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Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:37 PM

Helen Purcell (Maricopa Cty, AZ): "We are required by law to have no more than half ..."

In the midst of the huge presidential preference election day fiasco in Maricopa County, Arizona, the county recorder, Helen Purcell, said in an on-camera interview that "We are required by law to have no more than half of our normal polling places." That was her justification for why the county had reduced the number of polling places from 200 to 60, resulting in 5-hour long lines.

Has anyone in the media followed up on that statement? What law is she talking about?
Did she misinterpret the law?


Arizona Statutes 16-248 section C:
Each county with two hundred thousand or more active registered voters shall determine the number of polling places for the presidential preference election by using no more than one-half of the number of precincts as of January 1 of the year of the presidential preference election.

Is this^ the law she was referring to? Maricopa County has over 700 precincts; half of that would be at least 350 voting places, not 60.

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Reply Helen Purcell (Maricopa Cty, AZ): "We are required by law to have no more than half ..." (Original post)
TheDormouse Mar 2016 OP
Jackie Wilson Said Mar 2016 #1
daleanime Mar 2016 #2
enlightenment Mar 2016 #3
Autumn Mar 2016 #4
GoneFishin Mar 2016 #13
pugetres Mar 2016 #5
Else You Are Mad Mar 2016 #6
GoneFishin Mar 2016 #7
Land of Enchantment Mar 2016 #10
GoneFishin Mar 2016 #12
Major Hogwash Mar 2016 #8
PADemD Mar 2016 #9
me b zola Mar 2016 #11
snowy owl Mar 2016 #14

Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:40 PM

1. It is clearly and solely an attempt at election fraud. And this is just the beginning.

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:40 PM

2. Yeahup.....

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:41 PM

3. Math is hard.

Apparently.

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:43 PM

4. This IS election fraud. Are the Democrats speaking or doing anything about this?

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Response to Autumn (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 11:29 PM

13. Sweeping it under the rug and trying to pressure Bernie into dropping out before their scam unravels

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:44 PM

5. K & R

 

eom

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:48 PM

6. We need federal intervention...

We need to have the feds investigate all of the states with reportes of election fraud, and we need that ASAP. This needs to be done before, not after the elections. Remember, just because your preferred candidate won thanks to such this time, it hurts all of us in the long run.

If it is discovered that there was intentional fraud, rather than 'just' gross negligence, those counties need to redo the vote. Otherwise, we let the criminals win.

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 02:59 PM

7. There is a reason why the Dem establishment hasn't done anything about black box election fraud

in the last decade. And there is a reason why in every state where there is a voting debacle Hillary wins unexpectedly. And the reason in both cases is the same.

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Response to GoneFishin (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 03:18 PM

10. The FBI should investigate this--just heard on Thom Hartmann

voters affiliations have been flipped in NH, OR, IL, CA, NY and of course, AZ. Something is rotten in Denmark.





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Response to Land of Enchantment (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 11:26 PM

12. Yep. Blaming it on the individuals states is bull crap. The Dem Party is the common thread. nt

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 03:01 PM

8. Arizona's primary was like a huge concert with only 2 porta-potties for everyone!

One for the girls, one for the guys.
What more could you ask for?
Now, shut up and get in line!!!!

The media is not going to discuss this.
They've got more important fluff to talk about.

Like how some celebrity on a reality tv show just admitted she can't act!!!
OMFG!!!



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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 03:16 PM

9. Helen Purcell (Maricopa Cty, AZ) is up for re-election in November.

I wonder if she'll win.

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 03:34 PM

11. K&R

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2016, 11:37 PM

14. neither side of the establishment wants change

It will stay as it is to prevent interlopers like Bernie from competing. Ohio - Blackwell was a perfect case to rectify this sort of thing. The establishment doesn't really care who wins as long as their exclusive club stays intact. I think it has all become a parlor game.

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