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June 01, 2013

Recall Efforts Fail Against Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Posted in: 2012 Elections,Illegal Immigration,Law Enforcement,Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Why we love Sheriff Joe Arpaio …

Recall efforts in Arizona fail miserably against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Recall efforts fell short of the 350,000 “valid voter” signatures required to force a recall election. Sheriff Joe Arpaio might be one of the few in the United States who actually enforces the laws of our great country, all of the laws, not just the ones that the feds want him to enforce. Respect Arizona said it believes “our children deserve a sheriff that respects families, respects immigrants and respects Latinos.” Sheriff Joe respects Latino’s, ones who are in the US legally. Sherrif Joe just won reelection last November and the sore losers could not respect the will of the voters. Arpaio won rrelection 50.6% to 44.6% and still those who do not like that he enforces laws against illegal immigrants cannot accept the United States voting process.


Despite a recent court ruling that the department run by Maricopa County’s top cop used racial profiling in his quest to crack down on illegal immigration, a recall effort against Sheriff Joe Arpaio has failed.

On Thursday, members of Respect Arizona and Citizens for a Better Arizona – who launched the recall effort against Arpaio — failed to gather the necessary 335,000 valid voter signatures by the 5 p.m. deadline. The aim was to force a recall election.

Activists behind the recall effort would not say how many signatures they were short. Randy Parraz, president of Citizens for Better Arizona, only said the two groups had collected close to 300,000 signatures.

Arpaio, reelected in November, blasted the group in a prepared statement.

In support of Arpaio, whose backers are as passionate as his enemies, a group called Citizens to Protect Fair Election Results was formed.

The group’s attorney Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, said “dangerous, subversive-like activities of Respect Arizona have the potential to launch this county and possibly the entire state in what can only be called an ‘Electoral Civil War’ that could cost the citizens of Arizona millions of taxpayer dollars.”

Klayman charged the allegations against Arpaio are “not only false on their face, but, in addition, also fraudulent since Respect Arizona obviously does not represent the majority of voters of Maricopa County, Arizona, who just re-elected Sheriff Arpaio a few months ago.”

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