Ballot tampering

I am writing about a concern I have about the Maricopa County Recorders office.  During the 2012 presidential election I showed up at my polling location to cast my vote.  I was told I was on the early voting list and I would have to cast a provisional ballot (which I did).  I have called the Recorder's office because I never requested to be the early voting list and have been trying to get that changed.  I received another early voting ballot for the primary election in August.  I took the ballot to my polling location and dropped it in the early voting bin they had at the entrance.  I have gone to the Recorder's website several times since that election to check status of my ballot and it continues to say "no information available" for my ballot. 

I received another early voting ballot for the general election and I plan to take it to the polling location again but am concerned that ballots are "disappearing" en route to the Recorder's office or being disregarded based on party designation.

My husband was on the early voting list and he has not received a ballot for the past two elections which is also concerning.

I don't know how I go about launching an investigation and ask if you can shed some light.  I saw a recent news story about a reporter who discovered hundreds of ballots that were cast by non-citizens in another state and all he did was compare the voting register to other public documents. 

I sent you a spreadsheet after the last presidential election that I did which compared the number of Hispanic votes Obama received to the most recent census and the results were alarming because there were more votes cast than there were citizens on the census reports.
I feel strongly that there is wrong doing going on and am in fear of Democrats taking over Arizona.  I want to do my part and insure we have a clean election.  I will do the legwork if you can steer me in the right direction.

Thank you,

Gayle Horn


Name change floated for Cave Creek school district

Did you hear about this?  What a colossal waste of money.  Ms. Weiss [Cynthia Weiss, CCUSD93 Governing Board Candidate] has no idea the cost involved in “rebranding.”  The CCUSD Superintendent from 10+ years ago approached me about changing the district’s name. A name change did not make any sense then and does not make any sense now.  Rebranding is expensive and unnecessary – for a district that supposedly has no money.

John Hoeppner
Cave Creek




You can’t beat this weather!

I got away from the office, tossed my laptop into the back seat, and joined AFP-Arizona's Field Team to knock on doors in Marana.  Sheron Jones and I went door to door, encouraging like-minded citizens to get out the vote against Ann Kirkpatrick.  And the weather was WONDERFUL.  It was a truly beautiful day!  

Conservatives are always telling each other that we need to stop preaching to the choir.  Of course, the choir can always use a little preaching.  But this would be a great week (or weekend) to get away from the computer and make a big difference.  If you are blessed with the ability to walk (or even to drive, while others walk), you are welcome to join us.  And you sure can't beat this October weather! 


If you're ready to go, our field staff is ready to help you.  We are walking in Pima County, Pinal County and other areas of the state almost every single day.   We would love to bring you along.  (If you're in Maricopa County, we will give you a ride out to Pinal County, to Pima County, or up to Sedona/Flagstaff.)  And we'll throw in lots of food and water and fun, too.  To get involved, contact our field staffers (contact info below) and we will get you set up.

Leslie White
Deputy State Director
Southern Pima & Cochise Counties 
(480) 290-2286

Judy Hoelscher
Northern Pima & Eastern Pinal County
Yavapai County Phone banking 
(480) 290-1751 

Karen MacKean
Coconino, Apache, Gila, Graham & Western Pinal County
(480) 220-9450

For Liberty & Prosperity, 

Tom Jenney, Arizona State Director
Americans for Prosperity - Arizona 


Who decides?

Earlier this year a political science study found that ordinary Americans have virtually no influence over what the federal government does in the US. This is validated with fact that 100 million registered voters sat out the 2012 presidential elections, discouraged and disheartened.

Who decides what kind of country America should be? Washington, D.C. thinks they get to decide, which means they’ve forgotten who they work for and as such deserve nothing less than a PINK SLIP on November 4th. While politicians and their ilk are lining their pockets with power and money, two-thirds of our country sits at the edge of extinction vs. exceptionalism.

Article V provides the path back to exceptionalism through cultivating a grassroots army of Americans fed up with The People vs. Capitol Hill mentality. Article V, Section 2 compels that Americans through the states have a way to rein in the federal government when it oversteps its bounds.

Me vs. DC? I decide the America that I want. I choose Article V and the re-founding of Constitutional self-governance for all Americans. Join me.

Tamara Colbert
Great granddaughter (12th gen) Captain Miles Standish
Dallas, Texas


The team is growing

The Convention of States Project received two major endorsements this week! U.S. Term Limits sees a Convention as a golden opportunity to get rid of career politicians. Support for a Convention to limit the federal government is now part of the Republican Party of Iowa’s platform.

Citizens depend on news outlets to know what’s going on in our nation and around the world – but our government is becoming more controlling. Read 8 chilling ways the current administration blocks information.

Checked out our new website yet? Training is now available for state leaders to get the most out of Nationbuilder.

Join the fight! Sign the Convention of States petition and tell your state legislators to support the last, best chance to preserve liberty in America.

Thank you,

The Convention of States Team
Convention of States Project
Citizens for Self-Governance


Dr. Ben Carson: My question for you

You probably know the Republican Party has a very good chance of winning control of the U.S. Senate this November.

But here’s my question for you:

If we, the American people, loan them power without making it clear what we’d like them to do, then what’s the point?

Earlier this year, I helped launch American Legacy PAC's Save Our Healthcare Project with two simple goals - to build support for a series of patient-centered reforms to replace Obamacare, and help elect new leaders this November who share our vision.

Over 350,000 Americans from all 50 states have now signed our national petition, and key candidates in some of this year’s most important races are now signing on as well.

November is right around the corner, and I need your help to continue building this groundswell.

Please sign our national petition to Save Our Healthcare right now and make a secure contribution to help us recruit the next 350,000 people.

I believe Obamacare will be the defining issue of this election, but we must do more than just oppose it. We must also rally the American people around new and better alternatives.

We have an opportunity between now and Election Day to make our position crystal clear to every single candidate running for office - Obamacare is doomed to failure and we must begin working to replace it now.

Every day that we don’t, its roots grow deeper and more permanent.

Please join me now by signing our national petition to Save Our Healthcare, and make a contribution to help us continue reaching out to every American.

Together, we can ensure the American people are back in the driver's seat.

Thank you.

Dr. Ben Carson
Chairman, Save Our Healthcare
American Legacy PAC


President Obama declares he'll win this year's elections

While vulnerable Democrats in tight races distance themselves from Barack Obama and his policies, the President has again undermined their campaigns by stating what we know to be true, but they fail to admit: Incumbent Democrats who helped advance Obama's far-Left policies are running from him now!

In an interview this week for Al Sharpton's radio show, the President said: “The bottom line is, though, these are all folks who vote with me. They have supported my agenda in Congress. … These are folks who are strong allies and supporters of me. And I tell them, I said, 'You know what? You do what you need to win.'"

Mr. Obama is telling his Leftist team to do and say whatever they need to in order to win. Obviously, passing his agenda is more important than being truthful to constituents.

It's a tactic we know all too well from our Liar-in-Chief. Who could forget "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. Period."?

Later in the interview, the President all but assured a Democrat victory on Election Day, adding, "I will be responsible for making sure that our voters turn up."

Our nation cannot afford another two years of an Obama presidency buoyed by a Harry Reid-controlled Senate.
ForAmerica is utilizing every available resource to rally the nation's largest conservative army. Our goal is to educate millions of American voters about the truth of Obama's radical and reckless agenda.

As the strongest voice of true conservatism in the nation, ForAmerica is informing and engaging millions of Americans prior to Election Day, so that candidates are elected who represent our shared core values. That's why I need your help today!

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We have a $50,000 matching challenge before us that expires at the end of this month. Every gift we receive up to $50,000 will be matched dollar for dollar.
Please take a moment, right now, to make your best gift possible at Help ForAmerica get the truth to millions of like-minded conservatives, so we can win the messaging battle against Obama's failed policies and leadership.

Thank you for your support.

For America,

David Bozell
President, ForAmerica

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Americans need to speak out against the upcoming Obama Amnesty

After the midterm election, President Obama plans to grant amnesty and provide work permits to millions of illegal aliens despite the fact that over 18 million Americans are unemployed. He is unilaterally going to do this through executive order – not through Congress, thus bypassing the people's representatives.

The recent invasion of illegal aliens has turned our border patrol into "baby sitters" instead of border agents and will get exponentially worse if Obama follows through. Hundreds of thousands more will stream across the border looking for amnesty as well. What is worse is that terrorists will be joining them. They already have.

We as American citizens must speak out against this atrocious act. First, go to and sign the petition: No Unilateral Amnesty Through Executive Order. You will find it by entering: “No Unilateral Amnesty” in the search box on the right side of the web page just below Join Us and Log In. Second, go to Send emails to all congressmen. Let them know that American citizens and legal immigrants come first. Then go to They have canned faxes to the President and to your congressmen on the same subject that you can send free. Speak up!

In Liberty,

Art Bedford
San Augustine, Texas