Maricopa County, Arizona has been trying to pull of a stunning move in the upcoming midterm elections on November 8. There are supposed to be equal numbers of poll watchers from each political party hired to keep an eye on things on Election Day. But that hasn’t happened in Maricopa County.
After the county was more heavily scrutinized than any other location in the country in the wake of the 2020 “election,” Maricopa County has hired 145 fewer Republicans than Democrats as poll watchers. It’s an unbelievable stunt. The Republican Party of Arizona and the Republican Party have filed lawsuits to try to stop this, before another election can be brazenly stolen by the Democrats.
The RNC and the RPAZ have been protesting Maricopa County’s obvious cheating antics for weeks. They finally filed suit this week, 35 days before the election, when it became obvious that the Maricopa County Board of Elections had no intention of running a safe and secure election.
To date, the county has hired 857 Democrat Party poll workers, compared to 712 Republican Party poll workers. Each location with poll watchers is supposed to have an equal number from each party, obviously. That’s clearly spelled out in Arizona state law, and in every other US state. It would be mind-bogglingly stupid to ever allow one party to have more poll watchers than the other. There’s no way to ensure election transparency and fairness otherwise.
The way Maricopa has distributed its lopsided Democrat Party-favoring poll watchers, there are 11 vote centers that currently have ZERO Republican poll watchers. Maricopa County includes Phoenix and is the most populous county in Arizona. And they have no GOP poll watchers at all in 11 vote centers. And it’s not for having a lack of applicants.
Hundreds of Republicans, who are furious about the stolen 2020 election, have volunteered to work as poll watchers. Maricopa County Republican Committee chairwoman Mickie Niland provided a list of hundreds of names to the Board of Elections. Despite having that list of hundreds of people who were volunteering to work as poll watchers, Maricopa County’s Democrat poll watchers outnumber Republicans by 145 people.
There’s also a massive disparity on the county’s receiving/inspecting boards, where ballots come in for initial inspection. There are supposed to be two Republicans and two Democrats there to observe each receiving/inspecting board. Instead, Maricopa County has hired 58 Democrats and 10 Republicans to cover that portion of the midterm elections.
It also appears, according to the lawsuit, that Maricopa County is treating poll watcher applicants differently based on party affiliation. They’ve gone out of their way to make it easier for Democrats to become poll watchers, by making special accommodations for them and making it easier for Democrats to find shifts that work better with their work or life schedules. Republicans are being weeded out by having much more rigorous standards applied to them. They’re offered lousy shift schedules and have more burdensome hurdles to cross just to become a poll watcher. A lot of them have probably given up in frustration, which accounts for the 857 to 712 discrepancy.
Hundreds of names of Republican volunteers were submitted, yet a ton of them were weeded out. A disparity like this is obvious. Maricopa County is brazenly hoping to just cheat right in front of everyone’s faces once again. And why wouldn’t they? No one ever had to face accountability for the stolen 2020 election. No one went to jail, and no one was tried, convicted and hanged for treason. They figure they may as well cheat again.
There’s a lot at stake in Arizona, too. Blake Masters is neck and neck with the Democrat incumbent Mark Kelly for US Senate. Kari Lake is pulling ahead in the race for Arizona governor. Both are Trump-endorsed, and both firmly understand that the 2020 election was stolen in their state. If Kari Lake loses, it will be to Katie Hobbes, the lunatic Democrat Secretary of State who certified the stolen 2020 election after helping to facilitate it (allegedly).
If the midterm election is stolen from Kari Lake due to Democrat Party shenanigans in Maricopa County, red-state Arizona could end up never voting red again. There’s a lot at stake.
Hopefully the RNC and RPAZ will prevail against Maricopa County in these lawsuits. It’s beyond absurd that we’re five weeks out from an election and they have zero Republican poll watchers in some vote centers.