The chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party is being sued for defamation after he essentially accused a Latino voter-outreach group of voter fraud.
Matthew Hendley Members of Citizens for a Better Arizona protesting LaFaro's comments at the state GOP headquarters earlier this week.
Maricopa County GOP chairman A.J. LaFaro accused the group Citizens for a Better Arizona (CBA) of "stuffing the ballot box" at the county election headquarters, and alleged that they fill out voters' ballots for them. Additionally, he called one of CBA's workers, Ben Marin, a "violent thug."
Local attorney Alexander Kolodin, who's representing Marin and CBA in this lawsuit, tells New Times the things LaFaro said about Marin were "not only untrue but really virulent."More »