Arizona Eagletarian

Arizona Eagletarian

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Hey AZ GOP -- WE ARE Coming for You!

On 12News' Sunday Square Off this morning, Julie Erfle, chair of the Protect Your Vote committee said that more than 100,000 valid signatures (86,405 are required) will be turned in this week to the Arizona Secretary of State's office to give the PEOPLE of Arizona the authority, in the November 2014 general election, to veto the Voter Suppression bill (HB2305) passed by Republicans in the Arizona Legislature in June of this year.

Here's a link to the segment*, hosted by 12 News reporter Brahm Resnik.  The four minute segment features Erfle, former Brewer spokesman Matt Benson and Arizona Republic columnist Bob Robb.

When pressed by Resnik, Erfle confidently replied, "Yes, yes, it will definitely be enough. We are confident this WILL be on the ballot."

Robb said, "I think Republicans made a mistake in believing that this would keep Libertarians off the ballot.

More of Erfle's insight,
What the legislature managed to do in the waning hours of the session was to unite almost the entire electorate in opposition to what they did... talk about strange political bedfellows... they've joined together to fight this, because they know the repercussions going forward... citizens, by and large are going to say, "we want choices on the ballot. We don't like it when the legislature essentially tries to limit voters' powers... and we certainly don't like it when they try to do an end run around our state constitution," which is going to stick out, I think, as that issue which galvanizes, even Republicans, people like Ron Gould who signed onto the referendum...     
From the Capitol Times,
[At a] Republican Party barbeque in Mohave County, former Republican Sen. Ron Gould, a staunch conservative from Lake Havasu City, signed the petition backed by Democrats to challenge a controversial elections-related law at the ballot next year.
So how did this happen?
Gould said the portion of the bill he opposes discriminates against third-party candidates and would restrict their ability to get on the ballot. The measure would increase the number of petition signatures that Libertarian and Green Party candidates would need to qualify for the ballot.
“I think that what the Legislature did to Libertarians and Greens was unfair,” Gould said. “They essentially set a number (of signatures) for ballot access in the primary that is higher than the number of members in that party. It’s rather tough for them to get on the ballot.”

By the way, on the question of whether opponents of the Medicaid restoration will succeed in getting that measure also on the 2014 general election ballot, in the SSO segment from this morning, Benson predicted that NO signatures will be turned in to the Secretary of State before the deadline later this week.

Therefore, here's MY message to the Arizona Republican Party.

And this

I consider it a challenge before the whole human race and I (WE -- the voters of Arizona) AIN'T gonna lose!

We won't let it happen.


* NOTE: If I embed the SSO video, it begins playing automatically, which is problematic for many readers and viewers.

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