recall Sheriff Joe Arpaio took another dive today. With just two weeks left before the recall's May 30 deadline, the on-again, off-again paid effort to gather signatures is off again.

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This afternoon, I was forwarded a text message sent out to paid canvassers by Sign Here Petitions, informing them that the recall Arpaio committee Respect Arizona had "shut off" the paid drive. They were ordered to stop collecting signatures and turn in their petitions Friday.

Recall Arizona campaign manager Lilia Alvarez confirmed that this was the case. She explained that Recall Arizona had been in negotiations for more funds to keep the paid drive alive, but the funds did not materialize.

"These donors had questions about who the candidate [against Arpaio] would potentially be in the future," she told me. "Today, they decided that they weren't going to donate at the last push anymore. It is disappointing."

Alvarez says the sticking point was the lack of a definite candidate to bet on.

"We made sure to explain...that wasn't the way it works," she said. "But different people think differently, and they're conditional thinkers."

Indeed, Jerry Lewis, the candidate that devastated ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce in the 2011 recall election did not emerge until after Governor Jan Brewer had set a date for the recall election. That was late in the game. And even then, Lewis was a neophyte who had never run for public office before.

Alvarez would not identify the persons involved with this latest setback. Which is really too bad, because I'd like to know who they are, if only to call them out as cowards.

Nor would Alvarez say how many signatures Respect Arizona currently has. She explained that as paid and volunteer canvassers submit petitions over the next day or two, she would better know where the effort stands.

On April 22, Respect Arizona announced that they had 200,359 valid signatures for the recall petition in-house.

The group has not updated the number since then, though, presumably, that number would have increased. My guess is that they are somewhere near 250,000, though that is wild speculation on my part.

Alvarez told me that the "most realistic assessment" at this point would be that the recall effort would need 9,000 petition circulators to turn in 15 valid signatures a piece to meet their goal of 335,317 valid signatures by May 30.

Or to put it more plainly, she estimated the effort needs 135,000 signatures to meet its deadline "and account for a cushion" that the recall effort would need to cover the inevitable signatures that will be tossed for one reason or another by county elections..

That would require more than 9,600 signatures a day for two weeks, a grim and seemingly impossible task.

"People know that if they do not get involved, they get four more years of the sheriff," Alvarez stated.

Which at this point, seems like what we'll be getting. Unless you believe in the one about the loaves and the fishes.


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aficionadodejoe
aficionadodejoe

Great news to hear that the recall is failing.  I can't believe the notion that illegal hispanics feel like they have some kind of right to be here!  I can't go to Mexico or any country illegally, why should they be able to come here illegally?  Israel does racial profiling out of a need to survive.  Arizona is swamped with illegals and thanks to Joe, he is helping AZ not to drown!

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

I think that the OLD FOOL is gonna go down on His own, death is knocking on His door. He was on TV a couple of days ago, while He was at His CONCENTRATION CAMP (tent city), and the OLD FART looks like a cadaver already, I even think that He had a 2x4 shoved up His ass to keep Him from falling down, while the 2x4 was nailed to the bench.

It reminded me of FORREST GUMP when the actor was sitting at the bus stop. The POS thought that He was gonna get an interview from that particular reporter interviewing the other guy, but His ass was completely ignored. He looked like a chick waiting for its mamma to be fed a worm. FNG HILLARIOUS.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

Keep your head up Lilia Alvarez.  You've approached this task gallantly and have handled the bumps with class.

Much Respect

robert_graham
robert_graham

By the way have you seen the other news - that the court has upheld Brewer's no drivers license policy for Dreamers?  I told you so!

robert_graham
robert_graham

It is wonderful news that the campaign is broke AGAIN!  ABC15 reports "Recall organizer Lilia Alvarez says people who promised to contribute to the group changed their minds because a viable candidate hadn't been lined up to challenge Arpaio."

But no, the truth is potential donors changed their minds because they finally realized that the recall campaign is a bunch of crap and Respect Arizona is nothing but a scam to take peoples money, not because of a lack of any viable candidate.  I wonder if my websites had anything to do with this?

Wouldn't it be logical to assume that if Respect Arizona really had volunteers in the first place they would not have had to resort to paid signature gatherers not once but at least twice?  But now that they are broke again and have to rsort to using the volunteers they never had in the first place where does that leave them with only 13 days left?  It's all pretty comical if you ask me. 

jbunny
jbunny

I'm really disappointed. I've been following Joe's antics since I moved here in '94. I really thought this time he might be booted out. I give up, he locked in his key demographic and we just have to wait for his fans to become too senile to vote.

TaxpayingVoter
TaxpayingVoter

Quick!  Someone throw another sidewalk in front of him!  Maybe it will finish him off this time...lol

PissOnArpaio
PissOnArpaio

One can always hope that Arpaio just has a heart attack and dies.

PosersSuck
PosersSuck

@yourproductsucks

Yes, keep your head up Lilia and divorce Randy before he drags your reputation down through the mud where his is heading.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYQUACK, Have U heard the other news, that the IMMIGRATION REFORM is going to be ready in a couple of days, then when this goes in effect,  whatever the DRUNKARD BITCH says, does or try to block is going to be without effect. SCANDALOUS BITCH. 

JasperJR
JasperJR

@JoeArpaioFan  Does your Mother have a license to leave snail tracks all over our roads?

JasperJR
JasperJR

What did Joe Arpaio's Parents do to earn their citizenship?  I'll bet that his Mother did not even shave that line of black hair that grows from her stinker, to her chin!    Why would she even want to leave a place, where she could swing by her tail, from the trees.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@jbunny You're going to be even more disappointed when Arpaio is never recalled. I think this is wonderful news.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@PissOnArpaio Oh really?  Actually you can go piss on yourself.  I hope that you have a heart attack and die you fuckin little weasel.  Your comment can be construed as a threat against a law enforcement officer.

PosersSuck
PosersSuck

@JoeArpaioFan

I'm not going to call Lilia Alvarez a thief, I met her a few times and I like her. I do think as everyone with a brain should think by now that this Recall Charade is a For Profit Enterprise. I seriously doubt that this campaign is a total failure, you can't listen to anything those people say EVERYTHING they say or print is geared towards raking in more cash profit, and I mean EVERYTHING they say!

MoManny
MoManny

@JoeArpaioFanYou mean like how you're a total failure? You keep forgetting I've seen you, I know what you look like, what kind of car you drive. Just wait until tomorrow. 

JasperJR
JasperJR

Also, if any of Joe's fans can read, degenerate thugs just like him are now getting what they've got coming in Central and South America.  It is in the paper!

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYDUCK. UR hero doesn't need to be recalled, the POS has one foot standing on death's side, I think that in two more months He is going to croack from heart failure, after beign told that He is no longer fit to be the SHURF, then what R U going to do, don't worry though, by then U R going to be away, tucked in a 4x8 room, or sucking dick at tent city. PUTO.

jbunny
jbunny

@JoeArpaioFan @jbunny Of course you do, I'm quiet on this forum but I read all the comments and I know you're a blind follower of Joe. What I don't get is why people like you and his other die-hard supporters don't look at the financials. He's cost you as a taxpayer a lot of money, crime rates aren't any lower, and in many cases the MCSO hasn't properly enforced the law--there's no reason for child molestors to be sitting at home watching kiddie porn when they have a warrant out for their arrest. Take the politics and racial biases out of it, the bottom line is that the MCSO costs us a lot and we aren't any safer for it. I'm not scared of kitchen workers and landscapers who are trying to make a living, but I do want sex offenders and thieves off the street.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYQUACK,  I'm going to gather 4 sidewalks and throw them right on His path U R FUCKING STUPID

JasperJR
JasperJR

@JoeArpaioFan @TaxpayingVoter If Joe Arpaio does pass away unexpectedly, I don't think it will be a sidewalk or heart attack.  I live in New York, so I am familiar with the subject.  It will be a mob hit or syphilitic dementia.  Maybe leukemia....that seems to take out a lot of those grease stains

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

@JoeArpaioFan 

LMAO you? A law-enforcement officer?

You called Eric Holder racist (Holder is African-American). He's the nation's top law-enforcement officer.

Do us all a favor Robert and go take your meds. BTW, did you like the little sound bites I put up on your pathetic little website?

JasperJR
JasperJR

Does Jan Brewer piss, when she sits on your face JAF.  Also, I bet your filthy family wanted Hitler to win WWII,,,,,,NAZI ASSHOLE

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan you see Robert, you posting peoples personal info and addresses for signing the recall petition is a bad thing and unethical for a very big reason. if you post someones name and address in connection with their political choices, you are exposing them to the lunatic fringe. their names and addresses are then available for any extremists or rabid opponents who would like to take retaliatory action against those people for having different political beliefs. do you want to have someone hunting down one of those people and taking matters into their own hands? that is exactly what you are opening them up to

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan you have already proven you cant discern between what is a threat and what is not

PosersSuck
PosersSuck

@david_saint01 

Ok. fine then, I don't like being called an Arpaio supporter any more than you do. Just because I call out this recall circus for what it is, does NOT mean I support Arpaio. If you have tons of research on Arpaio, it should be NO problem for you to do some common sense research on these operations associated with the recalls, they all trace back to one person and a constant plea for cash. Don't let your disdain for one asshole trick you into supporting another one. just do some research and then come back and call me names if I am wrong. Remember, always follow the money, it's the master key that unlocks every pandoras box there is.I am not calling you a liar when you say that you have research on Arpaio, how about showing me the same respect? Do the research and follow the money and assets, thats all it takes.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@PosersSuck @david_saint01 lmao wtf are you talking about? the only thing i lovingly call him is an asshole. its not rocket science figuring out which side im on, and have been for the better part of the last decade! maybe i mistook your comment to be directed at me, instead of fan boi...if thats the case, apologies. (ps i have tons of research on arpaio, plus much more..ask lemmons)

PosersSuck
PosersSuck

@david_saint01

You just proved beyond any shadow of a doubt that you rode the short bus to school as a child. I AM NOT defending that wrinkled old piece of shit that you so lovingly call a Sheriff. I am calling out the second most despicable person in the County behind Arpaio. There are mental midgets and scum suckers who bottom feed and fall for every scam that comes down the pike. If you can’t see that this is a profit making enterprise, you probably need emergency therapy. DO some damned research for the love of God, it’s NOT rocket science..What a dumb ass you truly are!! 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@PosersSuck @JoeArpaioFan first this isnt for profit, its for the benefit of our community. Just look at how fascist you people act in defense of him! he fabricates charges against judges because he doesnt like them, you turn the other way. He goes after this papers owner and editor, because they exposed him trying to violate millions of citizens rights, and you all put your heads in the sand. And now we have the nazi style culture of intimidation beginning to ramp up. You people talk about the law, and being Patriots..but obviously dont have the first clue about either. You are MINIONS, serving your master joe, NOT your country! in closing, as i said in the other response, before you accuse others of bullshit, maybe try realizing your own first..and then, know wtf you are talking about before people like me that do just make you look stupid and embarrass you. 

PosersSuck
PosersSuck

@JoeArpaioFan

I fully agree that this recall effort is a for profit scam, but I don't believe a word you just said. If that were true, why didn’t you get it on tape and end their scam? You talk too much bullshit!!

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

JAFFYQUACK. How many times have U and UR fag friends have signed recall petitions with a fake ID? Since U've been saying so many times that U have tried to sign by: "I lied and told them both times I am not a registered voter....", I think that U have gone through and sign anyway, if U quack, act like a quack and walk like a quack, then U R a fucking QUACK. BITCH.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @david_saint01 @yourproductsucks you think its ok to post names of people signing to intimidate them into not..you are THE WORST EXAMPLE OF AN AMERICAN I HAVE EVER FUCKING SEEN! You say you hate Hitler, but act like one of his minions did in the early 30's. Say whatever you want, from now you are nothing more to me than a fascist piece of worthless shit, a waste of good air, a stain on our society. You obviously dont like Democracy, and take for granted your freedom. JT Ready didnt even pull shit like that before his mass murder..that says a lot about you

robert_graham
robert_graham

@david_saint01 @JoeArpaioFan @yourproductsucks Trust me, it's a fialure, just you wait and see.  I can gaurantee you when signatures are counted in 13 days there will be hundreds that are invald and will be thrown out.  Common-sense says that if you people are not against ID fraud why would you be against voter fraud?  You are clearly in desperate mode and you want to get as many signatures as you can - illegally or legitimately.  And you'll stop at nothing to get them and you''ll call everybody a racist who tries to get in your way.

How do I know?  Well I'll tell you.  Because twice when I was approached by signature gatherers in Phoenix I acted naieve about what they were doing and the gatherers said they wanted my signature to recall Arpaio.  I lied and told them both times I am not a registered voter but guess what they said? They told me it's okay; that I can sign anyway . I said REALLY?  They said SURE!

Well, I didn't sign but that is proof that if they'd attempt that with me, how many other people did they do that to?  Probably hundreds if not thousands.  Explain yourself!  You think just because you get your petitions notorized that you are in the clear.  You're like the fox guarding the henhouse.


IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFY, That's exactly why U R shinning toilets at BK and sucking old saggy balls and dicks and posting UR rants. How much do U get for? squirts all over UR face, balls gunk, and a "HITLER" once on a while?. FNG BOI.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan re-read your post and think about how you are not the right person to make that assessment...........then again, it just might make you the most qualified

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@jbunny @JoeArpaioFan lol allow me to help you Jbunny..dont waste your time..fan boi doesnt care about facts, he sticks to his delusions out of some obsession he has with joe..

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @JasperJR then why do you persist on acting like the nazi's did bobbi...voter intimidation is how they got rid of the other parties..congrats are in order then, because you have become what you claim to hate. 

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFYQUACK, I think that by now there's enough data collected by the FBI about UR POSIBLE UNSTABLE mental conditition, posible intimidation like tactics, terrorist like tactics, threats and inciting to violence to deem U as a THREAT TO THE PUBLIC. I hope that soon They knock on UR door and when that happen U suffer a STROKE, knowing what a fag U R. fucking PUTO.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan does it matter? i never said it was or wasnt. the smartest thing you could do to repair your name and word, would to be to just read my reply to YPS and be quiet. YPS made a good point and i made a compliment to you and your word. if you just stop and be quiet it will repair some of the damage you have made to your credibility. as YPS has intoned........its time to move on Robert. we can argue about other stuff, but that argument is never going to go anywhere. drop it, i am

robert_graham
robert_graham

@yourproductsucks @danzigsdaddy It will only get better as may 30th approaches. It wouldn't surprise me if my information is what has caused your donors to withdraw. Next week if you happen to be driving on I-10 expect to see several huge banners hung from overpasses that tell about Arpaio and says sheriffarpaio.org. They will be there during rush hour.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@yourproductsucks 'nuff said. fair enough. and in all fairness.........he kept his word and removed a name without further proof of who's identity it was we were discussing. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

for every post or blog someone is on, probably 500 people can see it. of those maybe 500,  there is a good chance over 100 of them could be mentally unstable. of those 100 ther could be 50 of them who are ticking time bombs who would go out and do something harmful and or dangerous to others. you putting peoples personal info out there is exposing them to potentially violent people and increasing the danger in their lives............is that your intent?

robert_graham
robert_graham

@danzigsdaddy I have simply posted NAMES on the blog which is no different than opening a phone book to see names. Phone books do not contain SSN's or birthdates and neither does my blog.  Can you think of a stronger arguement for your ID theft theory please?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan  you have posted on your site an blog about how to protect yourself from identity theft. one such way is to not post your personal info on the internet or on public forums, yet you are trying to post peoples personal info on the internet and on public forums that you have created and you are doing it with out the express consent of those people.that is not only a threat Robert, it is actually trying to do people harm and exposing them to identity theft. you are committing crime skippy. you have evolved from just making threats to actually trying to do harm

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