Justice Department Monitoring Election in Maricopa County to Keep the Racists at Bay

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The Justice Department is stopping by Maricopa County during tomorrow's elections just to make sure no one's being racist to an illegal degree.

The agency announced this morning that it's sending federal observers to three cities in Alabama, as well as Maricopa County to make sure everyone's complying with the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Justice Department points out, "prohibits discrimination in the election process on the basis of race, color, or membership in a minority language group."

Of course, the Justice Department is suing the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio for alleged racial discrimination and its "culture of bias," so the agency's presence here probably doesn't come as a surprise.

The Justice Department just recently set up a "civil rights unit" in Birmingham, Alabama, with a focus on protecting immigrants and other groups.

"Under the Voting Rights Act, the Justice Department is authorized to ask the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to send federal observers to jurisdictions that are certified by the attorney general or by a federal court order," the Justice Department's announcement says. "Federal observers will be assigned to monitor polling place activities in Lanett, Reform, Phenix City [in Alabama, where the leave out the o], and Maricopa County based on the attorney general's certification. The observers will watch and record activities during voting hours at polling locations in these counties, and Civil Rights Division attorneys will coordinate the federal activities and maintain contact with local election officials."

The Justice Department says it does this all the time, with hundreds of people monitoring elections across the country every year.


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robert_graham
robert_graham

What the hell is a "Membership language Group"?  I think I will join the club and learn how to speak Chinese.  How stupid.  I can point out though that the Voting Act of 1965 does not say that illegal aliens have the right to vote so this must be enforced.  Any illegal alien who votes or attempts to vote must be charged with a federal crime.

robert_graham
robert_graham

If the Justice Department will be monitoring the elections they must ensure that illegal aliens don't vote and that people don't vote more than once.   And why only in Maricopa County, Arizona?  Do the really think that fraud doesn't happen elsewhere?

coyote_slim
coyote_slim

Election monitoring in Maricopastan. Wow, go figure.

narizona
narizona

I have never trusted the results from elections .....there are too many crooked people involved in the process in short .I believe they are all rigged............ just an opinion. 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

good to hear...im sure the tea party taliban will be out in full force to intimidate..ehem True the vote....

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan i dont know what a "membership language group" is, but a "minority language group" is different.  and please tell me where it even mentions anything about illegal aliens? maybe if you'd shut your mouth and READ what the hell people are saying, you would have a better chance of understanding the world around you. you only see what you want to, and never what is right in front of you. a prime example would be your denial of the el mirage sex assault cases. YOU claim they never happened and that they are a vicious lie against Arpaio. if you were right, Arpaio would not have gone on television and admitted they happened, nor would he have apologized for them. I have no problem hearing from other supporters of Arpaio, because they actually will double check their facts or at least read whatever they are contesting or quoting (most of them anyways). instead of doing that, all you do is run off at the mouth and claim everything is a lie. if you were right, even joe's people and the republican perty would be guilty of lies also, because even they are coming out about all of this stuff. maybe if you would just stop and think for a moment, people might listen to you for a second or two. instead you just run through life and every debate with your mouth flapping uselessly. you may think you are being well thought out and intelligent, but you are not. for gods sake you even make the flaccid failure look more intelligent than you (and thats pretty dificult for him to look less than retarded)

AZIndependent
AZIndependent

 @JoeArpaioFan Since one must prove US citizenship (usually with a birth certificate) in order to register to vote in AZ (and most likely, everywhere else in the US), how do you suppose "illegal aliens" are voting or would attempt to vote? In-person vote fraud rarely occurs. Voter fraud is more like to occur via absentee and/or early ballot (just ask John Enright in Pinal County, a Republican no less).

 

Given Arizona's rich racist history, I'm much more concerned that TPers will be intimidating US citizens from voting simply because they have brown skin.

 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan probably because they know maricopa is so damn crooked, that they want to make sure arpaio and the rest of the tea baggers arent trying to keep people from voting. that and to make sure the flaccid failure isnt  sending people in to vote for him more than once. (we know he's got the child molester and rapist vote. you are voting for him right?)

LoneWolf
LoneWolf

 @coyote_slim Yeah, you got a problem with that? I am a proud non-white American and I want to make sure my vote counts. And one of those infamous votes will not be going to the 80 year old octogenarian media queen at the MCSO.

robert_graham
robert_graham

 @narizona You are right, there are too many crooked people involved in the election process.  Had it not been for them, Obama would never have won.  But if you are referring to the fact that it seems crooked to not let voter fraud happen, you are sadly mistaken.

SeedyWard
SeedyWard

 @david_saint01 Exactly why the DOJ has an interest in this. Gotta keep the peckerwoods in check!

robert_graham
robert_graham

 @david_saint01 The Tea Party will be in full force only to ensure that people vote only once and that illegal aliens don't vote. Do you have a problem with that?

robert_graham
robert_graham

 @AZIndependent  @JoeArpaioFan Nobody has ever been denied the right to vote because they have brown skin.  Voter fraud runs deep among Democrats who want to steal the vote but let me assure you that the Tea Party will also be monitoring the Department of Justice to keep them at bay.  The only reason the DOJ will be at polling places is to be sure illegal aliens are allowed to vote twice.

robert_graham
robert_graham

 @AZIndependent  @JoeArpaioFan Yeah right!  Voter fraud runs deep among Democrats who want to steal the vote but the Tea Party will also be monitoring the Department of Justice to keep them at bay.  The only reason the DOJ will be at polling places is to be sure illegal aliens are allowed to vote twice.

coyote_slim
coyote_slim

 @LoneWolf Hi LoneWolf:

I have NO problem with election monitors whatsoever. Pretty damn sad Amerikan elections need to be monitored. Sign of our times I suppose. Just an off-the-cuff wise crack about the sorry state of Maricopa. Ergo, Maricopastan - a place Mullah Omar could feel comfortable. Of course Mullah Omar would have to show Sheriff Joe his "papers" first.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan  @narizona the only crooks fan boi is the GOP..trying to make sure elderly minorities and minorities in general are limited in voting..so there guy can win..hey, dont take my word on it, check the statement of Speaker of the PA house.."we got the tough voter law passed finally, so Romney will now win!". Even though they admitted in court there is no voter fraud..so, why would he say that? Easy..Romney has to win roughly 61% of the white vote to win..he wont win women, latino, or the black votes..become acquainted with the facts rookie. Im tired of your bullshit absent truth. I know you are just a lowly troll and all, but im going to make sure for every bs comment you leave, i reply with the real facts. So either move on to another site, or get familiar with the truth..

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @SeedyWard lol well im a "peckerwood" as im white, but im not a tea bagger...and i wont stand for any voter intimidation, whether i have to stand up for minority voters being harassed, or tea baggers...

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan There are a few of us going around ensuring it doesnt happen, but dont let me catch you or any tea bagger messing with people at the polls. There will be consequences (it is illegal after all). 

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan  @david_saint01 

 

No so long as they stay the fuck out of my way.

 

One of those tards gets in my way I will happily knock them out and then have them arrested for interference with a voter

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan what, nothing to say back tough guy? btw, howd your butt buddy pearce do again? Oh right, HE LOST BADLY! ahahahahaha ...your mentally challenged hero joe is next. 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan ps true the vote better stay out of my precinct period..but i know they will be there as hispanics live in my area...which is fine, ill be there to document everything they do on camera..and ive been doing research on the laws of what can and cant be done at polls..so i will be armed with facts of the law to prevent their intended actions. Tea party taliban, the fascists trying to destroy American principles daily...

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan voter fraud as you suggest DOES NOT EXIST..so says studies done on the matter, and the GOP in PA ALSO AGREED to that statement in court.  I see anyone intimidating, harassing, or otherwise bothering anyone at polls (that includes your deranged little ass too), and theres going to be problems. This is not Zimbabwe..its America. every citizen has a right to vote, without fear of reprisal, intimidation at the polls (like true the vote promises to do), or otherwise. If you are half what you say you are, you will share that sentiment. ps let me state again, ILLEGALS DO NOT VOTE, never have...the GOP agrees with this, and studies prove it. Theres more of a chance of a felon voting than that happening. Dont take my word on it though, CHECK for yourself..become acquainted with the facts for once, rather than just repeating what you heard on faux news this morning. 

LoneWolf
LoneWolf

 @JoeArpaioFan  @LoneWolf  @coyote_slim The same political scumbuckets who believe in the fallacious and failed "State's Rights" mofo. Then again, your vote is no more or less important than mine. Just because you were some big shot has-been Deputy Dawg or whatever.  Is that you "Jabba"?

narizona
narizona

jeanjb,I'm assuming the douche bag comment was meant for the nimwit that calls himself a fan on the notorious ,meanest tuffest piece of shit in the west ........or anywhere else .They are all fircken crooks and you can't trust elections cause all it takes is one person in the right place to do the will of the crooks bingo .......I won ! 

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @david_saint01  @JoeArpaioFan 

 

Great posts David, but the problem is that when it all comes down to the end, JAF and people like him don't want to believe the truth and facts because it would mean having to admit they were wrong in the first place.

 

Their prejudice and arrogance will not let them do that. That is why we are in the mess economically we are in, because we followed the commercial/corporate/republican plan since the early 40's, and doubled down on it in the 70's. Sooner or later the republican charge card of letting future generations pay for things runs out, but again admitting that would be admitting they were wrong in the first place, something their arrogance will not let them do.

 

Therefore they had to come up with a new problem/enemy to fight and rally people to their side. This has been their mantra for decades.

 

Look at Korea and Vietnam, they are perfect examples or wars that were started by the US, hyped as just the opposite in the US controlled media in pre-internet days, yet they were done for the war factory that the right wants to the US to be.

 

This time around it's the 'black' man in the 'white' house which is their enemy, but you can't say that so they call him the kenyan and ask for the BC and for college transcripts and all these other things that don't get asked of other presidential candidates, holding him to a standard entirely different from any other candidates, but of course, that's not racist (according to them)

 

Then when that black man wins, instead of working for the country, the republicants keep up their traitorous activities (and that is what they are) by refusing to do their jobs as proven by record filibusters and of course that win was false, a result of illegal voters and such because of course, there is no way he could have won on his merits... meanwhile of course if anyone had the audacity to even suggest similar about the repugs, every repug out there would be calling for a rope and looking for the tallest tree in the county,.

 

Who knows, maybe if we keep repeating facts eventually they will sink into the republicants heads, but I am a realist not an optimist so I will not be holding my breath.

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