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Brothers and sisters, please help us on Sat. if you can. We need to ask,plead and demand that our Az. Democratic party leadership stop pandering to the right on immigration while families are suffering greatly and...we need to tell them to stop suppressing bonafide legally filed democratic candidates such as Winona Baldenegro and John Rowan ! I have filed a legal complaint with the Elections dept. of Az and the Attny Gen. in order to save our democratic party before even more people continue to flee its republican lite policies ! Below, the complaint is listed:
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5-24-12    Hello,  I am a registered voter (registered in the democratic party) of Arizona.  I am writing to file a complaint to the Arizona Secretary of State Elections division due to my opinion that the legally filed democratic candidates: Maricopa County sheriff candidate John Rowan,  C.D. 1 democratic candidate for  congress Winona Baldenegro and other democratic candidates to be named in the near future are being suppressed  by some members of the Arizona democratic party executive committee  and a member of the Maricopa County Democratic party committee.  

This is occurring because the legally filed democratic candidates are or have either been restricted from voter access supplied by the party or  because (legislative district #16) democratic chairs such as  the aforementioned  have been forbade from letting democratic candidates speak before the primary at party functions simply because they are not favored by some members of the Arizona Democratic Executive Committee. In addition, these democratic legislative district chairs have had their voter access denied by the aforementioned democratic elite party officials.

As part of the growing evidence of unfair and possible illegal arbitrary tactics being used by high up members of the Arizona democratic party , who use their officially elected positions and party apparatus to suppress legally filed democratic candidates we submit this recent talk show interview from last week in which the executive director of the Arizona democratic party, Luis Heredia stated in his own words that these accusations are not totally false:  The Lou Show # 120 5-20-12    http://theloushow.com/

In conclusion,  I ask that these violations of ethical conducting of fair elections be investigated because I love the democratic process and want to save my beloved democratic party from self destruction as more and more people lose confidence in it just because of shenanigans such as these being conducted by official democratic party leaders in the  executives and Maricopa and Arizona divisions of the democratic party.  If we wanted corrupt  conventions and  methods for  selecting and nominating candidates we would throw out the existing federal and Arizona election laws which were written to ensure fairness of the picking of candidates and go back to the 19th century where candidates were picked behind closed doors in smoke filled rooms !  Unfortunately, that now seems to be the case with some leadership in the Arizona Democratic party.

 We have repeatedly asked the leadership in the Arizona democratic party to correct these injustices against my brother and sister legally filed democratic candidates but to no avail and now…find no other option but to file a written complaint with the Arizona Secretary of State to investigate these abuses and possible violations of campaign election law. Further…we feel that possible federal violations of the law have occurred. Please, do not hesitate to contact me as I will do my best to help restore fairness to my beloved democratic party.
Sincerely,
Leonard Clark, Native Arizonan and citizen, registered voter.

Originally posted to thedamnliberal on Thu May 24, 2012 at 09:32 PM PDT.

Also republished by Baja Arizona Kossacks.

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  •  statute pertaining to intimidation: (0+ / 0-)

    16-1013. Coercion or intimidation of elector; classification
    A. It is unlawful for a person knowingly:
    1. Directly or indirectly, to make use of force, violence or restraint, or to inflict or threaten infliction, by himself or through any other person, of any injury, damage, harm or loss, or in any manner to practice intimidation upon or against any person, in order to induce or compel such person to vote or refrain from voting for a particular person or measure at any election provided by law, or on account of such person having voted or refrained from voting at an election.
    2. By abduction, duress or any forcible or fraudulent device or contrivance whatever, to impede, prevent or otherwise interfere with the free exercise of the elective franchise of any voter, or to compel, induce or to prevail upon a voter either to cast or refrain from casting his vote at an election, or to cast or refrain from casting his vote for any particular person or measure at an election.
    B. A person, whether acting in his individual capacity or as an officer or agent of a corporation, who violates a provision of this section is guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor.

  •  There's no basis here to assess your claims. (0+ / 0-)

    If there's one thing I've never understood (among many), it's how Daily Kos readers are to form an opinion about something they know absolutely nothing about, based upon one side's story.  My best guess, from what you've written, is that there's an Establishment candidate in AZ-1and the other candidates aren't happy with their marginalized status.  Thus has it ever been, and while it's unfair in some exalted sense that we shouldn't have Establishment candidates, there's a pretty high bar to rouse people to action beyond that.

    Romney '12: Ron Paul, without the freedom!

    by Rich in PA on Fri May 25, 2012 at 03:44:10 AM PDT

  •  Private organization (0+ / 0-)

    Isn't each political party a private organization?  And they can write their own rules?  Of course they can't violate the law, but within the law, they can do pretty much what they want.

    If you and others want change, do it from the inside.  Join, get active, work together.

    •  In a perfect world... (0+ / 0-)

      In a perfect world intimidation statutes still apply to political parties as does applicable election law such as Arizona but...the problem is...both major political parties appoint the judges and the one area they like to protect each other on is their own "turf" because both live in "glass houses".

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