Sunday, October 16, 2005

Voting. Has right given way to privilege in Arizona?

Some of the attenton of the nation should begin to turn to voting rights and voting procedure this week with the appearance of Arizona Secretary of State Jan Brewer in court for failure to perform duty to adopt voting equipment decertification standards. The Arizona Citizens for Fair Elections site describes is thus:

Secretary of State Jan Brewer has been ordered to appear in Pima County Superior Court (110 W. Congress Street, Tucson, Arizona) on October 18, 2005 at 9:00am to explain why she has not complied with Arizona law that requires adoption of voting system decertification standards. This order is the result of a Complaint for Special Action filed on October 6, 2005 for plaintiff Thomas W. Ryan, head of Arizona Citizens for Fair Elections.

This is significant. These voting problems have been well known to the powers that be in Phoenix for quite some time. Evidenced by the November 2003 letter from The Pima county Democratics to Brewer.

Mark Crispin Miller calls Brewer "Arizona's Katherine Harris. This isn't just the cronyism of Bush administrations however. The Arizona Voting Fraud investigation has been quietly and persistently uncovering vote tampering at almost every level from precinct on up. It is methodical, factually based and is sound enough to have been called the Rosetta Stone of Election Fraud.

While some of the country may still think of Arizona as a back water, (A dried up backwater -- as all of the rivers' waters have been stolenand diverted to California, but that is another story...) it isn't. Arizona cities are at the top of the list for growth, and big companies such as Google are locating here. Enough honcho traffic comes through little old Pima County to warrant a special visit from Rove. Republicans want to keep Arizona "red." (A brief digression: "Wasn't there a McCarthy Era chant that went something like, "Better Dead than Red?") Hmmmm.
Anyway, politicos have been coming through Tucson and Phoenix like clockwork during the last few elections and even in between.

Monday night, the night before Brewer's appearance in Tucson, there will be a public meeting to bring the varied and under-reported information to the people of Tucson, Arizona, and indeed the entire U.S. Here is the press release for the event.

Breaking News
AZ Secretary of State Jan Brewer Ordered to Appear in Court
Presentations and Q & A
of Law Suit against AZ Secretary of State Jan Brewer
Ballot-Box Irregularities Committed by Poll Workers in Tucson, Arizona

Monday, October 17, at 6:30 PM
4831 E. 22nd Street - between Swan & Craycroft, Tucson, Arizona
At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

Featured Presenters

Ted Downing, Ph.D. State Representative (LD 28) Ranking Democrat on Government Reform and Fiscal Accountability Committee, on proposed legislation.

Tom Ryan Ph.D. Founder, Arizona Citizens for Fair Elections, ( on the study of the election system used by Pima County. Dr. Ryan is the election integrity champion who has brought suit against SS Jan Brewer for failure to set standards to decertify faulty voting equipment. Brewer will appear in Pima County Superior Court in Tucson on Tuesday morning Sept.18th (tentative) to explain why she has not complied with Arizona law to adopt voting system decertification standards.

David L. Griscom Ph.D, Co-Founder AUDIT-AZ. After audit of ballot-box irregularities in Pima County, Griscom presented results at the National Election Reform Conference in Nashville, April 8, 2005, and the Houston Election Assessment Hearing, June 29, 2005.

William Risner Esq, representing Tom Ryan in suing the Secretary of State Jan Brewer due to her failure to set standards to decertify “faulty” voting equipment. Brewer is scheduled to appear in Pima County Superior Court in Tucson the Oct 18, (tentative) on Tuesday morning to explain why she has not complied with Arizona Law that requires adoption of voting system decertification standards.

Join top Arizona election reform activists to explore:
·How hacked electronic election systems can affect our election outcomes
•How election reform innovations are making a difference nationally
•How you can help
HOW our democracy is is in peril?
•We CAN NOT verify that our votes are counted as intended, since corporations with conflicts of interest count our votes on trade secret software.
•So we can never know the true will of the people.

Our mission is to restore public ownership and oversight of elections, and to ensure the fundamental right of every American citizen to vote and to have each vote counted as intended in a secure, transparent, impartial, and independently audited election process. AUDITAZ
For More Information Contact:
Lianda Ludwig – 520 -298-2650
John R Brakey – 520 -578-5678

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