Don’t let the title fool you, there is nothing “fair” about the attempted takeover of Arizona’s elections. Leftists want to overhaul the election process in an effort to tip the scales in their favor, and they’re doing it under the guise of “fairness.” The proposed ballot measure titled “Make Elections Fair Arizona” will do anything but make elections fair. Arizona’s elections ARE fair when election laws are followed. But after creating the recent chaotic election process during the pandemic, leftists now want to offer a solution. Don’t buy it.
The proposed measure would let those with whom you strongly disagree politically vote in your primary and choose your candidates. Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Green party and all other voters would decide which candidates you can choose from in the general election. It also upends the general election ballot, creating a scheme that makes it less likely that the most popular candidate wins. In other words, it creates a jungle primary and a skewed general election. It combines an open primary process with the disastrous Ranked Choice Voting scheme.
State Representative Austin Smith sponsored a referendum this past session that would prohibit such a takeover. He calls the so-called “Make Elections Fair Arizona” an attempt by establishment politicians to protect their own interests, “This is the uni-party and the left’s all-out assault on elections and transparency in Arizona.” Smith says Governor Hobbs and Attorney General Mayes want to use the open primaries and Ranked Choice Voting scheme to flip the Arizona Legislature blue and control not only the election system, but all the laws that govern the state. He says, “If we get rid of the party structure, all is lost.” Read more about the Ranked Choice Voting scheme here.
Local news media praise the proposed measure – which should be a red flag in and of itself – and misrepresent its effects. They have already shown their hand by promoting the deceptive abortion ballot measure, strategically titled “Arizonans for Abortion Access,” when “Abortion on Demand, up to Birth, at Taxpayer Expense” would have been a more fitting name.
Religious Freedom Update
You may remember Peoria school board member Heather Rooks, who fought for privacy protections for female public-school students and endured countless attacks from activists.
Rooks filed a lawsuit this week against the Peoria Unified School District Governing Board for violating her religious freedom and freedom of speech when it commanded her to stop quoting Bible verses during the board’s comment section of public meetings.
Former Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew Gould, now with First Liberty Institute, is representing Heather. He filed the suit claiming the school district’s attorneys and superintendent violated her free exercise of religion and freedom of speech.
I will keep you posted. Meanwhile, listen here to a recent podcast I did with Heather.
- Read here how California Governor Gavin Newsom’s veto of a bill requiring parents to embrace their child’s gender dysphoria or risk losing custody battles doesn’t tell the whole story.
- Read here about the devastating effects of pornography on children.
- Read or listen here about the pressure on churches in Oxford, England to cater to the LGBT agenda and its effects here in the U.S.