BY LINDA BENTLEY | MARCH 6, 2013
SCOTTSDALE – A press conference was held on Feb. 20 by Citizens to Protect Fair Election Results (CPFER), a newly formed group of concerned Arizona citizens, to announce its legal demand that the entity called “Respect Arizona” immediately cease and desist from initiating a recall of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, or face legal action.
Jim Wise, who recently stepped down from his leadership position with the Surprise Tea Party, along with Jeff Lichter and Linda Brickman formed CPFER LLC earlier this month.
On Feb. 20 founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch and known for his strong public interest advocacy, Attorney Larry Klayman sent a demand letter on behalf of CPFER to Respect Arizona and its officers William James Fischer, Robert Unferth and Mary Lou Boettcher with a cease and desist demand by March 2 or legal action would be filed.
During the press conference, Linda Brickman stated, “The dangerous, subversive-like activities of Respect Arizona have the potential to launch this county and possibly the entire state in what can only be called an electoral civil war.”
In his letter, Klayman warned if Respect Arizona and it’s officers do not agree to cease and desist and withdraw their “frivolous, politically and criminally motivated recall petition,” his office has been instructed to pursue all available legal recourse against Respect Arizona and its officers personally to protect the voters of Maricopa County from their “fraudulent and illegal attempt to nullify their legitimate votes, and misuse the resources of the county and state through this attempted unconstitutional ‘abuse of process.’”
Brickman invited people to visit their website, CPFER.com, for more information, updates and to donate.
Now that March 2 has come and gone and it appears Respect Arizona has not ceased its recall efforts against Arpaio, CPFER said it will announce at an upcoming press conference what steps it plans to take.
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