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Mon Mar 28, 2016, 07:12 PM

2 protesters arrested at heated election hearing

PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK/AP) -
Two protesters were arrested Monday at an Arizona House committee hearing on Tuesday's botched election.

The pair was cited and released.

Police carried one of them out while others shouted "Shame on you," ''The whole world is watching" and "Arrest Purcell" referring to the Maricopa County Recorder who has taken much of the blame for last week's long lines at the polls.

Lawmakers stirred from their seats and took out their phones to record the disruption in the gallery where protesters shouted.

Democratic Rep. Ken Clark of Phoenix pleaded with the remaining protesters to calm down and listen to the debate on an upcoming bill that would overhaul the state's campaign finance laws.

The main issues cited by voters who testified Monday revolved around the length of the lines at polling places and whether the Legislature was to blame for the lines. Some called for a new election to decide the Democratic and Republican nominees to their party's conventions this summer.

http://www.azfamily.com/story/31582985/2-protesters-arrested-at-heated-election-hearing?autostart=true

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 07:15 PM

1. Weren't they also hearing on a bill that would allow more buying of politicians?

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 07:23 PM

2. I don't know

I watched a couple of hours of live streaming of the public hearing on last Tuesday's election. That's when the shouting and chaos broke out.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1038&pid=3154

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 07:26 PM

4. I watched some of it and I swear I saw one guy saying something like

"this bill allows one of us to donate to the other" or something like that.

Sounded really twisted, something only GOP would be doing.

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 07:42 PM

5. It wouldn't surprise me

With the heavy GOP majority in the legislature.

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Response to DesertRat (Original post)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 07:24 PM

3. Duly Disenfranchised By The Democrats And Republicans - Both Parties Are Corrupt To The Core

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