Pima Couny Election Integrity Goes Back to the Board of Supervisors

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The Pima County Supervisor’s regular meeting on January 8th at 9am is swiftly approaching this Tuesday. If election integrity matters to you, you should be there. Discussion of the lawsuit will be one of the very first items on the agenda, so try to be at the Board’s Chambers by 9am.

One of the best things you can do is to
contact the Supervisor’s offices and let them know that is a critical
issue for you. Sources near the case indicate a belief that the Board will vote to
appeal unless Ann Day decides to vote with Ray Carroll. She should be
the target of heaviest lobbying. Ray Carroll is already in support of election integrity; call and thank him for his leadership on this issue.

Ann Day, District 1
(520) 740-2738
      

Ramón Valadez, District 2
(520) 740-8126
   

Sharon Bronson, District 3
(520) 740-8051
      

Ray Carroll, District 4
(520) 740-8094

Richard Elías, Chairman, District 5
(520) 740-8126

The County Attorney has filed an apparently unauthorized notice of
appeal, presumably purely on the word of County Administrator Chuck
Huckelberry or on the initiative of County Attorney’s office itself.
Only the Board has the right to make a decision as to whether to appeal
the court’s ruling, and they haven’t yet met and made any decision on
the matter. See the Democrat’s Motion to Strike (Download Mot_to_Strike.pdf) for more details.

The Democrats have also taken issue with several of Judge Miller’s
findings of fact as not supported by the testimony, and some of his
conclusions of law as erroneous. See Democrats Motion to Amend (Download Mot_to_Amend.pdf)
for more details. I will take a closer look at this when and if the
County Attorney responds. In my first reading, however, Bill Risner
make a powerful case that Judge Miller would be hard-pressed to ignore
that the Judge quite simply got several points wrong in his
under-advisement opinion.

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