If Adrian Fontes turns into the Arizona Secretary of State, their elections will endure. Fontes is the rationale for the present Maricopa County mess.
Adrian Fontes was one of many worst Maricopa Recorders within the county’s historical past, in workplace from 2016 to 2020. After being sworn into workplace in early 2017, Fontes began making radical modifications to coverage, employees, and so forth. He brazenly adopted election insurance policies from the leftist Brennan Middle. This group fights on behalf of Soros to cease the cleansing of voter rolls, fights towards Voter ID legal guidelines, and so forth. Fontes ran the election division as a Democrat GOTV operation.
Utilizing federal HAVA regulation as his argument, Fontes focused what he referred to as the “underserved and underprivileged”. The Maricopa Recorder’s workplace started to accomplice with practically 55 NGO’s. They went after voter registration from 4 particular Democrat voter teams – African People, Hispanics, Faculty Age, and Native People. Fontes even deployed helicopters for sooner entry to Indian reservations, and their voter registration drives.
Fontes gave practically 1,000 NGO employees entry to Maricopa’s inner Voter Registration system (VRAS). He referred to as them “Deputy Registrars”. Fontes opened corrupt “Emergency Voting Facilities” 4 days earlier than the 2018 election. Though only a few voted at these areas, GOP employees observed huge quantities of absentee ballots coming from these areas. A choose ultimately ordered an audit of those facilities. Fontes instantly moved all “Emergency Middle” ballots into the packing containers of different precincts. This 2019 audit failed, they may not discover the ballots.
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Fontes additionally lowered absentee poll scrutiny, lowered chain of custody, and so forth. After his election win, Fontes fired the Director of Elections. He went on to fireside different key employees. This included the IT Director of 20+ years. He was the glue behind all Maricopa’s personalized election know-how and safety. Fontes introduced in his personal individuals, together with Rey Valenzuela as the brand new Director of Elections. Fontes did away with precinct primarily based voting and moved to the “vote heart” mannequin. The Maricopa Board of Supervisors had been ineffective bystanders whereas Fontes reworked Maricopa elections.
The 2018 midterm election was a corrupt debacle for Maricopa. A number of Board of Supervisors turned involved about Fontes’ corruption. So that they met with AZ Senate President Karen Fann in early 2019. On the 17:06 minute mark of this interview, the Board informed Fann: “We now have critical issues with the way in which Fontes runs elections”. The Board instantly created a working group to have a look at all election operations. The group created this report with a number of suggestions. The Board did nothing besides add a brand new election position in June of 2019. Maricopa county now has two “Director of Elections”. They each reply to the County Recorder, however one additionally solutions to the Board.
Fontes was voted out of workplace and changed by Steven Richter in January 2021. In contrast to Fontes, Richter didn’t usher in his personal individuals. Richter has allowed the Democrat operatives employed by Fontes to stay in place. Richter is just not actually a Republican. He solely ran on that ticket to get elected, and campaigned about cleansing up Maricopa elections. As soon as elected, he’s finished nothing to repair the elections. In actual fact, he’s resisted each step of any election investigation, and criticized these with considerations. GP reported that Richter was utilizing public funds to stop Voter ID legal guidelines in Arizona.
After being voted out of workplace in early 2021, Fontes labored as the first marketing consultant for the Pima County Recorder’s workplace (Tucson). Ann Rodriguez was the Pima Recorder for 28 years. After the 2020 election she resigned alongside along with her chief Deputy. Rodriguez had gained a fame for operating very unfastened elections that constantly favored the Democrat social gathering. In lots of GOP circles, Pima would all the time be a misplaced trigger so long as the Rodriguez machine was in management. After Rodriguez stepped down, Fontes was there to proceed Pima County voting operations that favor Democrats. Fontes now has an understanding of Pima and Maricopa election operations.
Over his 4 12 months tenure as Recorder, Fontes was in a position to remodel Maricopa simply sufficient for Democrat wins. All of these modifications nonetheless exist at the moment. Many Arizona residents are conscious of Fontes, his previous election antics and bias. Native media retailers reported about Fontes corruption and antics again in 2017-20. In 2022 they determined as a substitute to assault Mark Finchem. They prevented any point out of their previous Fontes protection and that election malfeasance. As common, the Democrat social gathering rewarded Fontes for his corruption by backing him as their candidate for Secretary of State.
Future AZ Governor Kari Lake may want a particular company to stop Fontes from any additional injury to AZ elections. Possibly create one thing just like Florida’s new “Workplace of Election Crimes and Safety”. This nonetheless may not be sufficient. Fontes could have backing of your complete DOJ Civil Rights Division, and the Voting Part. This Division is run solely by Democrats who purposely goal purple States about elections. They’re so corrupt they don’t enable a single conservative group as one in all their practically 40 “stakeholders”. Solely group just like the ACLU, LULAC (Latin), MALDEF (Mexican) are allowed to be DOJ companions. All of them work as one crew to assist the Democrats social gathering.