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More on the unrest in Arizona’s Republican LD-25


To LD-25:
I have spoken with Chairman Haney and he has directed that the election for January 9th be cancelled, and as a result, the results from the November 29th election will stand.  This is due to the lawsuit filed by Paul Whetten, Robin Harris, John Giles, Barbara Abney, Traci Beagley, Dilworth C. Brinton Jr., Curtis Brown, Alayne Favreau, J. Glade Soelberg, Larry Winword, Brent Ellsworth, David Ricks, Colleen Wheeler, Drexden Davis, Brian Nissen, and Alan Soelberg. Chairman Haney indicated that the MCRC did not have the financial resources for a prolonged court battle.  However, the lawsuit is an attack on the honor and integrity of each member of the committee.
I have been silent on the findings of the investigative committee because I have been working to insure that the next election would be fair and transparent, but now I feel duty bound to respond.
After the investigative committee reached its findings, I received two very different reactions from people. The first was to get to the bottom of what happened, how it happened, and who did it.  The second reaction was an attack on the investigation, the methods used in the investigation, the members selected for the committee, and why the investigation was expanded to look at all aspects of the election.
This is not the first time that we have seen irregularity in our District’s election, so when you find irregularities in one area of an election, it makes only makes sense to examine the entire election.  I have included some of the previous issues that I am personally aware of:
I would also like to discuss some of the aspects of the lawsuit.
This investigation produced some major disappointments for me.
Since I do not have deep pockets to fund multi-thousand dollar mailings or to file lawsuits that will require tens of thousands of dollar to defend against, a website is being set up to expose and document the irregularities in LD-25   The website will contain information such as the lawsuit and other information related to irregularities in LD25.
Unfortunately, prior to the cancellation of the January 9th election, the call letter had already been sent out—following the Bylaws which requires 10 business days notification of a meeting.  However, Paul sent out a call letter for a January 2nd election.  This did not follow the LD-25 Bylaws, which requires 10 business days notification.
It has been a pleasure serving as your First Vice Chairman.  I can be reached at
Ian Murray
Outgoing LD-25 First Vice Chairman

Posted by on December 28, 2012.

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Categories: Arizona Politics, Campaigns & Elections, Guest Opinion, Political Parties, Political Science

2 Responses

  1. The MCRC resembles the Arizona Cardinals. When you lose, you become desperate to change something to begin winning again. Unfortunately, all have abandon the principles that have made Republicans, Republicans (like testosterone, the hormone that makes men, men).

    The libs have their agenda and Republicans need to present and alternative. If not, we will also be blamed for the crisis that is coming. If rigid principles are supported, then there will be an alternative. We must have a long vision of the future.

    by Dennis E. Weiland on Dec 31, 2012 at 3:49 pm

  2. Remember the May 12, 2012 AZGOP State Convention at Grand Canyon University where we “elected” National Delegates. The ballots produced for that election by the AZGOP Director of Operations, Phil Mason, included names out of alphabetical order at the top of the ballot. It included asterisks by the candidates preferred by Mason and Company. Other grassroots Republicans from around the state who ran in that election were at a distinctly unfair disadvantage due to those crooked ballots.

    Two page ballots were impossible to link together. It was impossible to tell if an “over-vote” occurred in that election.

    When a Resolution to condemn that crooked election was presented to MCRC EGC those in power did their absolute best to shut down any complaint about the May 12 crooked elections.

    MCRC Officers are the wrong people to be complaining about a flawed election. They burnt up any credibility they may have had on the subject on May 12, 2012.

    by Asterisk* on Dec 31, 2012 at 5:00 pm

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