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Supes OK count as Barber alleges ballots improperly rejected

The Pima County Board of Supervisors rejected Tuesday a bid by Ron Barber to delay the canvass of the Nov. 4 election. The congressman's campaign — on the losing edge of a 161-vote margin with a recount in the offing — said that 132 Pima voters had their ballots tossed out because poll workers "failed in their duty."... Read more»

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Nov 19, 2014, 9:24 am
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As I previously said, I believe Barber is a man of low character. However, I have to admit he may have some valid points here.

First off, the fact that these slow-count situations happen at all in the year 2014 show that there are serious problems in the recorder’s office/elections department/whatever that border on dysfunction.

But, I can tell you that I have experienced some of the problems mentioned in this story first-hand. In the ‘12 election, I was forced to vote via provisional ballot because the poll worker couldn’t find my name on the roster. Yes, my vote was eventually counted, but it took about a week for that to finally happen.

The other time was the special election where Barber should have lost to Jesse Kelly. For whatever reason, my wife and I were directed to a polling place that was a good four-mile drive from our home at the time, and I counted three other polling places that I drove by on the way to my “correct” polling place. After the election, I walked in to the Elections Department to complain. They admitted to me that there were mistakes made when it came to polling places. But, maybe they didn’t learn from those mistakes.

Because of my own first-hand experiences, when it comes to confusion over polling places I am far more inclined to side with the confused voter rather than the recorder/elections department/whatever.

All of that said, I’m not sure how this would change fortunes for Barber. He’s losing by 161 votes. This piece says that 130 residents had their voting rights “violated”. Even if he is correct, and all 130 of those people ended up voting for Barber, that still wouldn’t put him over the top by my math.

Nov 19, 2014, 9:33 am
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Count all the votes…The fact that McSleazy can’t wait to be crowned and ignore the fact that long time voters have been denied their votes…She will not represent all voters in the district…witness the fact that she was endorsed by local racists like Roy Warden and nationwide teaparty extremists like Allen West…

Nov 19, 2014, 3:49 pm
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Cactus Dave said:

...she was endorsed by local racists like Roy Warden and nationwide teaparty extremists like Allen West…

Barber was endorsed by Adelita Grijalva, daughter of a former mecha member and probably the biggest racist in this entire state.

Nov 19, 2014, 4:08 pm
-2 +3

Brett you are almost as big a racist as Warden judging by your comments in the past… If you dislike Hispanics so much I suggest you move…

Nov 19, 2014, 4:09 pm
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I meant Adelita’s father is the biggest racist in this entire state. I’m of course referring to the shambefully-reelected Raul Grijalva.

Nov 19, 2014, 4:13 pm
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Cactus Dave wrote:

Brett you are almost as big a racist as Warden judging by your comments in the past… If you dislike Hispanics so much I suggest you move…

So, let me fill in the other baseless insults you’re hurl from the liberal-extremists handbook, to save you the trouble:


There, I said them so you don’t have to. You’re welcome…though there wasn’t much to it, as your type is so painfully predictable.

Let me explain something to you that apparently no one has ever tried to before: A racist judges/hates someone based on the color of their skin. A racist is not someone that might just happen to have an opinion that differs from your own.

Nov 19, 2014, 4:33 pm
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More redbaiting…why don’t you just post your membership card from the John Birch Society you mindless idiot

Nov 19, 2014, 4:37 pm
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Cactus Dave asserted:

More redbaiting…why don’t you just post your membership card from the John Birch Society you mindless idiot

I’m apparently even more mindless than you give me credit for, because I have no idea what “redbaiting” is, and I don’t have the first damn clue who John Birch or Allen West are. I could Google them, but I’m just not that interested, in all honesty. I will say that if they’re thorns in the side of someone like you, then they must be pretty good guys.

Nov 19, 2014, 5:43 pm
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If you don’t know who they are than you your comments are more uninformed than I thought…

Nov 19, 2014, 9:40 pm
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Cactus Dave asserted:

If you don’t know who they are than you your comments are more uninformed than I thought…

Well, if this is how you feel then you should have no desire to read any more of my posts, let alone respond to them, in the future.

You, on the other hand, have never left an intelligent comment here, you have never made a point (let alone a good one), you have never cited a reference, you haven’t even stated a fact, really. All you ever do is hurl baseless, outlandish insults toward the subject of a story, or to someone commenting in response to it. As best I can tell, each and every one of your comments left here has been based on assumptions of facts not in evidence. This is why I have never taken you seriously, and I very highly doubt that anyone else here ever has, either.

All your comments to date have been a complete waste of your time and the Sentinel’s bandwidth. If you had any brains or any pride you would be thoroughly embarrassed by each and every one of them.

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