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Sat May 15, 2021, 09:06 PM

Republican Arizona election official says Trump "unhinged"

Source: Associated Press


BY BOB CHRISTIE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MAY 15, 2021 08:42 PM

PHOENIX
The Republican who now leads the Arizona county elections department targeted by a GOP audit of the 2020 election results is slamming former President Donald Trump and others in his party for their continued falsehoods about how the election was run.

Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer on Saturday called a Trump statement accusing the county of deleting an elections database “unhinged” and called on other Republicans to stop the unfounded accusations.

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Trump's statement said, in part, that “the entire Database of Maricopa County in Arizona has been DELETED! This is illegal and the Arizona State Senate, who is leading the Forensic Audit, is up in arms.”

Richer and the board say that statement is just plain wrong. In recent days, both he and the board have begun aggressively pushing back at what they see as continuing falsehoods from Republicans who question Trump's loss.



Read more: https://www.heraldonline.com/news/nation-world/national/article251449028.html

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Reply Republican Arizona election official says Trump "unhinged" (Original post)
Judi Lynn May 15 OP
Blue Owl May 15 #1
sarcasmo May 15 #16
OAITW r.2.0 May 15 #2
babylonsister May 15 #3
Warpy May 15 #4
brewens May 15 #9
cadoman May 15 #10
AZ8theist May 15 #12
Justice matters. May 15 #17
Ponietz May 16 #21
Justice matters. May 16 #23
NBachers May 16 #20
SergeStorms May 15 #5
localroger May 15 #8
Marcuse May 15 #11
Ilsa May 15 #19
SergeStorms May 16 #22
tanyev May 16 #28
muriel_volestrangler May 16 #31
Lonestarblue May 16 #32
C Moon May 17 #33
lordsummerisle May 15 #6
MissMillie May 15 #7
Gaugamela May 15 #13
Midnight Writer May 15 #14
BobTheSubgenius May 15 #15
turbinetree May 15 #18
DallasNE May 16 #24
sakabatou May 16 #25
multigraincracker May 16 #26
Voltaire2 May 16 #27
bucolic_frolic May 16 #29
bucolic_frolic May 16 #30

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 09:08 PM

1. Completely and totally

I wanna see that fat fuck self-destruct in a spectacular fashion


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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #1)

Sat May 15, 2021, 11:33 PM

16. Live stream the destruction.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 09:11 PM

2. So studip. Now Trump can say you are the problem, dummy.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #2)

Sat May 15, 2021, 09:22 PM

3. He's already saying they're the problem. They're disputing that. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 09:29 PM

4. He wants his goons going door to door in AZ

questioning everybody on how they voted to see if they match the numbered ballots they cast. You know, in total violation of the secret ballot we've always relied on in this country to prevent exactly this sort of thing, goons going door to door and leaning on people to say they voted the "right" way, be a shame to have anything happen to your house/car/kids.

What they're trying for is absolutely insane. I have to hope all the states they're questioning tell them to go to hell.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Sat May 15, 2021, 10:00 PM

9. One thing we don't see is registered voters who did not vote claiming they were recorded as having

voted. Most people don't check that, but if there were large numbers of mail-in ballots somehow sneaked in, they would have to be matched to registered voters.

I asked a local republican activist if she had a million bucks to get our local state rep 1000 more illegal votes next election, what scenario was even possible? No answer. These people have no idea how anyone would pull that off.

It would have to be registered voters that were not voting somehow, or just bribing people to vote for her guy when they otherwise wouldn't. How would they know who to approach? Even with big chunks of money, you wouldn't get far before you were turned in.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Sat May 15, 2021, 10:04 PM

10. the secrecy of the ballot is not being compromised -- that a person voted is not secret

The voter rolls and party affiliations are essentially public information, though you have to go through a few hoops ($$$) in some states to get it. Political parties buy this information and analyze it for demographic patterns to determine what kind of political bulk mailings to put you on. For instance, you wouldn't bother sending mail to someone who reliably voted in opposing party primaries, and you'd more aggressively court a new voter with no affiliation.

The conspiracy they're seeking to affirm here is people using mailboxes and empty buildings as their home address. Because that theory has been thoroughly debunked it stands to reason they're just wasting their time and $$$.

"The voters would be asked whether they voted, and if they voted in person or by mail. The plan says no voters will be asked who they voted for."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/updated-answers-to-your-questions-about-the-arizona-senates-audit-of-2020-election-results-in-maricopa-county/ar-BB1g4NPq

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Sat May 15, 2021, 10:22 PM

12. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE COME TO MY DOOR!!

And see what "that was a bad idea" REALLY MEANS.....

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Sat May 15, 2021, 11:36 PM

17. That's what happens when law-enforcement only send sternly-worded letters to cRiminal$

Refusing to ACT by rounding them, charging them for violating Federal Law and shutting down their sham.

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Response to Justice matters. (Reply #17)

Sun May 16, 2021, 12:11 AM

21. Ding! Ding! -- criminal racketeering charges are long overdue

It’s as if open criminality is now an attractive political choice. The FBI turns a blind eye and busies itself with little fish.

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Response to Ponietz (Reply #21)

Sun May 16, 2021, 12:19 AM

23. Well... these cRiminal$ R mostly "white" so...

Imagine if they were mostly POCs, they'd probably already be waiting trial in jail (if not worse).

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Sun May 16, 2021, 12:06 AM

20. He wants Death Squads going door to door.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 09:36 PM

5. You'd think someone who supposedly...

loves Trump, you know, like a wife, son, or daughter, would have a long talk with the Orange Dork and tell him he's lost touch with reality.

You would think someone would do that, but you'd be wrong. Trump even rules his family with fear, and they're all afraid they'll be cut out of his will if they tell him the truth. Imagine that, not loving your husband or father enough to get him psychiatric treatment. What a sad, sad family they are. I almost pity them. Almost.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #5)

Sat May 15, 2021, 09:54 PM

8. It's as if Citizen Kane was based on Trump instead of Hearst /nt

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Response to localroger (Reply #8)

Sat May 15, 2021, 10:13 PM

11. Rosebud

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #5)

Sat May 15, 2021, 11:59 PM

19. Isn't Ivanka rich enough now that

her husband was bailed out of his bad investments? She needs to talk to him about his health. He looks like crap in all of the pics I've seen.

Maybe the kids are hoping he'll die sooner rather than later.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #19)

Sun May 16, 2021, 12:15 AM

22. She might be the only one...

that could make some headway into his......head. She's getting to the age where she's almost too old for him now, though. He really should forget his looney fantasies and enjoy life with the time he has remaining. As wealthy as he is, or isn't, I don't think he's ever really enjoyed life or his loved ones. I guess you actually have to love someone to get love in return, though, and Donnie doesn't love anyone but himself. He's a sad, sad man.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #5)

Sun May 16, 2021, 08:49 AM

28. I thought that when he was campaigning for 2016.

But after observing the whole family in action for over 4 years, I now think that they don't see reality much clearer than Donny does.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #5)

Sun May 16, 2021, 09:52 AM

31. It's not just his family. Most of the Republican party is in denial of reality along with him

Most of their House reps voted to kick out Liz Cheney for stating the truth. Most Republican voters think the election was stolen from him. He has a support group of millions, with billions of dollars. Of course he's not backing down.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #5)

Sun May 16, 2021, 10:12 AM

32. I doubt anyone in his family loves Trump.

He is a self-centered SOB who cares for no one but himself. He only looks at Ivanka as a sex object, which should make any daughter more than uncomfortable. I think they all know that he is descending into dementia as his father did before him, and, like the vultures they are, the three oldest ones are just waiting to manipulate him and take over to ensure that they get the lion’s share of whatever is left. It seems to be a family trait to cheat siblings out of their inheritance.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #5)

Mon May 17, 2021, 01:54 AM

33. I still believe a lot of Republicans had their hands in the Russian oligarch cookie jar.

So this goes beyond Trmp.
I think Trmp is just a point of contact for the Russian oligarchs.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 09:37 PM

6. Anyone know the status of the lawsuits on this?

I would have thought a federal judge would have shut this down by now.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 09:42 PM

7. I get that the article is news...

But The Orange One being "unhinged" is certainly not news.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 11:02 PM

13. And the Pope's catholic and bears do their business in the woods. Pretty soon they'll learn how

babies are made.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 11:08 PM

14. Who you gonna believe? The government man who threw the election to Biden, or President Trump?

I hate to see this BS go on in my country, but I can't muster any sympathy for Republicans who are getting screwed over by the people they support, that they voted for, that they worked to get into power.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 11:32 PM

15. This seems absolutely insane.

But, thinking about it for about half a second, I see that it's only about a half step farther than his other lunacy, if at all. What is different is that he has ended up trying to drag people into his fever dream that don't want to be dragged.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 11:38 PM

18. To the citizens in Arizona you have choice...and it's a pretty big.....choice....

every "fascist" loving republican that is allowing this sham to continue should be removed from office

https://ballotpedia.org/Laws_governing_recall_in_Arizona

Laws governing recall in Arizona are defined in Article 8 of the Arizona Constitution.

The authority to conduct a recall election in Arizona applies to "Every public officer in the state of Arizona, holding an elective office, either by election or appointment."[1]

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 12:25 AM

24. This Is McCarthyism On Steroids

Unhinged, unfounded accusations was the centerpiece of McCarthy's attacks on the Army. The very Army that 10 years earlier won WW II. That generation was called the greatest generation for a reason but that didn't stop Joseph McCarthy. It wasn't until someone pushed back and challenged McCarthy with the question "have you no shame?).

Because of the dynamics, this Republican pushing back saying the "statement is just plain wrong" will have no effect. Not when entertainment networks like Fox News is out there putting out the Trump misinformation. This is the poster boy for why deregulation is a guaranteed disaster. Bring back the fairness doctrine and truth in advertising. Shut down the misinformation. It is tearing the country apart in the exact manner predicted. Roll back Reaganism and its companion McCarthyism.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 03:46 AM

25. Did he just notice?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 05:43 AM

26. Want to find a crime, spend the

money spent on election fraud on tax returns.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 07:31 AM

27. Even the biased nutjobs hired to do the

audit are coming up with nothing. So now they have to concoct a conspiracy to explain this.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 09:01 AM

29. Trump is in denial. He needs help.

Padded rooms are available.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun May 16, 2021, 09:19 AM

30. There is good news though

Trump has already won twice, so he is ineligible to run again.

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